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Topic: Whew! My first poppet is finally done ^_^  (Read 6245 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2008 07:31:19 AM »

I LOVE the kimono ( since i'm in love with Japanese / Chinese things ) and the puppet ! Hitting this rocks !
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2008 07:50:02 AM »

Great poppet! I love the hair. I actually made a poppet kimono too for the geisha, Sayuri, I made for a friend. I just took measurements of the doll and used rectangles of fabric in those measurements, plus a bit for seam allowances. I didn't have time to line the one I made, but I did make a fake under collar which turned out great. I wanted to cheat on the obi, but I did it the long way and was happy with how it turned out. I love your idea of the ribbon though. A lot simpler!! I should have written down my pattern  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2008 08:06:06 AM »

Beautiful!  I love the detailed sculpting.  It great to see how the poppet keeps evolving!

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2008 08:23:14 AM »

Eliea:  Thanks so much!  Her knees are really simple.  I just put the needle in behind her knee, came out on the upper right side of her little knee bump, then I put the needle through (over her skin) just below that on the lower right side of the knee bump, then back underneath the skin and out again in the same hole on the upper right.  Then I pulled that snug.  I only did one go-through because I wanted her knees to be subtle.  From the upper right needle hole, I took a very tiny stitch to the left, then went underneath the skin to the upper left side and out, then down to the lower left. Then back up to the upper left once, then back over the skin to the lower left.   I took a tiny stitch to the right, then I went over to the lower right hole from underneath the skin, and then back out the back of the knee.  It sounds confusing when I read what I just typed, but you basically kind of stitch in a square, with all of the horizontal stitches being underneath the poppet's skin.  Hope that makes sense!  I can take pics when I do my next one if anyone wants me to. ^^
I would personally love a tut But I think I can figure it out from that too. Pictures would just make it much easier. However I will give it a try sans pics this weekend and let you know how it goes!
I really appreciate the info. I am just not good at picturing how to get the sculpting from point A to point B and look the way I want in my head. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2008 09:09:54 AM »

That is so reassuring to me! I'm making 4 poppets for my sister's family for Christmas, and the oldest girl will be 12. Good to know it's not too old for dollies! Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2008 09:23:49 AM »

the embroidery floss makes very nice hair. Sometimes DMC is on sale for 5/$1 so not a bad  price. I'm going to try it. It's so great when someone appreciates our hard work. The kimono is very nice too.

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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2008 09:46:08 AM »

Shes so cute! I love her hair! and everything else about her too Grin
You did a fabulous job!

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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2008 12:37:04 PM »

Shes so pretty ^-^ I love her hair and kimono and eyes. Very well done!

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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2008 12:51:16 PM »

She's absolutely beautiful!!!

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2008 01:04:27 PM »

She's really beautiful! I love the kimono and her hair too. How did you attach her hair? Did you do it like on the pattern or did you do something different? The knees are such a good idea too! I really need to make a few more of these-the more I see of them, the more I want to make more!


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