For me it would be the fabric. I love shopping for fabric and I normally buy fat quarters since that is usually more than enough to sew up a dress for my 11" - 14" dolls. The fabrics above came together in a bundle. I fell in love with this batch. I purchased these at a quilt show last fall. They are 1900 reproduction fabrics. I am in the processing of sewing a doll for a very dear friend I met in the wonderful world of blogging. I did a ballerina doll (which I posted a while back) for her granddaugther and now I'm working on a doll for her other granddaughter. Hummm, we must be fair, each granddaugher should have their own doll. lol This little granddaughter requested a doll with red hair - love the red hair raggedy dolls! I've sewn two dresses which I'll need to decide which one to use. I figured that either the rose or the yellow would work great with red hair.
Here are the dresses. Still have to sew the pantaloons and then either buttons or an apron or whatever comes to mind. I always pick out the fabric and then decide on the color for the eyes and hair and even the expression on their faces. That is how I put together my little girls. Love, love, love it! Hope you do too!
I'll post the finished doll soon and we'll see if I go with the rose or the yellow. Until then, take care!