I will try to show this with a photo. I am ‘re-doing’ a Tibby and discovered the problem with the arms-shoulder-body issue. I solved this by using an armature where the cloth part of the arm is scrunched up over the armature and used very, very fluffy polyfil around the plastic to make it feel soft.
I’m not a reborner per se, but I’ve done my fair share of restoring and repairing on dolls. So, I’m by no means an expert with reborns.
To me, at least. She looks fine once she has some clothes on… but again, I’m no where near an expert and those with more experience may see it differently. No one will hurt my feelings to point out I’ve done a less than stellar job.