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« Reply #320 on: November 21, 2007 04:26:57 PM »

Yay i received the pattern! Thank you ghilie! I have a few ideas on hoe to make mine different but we will see what happens Smiley
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« Reply #321 on: November 21, 2007 05:11:36 PM »

Okay, I just re-read this entire thread and I have a question that I don't think has been asked and answered. I just need a little clarification on the seam allowance to the face. The directions say to add a seam allowance to half of the face. The pattern already has a seam allowance marked on one edge, so am I adding the seam allowance to the side of the face where the nose is? And, do I also add a seam allowance on the large curved edge of the back of the head (the part that has the opening for stuffing)?

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« Reply #322 on: November 21, 2007 05:57:13 PM »

You do NOT add a seam allowance along the front of the face.  The "marked" seam allowance is all that is needed, it's not really marked though, which is why I added that in the instructions.  Clear as mud huh?

Are you doing the freezer paper method, like it says in the instructions?
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« Reply #323 on: November 21, 2007 07:55:55 PM »

the poppets all look so cute, i think id like to try one sometime!
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« Reply #324 on: November 21, 2007 07:58:38 PM »

So since i received my pattern I've completed two poppets (and many more to come!)  The first is Miette.  She was made from light neon green fleece with white yarn hair and brown safety eyes stolen from a teddy bear.  I didn't have any money to get new stuff so made her with what I had.  She's a little wonky and as soon as I find my husbands car keys I'll get pictures.  My second I had some money to get materiel!  She's made from some mystery fabric I found in the remnants bin at Walmart.  2 1/2 yards for only 2.25!  Yay!  i think it's suede.  Dunno for sure, its smooth on the back, fuzzy on the front kinda stretchy and tan and 100% what I was looking for.  As though the craft gods themselves were smiling on me!  She's a bit altered from the original pattern, no tail or ears and has lovely pink crimpy hair.  I call her Emily. But I was excited to share so that's my progress.  My son and I are making a boy poppet this weekend.  Oh yeah and for those without printers or ink, I came up with a work around.  i opened the pattern in Adobe and taped a piece of paper to the screen and traced it piece by piece.  What can I say, i was desperate to try one lol.  Ok no more rambling I'll return with pictures.  Thank you again Ghilie!!!
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« Reply #325 on: November 21, 2007 08:30:27 PM »

Ok, Here is my second ever poppet, this one has clothes! She's wearing black shorts and a corset.
She needed a mouth to smile at me. I think she likes the roses in her hair. Any suggestions on her name?

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« Reply #326 on: November 21, 2007 11:43:51 PM »

Rose-a-lea    Wink   (or Rosalie)

you know because of the flowers in her hair (which you said she likes!)
She is adorable  Smiley
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« Reply #327 on: November 22, 2007 05:48:00 AM »

Thanks for your help, ghilie and MonkeyThumb!

You do NOT add a seam allowance along the front of the face.  The "marked" seam allowance is all that is needed, it's not really marked though, which is why I added that in the instructions.  Clear as mud huh?

Are you doing the freezer paper method, like it says in the instructions?

I will be doing the freezer paper method, but I just confused myself again...


as for the SA on the face, the line that's shown is the stitching line on the front, the SA is added to the other side (where the double line is). you don't "add" any SA because (if you're using the freezer paper method) you don't cut out closely around the head shape, you use a much bigger piece of fabric than the head so you have material to work with when you are sewing the detail. you trim it after you sew.

ok, now i feel like i'm clear as mud.

So, let me see if I get this:
-On the arms and legs and ear, I stitch right around the edge of the freezer paper pattern.
-On the face and head, I stitch right around the edge on the unmarked edges of the pattern, and down the line that is indicated on the marked edges of the pattern.

But now, I'm not sure what to do about the body pieces and tail. Do I:
A) Stitch right around the edge for all pieces
B) Draw a 1/4" seam allowance around all of the pieces and then stitch on that
C) Do something else?


My goodness! I've been sewing for almost 30 years and I can't believe I'm stuck on this! Sometimes, I tend to over-think things...
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« Reply #328 on: November 22, 2007 05:57:51 AM »

Oh, its too cute, I have to make one! Nevermind exams coming up  Wink
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« Reply #329 on: November 22, 2007 06:00:58 AM »

On the face piece, stitch right around the front part.  then cut it out.  You don't sew the back part of the face piece yet.  The SA is for when you attach it to the back part of the head.  On the head back piece you sew around the non SA side, leaving a hole for the neck.  Then cut out, including SA, so that you can slap it together with the front piece.  Clear as dirty water now?  Cheesy
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