Usually I start a doll by creating the face. I have fallen in love with wool felt and I'm out until I pick some more up today. This prompted me to start with the dress. I picked up a large piece of linen to work on this time to try it out. After drawing out my pattern I colored in a few areas with prisma pens and began embroidering. By using this larger circle to clamp my fabric I can see the whole dress and just work until my hearts content. This will also make the beading part easier as well. This is my progress so far.