I have used Alex's Ida pattern Basic Female Doll as linked. Thank you for the pattern and it sure made a newbie's experience easier to link useful tutorials on how to join legs and attach hair.
Upon completion, I was initially flabbergasted by how my doll's head turned out bigger than what was shown in the pattern. Nevertheless, I got accustomed to her "body proportion" and am proud of myself for able to complete her in less than a week. (give myself a pat on the shoulder ^^)
More to go, fighting!!!