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« Reply #12810 on: April 05, 2016 05:43:10 AM »

I've found it helps to have the pelvis area really defined in that kind of flat V shape, so that there is sufficient contour for the legs to nest in.  The legs in the second picture look like they could be a little under stuffed, too.  Having the stuffing right is tricky, but it's useful to be fiddly because it provides the tension so the legs sit and stay where you want them.  Make sure your button is centered in your leg before you thread it.  And, if it's sewn pretty neatly/straight, you can use the stitches on the side of the body as a marker for your needle to thread the legs through, and get them fairly even.  I don't go right through the stitches, but just offset, either in front of or behind, depending on what looks best for that doll.  That way if the button on the leg is centered, and the stitching is straight, the legs should end up positioned pretty evenly.  Are you using freezer paper for the pattern?  That, hands down, is probably the most helpful thing!  If the pieces are sewn as closely to the pattern as possible, they're more likely line up well.
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« Reply #12811 on: April 20, 2016 04:57:56 PM »

Hey y'all! Meet Zendaya! Smiley More pictures are to come once I get her hair done and some clothes made. She was eager to meet everyone. Tongue

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« Reply #12812 on: June 21, 2016 04:12:24 PM »

Here's Zendaya, with hair and a lovely summer dress. Smiley I'm super happy with how she turned out.  Kiss She's barefooting it because it's summer and because I didn't get a chance to make shoes yet. The background is just a sheet I put over my ugly couch. Tongue Her hair is Red Heart yarn in Bright Mix. And her dress is a shirt someone gave me that I tie dyed. The yellow is pieces of another shirt I sewed over the lacy see through parts. The camera didn't like her skin tone for some reason. It's a bright pink in person.






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