muslin dolls

i made these muslin dolls for a paper doll birthday party. i washed the blank muslin dolls in black tea to give them a nice color. then i sewed faces and wool felt hair on each of them. i made clothes for the dolls in shades of pink and blue to match the invitations. with vintage lace, classic fabrics like muslin and linen and a few modern prints and knits the clothes were shaped simply so that the children were able to dress the dolls themselves.

all of the dolls were sewn with the same facial features and hairstyle... yet they all have their own character. 

what a fun activity for the kids!