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Topic: Poppet: Leonardo the Lion ROAR! ~ Now with pants tute!!  (Read 6811 times)
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« on: December 03, 2007 03:18:24 PM »

This Poppet was so much fun to make. I felt like the fabric called to me that it needed to be a lion. I already had the fringe from another project, so that was an easy thought to come up with. His eyes are hand painted. He's modeling a pair of wide leg, distressed jeans with a nut for a snap closure, and a fake leather biker jacket, all of my design. So here he is:











pants tute
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007 03:45:10 PM »

this is gorgeous - that lion has real attitude - in a good way Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007 03:46:50 PM »

Now that is an impressive Poppet! I love it. Any tips on making the pants? I've been thinking of making some for my poppet, but can't figure out where to start.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007 03:49:27 PM »

I'll make up a tute and post it here. Give me a little time to write it up, okay?

This is my first tutorial. I hope it's clear. If not, you can pm me and I'll try to explain.
Here goes. (big breath!)

Lay the doll on a piece of paper, the waist of your doll should hit about 1 inch below the top edge of the paper, and the side edges should extend out approx. 2 inches on each side of the doll's waist to allow for an elastic casing and 1/4 inch seam allowances, 1/2 inch less if putting in a fitted waist band.



Using a pencil, so that you don't mark up your doll, make a mark just under the crotch and extend the mark to the side edge of the paper.


Curving upward, extend the mark to the top edge of the paper. You now have the crotch.



Fold the paper in half lengthwise and cut on the line through both layers of paper.



Unfold, and make markings for pattern, "waist", "Cut 2", "Lengthen here for hem," "cut here for fitted waistband,"



For a fitted waistband, wrap 2 inch piece of paper around the waist and mark just outside where the paper meets (for seam allowance.)


This is a pattern for wide leg pants. For more fitted pants, narrow the bottom. The waistband piece is only needed if you're not going to use the top half of the pants pattern for an elastic casing. You can add whatever embellishments you want ie. pockets, but you'll need to do this before assembling the pants.
 To assemble the pants:
With right sides of fabric together sew the crotch pieces. Putting crotch seams together, sew the pant legs. Then either turn the top of the waist and make a casing for elastic, or add the waistband. You'll want to hem the pants before sewing up the side to make it easier.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007 07:11:53 PM »

OOoo, Neat!  So, no Pimp Lion, huh?   Cry
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007 07:48:53 PM »

Are his eyes handpainted acrylic/plastic doll eyes? Or are they something else?

He looks awesome, I love his mane of hair! Gorgeous~!
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007 08:26:52 PM »

OOoo, Neat!  So, no Pimp Lion, huh?   Cry
Naw. He's going to a 12 year old mommy. It just wouldn't be right.

Are his eyes handpainted acrylic/plastic doll eyes? Or are they something else?

He looks awesome, I love his mane of hair! Gorgeous~!
His eyes are simple plastic CHEAP buttons. They come 4 to 6  to a card at Wal-mart they're sixty something cents for a card, at Jo Anns they were 96 cents, I think. They were much cheaper than dolls eyes at 4-6 bucks a pair, and I can use them for joints too. They're painted with acrylics and then covered with a glossy clear finish. I like being able to customize them any way i want.


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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007 08:41:25 PM »

I like how his outfit turned out-the jeans are really cute. And I'm thinking I really need to check out these cheap buttons and paint me some eyes!
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007 05:45:18 AM »

He's so cute, love that fabric!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2007 08:39:53 AM »

Wow I love your creativity and Leonardo too!
Great job!
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