Funny, I don't usually make Uncle Sam dolls because they end up looking like santa. However, this one evolved over days. I did the body first. Had no face in mind. Spent two days going over fabric choices before I settled on this. I love his coat fabric, I purchased it probably 7 years ago, not knowing what I would do with it. I just liked it that much. He got dressed, then came the face and bear and then the hat. Now, I was stumped because I felt if I gave him a flag, it might have been "stars and stripes overkill"! I recently made a burlap banner for my nieces wedding so BINGO!, I decided he would have one as well. On a much smaller scale!
I'm quite pleased with the way it all turned out and I am frantically working on getting the pattern out in just days so that you all can make your own before July 4.
Enjoy your day,