This time last week I was finishing up this little darling. She is 4 inches tall and based on a pattern from the book DOLLS TO MAKE FOR FUN AND PROFIT, by Edith Flack Ackley, published in 1939. I remember checking this book out of the library as a child. I recently purchased my own copy.
Unlike the dolls in the book she is made of wool felt, not woven cotton fabric. I am very comfortable hand sewing felt. She has a wire armature so she can be posed. Her petticoat and pantaloons were made out of an old cotton handkerchief. The trim is vintage tatted lace.