Scarlet Elfcup is proud to welcome a big baby into the Elfcup family...a baby pattern, that is.
Last week, you were given a sneak peak of Scarlet Elfcup's newest pattern presented in a custom creation of Pip & Goosey Mae. Today, I am proud to introduce to you the 16" Baby Pip, a large 16" doll pattern. Out of character for a Scarlet Elfcup doll comes a doll of the large variety. It has been a very long time since I've made anything larger than an 8" doll. My hands are so smitten with the tiny dolls that I can't seem to leave them and had it not been for Little Pip who came to life for a little girl I really love, I think I would want to say that there wouldn't be much room for dolls of the large variety in Scarlet Elfcup's world. But, I should know by now that we never say never. So, here we are...enter the 16" Baby Pip.
The 16" Baby Pip features a sitting doll that spans an enormous 16" (40 cm) long. The doll is designed to be big, long, lanky, limber and extra floppy. The 16" Baby Pip represents more of a fun, floppy doll than it was meant to represent any realistic features of a true human form hence you'll find that the arm length and legs are longer than the usual proportions found on a real baby or infant. The body is made extra slender in order to create a long, lanky, limber form. Therefore, the torso will nearly fit the circumference of the fingers and thumb encircled around the chest of the doll....just perfect for tiny toddler hands to wrap around.
The doll's seams are double stitched as usual. The Baby Pip has details that include shaped feet (left and right distinguished), hands with thumbs, buttocks and a belly button. The leg proportion is extended a tad to give a long lean structure for the doll and it features the curved knee in order to allow for a very open sitting position, similar to that of young babies.
The Baby Pips will come in a wide array of options in order to suit the needs of all ages. So, they will range from classic Waldorf facial features to heavily sculpted facial features. The hair will also span widely from mohair yarn, suitable for play by little ones to wefted wigs made from suri alpaca or any number of fleece locks, suitable for love by little ones at heart.
The 16" Baby Pip....a big doll suited for play, hugs and snuggles and the one qualification that I like to keep for myself...a doll that still fits in the palm of the hand.