During. I braided her entire head in tiny braids like these, then poured boiling water over, to set the hair. I left the front braids, but the rest of the hair is now very wavy. All the frizzy ends were trimmed off.
Her face is a combination of acrylic paint and Rembrandt Polycolor coloured pencils. I crocheted her sweater, and her reversible dress (awesome fabric thanks to my quilting friend!) is adapted from a dollsforall.com pattern.
Notice that her feet are not visible! They are not completed yet! She will also have a few more accessories added to her wardrobe before she is gifted!