March 20, 2010Vintage Crafty Saturday – FREE Vintage Joan Russell Alice In Wonderland Doll Patterns
I thought this was a particularly appropriate pattern to feature since Tom and I are going to see the new Alice In Wonderland movie this weekend! I stumbled across this issue of Woman’s Day from Nov. 1965 a few months ago in a thrift shop. I was more than happy to pay the 10 cents for this baby!
These Alice In Wonderland dolls are designed by Joan Russell, who did a lot of doll and softie animal patterns for Woman’s Day. They are all collected into a book that was published in 1975 called The Woman’s Day Book of Stuffed Toys and Dolls, which goes for the bargain price of $250 on Amazon and Half.com. Seriously. If you are lucky, you can find it on Ebay for significantly less, sometimes 10 or 20 bucks.
However, I am posting the patterns here for Alice and her friends for free, because I love you guys. The only catch is you have to enlarge them, but even if you don’t make dolls or softies they are still great eye candy!