I was so pleased to get a request from a client to make her a doll. She'll be using him to tell the story as she reads a book.
She bought some of the fabrics and sent them to me, making this a relatively easy commission to complete.
If you don't know the story it goes a little something like this:
(Please forgive my retelling of the story. The book is much better.)
Joseph had a little overcoat
It became too worn out, so he made a vest out of it
It became threadbare and so he made a tie out of it
When the tie was too worn out, he made a handkerchief from it
Soon there was very little to work with. The handkerchief became too worn out and so he made a button from it
And that was that. There was nothing left
I love that this book teaches about thrift. Joseph was able to make new things from the old, but I had to make each individual piece.
Which used almost 1/2 a yard of a beautiful piece of wool fabric.
I sewed a large snap to attach the tie, to make dressing and undressing Joseph faster.