Before my last two completed dolls, I experimented with a new doll body. Trying to get the size and shape I wanted, I made three stuffed bodies.
I ladder stitched all three around the waist for a couple reasons (that I can't really remember now). It may have been to round them out a bit more, and in #1's case, shorten her a bit. Maybe all three needed to be shortened, but I won't know until I sew and stuff another to see what I was thinking at the time.
All three have had paperclay added to their heads, which was my intention from the start.
Since I don't really throw anything away, my plans for these prototypes are:
To make #1 into a Day of the Dead character
To make #2 into a character of some sort
To make #3 into an Izannah-style doll