As you may recall in this post, I was attempting to re-create a doll from my childhood. I got the fabric samples back from Spoonflower, and they looked just like I designed them. I tried 2 different fabric weights: their quilting cotton and their upholstery-grade cotton. I constructed a prototype doll from the quilting-weight cotton (even though my daughter and I both thought the heavier fabric would make a better doll). And I discovered that I need to redesign my pattern.
Yes, I think the doll is cute, but it's not right. I really want this to be closer to my original doll. And it's not there yet, See?
The face on the original doll is not the original face, but my daughter thinks there should be whites on the eyes, and perhaps some eyelashes.
Do you think that I should take my old doll apart to get an exact pattern? She is getting threadbare, and the fabric is starting to deteriorate and rip in a couple of spots. She is after all, something like 47 years old.