Sunday, April 01, 2018

My 2 in 1 "James and Anna" Graduation Dolls New Combo E-Pattern


Graduations are always a wonderful occasion - especially if you're having a party.  And what could be more adorable for a graduation party centerpiece decoration then a graduation boy and girl doll.

If you're looking for a unique graduation party decoration then you're going to love our "James and Anna" 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.





The story behind my "James" and "Anna" graduation doll e-patterns and involves my Dad, my niece, and my twin granddaughters.

When both my twin granddaughters and my niece were graduating from high school and college, respectively, I wanted to give them something special. For me, that usually involves something crafty that I'd made or, and this may come as a surprise to all of you, a doll. So, I decided on a doll. But, I didn't want just any graduation doll. I thought how about taking their graduation picture and transposing that onto a doll's head using iron on transfer paper. It was a nice idea, but a bad application from the start.  If you'd like to read more about this disaster please CLICK HERE.

As it turns out both patterns were the impetus behind some of my graduation custom fabric designs. If you'd like to see my graduation custom fabric designs at Spoonflower please CLICK HERE.

Both Anna and James have their own dolls product lines.  If you'd like to know more about them please CLICK HERE.



“Anna”, 20” Girl Doll - Graduation Doll E-Pattern - Graduation Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner

Anna is so happy to be finally graduating. It seems like it's been a long time coming and she's looking forward to her summer vacation. Of course, it won't be a vacation for her as she has to prepare for moving into college all the way across the country from where she lives. She wanted the best school in her field and it was far away. While Anna and her parents weren't really happy that she'd be this far from home they want her to have the best education possible - so they agreed. So, Anna has a lot to do before she goes on to college.

Anna has been waiting a long time for her Graduation Day and is a free-standing cloth doll with a square bottom denim base. She has a long tunic shirt with fringed 3/4 gathered sleeves and square-bottomed denim pants. Her face is embroidered and she has round black button eyes. She is wearing a white satin graduation gown with 3/4 sleeves and is holding a bouquet of silk ribbon flowers with streamers and diploma in her right hand and her commencement exercise booklet in her left hand. She has long flowing red hair framing her face and has a white graduation cap on her head. A string of pearls and ribbon bow decorate her outfit.


“James”, 20” Boy Doll - Graduation Doll E-Pattern - Graduation Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner 

James has been preparing for his Graduation Day for quite some time. He decided that he wanted to take the summer off after his graduation and travel around the country. He wants to have some fun before he has to settle down into a real job in the real world. He's not sure his parents will approve the summer off. He certainly is going to give them all the reasons why this is a good thing, maybe, even throw in an "impish" smile of two. That will sway them to his way of thinking. He can be a charmer when he wants to.

James has been impishly awaiting his Graduation Day and is a free-standing cloth doll with a square bottom denim base. He sports a long cotton shirt with rolled sleeves and square-bottomed denim pants. His face is embroidered and he has round black button eyes. He is wearing a black satin graduation gown with 3/4 sleeves and is holding his diploma in his right hand and his commencement exercise booklet in his left hand. He has wild curly brown hair framing his face and has a black graduation cap on his head.

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