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From: tiedyejudy
Date: 12-19-2005, 07:38 AM (1 of 2)
Hi, all. I'm stuck in doll-making these days, but need a little advice. I have been wanting to create a 'hippie' doll for several years, but I am a novice at making dolls, and have only followed patterns made by others. Are there any of you out there who have designed your own dolls who can give me some guidance on how to go about doing it? I'm not worried about designing the clothing, just the basic doll construction, facial features, etc.


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User: tiedyejudy
Member since: 08-10-2005
Total posts: 78
From: DorothyL
Date: 12-19-2005, 08:40 AM (2 of 2)
Judy --
I'm no expert but I have a pattern for a 15 inch fashion doll that I didn't like the face for. It was flat. So I cut two profiles and sewed them together to give more dimension. Then I did just a tiny bit of sculpting on it around the eyes to set them in and used fabric marking pens to draw eyes and mouth and a bit of crayon for the cheeks and make up. It worked really well.
And for hair I got a doll wig for plastic dolls.
She turned out pretty good.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
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