My go-to doll pattern these days is my Elise and Elsa Elf pattern. All these dolls below are the same body and face, just with different yarn hair dos. Elise/Elsa just has bangs and a cap. If you want to add curly hair here's are some how-tos I posted a few days ago.
The Land of Nod dolls are the same pattern too. This month's giveaway doll was this pattern. And next month's too, I already have her fabric picked out. Oh, and speaking of fabric, here's the selvedge info on Miss February.
Pippi is this same pattern
As is Clara (how to do her hair is here)
And these gals I made for school auction last year
This dutch gal
and this bunny
my prototype for Fern
Elise. I also called this set of dolls the Folkster dolls.
When you find something you like, you stick with it!