Team UmiZoomi dolls for Christmas! So I bravely soldiered on and made a pattern, then started painting faces.
What I finally decided to do about a pattern was to print out Nickelodeon's Milli paper doll, enlarge it a bit, and use it as a guide to make the pattern pieces. Geo is basically just like Milli, only with no dress, so I'm going to use the same pattern for both.
I intended to use fine point Sharpies for the face, but those bled too badly on my fabric. So I fished through my fabric paints and found close enough matches for the colors I needed. The features are so tiny, I painted them with the tip of a toothpick. I used my handy dandy light box to copy the face onto the fabric. Again, Geo's face is nearly like Milli's; the few differences I could spot were that his eyes don't extend quite so far on the sides, he normally has one eyebrow raised, and I chose to do a sideways grin to make his a little different.
If you're making your own Team Umizoomi dolls this Christmas and are posting your own progress, feel free to leave a comment with a link so we can all see! And you may also see the previous post for other pattern ideas.
See the finished Milli doll here!
Also see Bot and Geo.
Update: I am so flattered by the requests I have received to make sets of Team UmiZoomi dolls. Even though it breaks my heart, I turn down these requests due to copyright issues, CPSIA red tape, and lack of time. My purpose in writing these posts was to gather information, so that we parents could try and fill the gap Nickelodeon has left for us. I continually refer people to the first and second posts in this series for sewing and crochet pattern ideas. Hope that helps!