Saturday, 10 March 2012

On My Way to Grandma's House


I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for Jodie Carleton of Ric-Rac. She thinks I was doing her a favour, haha! Anyway, it was great fun, and I think Little Red may well be Jodie's best pattern ever. I have always had a soft spot for Little Red Riding Hood, as can be seen here, here and here, so I was practically jumping out of my skin when she chose me to test this pattern.


Jodie's pattern even teaches you how to make the cute little basket of goodies. My basket isn't lined like it is in the pattern (part of the testing process) but it does show that if you find the lining a little too tricky, you can skip that bit and it will still be gorgeous. The fruit hides all the raw edges inside the basket, anyway. I think I might go back and re-do the basket, with the lining though, as I do think the lining looks lovely.



The boots are AWESOME! I must admit, threading the laces back and forth was a little fiddly, but oh, so worth it!


The dress is also pretty fancy. It's fully lined, and those little toad-stools along the bottom are pretty cute. I am proud to say that I have mastered the French knot whilst embellishing those cute little toadstools. I also love her hair and her cape. Ok, so I love ALL of her, and she has received lots of hugs and sloppy kisses already, in this house, as the kids all love her too.


Jodie has only just released her pattern, and it is already in stock at Under the Mulberry Tree.

*** Update: You can now also by Little Red as a downloadable PDF from Craftsy


  1. She is very very cute! I think I may need to try this pattern...

  2. She is gorgeous! My girl has asked for one too, we saw it in it's early stages when we went to Jodie's. I'm sure I can struggle through it!

  3. Carmel, she is beautiful! I know I said to scrap the lining but in the end I kept it. If anyone out there needs a pattern tester, I'm telling you Carmel is awesome.
    A truly heartfelt thank you again Carmel, without you , she would still only be living in my sewing room.

  4. And how great is your blue wall, shows her off perfectly!

  5. Gorgeous Carmel! The detail is absolutely stunning. You clever girl you!

  6. Love! Will have to buy this, it's fab.

  7. OMG! It is SO awesome! ... SO AWESOME!!! I made a little red riding hood for Ms. M's birthday... it is nothing to this.

  8. She is so gorgeous!! And I'm going to have to make one ;)

  9. Carmel - I have never made a dolly but I am sooooooo tempted now. She is so delightful in every way.

  10. Soooo cute! Can you please tell me where you found that luggage set?? I have been looking for something like that everywhere!!

    1. I got the cases in a sale when Kawaii For You was switching over to a wholesale business. It was quite a while ago.


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