I'm enjoying the Christmas season. I sure hope you are as well! I still have a few gifts that need to be finished. I should easily be able to be finished by Epiphany. I've been waiting to show off the doll I made for Christmas. I had a hard time choosing what kind of doll to make for my 15 month old nephew. I wanted a doll with fabric hair and clothing that was sewn right on the body. I did a lot of pattern searching before settling on modifying the Black Apple Doll Pattern. I really love the pattern as it is presented, but I wanted a little boy doll so some modification was in order.
His hair is made from fleece. His face, hands, and feet are made from flannel. His shirt is made from a velour shirt that my grandfather used to wear quite a bit. His pants are made from a chambray work shirt that my grandfather often wore. I modified the pattern to add hands and feet, make the arms a bit wider, make the legs much wider, and divide the dress into shirt and pants. It was fun to make.