I have used heavy paper for dresses, with very old fabric and some silk sari fabric mixed in. I also used a glue gun, and hand sewing. My work is not perfection-I'm not sure I can do that. But the dolls are sturdy-they will not fall apart if just left alone. Perhaps that's part of their personalities!
I will be making more.
Thank you for looking at my girls-I have enjoyed showing them! Two more of this group to go, then I'll be making more.