I want to share with you my favorite new rag doll.
Yes! It’s the 10th Doctor. I know a bunch of you are Whovians who will appreciate a lot of detail on this project. I’ll do my best.
I bought this as a panel from Spoonflower. Find it here. Risarocksit also has a second 10th Doctor if you like his brown suit better. She also has a panel for an 11th Doctor if he’s your fave or you’re trying to start a collection. And, OMG, the Doctor Who finger puppets! Plus, tote bags…yeah, just go give her your money.
The panel comes with instructions on it for easy assemble. Just make sure you have enough stuffing so your Doctor isn’t limp.
It went together quickly, even with all the basting I did. I do recommend you baste the arms, legs and head down before you put it all together. Also, stitch on the inside of the stitching line so you don’t end up with part of that dark line on the outside of your doll.
This was my Doctor doll when I was first finished. It was fine but I thought he looked a little boxy and like I had given David Tennant one too many biscuits. Also, the head was super wobbly.
I took him apart.
I wasn’t about to settle for anything less than what I pictured in my head. Well, actually what I picture in my head ends up with buckets of unrequited love so let’s not go there. Just call me Martha Jones.
The instructions said to leave one inch of the neck with no stuffing. What that gave me was a wobbly neck and the more I tucked in the neck to the head, the more my doll started looking freaky. People need necks. I know it’s a rag doll but I still took it apart and added more stuffing to the head and neck and then basted the neck onto the body piece a little more than 1″. It was more like 1.5 inches. Play around to find what works for your doll.
I also took him in at the side seams quite a bit, as you can tell from this next photo here. I eyeballed the side seams so that his sides would be in line with the outsides of his legs. His head is still flopsy so if anyone has any thoughts on how to fix that…or maybe I just go back to the fact that he’s a rag doll and rag dolls are flopsy, I’ll live.
Has everyone seen the Christmas episode?
If you’re curious about how to fall in love with this show, start with the 9th Doctor. Christopher Eccleston’s portrayal of the Doctor is important in understanding where he’s come from and how he eventually evolves with Rose. Plus, you need to lose a Doctor, hate that he’s been replaced and then watch yourself fall in love with the next one. I just started watching two years ago and quickly became a fan.
Go indulge yourself in some fan fun.