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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2009 10:19:02 AM »

Well when would be the best time to start this for everybody?
And how much should we be making? Maybe just have it as 4-5 smalls? Or would you guys want to be sending more/less than that?
Also, I would be willing to organize if you guys want me to
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2009 10:36:29 AM »

I think that 4-5 sounds good.  The clothing is so small that it won't cost much ship, but it would be an amazing package to get that many things in a swap envelope. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009 12:37:20 PM »

Nezbutt- you are awesome for volunteering to organize the swap!  The send-out deadline for my current swap is May 9, so maybe we could start sign-ups in early May? (that's about 2 weeks)

Are we talking 4-5 points, outfits, or pieces of clothing? 
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009 02:14:26 PM »

Mid May sounds good to me, too. Two of my swaps will be over by then, so I'll have more time to devote. I waaaas going to lay off swapping for a while, but I have to do this one!
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009 02:24:28 PM »

I'm in but I have a question and a suggestion possibility.

Every poppet is a little different, how are we going to make sure that what we make is going to fit? I know we can send out measurements but even when I have my poppet in front of me, everything I make doesn't always fit.


As for the suggestion: Maybe we could do a costume swap? Or maybe incorporate a costume outfit as a part of the swap, I think that would be fun and while I have made a specific type of poppet, like a ballerina and an air pilot, I have my personal poppet who would like to play dress up too. Wink
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2009 03:39:30 PM »

As long as it's in May I'm in :-D
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2009 04:00:03 PM »

I'm in.  I agree that very specific measurements would be needed to the correct fit of clothing.  love2teach
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2009 06:49:41 PM »

Maybe it could be a two part swap.  Make a dress form from your poppet with duct tape or whatever and send it to your partner.  Partner makes clothes and sends the dressform and the clothes back.
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2009 07:19:08 PM »

Maybe it could be a two part swap.  Make a dress form from your poppet with duct tape or whatever and send it to your partner.  Partner makes clothes and sends the dressform and the clothes back.

Great idea.  I made a duct tape dress form of myself (quite an experience in itself), but I never thought of make one of my dolls.

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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2009 07:45:04 PM »

these are the mesurements I always ask for when I make poppet clothing:

Shoulders (widest part)
hand(widest part)
Hips (widest part)
Length of leg from hip to ankle
Length of arm from shoulder to wrist
Feet around toes
Feet length
Length from base of neck to crotch
Length from base of neck to "waist"
Length from waist to tail(if applicable)

Pretty much with those measurements any opening (sleeves pants etc) should be the same width or wider than the measurement to ensure that the hands/feet will fit through them and at least long enough that the poppet doesn't look like it's outgrow it's clothing. This is pretty easy to make sure it fits as you measure the pattern FIRST then add to the edges to make wider, longer etc, then make the clothing.
The only thing that I think would be tricky is hats and tail holes on clothing. so for that it might be best to steer clear unless it's something that doesn't require space for the ears or tail. (ie the poppet is human style and doesn't have them)

As to time mid may is good for me. Smiley
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