First I make the skirt with designer cotton fabrics. Then I cut, stitch and stuffthe body. I sew the skirt to the body, tie on the matching kerchief and stitch it on. Then I make and stitch on the 4 arms. The blouse, sometimes feathery, goes on next. If there are buttons, I glue them on. Lastly, I paint the faces.
Sometimes I do this in an assembly line style, but sometimes, such as for specialty orders, I just make the one that has been requested.