This lovely doll is currently in the washing machine in a pillowcase, testing for shrinkage. The pattern called for acrylic, so I had to go up two hook sizes and am testing washing machine on it. Hopefully I will have a good result and will be able to continue steps towards offering her in my etsy shop this weekend.
UPDATE: I have already pulled her out of the pillowcase twice to check on her. I hate not knowing yet. She has a few pills on her from washing, but I think I can handle that. I do, however, think if I do any more dolls in cotton I will suggest surface wash instead of machine wash. I will put up a photo in a bit of her fresh from the dryer.
Here is the after photo. Unfortunately, the lighting conditions were not nearly as good, but she came through the wash fairly well.
Want to buy her, or one like it? Check out my shop: Laura’s Left Hook