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« Reply #110 on: November 09, 2007 01:13:13 PM »

Ack! Finding the fabric to make a Poppet out of in the Australian spring is uber-difficult!
I found a light type of suede at Lincraft. If you can't find any in the normal fabrics they usually have some in the in with the furnishing materials.

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« Reply #111 on: November 09, 2007 01:46:16 PM »

that sounds painful!!!  Shocked

on a side note does anyone know what the British name for the suede fabric could be? i couldnt find any at my local store and they cant order it cos they havent heard of it! Roll Eyes

I have heard it called micro suede, ultra suede, savoy suede and another name that I can't think of at the moment. You could try an upholstery  shop if you can't find it in the dress fabrics. But the suede you use will need a slight stretch, so check before you buy.

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« Reply #112 on: November 09, 2007 01:58:03 PM »

it sounds a bit like velour - although looking at the pictures the poppets fabric seems stiffer. Over here we use velour for drapey things. Its quite cheap though so it could be worth a go  Smiley
« Reply #113 on: November 09, 2007 02:24:46 PM »

Kate8679 on JoAnn.com they have it described as...

Alova Suedecloth
A soft and luscious fabric, with all the beauty of suede, but the easy care of polyester.  100% Polyester

Maybe you can ask for suede like polyester?

I have all the pieces stuffed except for the head. I'm off to look for eyes.  I bought some Halloween fabric for 70% off that I've had my eye on for a while to make a dress out of. It's black with white spider webs and glitter red spiders.
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« Reply #114 on: November 09, 2007 05:32:12 PM »

I got going on my jumbo-sized poppet tonight.  He has bunny ears.  The first photo is a comparison between Ghilie's normal-sized pattern (blue leg) and the enlarged version I blew-up on the photocopier.  The second pic is a summary of tonight's progress. (I'm going to make him silky pyjamas in the red printed fabric on the inside of his ears).
Ghilie, this pattern is really great.  Generally my sewing experiments are disasters - but I'm so happy with how this is turning out. (I'm having a much easier time sewing the bigger body parts - beginners out there may want to try enlarging the pattern.)



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« Reply #115 on: November 09, 2007 06:00:46 PM »

The bunny is going to be really cute. I like the fabric in the ears with the grey.

« Reply #116 on: November 09, 2007 07:21:29 PM »

aww bunny poppet is going to be cute. Where did you get the bright blue fabric? that's exactly the color i've been looking for.
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« Reply #117 on: November 09, 2007 07:33:28 PM »


I found blue eyes at Hobby Lobby, but I have no idea how to get them on the doll?

Is there a tool I should have bought?  I can't get the two pieces together.  Cry

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« Reply #118 on: November 09, 2007 07:39:50 PM »

They're post eyes, right?  They should come with the backs, you just snip a little hole in the head where they go and push them through.  Make sure you mark where you want them to go tho, it wouldn't do to snip incorrectly.

eh, Monkeythumb, you beat me to it.

I usually make the dh push the eyes together for me.  I am glad I am not the only one with this problem.
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« Reply #119 on: November 09, 2007 07:44:49 PM »

OK, I just was not sure if that is what I should do or if I did not see a tool for it.

Off to give it another try.

I got the eyes on and she is done!!! Yippie!! I still have to add her hair and make an outfit. But she is in one piece.  Grin

I'll take pictures of her tomorrow. The light is bad right now.
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