I'm back! Graduated college and moved far far away, with only two suitcases and a backpack to call my own. The Journey Girl you see on the left is now my only doll.
I chose a Journey Girl because they're a bit slimmer than American Girls (can use more layers in their clothing) and the plastic in their torso means that they can wear lower necklines--and she still has a squishy waist you can stick pins in!
Her mouth kind of freaks me out though. The lips are cute, but too detailed compared to the rest of the face.
The picture above is of four fabrics, three of which are going to go into a dress for As-Yet-Unnamed-Journey-Girl. Haven't decided between the blue and the red for the top.
To the right is my design for the dress. Purple skirts, because I have a lot of purple (it's actually my fitted sheet, but it has no elastic and keeps falling off so I'm going to get a new one). Colorful overskirt, because I have more of that than of blue or red. Blue/red top, with a ruffle of something.
No sleeves, because I don't like gathering things and if I try to make myself gather I may stop halfway, leave a mess, and annoy my roommate. The overskirt thingy is based on Simplicity's "steampunk" pattern. (I used that pattern in my old life but never took a picture of the results.)