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« on: September 12, 2013 05:10:48 PM »

My family LOVE the Dr Who series. My husband watched when it first came out and then was pleased to discover that BBC started making episodes again. He was delighted to introduce our family to the Doctor. When I first started making dolls, it was to make characters from  the series for my children, because action figures were too expensive and not really for play. I feel as though I've come full circle making this doll.
It was a bit monotonous using the same fabric for the entire thing. It's not a very happy color. But I love how she turned out in the end. I have to tell myself every time I make a doll, to trust the process, because every one goes through an ugly stage.

For this doll I started off with a cone shape to which I added the torso. The head is similar to the 4 piece head in the poppet pattern. Her wings are quilted and then shaded with a graphite pencil. Her hair is tubes of fabric with pipe cleaners that have been inserted and twisted to resemble curls, and the hand tacked to the head. Her dress was put on and tacked in places to fix the folds in place. Then her arms were sewn to her body using a ladder stitch. She stands 9 inches tall.

« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013 11:31:29 PM »

Very realistic and neatly done. The amount of work is mind blowing!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013 06:11:13 AM »

Very well done and so detailed.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013 07:09:08 AM »

Such great work.  And that grey may have been boring to work with, but it's the perfect fabric.

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013 09:44:54 AM »

Thanks. It's amazing what kind of textiles are available these days. Before, if I wanted to make a doll like this, I'd have had to speckle the fabric myself with paint and a toothbrush.

« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013 10:21:16 AM »

Wow, this is amazing! I love the amount of detail you put into it!1

« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2013 12:30:54 PM »

Seriously awesome! I favorited it on etsy in the hopes someone will buy it for me, lol.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2013 04:45:13 AM »

She is AMAZING!. The techniques you used on her hair and wings especially were genius! And you picked the perfect fabric - I've never seen anything quite like it. Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2013 06:51:46 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2013 07:09:32 AM »

Wow!  Amazing!  So much love went into this.  The dress and curls are fabulous!
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