I got my reader doll dressed and coiffed today. I had recently read a great book on making cloth dolls and how to make precise little garments. I tried a few but went back to draping and attaching the garment to the body. Since I am working by hand, I like using the garments to shape and add character. I love it when the fabric pools into a shape all its own. I also am still attached to visible stitches — not every stitch, but enough to show the fragile nature of human structures. Precision is not my nature.
Now I just need to make her shoes and her book.