I had a play with a baby doll - not my pattern, but I enlarged it to the size of about a six month old baby. I am not delighted with it because I used pink t-shirt fabric and that made the colour really different. Then I couldn't get the eyes to go right as it was much bigger.
Still, two little girls - a four year old and a one year old loved it because it was squeezable, a good size and they could poke the eyes! So I guess that's a good sign!
I have sewn all her garments - all the woolens, so a little one can dress and undress her. She even has a sewn diaper and a vest! She's slightly weighted and sits very well and is also lightly stuffed - or else she would be huge and not so cuddly! I learned a lot while making this one!