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« Reply #7540 on: October 14, 2008 04:33:51 PM »

I'm working on the hair for my poppet, and because she has a short style, I'm finding that I need many more lengths of weft than when I did a long haired poppet! The long hair covered up the gaps between the wefts, but the short hair doesn't. I started putting them pretty close together, but I still might have gaps... grrrr... I'll just have to fluff her hair out to the max! Wink
If you make the wefts really thick it's not so bad but with some of those thinner yarns are such a pain no matter what you do.

D'oh! Why didn't I think of that?? I made all of my wefts one layer of yarn thick... I'm taking off the couple that I already have sewn on, making thicker wefts and starting over on the hair.  Thanks so much, Eliea!
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« Reply #7541 on: October 14, 2008 05:13:15 PM »

LOL  I so wanted Vulcan ears when I was 6! Had a huge crush on Mr.Spock. Must have been the voice. I was a strange kid. My sister had a thing for Dr McCoy.


On the poppet front, I'm kinda cheating. I took one I made last year, removed her blue crocheted hair (it was soo bad) took her limbs off, opened a seam in her head and torso, and added a lot more stuffing!
 After fixing her limbs and adding new buttons (instead of the plastic I'd used)
I put her back together and made her a blond with bangs. She looks so much better!
I'd post pics, but the camera died. Only had for 3 years, but we've taken thousands of pictures! Mainly of our lil boy. Gotta get a new one before the baby comes in March!
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« Reply #7542 on: October 14, 2008 06:02:12 PM »

Have you looked at the Poppet Outfit thread?
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228560.0
There are a lot of dresses in that thread that appear to be based on the easy peasy dress. Not everyone comments with the pic what pattern they used. You can click on the "Images Only" tab. It'll give you a good idea on arm placement too. A lot of us usually end up redoing the limb attachments. It takes practice.

I used the top as a separate piece in my "Bridal Sweet Bunny" outfit. Not my best work.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235046.msg2572525#msg2572525
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« Reply #7543 on: October 14, 2008 06:39:15 PM »

Okay, I think my brain is just fried right now... but can someone help me with the dress pattern?  The skirt part I understand...the bodice I don't get at all...is the narrow part on top?  the arrows indicate the fold, but is the side supposed to be on a fold as well???  Like I said, I'm sure my brain is just fried.


  and I think I also found another problem with my poppets, I think I placed the arms too low, the material doesn't go up under the arms very far so it looks like the dress would start under the bust area...will probably have to go with halter dresses for these two and remember to place the arms higher for the next ones...?

there is a visual tutorial for the easy peasy dress (the one included in the pattern): http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228402.msg2478720#msg2478720
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« Reply #7544 on: October 14, 2008 06:54:30 PM »

Okay, I think my brain is just fried right now... but can someone help me with the dress pattern?  The skirt part I understand...the bodice I don't get at all...is the narrow part on top?  the arrows indicate the fold, but is the side supposed to be on a fold as well???  Like I said, I'm sure my brain is just fried.


  and I think I also found another problem with my poppets, I think I placed the arms too low, the material doesn't go up under the arms very far so it looks like the dress would start under the bust area...will probably have to go with halter dresses for these two and remember to place the arms higher for the next ones...?

Never fear I was confused too till I made the first one. After that they are way easy. Hang on a  sec I want to go look at the directions....

Ok to make your life easier print the pattern piece out( I assume you've done this all ready.) Then fold a second piece of paper in half short ways.
Lay your pattern piece on top with the arrow side on the fold. Trace around.
Remove pattern piece and cut out so you should ave a piece that looks like two if those taped together. or like the first picture in the tut here:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2108/2274901569_6414bc8b58.jpg?v=0
Then take your fabric (it should be slightly bigger than the pattern piece all the way around) And lay the pattern peice on top. In the second picture you see the pattern peice with the fabric underneath. The fabrics printed sides(right side)
are on the inside.

The little lines on the side are for if you want to add trim as it's easier to do that before you sew the skirt on. (if you want all your thread inside.)
The rounded part goes over where the regular poppets "chest" is and the flat long edge is where you attach the skirt.

Did that help?
If you brain is fried jsut make sure to use big stitches so if you make a mistake you can take it out easy.

As to the arm thing I'd do exactly what you mentioned above. I position my arms at just above the shoulder "area" on the body since the top part of their arm is actually the shoulder.
Either do a halter or have the girls go strapless. Smiley
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« Reply #7545 on: October 15, 2008 05:19:34 AM »

HEHEHE....I read through that and thought "oh duh"!.... I was looking at the pattern piece wrong and seeing the widest part of the pattern piece as supposing to go around the hip area...lol.  Okay, off to make some clothes now...thanks!
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« Reply #7546 on: October 15, 2008 07:37:23 AM »

HEHEHE....I read through that and thought "oh duh"!.... I was looking at the pattern piece wrong and seeing the widest part of the pattern piece as supposing to go around the hip area...lol.  Okay, off to make some clothes now...thanks!

DOn't feel too bad, my first one I sewed the skirt to the bodice with the seam on  the outside. Not becasue I can't read and follow directions, but becasue I was having a brain fart. Yeah late at night+sewing+Eliea=funky end result
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« Reply #7547 on: October 15, 2008 05:19:13 PM »

 Grin  poppet completed Grin

pics .....coming soon


 its 1.09am and i am wiped having spent the last five hours making my first poppet from scratch.

she has no hair yet thou,  she still cant make her mind up what she wants!!!
no ears .....i forgot them and quite like her without them at the moment
and she has no tail ...... she told me she didn't want a tail!!!!!  i think she wanted to stand out from the rest of the poppet family!!!!!

but she is gorgeous

thank you very much for such a great free pattern xxxxxxxxxxxxx
and ill definitely be making her a sister!!!!!
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« Reply #7548 on: October 16, 2008 12:17:04 AM »

pics of my no hair, no ears, no tail poppet

shes been named Lucy by my daughter




here she is with the hair she picked last night before i eventually got to bed!!!!! 



post another pic when shes completed and clothed!!!!

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ps i used teddy/doll joints for her legs and plastic shank buttons for the arms
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« Reply #7549 on: October 16, 2008 04:27:02 AM »

Oftentimes the problem with teddy bear joints is in the positioning.  Once they're on, they're there for ever!  You did a great job, Lucy is nice and even.
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