Yes, it IS old school but I plan on doing a lot of old school stuff. A lot of seniors come to the flea markets I do and they are the ones doing the buying. We old timers tend to buy what we liked as kids. I am going to make Kewpie dolls and Betty Boop, Sun Bonnet Sue etc. Also I don't want to put anything on Raggedy Ann's pinafore. I want to keep it more to the original design, not the one introduced after Johnny Gruelle's version. He didn't have anything on his doll. See pic below:
Great work. Yes, learning to sew is sometimes a pain in the pins. I made Raggedy dolls for my children but added some buttons, zippers, ties and snaps that they could do for them selves. Like a dressy Bessy or Dapper Dan doll. You may want to think about this type of doll too. Kind of old school but great for new parents that want a toy that is a teacher too..