Thursday, October 24, 2013
Vintage Doll's Pram
For those of you that really know me, you know how much I love vintage baby items, especially prams. I actually have a real pram that was used for my kids and will be used for future grandkids so when I found this old children's dolls pram at a garage sale for $20 I just had to have it. It was in relatively good shape, a few scratches, dents and rust so I took it home and took it apart to clean it up.
It had a broken spring and the others were very loose so I purchased new springs and had to have my husband attach them as it was extremely difficult to pry the metal apart.
The fun part for me was taking apart the apron and the hood and re-creating it in newer fabric. I couldn't find any vinyl that I liked so I purchased some cotton fabric along with some iron-on clear vinyl fabric and made my own waterproof fabric.
I made the apron a little bit larger than the original as I wanted the rain shield to cover most of the pram's opening.
I purchased some 1.5" foam and cut it to fit the bottom of the pram for a mattress then I used the remainder of the fabric to cover the mattress and make a little pillow.
And of course, a pram of mine could not go without one of my signature baby blankets so I created a small doll's blanket embroidering the same design as on the fabric.
I love my refurbished vintage doll's pram and can't wait for a future grand-daughter to have fun playing with it.
Posted by Valery Klassen