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« Reply #13160 on: August 21, 2014 08:13:18 PM »

I think there is a small tutorial, or at least a description on how to do eyelids around here somewhere.

Also, depending on where you attach the leg to the body can make the poppet more hippy.

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« Reply #13161 on: September 24, 2014 03:39:53 PM »

Also, you really have to pull tight when you joint. Part of what I think makes mine stand (aside from the bottom of the feet not being too curvy) is that after dry-fitting and making sure you are in the right place, make the jointing is super tight so the legs go straight not in. I'll try and find a pic.

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« Reply #13162 on: September 24, 2014 04:15:24 PM »

If you joint high, it will be hip-py. If you joint lower it will not be as much... but don't go too low or clothes won't fit.

Also, legs are weight bearing, and the doll is top heavy. Everything should be stuffed evenly and firm, not overstuffed, not soft and squishy.  Like making sausages. Your first pic - stuffing looks ok, jointing looks loose. Also, I "cover" my button with batting, then safety-pin my button in the leg before stuffing then I stuff a little more on the outside of the leg and not too much on the inside. The safety-pin being in the way helps remind me not to stuff too much. So you could reduce the stuffing as Sharalee said.

Joint tightly, so when it's standing the body and head won't swing loosely backward and forward.  I notice your first pic there is a big space between the legs, the bottom of your body seems wide, and jointing seems loose. I believe someone once squished it under their knee in order to joint tight enough. Wink I used to do that until I realized if everything is stuffed tight and feet are relatively flat, you just need to be snug.

In this pic, this one stands but it could've been done a little higher. I try to pick a spot on the body, put the leg up to it and swivel it around as if attached, to see if it looks good.

Here is a sample of dry fitting.  Use pins to hold in place. This one needed to move more to the doll's back before it will stand. If you have a Barbie doll, take a look at placement.

Hope this helps. :-)


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« Reply #13163 on: June 16, 2015 04:43:04 PM »

Hi Poppetteers! I am willing to organize a "Mini Poppet Swap" and was wondering if there was any extra interest here?
« Reply #13164 on: June 17, 2015 06:03:42 PM »

A Poppet Swap is up if anyone is interested in making/swapping
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