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« on: May 20, 2007 08:25:02 PM »

WEE!  I finally have pics of some of my completed Blythe things.

Here's Moira Bea modeling a hand-knit and functional cardigan sweater with seed bead buttons:



The thing was done on .90mm needles in fingering weight acrylic yarn, with a crocheted button placket.  (And that's her new rockin' slip-skirt, courtesy of Skipper circa 1960's.)

And here are two-two-two pieces in one, a crocheted shell-stitch cloche and another sweater:



The sweater was again done on the .90mm needles, this time in this great hand-painted vintage wool yarn.  It snaps in back.  It's a top-down raglan, zero seaming, with side shaping to give it that cute, close, cropped look.

The hat is crocheted from size 10 crochet cotton, and it was finished long enough ago I don't remember the rest of the details.

I'm loving making tiny stuff.  Now if only I had even ONE of my THREE sewing machines in working order...
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007 09:52:01 PM »

Wait, did I read that right? Seed bead buttons?! You're too cool for your own good!  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007 06:05:23 AM »

Beautiful detailed work lothruin!  You are so addicted to making tiny things now, huh? ha ha
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007 06:21:02 AM »

That shell stitch cloche is superb!  My Blythe dollies are jealous Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007 08:52:02 AM »

Thanks!  Yeah, the seed bead buttons take a little teasing.  You basically have to use an improvised button hook.  (My knitting pins work well, or a blunt needle.)  Once you figure out how to make it work, though, the go right in, and they look SO cute.  Plus, since it has a functional button placket, instead of just mock buttons and back snaps, it can be worn three ways.  You can wear it closed and buttoned like she is in the above pics, or open over a cami, or buttoned up the back and it looks like a boat-neck pullover.  I'm really happy with it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2007 10:52:48 AM »

i've said it before, I'll say it again. You're a goddess.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007 11:28:15 AM »

Those are just wow. Is Moira Bea a Primadolly Ginger?
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007 01:59:44 PM »

Thank you, guys!

And yep, Moira Bea is a Prima Dolly Ginger, soon to be matte finished, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to make her a wig.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007 02:06:21 PM »

I have a ginger too, I recently made a wig out of a thick pair of peds.  Find one the right size to fit over the doll head and attach the hair as you like. Try to get a hair net for under the wig so her hair doen't get ruined. You also may want to try knitting a cap and attaching the hair to it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2007 03:49:56 PM »

Ooh!  Knitting a cap!  Good idea!  I have a TON of doll hair, and I think she'll first go purple and curly.
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