I cut out fabric for 20 dolls a couple of weeks ago. (Yes, I'm insane like that.)
A few were for the Linen Sisters (all sewn up and waiting for clothes now.) Six of them were for future Izzies. And five of them were for Queen Anne type dolls. I use an Izzy sort of construction method for them but the pattern is elongated, skinnier, and taller. I call the pattern "Tall Dolls"...
But to the point. Being the kind of dumpster-diving, scrap-saving, penny-pinching person I am, I lay out pattern pieces to save every possible inch of fabric. And for the most part, this is a good thing. I've always been careful to lay pattern pieces straight along the weave, never on the bias--I can't even wear a bias cut skirt because the stretch effect does not do my figure any favors. BUT...what I discovered was that it also matters which way you lay them on the grain!
So...the dolls are stuffed and assembled...and different! Same exact pattern, two totally different dolls. The long-headed one was lain perpendicular to the selvage, the short-headed one was parallel to it. I think this is pretty cool! Now that I've sculpted said dolls, I kinda like the short-headed ones better for the Queen Annes, but the others are pretty shapes for milliners' model types, and I see an application for the Izzies, too.
What an interesting variable to add into the mix! I see more experiments in my future.