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« on: September 27, 2014 09:29:20 PM »

Sorry about 'spamming' the board with projects but I forgot to post these guys here.  And now, to go with the spam, I give you much rambling and a super picture-heavy post!  Wink
(Note, to see any of the pictures larger, Right Click and choose View Image).


I have made quite a few Sherlock dolls in my time but I think this will be my last because I don't honestly think I could do any better than this guy. 



Sherlock's suit is made of black minky, with a white microfleece shirt for textural contrast.



His coat is removable; made of tshirt material with a layer of fleece sandwiched between for weight and bulk.
For someone with zero experience in making or patterning 'real clothes', his coat was a bit of a puzzle, but I think I got there in the end. The back pleats fan out wonderfully when he sits, and I even added the little 'hidden triangle' like the real coat.







Faux-leather for his shoes, which I think are my first 'proper' shoes on a sitting doll. Initially I was going to leave the shoes plain, but they seemed out of place with the rest of his detailing, so I gave them an upgrade, and so glad I did! Stangely, I think shoes are one of my favourite things to make for a doll. Cheesy



His buttonholes were a pain in the butt; my machine didn't want to stitch them through the thickness of the three layers, so I ended up satin stitching them on myself. His coat buttons are a wee bit big, but they are meant to be statement pieces afterall, and since those were the only buttons remotely akin to those on the real coat that I could find (and even then I had to paint them black) I decided to go with it.



His scarf was made from a soft flannelette fabric, which allowed me to fray the ends.



He has polypellets in his butt which gives him a really nice weight when held, and also makes sure he will sit properly when told to. However, this also means that he needs to be supported by a doll stand to stand properly -- something I didn't have on hand when photographing him -- thus in the standing pictures he's a little wonky, pictching backward or forward. It's also why his coat seems quite a bit longer than it actually is when standing.




 
Eyes are hand painted with acrylic paint in light green and light blues, with embroidered eyebrows. He was given a smirk and brown hair (rather than my previous use of black) by request. I hand curled the faux fur after getting a few remarks that my previous Sherlock didn't have curly enough hair. Wink



Hope you like him!~
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014 10:13:24 PM »

Oh my gosh!!  I understand why you feel this may be difficult to top!!  He is WONDERFUL!  The outfit is perfect, the hair looks so curly and soft, the expression looks a bit sarcastic... he is just so adorable!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2014 10:25:16 PM »

Oh my! He's so cute! **squeals** I can see why you said he's hard to top! Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014 11:43:53 PM »

Epically awesome!  You are so talented.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2014 01:08:21 AM »

Superb!
Incredible!
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014 06:13:57 AM »

He's very good. Thank you for giving us all the details. His shoes are really brilliant.  They look as if they were quite hard to make at that small scale.
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014 07:47:14 AM »

He is absolutely perfect!
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2014 05:29:56 PM »

Oh my gosh, he's beautiful! The hair and face are perfect. His little shoes and coat are awesome. ... I think I love him.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2015 01:08:05 PM »

This is the cutest! He's absolutely gorgeous. And all the details!!! How long did this take you?
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2015 04:17:01 PM »

This is the cutest! He's absolutely gorgeous. And all the details!!! How long did this take you?

Thank you!~  Ah, he took a long time, a couple of weeks, doing a couple of hours a day. Smiley
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