On returning to Lincolnshire, handmadebysoo has been inspired by the trend for steampunk, centred around Lincoln. Visiting her first steam punk convention last summer the idea was born for a new knitted doll, Polly, the steampunk dolly. Apart from her purple hair and pretty lilac jacket, no one would know that Polly wasn’t a conventional little Victorian lady. But, as the second picture cheekily hints, when Polly hitches up her over-skirt, her undergarments definitely have a look of steampunk, with bright pink lace points to her petticoat and blue and pink striped pantaloons.
Polly is inspired by patterns from the book: Knitted Pirates, Princesses, Witches, Wizards and Fairies by Annette Hefford