So, I prefer the look and feel of the backside of the fabric when making dolls, and when I first bought other people's patterns they never specified and I was pretty new to reading crochet and relearning stitches from a book, so I just chose a side that I liked.
No one writing in English ever specified in their patterns which side was the right side (and I don't read Japanese, so I was out of luck there too). Everyone just said to make sure that all of the pieces were turned the same way out. So I did.
Apparently it seems that I chose the wrong way. I prefer it though. I've tried the other way, it just is too bumpy and nubby and I don't like the way embroidery looks on it... though I think it looks great when other people make their amigurumi that way.
I have absolutely no problems with anyone who wants to make a toy/doll with the fabric turned the opposite way from how I like them, but my objective is to make dolls that look the best to me, otherwise, why make them? Seriously, make them the way you like them, just make sure that each piece is turned whichever way you choose. I think my biggest issue is that I try to make every stitch uniform and tight, to me that seems more important, you know?
I also try to use directions and instructions in my patterns that allow for making the dolls with the fabric facing either way, and hopefully that isn't too confusing for anyone. It hasn't seemed to be the case from the questions I get anyway. I am just noticing more and more, and wondering if I should turn them the other way out, for standards sake. I don't know. I don't know if I'd feel less inspired, translating into less dolls made because I'm just not into the way they look.
Which way do you make them? What do you think?