Happy February


Happy February - where did January go?
Is it me or did I blink and miss it!?
So in January I created the new underwear that the dolls will be coming in - it's so cute - 

WHY DO YOUR DOLLS COME IN THEIR UNDERWEAR?

When I first started Dress-a-doll back in 2012, It was a response to the constant questions of
 
rag doll choose her clothes your self, bespoke, create your own rag doll, customise your dollDo you have this dress? Can i have her but in that dress?I like the dress but i like that doll, do you do pyjamas? I would prefer my daughter to choose her clothes. 
So my Dress-a-dolls were to come in a petticoat and knickers, so that you (the customer) could choose what the rag dolls style was. This became a problem when we started to find quality issues with the petticoats, so I started to play about with how the dolls were dressed - But it's never worked as well as when we had the petticoats.
So our next step was to look at how, given that all our dolls and clothes are made in our workshop in Lutterworth, England, which means the costs were to rise with our working wage here, I needed to come up with a cost effective underwear set that you would love. 
I wanted the cuteness of the long bloomers/knickers with the fullness of the petticoat. This was my first attempt...rag doll choose her clothes your self, bespoke, create your own rag doll, customise your doll

It was ok, but didn't have that ...... je ne sais qua! May be the legs are too long?
rag doll choose her clothes your self, bespoke, create your own rag doll, customise your dollNeh, lacks cuteness..... needs to be more like the petticoat... need fullness....
petticoats for rag dolls made in england, handmade in britain
Now that's more like it. I will be making them in white cotton, maybe some embroidery anglais and other soft fabrics. The hem them in different colours (where the blue is).
So we'll have lots of one off onesies that will work beautifully underneath the dresses and trousers, and are still cute!
Let me know what you think! - comment below :)

February 

This month I am busy making the patterns for the Harvington winter coat and cardigan. I was hoping to have them finished for January, but i missed that date!
harvington Prep School special edition bespoke rag dolls in matching uniformharvington Prep School special edition bespoke rag dolls in matching uniform
The new project that Charlie and I are working on, and the BIG news for this month, is a new suitcase. This has always been a best seller with the dolls and the feedback we get from you guys is that you  LOVE  it! But we have now ran out and the only ones left are all slightly damaged (you may receive your next order in one!)
rag doll in a suitcase choose her clothes your self, bespoke, create your own rag doll, customise your doll

I've got a fw ideas and but i'd love to hear your ideas. So have your say on the new designs and visit our Pinterest Board and put your comments on the pictures I have pinned and if you would like to pin some pictures of your own just reply to this newsletter and i'll add you to the board!

Lets get designing!