Once the doll is stuffed, most of the rest is hand stitching. Breasts sewed on with a ladder stitch.
The face is sketched on with water-soluble marker.
Figure out what kind of hair-do she needs and then draw up a pattern. I always draw a pattern because if I love how it comes out, I want to remember how I did it!
Pin the hair in place and stuff.
Stitch the face.
Hah- That makes it sound so easy! I often cut the embroidered faces off several times before I am satisfied.
Stuff the arms and stitch the fingers.
Arm to shoulder.
Hmm. She needs a belt. Pull out a variety of trims and hope I have the exact right color.
A strip of vintage cotton bias tape-
A length of vintage cotton rick rack.
And a button.
Spritz all the blue lines, let her dry and she is done!
Thanks for all the comments so far- I’m glad everyone is enjoying seeing how I put these together. Tomorrow I hope to take her “beauty” shots. It was too wet outside today for a photo shoot.