Whenever I start a new project, I decide on the colour story and then put together fabrics and trims in a basket. I generally never use all the fabrics I initially choose but it is important to have choices on hand when I am creating. In making this doll, I had all the fabrics already in my home stash, including the trims and trinkets ( I love adding those special details to my dolls). I am very pleased with the results and I named this gal Lady Victoria Scarlett Rossa, a fierce lady who always wears at least a touch of red:
Thank you Arley Berryhill for creating such a wonderful pattern for us to use.
My second entry for the "Red" show at the Coast Collective is called "Cardinal Ideas", based on a pattern by Frowning Francis (another one of my favourite designers):