I added a bow to hide the seams on the strap. Kinda love the bow.
I spent a ton of time trying to find a nice mocha shade for the dolly's face and body. Without getting too political, it can be difficult to find toys, dolls, books and other images depicting the unique skin tone that is my little Rachel. I knew that if I didn't find what I needed in my stash, I would go buy some appropriate fabric, which violates one of my Project Run and Play rules (always use what I already have at my fingertips). But I found some corduroy (yeah) that is just the right color. And I made the hair "curly" so it looks like Rae. The eyes and mouth are thick thread; the hair is yarn.
Rachel loves undies. She thinks they are so funny. When I fold laundry she likes to line up all of the pairs for each different family member. She giggles when she sees the undies on her little dolly!
I did not use opposing fabrics on each side as the pattern suggested but I made that center panel out of the same fabric, just turned on the diagonal.
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