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1  Re: Awkward doll clothing question... in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by Gryph on: August 15, 2006 02:22:38 PM
Doesn't look too bad, a pretty standard jacket... I'd say you'd need about five parts, and maybe some fimo/embroidery floss for the details.



You'd need the two front pieces (A) cut to fit around the front of the doll (with seam allowance) and a back piece (B) that will probably need a gusset to avoid odd folds (I made my first doll jacket sans gusset, and it looked weird.) You can make the sleeves wider at the bottom than at the top (c) and then cut separate strips for the overturned cuffs (or try turning up the sleeves, but they might wrinkle too much at a small scale. For the collar, I'd just cut a roughly-the-right-length white strip, pin it, then cut it to fit. All the small gold details could be embroidered/sewn on, and then just make the sash out of grey fabric and tie it 'round Smiley

If you've never made clothes before, I'd suggest buying a cheap jacket/t-shirt pattern for full sized people, and learning from that. While you're at the fabric store (fabricland for me, they usually have discount patterns cheap, if you aren't picky about what style you get) you could pick up some cheap fabric ends to experiment with, and work out the kinks in your pattern Smiley

I hope that helped some, I'm not much good at tutorials but that's pretty much how I make my plushie clothes- basic patterns, crude drawings, and lots of guess-and-check Tongue
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2  Seaside Earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Gryph on: August 07, 2006 01:53:48 PM


I'm still working out how to best take pictures of small things, so bear with me on the lack of good pics >.< Anyways, I found these two shells while rummaging around my room, and decided to make earrings out of them. Since I didn't feel like figuring out how to drill or glue them, I just wire-wrapped them with a few beads Tongue The earring hooks are cheap crafty ones, since I'm out of the good kind in silver.
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3  Plushie Wildlife (Lots of Pics) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Gryph on: August 06, 2006 09:43:46 AM
I've made a whole army of these every year now for three years, to sell at a local art show near my family's cottage. I redesign them every year, and this year I was happy enough with them to take pictures before they were shipped off to be sold Sad I kinda hope one or two won't sell so I can get them back, which is kinda bad from a sales point of view.

Anywho, pictures of the critters that will be funding my university textbooks:











I made several of each (about 3-5) except the bear family one, which was one-of-a-kind and such.

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4  Devil Doll (and hat) (first post) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Gryph on: July 30, 2006 07:56:13 PM
Okay, first time posting here after a fair bit of sporadic lurking, so I guess I should post a craft.



This is Lucifer, who is about half a year old and still doesn't have his shirt and tie. I'm terrible at finishing things. He's made out of felt, and his jacket and pants are some black slightly fuzzy stuff that I had lying around at the time. I was (and still am) pretty new to plushie making, so he's sort of crude and I'd like to redo him when I get better. The pattern's my own, but I think I've lost the pieces.



And, er, this is my Luci hat. Not really a plaything, but related to my first project here kinda O_o It's polar fleece (red, scraps of yellow) and a pipecleaner in the tail. Pattern's also my own, with reference to a fleece hat my sibling bought at a convention, and helpful advice from my mum.
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