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« Reply #12810 on: March 25, 2016 01:39:28 AM »

Not sure if it makes a difference, but on the first one, it looks as if you made the curved hollow where the leg should fit straight instead of curved. That might have something to do with it.
As for the second, it looks as if you're not pulling the thread tightly enough when you joint it: that's usually what causes the legs to turn inward a bit like that. Or, at least that's my experience with it. I made a poppet once but I never got around to making his clothes so he's in a closet at my parents' house, naked on a shelf.

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« Reply #12811 on: March 25, 2016 04:03:32 PM »

A lot of it has to do with the placement of the legs. If you place them up too high, it will be more hippy. And I'm not positive, but on the bottom picture it looks like you may have had the legs too far forward. It can be tricky to get the legs where you want them. Mine don't always turn out perfect either.
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« Reply #12812 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 #12813 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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