|"Raggedy Rachel" pattern by Raggedy Pants Designs|
She was and is one of my very favorite dolls EVER. Raggedy Ann and, of course, Raggedy Andy. I am sure that the Raggedy Ann and Andy from my childhood are long gone; Mom isn't much for saving things. And I am also sure that I want to have another one (or two or ten) to display in my house. Maybe even to hold and talk to again when I need a friend; things don't change THAT much, even when you're 50 years old.
I have the McCalls pattern from YEARS ago that contains three sizes of Raggedys, and someday, I am going to the fabric store to find the pretty floral calico and the red/white striped fabric for the dress and stockings. And I am also going to perfect a "I Love You" heart for their little chests, just like the originals.
I came upon this cute little gal today while browsing Pinterest. She is a downloadable pattern, so no wait! And she is just different and unique enough that she would fit in well with my plans to repopulate with Raggedys. She is available from a website called youcanmakethis.com.
Can't wait to welcome back some long-lost childhood friends!