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« Reply #11430 on: July 03, 2010 01:36:13 AM »

Hi Tabiekat,
spotlight quite possibly won't have what you want, but i know a seller on ebay, in Australia, who sells faux suede which works wonders for these dolls, and another one who sells doe suede and craft velour which works wonders also.
I have, on the rare occasion found what I want (for doll material) at spotlight. If in doubt, as someone for doe suede, craft velour of faux suede.
Spotlight is good for eyes and yarn, for hair, though, and I love their scraps/offcuts bin as you can quite often get nice bits of material, just big enough to make what you want.
If you want the ebay details/shop for the sellers, let me know. (btw 1/2 meter of doe suede should do a minimum of 2 dolls)
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tabiekat
« Reply #11431 on: July 03, 2010 04:15:51 AM »

hey

thank you everyone, i went to Spotlight earlier and found some suede, it was in the upholstery part just as kwiltykate said, so half a metre should do two, thats good i all ready have the plan for them, and the fabrics for their clothes, just a matter of free time now Smiley
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Mishdafish
« Reply #11432 on: July 03, 2010 04:27:19 AM »

Thanks katara! The jacket is mostly finished now, just a bit of the collar left. I glued the edges of the fabric to prevent fraying and still being able to have a tiny seam allowance which seemed to firm the material up. Only the boots left and then pictures Smiley
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« Reply #11433 on: July 03, 2010 01:12:29 PM »

Thanks katara! The jacket is mostly finished now, just a bit of the collar left. I glued the edges of the fabric to prevent fraying and still being able to have a tiny seam allowance which seemed to firm the material up. Only the boots left and then pictures Smiley

Just glad I could help! Can't wait to see how your poppet turned out!
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« Reply #11434 on: July 03, 2010 02:56:10 PM »

I have done arms and legs Yay!!  I was using my trusty end-of-a-paintbrush-I-ruined-by-not-washing-the-varnish-out-of-properly tool to turn the limbs in the right way, but it did not withstand the pressure and snapped Sad I know have my deceased-grannys-metal-crochet-hook tool to use instead and its much better!  Also my beading pliers were good for pulling the hands through the wrist (that's a tight bit) so long as I dont pull too hard and mark the fabric.  I think my faux suede may be a little thicker than the norm but its not too bad to work with and should be pretty hard wearing. 

I do have a bit of a problem with the ankles though, they have creased a little and they are pulling the foot up towards the leg instead of being at right angles.  Any advice as to how I prevent this next time?
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« Reply #11435 on: July 03, 2010 03:23:48 PM »

When you sew a right angle, you should notch the seam allowance at the point where it turns so it doesn't pull.  At least, that's what it sounds like is happening.  Clip the seam allowance  - thats for everything you sew, not just poppets.

I finally have a WIP that will become an FO.  I swear, if it weren't for swaps I would get nothing done.
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« Reply #11436 on: July 03, 2010 04:58:50 PM »

When you sew a right angle, you should notch the seam allowance at the point where it turns so it doesn't pull.  At least, that's what it sounds like is happening.  Clip the seam allowance  - thats for everything you sew, not just poppets.

I finally have a WIP that will become an FO.  I swear, if it weren't for swaps I would get nothing done.
Exactly. You'll want to use a pair of scissors with a sharp tip and clips around the edges of the fabric almost to the seam where you sewed but not quite. Do this all around the head especially and the body. It really is good to do it on the whole doll as it makes her curves show nicer and she stuffs better. Smiley
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« Reply #11437 on: July 04, 2010 05:25:52 AM »

Oh waht that all it was?  I forgot to do it on the legs but I did do it on the arms which explains alot.  Thanks for the quick replies.
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« Reply #11438 on: July 04, 2010 01:15:23 PM »

well it's been about 2 years since I made my last poppet so I am totally inspired to make a better one. I just have to decide which fabric to use. I am going to make a parrot themed poppet Cheesy I will try to get it done in the next week!
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« Reply #11439 on: July 04, 2010 01:47:31 PM »

ooo parrot sounds exciting!  I don't know what mine is going to be yet :S I keep changing my mind all the time but I think I have narrowed it down to 2 now.
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