Several years ago a friend of mine gave me an old book called "Making Dolls for Fun and Profit" by Edith Flack Ackley, the publication date is 1938. It had been sitting on my bookshelf gathering dust for sometime, but a few weeks ago I was inspired to get it out and make a doll from it. I had a blast.
The author suggested sewing the whole thing by hand, but that seemed a bit much to me. Given that sewing technology has improved a great deal, I did most of it by machine and it worked like a charm. She is outfitted with undies,
and an apron
It was fun to make, but I think I can alter the body pattern a bit to make it even easier to sew and put together. I know this would not make the doll historically accurate, but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I might make a few and put them up on etsy. I'll let you know if I do.