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dammitall
« on: February 01, 2008 08:45:59 AM »



If by any chance you don't already know, this is from the pattern in the Poppet craftalong, found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0  It will be a present for my nephew's 4th birthday tomorrow.

Used a glove on the head:

so I wouldn't have to fool with hair.

I love that the design of the legs and feet allows it to stand!


This was a very easy and well-written pattern for such neat results!  I've made simpler dolls that caused me lots of frustration, while this pattern generated none.

That said, I did make mistakes--the primary one in using a stretchier fabric for the legs than for the body, but that's okay, he'll look like my side of the family.  Grin

The other main error was not getting the hips quite matching, so he's got a little scoliosis going on.  I don't think the nephew will care.
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008 08:58:07 AM »

Good job! I love his big chunky legs. The BF has just said it looks like me... Would normal thread be strong enough to sew his lips shut? Angry
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008 09:16:57 AM »

The BF has just said it looks like me... Would normal thread be strong enough to sew his lips shut? Angry

Use dental floss, it's way strong.  Flavored, if you're feeling generous.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008 10:05:24 AM »

You did an excellent job matching the stripes.  Impressive!  And a glove head!  That's a great faux hawk.

Your poppet looks like my side of the family as well....

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008 10:31:42 AM »

You did an excellent job matching the stripes.  Impressive!


It's pretty easy if you're using an old shirt for the material.  Lay it out flat, and the stripes should match up front and back, already (unless it's an irregular). 

That said, mine are always at least a fraction off, but better than they could be, that's for sure.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008 10:33:17 AM »

I love him. Your nephew will be so happy when he gets this.


That was an awesome job matching the stripes.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008 01:36:00 PM »

Oh my goodness, do I love that doll! And the fact that you used a glove for the head? Brilliant! Nice job!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2008 02:39:53 PM »

I love, love, love him.  And the fact that he has scoliosis (like me!) totally rocks the house!   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2008 02:43:17 PM »

So cute and bright and cheerful. I love that you added the spikes/mohawk thingy! It makes him so unique. The fat striped legs are great too. I come from a family of chubbys. Even my brother had a big butt and thighs, so a break from the original pattern, even if accidental is appreciated!
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2008 04:25:08 PM »

OMG! So cute! ^.^ I want to steal him away
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