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Topic: How do I make a mannequin doll for size 4/5?  (Read 868 times)
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kaymadben
« on: May 15, 2008 08:42:49 PM »

I sell my clothes in a local boutique and want to make a mannequin stuffed doll to display some clothes on. Any ideas or know of any patterns? I need them to be 3 to 4 feet tall for a 4/5 year old. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008 06:35:41 AM »

Hollie Hobbie doll pattern has very natural proportions, blow it up with a copier or (if available) a opaque projector to get a pattern the size you need.

You will need to put something rigid inside (backbone & shoulders at least, maybe hips too) as well as stuffing to get it to model well, Plastic pipe would probably be good, rigid but not too heavy & you can buy all the pieces & connectors you need in one stop at the hardware store- less than $10 worth of pipe & fittings Smiley
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kaymadben
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008 08:21:52 AM »

I'll see if I can find the holly hobbie pattern. I found this one online:
http://dollmaker.nunodoll.com/girl/

I know it's only 31 inches tall but I'm probably just gonna put dresses on her. Tell me what you guys think? I wish she was a foot taller but she looks fairly simple to make.
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