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« on: September 08, 2012 02:15:54 PM »

I'm sick of looking at all my naked dolls and am now setting about dressing them.

I'm starting with trying to knock up a dress pattern for a poppet &  because I want the clothing fairly tight, It's difficult to make it all in one piece and then dress the doll. A tight waist doesn't go over her childbearing hips or her fat head, and tight sleeves don't go over her big fat hands. But if I dress her in pieces & sew the clothing right to her body, I feel like I'm cheating, especially as I'm trying to improve my skills & seem a bit more professional.
So what do you all do? Do you sew the clothing right to the body, or do you make the clothes separately & dress the doll
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012 03:47:16 AM »

When I made a Poppet for a little friend of mine I made the clothes loose and easy to remove/replace/dress again but the dolls I've made recently have had their clothes sewn on or made as part of their body.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012 03:05:37 PM »

My "art" dolls I usually sew the clothes on, but they are all specifically representative of things and shouldn't have a wardrobe.

For the doll with wardrobes, may I suggest elastic, snaps and velcro.  Depending on your level of manipulation, you could even do zippers and buttons.  I'm also a big fan of corseting or using lacing.  I usually use elastic and snaps, reserving velcro for dolls for little ones.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012 04:42:58 AM »

 I agree with that... I try to always make removable clothes, so I normally use buttons and elastic. They work pretty fine! Cheesy
Are u going to make some specific clothes?! Or is it going to be your design?
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013 02:03:03 PM »

It depends on who/what the doll is for.
I made a mini plush for my friend and I sewed the clothes onto him because that's what she wanted.
I've made plushies for relatives' children and made the clothes removable because children like to play dress up with their dolls.
I'm making a few dolls for myself now and they'll have removable clothes. I'm going to make various outfits for different seasons so I can dress them up accordingly. Example: I'll be making a Santa suit for the Snape plushie I'm making and am thinking of making him a pair of bunny ears for Easter.
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013 07:08:06 PM »

Ooohhhh Snape plushie Smiley

I have not made cloth dolls for approximately 2 years. And I have not made a poppet yet.

But on my cloth doll I used to incorporate my shoes and stockings onto the legs, so they were not removable, but I used to make the dress removable, but very very hard to do so. But it depends who it is for.

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013 07:11:36 PM »

Ooohhhh Snape plushie Smiley

I have not made cloth dolls for approximately 2 years. And I have not made a poppet yet.

But on my cloth doll I used to incorporate my shoes and stockings onto the legs, so they were not removable, but I used to make the dress removable, but very very hard to do so. But it depends who it is for.



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