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Lrschic
« on: July 23, 2008 08:32:18 AM »

I have made about 6 dolls over the past year and a half, but my most successful has been Quinn, the 7th attempt.
Meet Quinn.





You can read more about Quinn on my blog.
http://aboxliving.blogspot.com/2008/07/crafting-it-up.html

Thanks for reading!

For small tutorial, please see replies #3 & #7. Smiley

HAIR TUTORIAL LINK: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=258880.msg2896657#msg2896657
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008 08:56:58 AM »

very cute! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008 09:09:24 AM »

Quinn is adorable! How did you arrange and attach that beautiful hair?
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008 10:22:55 AM »

Thank you both!  Smiley

How did you arrange and attach that beautiful hair?

I have made a drawing in paint (apologies for the low quality) to try to explain my methods. I had sewn the hair while sewing the body together on a doll with black hair, and it looked all spaced out. I decided that for Quinn I would attach her hair by hand after she was stuffed and sewn up.


I used tan thread, so you can see that this is her "middle part"


and a "side part." (She has one on each side.)


Does that make sense? Next time I'll try to do a step by step. Let me know if you have anymore questions.

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008 10:43:07 AM »

Thanks for the explanation! Another question: does the yarn just hang down the back, or is it attached somehow, too? Also, what type of stitch did you use along the part to keep the yarn from slipping? Thanks for being so open with your methods. My foil each time I make a doll is the hair, so I appreciate the info!
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008 10:49:16 AM »

Quinn is adorable!  I love the hair and they patchwork dress.  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2008 10:54:38 AM »

She is sooo cute! Her dress and face are the sweetest things ever.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2008 12:32:37 PM »

Thanks yackyjan and knickertwist! Smiley
I thought her face came off looking more adult than cutesy, like I wanted, but I still like the result. Smiley

Thanks for the explanation! Another question: does the yarn just hang down the back, or is it attached somehow, too? Also, what type of stitch did you use along the part to keep the yarn from slipping? Thanks for being so open with your methods. My foil each time I make a doll is the hair, so I appreciate the info!
I did the same thing with the yarn on the back of her head--the middle part that is. Because I didn't stitch the sides though, the yarn hangs like straight hair.
Also, I just used a sort of running stitch. I made sure to go through the middle of each piece of yarn, as well as entirely around each piece, and pull it tight. I'm sure it wouldn't stand up to kid usage, but since it's just for me I don't mind. It helps that the yarn is thick & bumpy because it looks like real hair.
In case anyone is interested, the yarn I used is Red Heart brand "Light & Lofty." The color is 9376 Wine. It's acrylic, and I probably bought it at Walmart.

I hope this helps. Like I said, the hair has been what I disliked about earlier dolls. Let me know if you make any dolls!
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