I have been sorting through several boxes of old magazines which a friend is getting rid of. Most will go to the Op Shop but Naomi and I thought it would be fun to look through them first. I want to share an old pattern book that came out of one of them. This came out of an Australian Women’s Weekly from 1972. In fact I remember that we had this particular magazine and mum gave me this booklet as I was starting to make things myself. I may even still have a copy of this somewhere in my craft files.
I remember making a golliwog from this pattern. It seemed a pretty easy one for a teenager to try.
However I would never have had the patience to make this disk doll, even today. I seem to remember that mum might have made one. She had a lot more patience for this type of thing but we don’t have one so if she did make one she probably gave it away. She would occasionally make things for people who asked her and ask maybe $5 for her trouble. It was one of her hobbies.
There were also patterns for knitted dolls clothes.
Here is one that I actually did make myself. You can see it below on Baby Alive. I didn’t make her the bonnet as she has big hair or the little bootees because I ran out of wool, always a chance when you are using remnant balls. However, it is a nice pattern and not difficult so I’ll probably use it again.