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« Reply #10010 on: September 15, 2009 04:42:58 PM »

That looks like a material fault - how stretchy is the fabric you are using?

Also, a bjd looks like that because it has to, there is no other way to get a solid hunk of resin to articulate like a human.  Cloth is a different medium, and can be smooth and unjointed with the skeleton inside.  The challenge with cloth is to get the features to look as realistic as what can be achieved through a clay sculpt. 
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« Reply #10011 on: September 15, 2009 04:50:38 PM »

if you took a square of it it stretches about this much one way- and this much another way------ on each side...
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« Reply #10012 on: September 15, 2009 04:57:06 PM »

if you took a square of it it stretches about this much one way- and this much another way------ on each side...

I would try clipping the curves or using a pinking shears on the inside seams. That usually helps them lay nice and flat.
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« Reply #10013 on: September 15, 2009 05:08:58 PM »

it has no inside seams i handsewed it.

i have these sweatpants that would make the most awesome poppet- but i still wear them

like my new avvy?
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« Reply #10014 on: September 15, 2009 05:14:55 PM »

Oh, lovesclutter- her eyes and dress are lovely together!

Thank you gals, and she looks great with her new owner. Can't wait to find out her name. That girl was so sweet to craft for.
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« Reply #10015 on: September 15, 2009 06:45:40 PM »

it has no inside seams i handsewed it.

i have these sweatpants that would make the most awesome poppet- but i still wear them

like my new avvy?
The handsewing may be why the fabric bunched then. Sorry!
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« Reply #10016 on: September 15, 2009 06:48:58 PM »

it has no inside seams i handsewed it.

i have these sweatpants that would make the most awesome poppet- but i still wear them

like my new avvy?
It will still have some sort of seams or the fabric wouldn't meet and the stuffing will fall out. If you sewed it by hand it could be the stitches. How big are they? If they are larger try makeing another row of stitches in between the current ones and see if that helps. If not try the following method:
If you have any way of getting some iron on interfacing I think that would solve the problem of the stretch and allow you pack the stuffing in proper. If you can't  buy some try putting in your sig that you are looking for it. someone on craftster almost always has what I'm looking for when I do that. Either for trade, or on a good sale etc. Smiley
It sounds to me like the problem is the stretch goes the same way the seam on the face does. And that's causing it to pucker when you stuff. You stuff it stretches.
Try the above or try taking the stuffing out and using a different one. If you can't use something else to stuff it try fluffing the stuffing up. Pull it apart and stretch it out then put it back in carefully so it doesn't clump.
Most times it's either stuffing or fabric clumping or stretching too much.
hope one of those works for you!
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« Reply #10017 on: September 15, 2009 07:35:00 PM »

it has no inside seams i handsewed it.

i have these sweatpants that would make the most awesome poppet- but i still wear them

like my new avvy?
It will still have some sort of seams or the fabric wouldn't meet and the stuffing will fall out. If you sewed it by hand it could be the stitches. How big are they? If they are larger try makeing another row of stitches in between the current ones and see if that helps. If not try the following method:
If you have any way of getting some iron on interfacing I think that would solve the problem of the stretch and allow you pack the stuffing in proper. If you can't  buy some try putting in your sig that you are looking for it. someone on craftster almost always has what I'm looking for when I do that. Either for trade, or on a good sale etc. Smiley
It sounds to me like the problem is the stretch goes the same way the seam on the face does. And that's causing it to pucker when you stuff. You stuff it stretches.
Try the above or try taking the stuffing out and using a different one. If you can't use something else to stuff it try fluffing the stuffing up. Pull it apart and stretch it out then put it back in carefully so it doesn't clump.
Most times it's either stuffing or fabric clumping or stretching too much.
hope one of those works for you! 4
i really think its the fabric.. i tried it with a rectangle sewing and it puckered too.. the seam allwence goes this way:I and the fabric - so no... and alwaysinspired i sewied tiny with all things kept straight so i guess its the evil fabric.. but what to do with it...
i'll see maybe it machine sews up ok and will make a miny bear or something.. Cry
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« Reply #10018 on: September 16, 2009 07:51:59 AM »

it has no inside seams i handsewed it.

i have these sweatpants that would make the most awesome poppet- but i still wear them

like my new avvy?
It will still have some sort of seams or the fabric wouldn't meet and the stuffing will fall out. If you sewed it by hand it could be the stitches. How big are they? If they are larger try makeing another row of stitches in between the current ones and see if that helps. If not try the following method:
If you have any way of getting some iron on interfacing I think that would solve the problem of the stretch and allow you pack the stuffing in proper. If you can't  buy some try putting in your sig that you are looking for it. someone on craftster almost always has what I'm looking for when I do that. Either for trade, or on a good sale etc. Smiley
It sounds to me like the problem is the stretch goes the same way the seam on the face does. And that's causing it to pucker when you stuff. You stuff it stretches.
Try the above or try taking the stuffing out and using a different one. If you can't use something else to stuff it try fluffing the stuffing up. Pull it apart and stretch it out then put it back in carefully so it doesn't clump.
Most times it's either stuffing or fabric clumping or stretching too much.
hope one of those works for you! 4
i really think its the fabric.. i tried it with a rectangle sewing and it puckered too.. the seam allwence goes this way:I and the fabric - so no... and alwaysinspired i sewied tiny with all things kept straight so i guess its the evil fabric.. but what to do with it...
i'll see maybe it machine sews up ok and will make a miny bear or something.. Cry
Yep that sounds like a fabric issue. Like it's trying to stretch too much. Interfacing is about the only thing I can think of that will fix it then. it looks a bit thin too and that could be some of the problem but then I know it's hard to tell from pictures.
sometimes the machine sewing makes the difference. not sure why since if you sew tiny enough by hand it's practically the same but sometimes the fabric just seems to get along better with the sewing machine. lol
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« Reply #10019 on: September 16, 2009 06:53:05 PM »

soo.... yeah
is your page order backwards too?

Go to My Craftster > My Profile > Look and Layout Preferences -- "uncheck Show most recent posts at the top."
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