This pattern was inspired by an incredible 6 year old girl named Ruby Bridges, who paved the way for people of color to receive an equal education. Pattern includes full color photographs and step-by-step directions to make this adorable 23" cloth doll wearing a removable dress. It also includes a pattern for a book bag. Doll, dress and book bag can be made from cotton, hair from felt and yarn and shoes from felt. This pattern is the second in a series of Women in History patterns that celebrate the strong, brave women who have been inspirations to all women. I hope that these dolls will inspire young girls everywhere to go for what they want!
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, cotton sateen, felt
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
What You Get: One 44 page sewing pattern and one machine embroidery zipped file that you digitally download so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full-size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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My one year old grand daughter loves her Ruby doll! I enjoyed making her and learning about her story. She was not too difficult to make. Extra bonus that the dress also fits a standard 18” doll. I used thick velvet/chenille-like yarn for her braids and crushed velvet for her hair, which worked perfectly (I turned the edge under along her forehead so it didn’t fray).