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« Reply #12580 on: November 15, 2012 06:20:11 AM »

If you use the woven microsude, make sure you make the seam allowances larger and then clip the curves.  I've used that before, and it tore apart on the smaller, more delicate areas. 
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« Reply #12581 on: November 16, 2012 04:33:26 AM »

If you use the woven microsude, make sure you make the seam allowances larger and then clip the curves.  I've used that before, and it tore apart on the smaller, more delicate areas. 

... That was totally meant to read knitted microsuede! But yes, if it were woven I would probably use fray-check or (more likely) double the seams for extra strength. Fraying sucks.
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« Reply #12582 on: December 11, 2012 07:57:11 PM »

Wow!!!!! So much talent!!

I have been stalking this thread (I may have skipped a couple of pages) but WOW.

I have the pattern and I want to make a poppet now too!!!!

I am slowly collecting supplies (buying the online) and waiting for them to arrive.

I also need to buy a sewing machine. But I believe it will be well worth it!!

I am thinking a black swan poppet set Smiley

Once I am acquainted with the pattern I would love to join a swap, I have not done any swaps yet!!!
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« Reply #12583 on: December 11, 2012 09:12:49 PM »

How do you get that lovely blush colour on the poppet's cheeks?Huh?

I can not find freezer paper in Australia and our paper reams come covered in a plasticy cover (I checked the ones at work) or in Boxes..

Could I use baking paper, or tracing paper. Because they have a waxy side
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« Reply #12584 on: December 12, 2012 06:10:53 AM »

Freezer paper has a plastic side - I'm not sure wax would work. But, you can always trace the pattern onto the wrong side of your fabric with a fabric pencil or chalk.

The blush, correct me if I'm mistaken, is just blush.  Wink I think.
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« Reply #12585 on: December 12, 2012 06:56:03 AM »

How do you get that lovely blush colour on the poppet's cheeks?Huh?

I can not find freezer paper in Australia and our paper reams come covered in a plasticy cover (I checked the ones at work) or in Boxes..

Could I use baking paper, or tracing paper. Because they have a waxy side

The blush is just blush or a little bit of pastels, whatever is in your closet.

Freezer paper has a waxy side and a paper side, which is why it works.  I'm unfamiliar with baking paper.  Maybe you could ask the butcher in your supermarket?

You could always test it.  Just iron the waxy side onto some scrap fabric and see if it sticks and peels off nicely.  Dont touch the wax part to your iron though. 
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« Reply #12586 on: December 12, 2012 04:19:46 PM »

So things are crazy right now, but I would love a poppet swap after the first of the new year. I would be willing to organize one too.
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« Reply #12587 on: December 12, 2012 04:44:57 PM »

Awesome!!

I might just give it a whirl!! You don't know if you never try Smiley

The blush looks great. I did not realise that it was actual blush. I am still working my way through reading the thread.

I would love to do a swap Smiley I do not have a replacement sewing machine yet!

But I would love to join.
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« Reply #12588 on: December 12, 2012 05:40:57 PM »

Hey there Beth and everyone! After crazy is over, I'm in. I think momof2 has been waiting for a swap too.
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« Reply #12589 on: December 12, 2012 09:05:59 PM »

I'd be in.
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