- choosing fabric pairings for each doll
- cutting out pieces
- selecting hair and faces for each doll
- face making
- temp drawing of eyes and mouth
- sewing on eyes
- drawing on mouth
- sewing arms, legs and heads to body
- cutting hair
- stuffing arms, legs
- assembling doll
- adding final touches
I do step 1, 2 and 3 for a dozen or so dolls at a time. I'll make faces for 25 or 30 dolls in a batch. Then I do steps 5-9 doll by doll.
I listen to podcasts while I work. A lot of what I do when depends on how interesting the podcast is that I'm listening to. Step 5 and 8 are solid sewing and great for the boring parts of podcasts. But today I was listening to a really good new one The Loving Project when it came time for step 8 so I just left that doll on the sewing table and did some more of 1-3. Now I'm set for a few days of doll assembly!
I did get a couple of dolls finished before I got snagged by that podcast.