I am making waldorf dolls for my three girls for Christmas. I bought a Joy's 16" button jointed child pattern from weir crafts. So far everything looks great, but I am trying to attach the arms and I am following the directions well, but no matter how tight I pull the threads, the arms are still floppy... meaning that if I put her hand up, it falls right back down.
A friend who made a DRD doll last year recommended covering the button with fabric, which I just did, but it didn't make much of a difference. It seems that a button with four holes would make it a bit better, but then I'm not sure how you would still be able pull the thread all the way through the body after attaching the second arm. Anyone else have this problem?? Certainly I could put the buttons on the outside, but it doesn't seem like I should have to, as I've seen the button jointed dolls in a lot of cataogs and such with the button in between the arm and the body. Any suggestions?