I have been making handmade dolls recently. I just decided to try it one day. I use no pattern. It is all just trial and error, so every one is TRULY different. The first doll I made was surely a challenge. After making several, I have determined that it is important to do as much as possible (hair, face, etc...) before actually sewing the doll body together. On my last one, I actually embroidered the mouth and sewed on the hair and eyes on before sewing the front and back pieces of the doll body together. It made for a nicer finished product and an easier process. If anyone else has any other suggestions or tips for rag doll making, please post. I am interested to read them, and I am sure others are as well. Happy crafting!!