This pattern is from Tilda's Summer Ideas. I think I mentioned in my last post that I find the directions a little skimpy so I watched one of the several videos on YouTube that was very helpful with the construction. While Tilda does sell her own fabric, hair, make-up, etc., I improvised with materials that I already owned. I used a coarser material for her skin so that the stuffing didn't show through at all. Her hair is a very cool yarn and I unwound some of the strands to give it some fullness. Tilda recommends painting the eyes but I used 5 mm half round eyes. I also used stamping ink for her blush, but think I will use regular blush make up the next time around.
I'm a firm believe that the filling makes a big difference and recommend using a very soft fluffy filling. I have found Fairfield to be very high quality.
Also a word about construction which I didn't catch onto immediately. Being a garment sewer for he most part, I am used to cutting out a pattern piece, placing it on fabric and cutting out the fabric. But for these dolls (and other Tilda creatures), you trace the pattern on your fabric, stitch your tracing lines, and then cut. (Picture below) This is important because it adds a quarter inch on each side. I didn't realize this when making the monkeys and their arms and legs are thinner than intended.
Hope to get some real clothes sewing in between!