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« Reply #12830 on: May 17, 2012 08:11:19 AM »

cute new doll!  SunflowerSmiles, I love the hair you did on yours. 
i like the hair a lot!

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Love the hair, fits the eye spacing really well.

Well...thank you.  Could I do it again?  Prrroooobably not.  Grin
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« Reply #12831 on: May 17, 2012 09:54:33 AM »

I think that because of the doll's large head (and it gets even larger with hair) I am going to make her feet bigger, to make her less top heavy.  I like the long legs, but I will probably incorporate places to stitch at the knees and the top of the thighs to make her floppier and allow her to sit (thanks for the suggestion, sunflower!)  If I do that, tho, then the jointed arms seem out of place.  hmmm.  I could make a straight arm that bends at the elbow and is sewn into place. 



I don't really like the stiff arms of the smaller doll, how they stick out like that; it's hard to dress so I don't want to do that.  I may also move the waist down.

My main thing is that I want her to look good in clothes and I want clothing to be easy to make.  This means she must have a neck and shoulders and nice long legs and be large enough for the clothes sewing to be easier.

What do you think?
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« Reply #12832 on: May 17, 2012 10:00:42 AM »

Honestly?  I really like her legs the way the are...long and thin.  I don't think having her arms stiff and her legs bendy would look odd at all..since she'll be dressed. But having her sit would be something I would really like. I found the half sized Popsicle stick worked really well and her head is nice and stiff..but not sure how she would be with yarn.  I also think having it bend at the elbow would be kinda neat too.

I really really like the doll. Smiley  

edit:   I really like the attachable arms.  I mean I like the feet the way they are.
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« Reply #12833 on: May 17, 2012 10:19:32 AM »

Honestly?

thank you for your honesty!  I think I am so used to being criticized at school (and it being the good kind that makes my projects better) that I want it here too. 

I'm going to work on a bendy, jointed arm.
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« Reply #12834 on: May 18, 2012 03:51:13 PM »

Hi ghille, just thought I would put my 2 cents worth in HA HA!! Anyway what about having the arms bent at the elbow a little. Otherwise I love her!! I made my own doll about 4 yrs. ago & I made her hands & feet bigger & I sewed across at the elbow. It worked. She's more raggedy I would say! Can't wait to see yours all done!
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« Reply #12835 on: May 19, 2012 08:02:36 AM »

Ok to start out My doll making is limited to poppets and crochet, But if you could make the elbow bend is there a way to seam the shoulder and get it to bend as well? I dont know I just was putting the idea out there. I will have to try to craft one this week and see what is going on. I think the new pattern is so cute.

So I always put a Popsicle stick in my poppets necks too it adds some nice support for the weight of the hair for sure.

Also how did you do the anime hair I love that look and I know my kiddo would too.
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« Reply #12836 on: May 19, 2012 08:43:13 AM »



Also how did you do the anime hair I love that look and I know my kiddo would too.

The best thing to do would be to get some paper and trace the head around it so you know how big the head is...then start drawing around the head shape in pointy shapes...but make sure you make room for the head curves. Also, think about how hair lays on the head...kindof off to one side. (I was a hair stylist in my former life so that comes a little easier for me.. Undecided) and I used hot glue.

I free formed cut it this time,,,but next I will definitely use a paper template.
I also did it in three layers to add dimension...
I'll try and draw out what I did later and post...if that would help?
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« Reply #12837 on: May 19, 2012 09:00:59 AM »



Also how did you do the anime hair I love that look and I know my kiddo would too.
The best thing to do would be to get some paper and trace the head around it so you know how big the head is...then start drawing around the head shape in pointy shapes...but make sure you make room for the head curves. Also, think about how hair lays on the head...kindof off to one side. (I was a hair stylist in my former life so that comes a little easier for me.. Undecided) and I used hot glue.
I'll try and draw out what I did later and post...if that would help?

Oh yes please!

I just turned all my pieces. I am using alova and it's been a dream so far. I know it's before 6am AND Saturday but I had a dream about pouring sand into the feet and hands, and butt. Now I have to try this lol!
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« Reply #12838 on: May 20, 2012 11:04:18 AM »

Ok, here's what I got. I used alova-ish fabric. I laid out the pieces so the arms and body would get the stretch longways, and be thin, and the head was placed so the stretch would go horizontal across the face.

When I got to turning the legs scared me but they were wide enough to use the push-with-a-tool method, as opposed to my reach-in-with-a-hemostat method that I used with the arms.
Yes. I put sand in the hand and feet sections. I love the weight it gives the doll. I have an image of a little girl holding it by one hand and it dragging along behind. cute.
I wanted to put sand in its "bottom" -- I ended up sewing he a crotch by stitching angularly at the top of the thighs so it would 1) bend, 2) separate the wool from the sand and 3) give weight so it can sit. It worked out nicely, and sits well when it has a back rest.
Stitch detail:

I attached the arms without buttons, because I can't find them. Darn moving process! I stitched from inside the arm off center, to outside of arm centered, back in through the same hole and out off center and opposite. so a little triangle if you can imagine. Then through the body, through the other arm with the same triangle method, pull tight etc. You can barely see where I went back in, and there is hardly a dimple.
What I had a hard time with was stuffing the neck into the head. I think you need to help us out by saying where exactly to cut that hole. I guessed and lucked out, probably because we've been making poppets and have an idea of how it works. Maybe an X on the pattern about where the hole goes. Also, when we stuff poppet heads, there is a natural "hole" left due to the way I stuff, where the neck stump fits. I broke the popsicle stick, so I pulled up higher what was left in there, cut into the head with my scissors to make way for the stump and got it to go. Tight fit. Next time I wont stuff the head so hard. And yes there will be a next time. LOVE this doll! Thank you for the new pattern!!!
So here she is all sewn together:
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« Reply #12839 on: May 20, 2012 11:11:17 AM »

I love the sand idea!    I've had a house full of boys for a birthday party sleepover but when I get a half chance I'll try and draw out a pattern for the hair.
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