I quite like top down knitting for the dolls as it means there are not too many seams to sew which on a small doll can look bulky, but I guess we are all different. I know a lot of the French patterns are top down. There is a group on Ravelry that knit for Les Cheries which are a similar size to the Paola Reina dolls; you could try them for patterns maybe.
Thank you. I do sew for my dolls, but I commissioned this dress and a friend made her hairband.
Yes, I have a few different patterns, but always on the lookout for English ones as they are easy to understand. The American patterns on there only confuse me, and I’m not fond of knitting from the top down either.
Sandi, she is gorgeous. I love her outfit and I love her colouring and her freckles.
I know what you mean about adjusting things. I don’t like it much, as it often involves a lot of undoing when it goes wrong. Have you tried Ravelry? There are quite a few patterns on there for the smaller dolls.