I'm pretty pleased with how these turned out. I got this idea to make maids from after seeing Lydia tie little aprons on her mushroom girl peg dolls. Then I thought, I need a butler, and then, you know—Downton Abbey. I want to make a cook next, and then maybe some ladies of the house. I love Downton Abbey, but I have not even finished season 2. I will someday. I am always way behind the curve with movies/shows, and then always hear spoilers. But then I forget what I heard. My short term memory loss is great for this reason
To make these, I painted the bodies black first and then used text weight white paper for all the white. I glued the paper on with a glue stick and it covered so nicely and is still thin enough to fold and curl around the peg, so it all looks like white paint.