In order to keep my doll clothes fairly priced, I continuously work on my production flow. Yet some steps just need to remain. I could sew the waist elastic on the serger, it would save at least 10 minutes per pair. But it would make adjusting or exchanging the elastic impossible in the future. I could also knot the elastic, but I choose to pin and sew it to eliminate a hard bump on the doll.
Often, I work on dolls alongside each other for months without showing them. Working in groups is like making families. The current family is in preparation for the Cabbagetown art and craft show next weekend. Katia wants big girl clothes she tells me. Yes, she is not quite a little girl anymore. But when nobody is watching, she can giggle and snuggle and make the funniest faces. That’s just for us to know though….