I have been making my own patterns for so long, I'd forgotten how using someone elses pattern can help you look at things in a different way. I recently tried Mimi Kirchner's felt doll pattern (below) from purlbee.I was surprised how robust the felt was when it was sewn by hand. I've used a machine before and it has ripped.
The instructions were very clear.
I loved doing all the details on the dress, but need a bit of practice on the face.
But I had no complaints from Eleanor.
I might try the other hairstyles!