In carving the torso, you should be careful not to make the neck too skinny. There is a suggestive circle marked on the top of the neck around the peg hole.
|Draw the outline of Bitty's torso on the blank, keeping in mind the placement of the holes for the shoulders and hips.||This style torso will give slightly narrower hips and will limit the upward motion of the legs. When the Bitty sits, her knees will remain together.|
|This style torso will give a sitting position like the one Tessa has. The legs will rotate out from the hip. The Bitty will have more gymnastic possibilities but will be less ladylike when sitting.||Time to begin carving - remember to protect that thumb.|
|Here is a torso ready for the first sanding. In the carving you may round the shape of the torso as much as you want. It will tend to round out a bit more with sanding.|