In my design process I searched various web sites looking for a way to support MaryJayne's neck. Without support her head just flops right over with the weight of her hair. Some web sites suggested elaborate metal spines. I found the most practical option to be a Q-tip. Yes, a Q-tip. Take a Q-tip, wrap it in light colored fabric to the width of the neck. After you stuff the head, insert the Q-tip and fabric support...stuff the body and you have a supported head that will stay upright. I did find that stuffing the head, inserting the support and then stuffing around the support a bit was helpful. Hope that helps when you get ready to make your MaryJayne. More doll tips to come...stay tuned!