Butterick pattern #4027 has a great doll pattern, very simple, clothes and a tote. Although I think they are definitely babies and you wanted child didn't you . .
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
I think its really much more special when you make it yourself, though. And don't stress if it doesn't look like the ones you see in the catalogs!!! Your son will LOVE it, and it will mean so much more because you made it!