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Topic: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along  (Read 1785313 times)
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« Reply #9140 on: June 03, 2009 05:51:27 AM »

Amigurl that is awesome and looks so well tailored. I definitely need to practice my sewing skills.

Kim D, I love her, something about a tealish poppet always looks so beautiful. While I love fire colors, I also feel soothed by the water girls. Great. Hope you niece enjoys her.
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« Reply #9141 on: June 03, 2009 06:04:38 AM »

I've made 2 poppet kimono's. 1 long and 1 short. I haven't posted the girl wearing the short kimono on here yet so I'll do that now before work. I didn't use a pattern for mine. Just draping and a basic knowledge of how they go together.
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« Reply #9142 on: June 03, 2009 06:21:41 AM »

wtpdesigns  I am glad that you stepped up and took credit I didnt want anyone to think it was my genous but I didnt remember your name. But I am glad that it worked out that kimono looks awesome. I might have to make one yet.  Sorry again about forgetting who gave it to me.  Undecided
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« Reply #9143 on: June 03, 2009 06:25:25 AM »

Here is my girl Cherry's post.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307763.0
Her kimono was just draped and figured in my head!
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« Reply #9144 on: June 03, 2009 09:27:56 AM »

KimD- cute poppet!

Thanks for all the compliments, and thanks for sharing the pattern, wtpdesigns!  If anyone wants to try their hand at a kimono and needs some help, let me know.  I may try using actual "kimono" type fabric next.  I'm kind of afraid to.  LOL.

AlwaysInspired- Cherry is adorable!  I want to steal her.
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« Reply #9145 on: June 03, 2009 10:17:23 AM »

yes please i would like to have a go and the kimono looks great btw!!
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« Reply #9146 on: June 03, 2009 07:42:14 PM »

So, I got all my stuff (my fabric store didn't have any of the reccomended fabrics so I got a stretchy suede) and started in.  As soon as I finished the first foot, I found that when the fabric was cut at the store, the edge that I'd used had been nicked, so I had to redo.  *le sigh*  Anyway, I fixed that, made arms and legs with no issues, then the torso.  I will admit, it kicked my butt.  Somehow, my shoulder seams ended up wonky as all get out, though my oh-so-patient roommate has assured me REPEATEDLY that they aren't as bad as I think they are, LOL!  I just finished sewing the head and I'm going to stuff it tomorrow and assemble.  Cheesy  At that point, I'll get some photos of it, despite being pretty sure that I won't be able to get clothes made tomorrow as I've got 2 kids running around and a swap I need to work on.
I've got two quick questions before I pass out for the night, first of all, I can't tell if this is a gender-specific pattern.  I've got an idea (a sneaky one) and it needs boy patterns.  Any thoughts?
And has anyone used felt to do this?  I know it's not stretchy, but for less than $2 for what I needed, I figured it was worth a shot.  Thanks!!
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« Reply #9147 on: June 04, 2009 05:38:58 AM »

I can't tell if this is a gender-specific pattern.  I've got an idea (a sneaky one) and it needs boy patterns.  Any thoughts?
And has anyone used felt to do this?  I know it's not stretchy, but for less than $2 for what I needed, I figured it was worth a shot.  Thanks!!

Ghilie's poppet pattern has somewhat of a more girly figure, with wider hips. Alot of people in the poppet along have adapted the pattern, de-widing the hips, placing the shoulders farther back, etc. to give the pattern a more male appearance. I haven't made a boy (yet), but I feel as if when I joint the poppet, I do it so tightly that you cannot tell that the poppet has wide hips or anything, so I think that as is the pattern would be fine for a boy. 

As for felt, I use felt all of the time to make poppet clothes (in fact I pretty much only use felt), because I am not the world's greatest sewer, but I have never attempted to make a poppet out of felt. I guess it would depend on the quality of felt (ie. not something that was going to rip/ make a hole in it when you tried to turn the piece inside out), and it might be more difficult time wise turning the felt pieces, like the legs or arms, the right way without any stretch. It could be possible though.
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« Reply #9148 on: June 04, 2009 07:53:14 AM »

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« Reply #9149 on: June 04, 2009 07:58:39 AM »

I was thinking the same thing about turning, but I'm going to give it a whirl just the same.  Cheesy  I use the end of a pen to turn, so I'm hoping that the lack of sharpness will keep the holes down.
Another thought/question:  I know that most of the poppeteers use yarn for hair, has anyone thought about using Saran/nylon traditional doll hair?  My roommate (who claims to not be crafty, but is totally lying, I'll have posts later to show what she's been up to) commented yesterday that it would be cool if there was a way to knot the hair and pull it through the actual head.  I told her that is what you do with normal doll hair and that yarn would probably not hold up so well.  Which got me thinking, despite the utter volume of the hair required, WOULD that style of hair work?  Once I've done a few I think I might give it a shot, unless someone knows that it just doesn't work.  I know it will be more labor intensive, BUT I figure that for quality/variety of colors it would be totally worth it in the long run.  Especially since I've been thinking about how to make spiky hair.  So, thoughts anyone??
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