Vintage, retro whatever you want to call it, there’s nothing old or “fuddy duddy” about it – just clean and classic. Like these simple dolls – which you can make yourself.
Do It Yourself kits give you a some semblance of creativity, even if you don’t know a bobbin from a thimble. The Jane Foster Vintage Doll Kit makes it as simple as possible to create some retro chic in the form of a delightful rag doll.
The flame-haired Tilda Doll is named after actress Tilda Swinton, and has no difficult bits and bobs to sew. All you need to create the doll is a sewing kit and one hundred grams of whatever filling you’d like to use. Jane uses screen printing for Tilda’s distinctive features – big, beautiful eyes, pouty lips and red hair. Vintage European fabrics set this doll apart, with several different designs available for Tilda’s skirt.
The fact that Jane is heavily influenced by Scandanavian design and the 50s and 60s is not lost on these dolls, which for all their simplicity, ooze design chic. They’re designed for children over the age of two, and are forty-six centimetres tall when complete. They cost $30 each from The Eco Experience.