Kitty, Ursula, and Ann!
Three more Alphabet girls, and some tips on sewing and stuffing your doll :-)
Using the best quality fabrics for your doll's body will make a big difference in how well you can stuff the doll. For a doll that will be played with, sew it up with a sewing machine on a small stitch length. Take extra care in the corners, and sew slowly.
When finished sewing, do NOT clip the outward curves of the head. Instead, trim the seam allowance to 1/8 inch. Clipping will cause little 'points' to form when you turn the doll right side out and start to stuff.
DO clip inside curves, as at the neck and inner curve of the leg.
The best tip I ever learned when stuffing the doll is to dampen the doll slightly before stuffing. This causes the material to stretch a bit, and also will let you work the wrinkles and creases out of the seams. Use a bottle mister and spray the doll, but not to soaking. The damp fabric will 'grab' the stuffing, making it easer to keep it in place. You will find that neck creases disappear if you dampen the doll before you stuff it.
I like to use wool roving for stuffing. Yes, it is more expensive than polyfill, but I love the weight it gives to a doll, the way you can smoothly feed it into the doll body, the warmth it gives a doll, and the fact that, for dark skinned dolls, you can find brown wool roving!
Well, that is all I can think of for now. I'm feeling the call of crochet, so will give the alphabet girls a bit of a rest for now.
Keep the folks in Southeast Texas, the Caribbean, and Florida in your hearts and prayers.