This may be getting a bit boring... but I'm excited! The armature's where I want it. It's posed very nicely, and stands alone. So far, so good! **BONUS** see my messy art table hehehe... I did some ladder stitching on the doll's back, to give it some shape. She's got a natural pose. On to the sculpting!
I'm going to sculpt the limbs (hands and feet) right onto the doll, rather than making them separately and attaching them later.
"HOw can you do that!?," you ask. Well, I made the body out of polyester fabric. Why? Because you can put stuffing into the oven and it will not burn. Neither will polyester fabric. Suspend the doll from the oven rack, like superman flying.
The name of this fabric is Windsor Comfort.
P.S. I suspect that cotton fabric would work just fine as well, since you can iron it, right? That's pretty darned hot! And the clothes dryer? Makes sense to me.