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Topic: Buie the unicorn poppet, and a dress/clothing tutorial *image heavy*  (Read 3441 times)
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« on: December 23, 2007 12:47:08 AM »

So meet Buie! (boo-Ee)



  She/he/it (i haven't decided yet) is my unicorn poppet.  Smiley

i adore her!  her feet i made into 2 big toes so they could be like hooves.



  and i gave Buie a tail too!



  She also has a dress.  (which i made when i got tired of sewing her weft of hair together.  it fell apart wice.  Sad    )

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2007 12:58:56 AM »

This is how i made her dress.

First,  i gathered all my supplies!

 pen, tracing paper, measuring tape, and poppet



first i lay my poppet down about the mddle of the page, and mark out hips, arms, waist, and where the crotch is on the poppet.





ad i connect hem all together so i have a rough shape of my poppet outline on there.



i measure out the hips and waist on the poppet..




 this is mostly to double check it later for the size of the dress.  and depending on how you want to put the dress on as well.

so after this,  i fold the paper in half  so when i cut it out,  i'll have a full pattern.  you can leave it in half if you want too.



i sketch out a few ideas for what i want the dress to look like.




finally settled for about half way,  i wanted a fuller skirt,  and the arms are going to be sewn together with ribbons to hold it on.

i then cut it out and tried the paper dress on my poppet.  they make great subjects.  you can pin it right to them,  no complaints!




Made a few adjustments to it.  the shoulder was a little too long.  i ended up cutting it back.  Then i sketched out the back piece for it.  you generally want the neck int he back higher then the front,  unless going for a apron look.  



then i put it on the fabric and with a pencil,  i sketched it lightly onto the fabric i was using for one side of my dress.  ( i made mine reversable,  you can do what you want at this point!)




  i do suggest to cut out a fairly wider seam allowance when doing this.  i sewed on all the lines i put ont eh fabric,  so you will need some extra room.  you can always cut it down he seam allowance after you sew it together.

  now i finished it off by sewing ribbons into the shoulders and making a inside layer so the dress is reversable.  Smiley

  this is a good way to do pants (like the poppet pants tutorial) dresses, shirts, skirts.  let your imagination go wild!
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2007 04:14:20 AM »

like with the lizard poppet, I love love love LOVE her skin!! and the horn, and the feet, and the dress! many thanks for the tutorial Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2007 05:57:32 AM »

She's awesome! I love her skin, that's the coolest looking material. Thanks for the tut!
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2007 06:12:25 AM »

Very good directions, I like the photos, that really lets me see what you mean!  I think I will go home and try making a dress for mine.
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2007 07:20:49 AM »

Brilliant tute, I might make a holiday dress for my poppet later  Grin

Buie's fabulous, I love her hooves!
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2007 08:01:42 AM »

Thanks everyone for the comments! Buie loves you too!

  i was hoping the tutorial was clear enough.  i really dislike vague ones with no pictures to explain.  i'm a person who learns visually.  show me anything visuall and i usually get it int he first second try!
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2007 10:08:21 AM »

Yep, gonna have to make one for my mom (huge unicorn collection)

I only hope mine looks as great as yours!

Her dress is fantastic!
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2007 12:18:59 PM »

Awesome!! I need a unicorn poppet. And that dress tute is just what I've been looking for. I need all the visuals, or else I just get lost. Thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2007 02:07:06 PM »

awesome! I am going to do unicorn next! great tute too!
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