After deciding on the Pirate theme party for my son, I decided to make him a pirate doll that he could use as a toy, and to go along with the party display. I love my decorations to be functional and cute.
He was so excited to get this for his birthday, and slept with it for weeks after.
I based my pattern on a set of dolls I made for my family a few years ago. You can see them and the link to the original pattern and instructions HERE.
I laid my fabric out in a size and shape that I thought seemed right.
I played around a bit, lengthening and shortening arms and legs, etc.
I sewed and stuffed the extremities first.
Then added them to the body, and sewed and stuffed it. Again, refer to my previous post for a link to instructions.
The last thing I added was the legs. Oh, how he loves it!