For my Mum’s birthday, I bought us both a ticket for a doll making workshop. It was great. It was run by Jan Horrox (https://janhorrox.co.uk/) over a weekend. We got the flesh coloured fabric, stuffing, some other tools and the pattern. We were encouraged to use it in any way we wanted. There was a face design you could use, but we both designed our own.
Mum and I went slowly, so we didn’t quite finish by the end of the weekend. I’ve done the arms, legs, body and hair, but I am working on the dress at the moment. I’ll add more photos once she’s finished 🙂