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« on: July 31, 2010 02:18:11 PM »

I've the poppet pattern for over a year and half and just finally got around to making one. My little 4 year old daughter saw her when I had just finished her hair and told me: "She's a teenager."  And I realized how right she was.

To begin with I had let my daughter pick the hair color. Miss Poppet (she is at the moment nameless) decided she didn't like the color. Of course this was decided until her hair was at least halfway done and I refused to start over. So we compromised and she got streaks up front. (In case you can't tell from the picture her hair is navy blue with light blue and purple streaks).

Then she had to have this fancy dress (which was somewhat of a pain to sew). She, however, as a complex about her shoulders and so I had to make a shrug to cover them. Then of course she needed jewelry, so a necklace was made. And she refuses to wear shoes.

Oh, and standing she is 17 inches tall. (My fabric was a little on the stretchy side.)







(She's got a lot of hair and it's hard for her to hold up her head.)
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010 07:15:41 PM »

Reminds me of my panther poppet, which was my first, I've given her so many haircuts and her head still won't support it all Cheesy I love her, she looks wonderful!
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010 04:48:36 AM »

She is amazing, I had never heard of Poppets until today, i usually just do crotcheting however have started making rag dolls, was looking for patterns and came accross these poppets? Could you tell me a bit more about them and any tips on getting started, I'm in awe she is fabulous.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010 06:15:04 AM »

Thanks.

The poppet pattern was created by Ghilie. If you go here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0 you will find the poppet along. The first post has all sorts of useful links, including the link to Ghilie's blog where you can get the free poppet pattern.  You can hit the show images only tab and see all the different poppets posted in the thread. There have been several variations of the basic pattern.  You could try and read the whole thread to get lots of useful tips, but it's really long. Really if you have a question you just need to ask there and someone will help you out.

If you have any more questions you can pm me and I'll try to help.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010 07:27:17 AM »

So cute I love that you finished her and with the wrap you cant even tell she has a shoulder issue. She is so cute. I found for the neck issue if you put a thin Popsicle stick up the neck and then stuff around it it really helps plus I stitch around the neck like 2 or 3 times to make sure it is tight. Cant wait to see the one for you hubby.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010 01:02:39 PM »

Super cute! I actually adore the streaks in her hair.

And her dress is awesome.

One of the things I've learned about poppet necks in making them is they have to be extra stiff, especially if your adding long hair. I've used everything from small wooden dowels to popsicle sticks and the best that's worked for me is an un-sharpened pencil.  It actually goes from the tip of her neck to right around belly button area and is easy to stuff around.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010 03:29:52 PM »

I'll have to put pencils on my shopping list. Thanks for the tip and the nice comments.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011 12:35:42 PM »

^Yeah, that's an awesome idea. I'll keep that in mind for my next one.  Smiley
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