A purchased pattern.
Lots of wool.
SO much hand-sewing (don't look too closely!).
The consultation of a very many Waldorf doll web tutorials and walk-throughs.
Hair that already needs to be mended (sigh...).
Hallelujah, a massive wardrobe taken entirely from a collection of doll clothes previously owned (and sewn?) by the children's great-grandmother.
And the day before her birthday, her Waldorf doll was finished:
Sydney really, really loves her, in that kind of love that makes you carefully pack away the extras of the fabric and yarn that you used, because you know there are going to be some serious repair jobs coming your way one day soon.