This is basically a picture diary of making Sophia's doll. This was my first time making a doll, and I must say it was much more an act of love than I ever anticipated. Every stitch, every stuff, I thought of my niece, Sophia, and how she would play with this little doll. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, as I hope Sophia will once she opens her birthday gift. :)
Unfortunately, the pattern is no longer free as some people did not respect the author's wishes not to sell products made from her pattern. So she has decided to charge for the pattern. You can purchase it on ravelry DOLL PATTERN
I used Bernat Cotton yarn in peach and cream for the body, and a compilation of many yarns for the hair.
I used 12mm buttons for the eyes. When I do another doll, I'll be sure to put in safety eyes before I stuff the head. But this is still cute. I used mineral blush for the cheeks
using a small, clean brush.
I chose a sunny color for the dress since her hair was so dark. The yarn was a cotton/nylon blend and quite thin. I know it is very nice yarn, but I got it at a garage sale for a dollar. :) Gotta love garage sales!