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Offline Bernadette

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Finally finished the body for this doll's head
« on: June 18, 2017, 01:09:57 PM »


Overall, I'm pleased, but the upper legs ended up being slightly too long. Oh, well, they won't show once she's dressed. This project took a looong time, first because I was intimidated by it and then because I just wasn't motivated to do much in the way of projects for some time. But now that I made myself do it, I'm glad. :) I'll probably make another version of it eventually, once the mistakes bother me enough.  ::)
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Re: Finally finished the body for this doll's head
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 11:18:46 AM »
She is lovely.  How are you going to dress her?
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Re: Finally finished the body for this doll's head
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 11:33:04 AM »
Chemise; corset; two petticoats; and a dress made from a pretty brown checked cotton that I've found on ebay and added to my watchlist. Ever since I bought the head I've imagined her dressed in brown checked cotton, for some reason, so I'll stick with it. Maybe some tucks and a ruffle on the skirt. Depends.

And I've already taken the head off to make adjustments to the fit.  ::)
 
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Re: Finally finished the body for this doll's head
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 12:27:51 PM »
Bernadette,

I have an large old plastic doll made in Russia in the early 90's. She is in pretty good condition, although she has lost one set of eyelashes. You can pull them out and put them back in, they're just kind of thick black eyelashes. I can't find the other set, so I was wondering, do you know a way to make new ones that you can insert into the dolls eyes/eyelids?
 

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Re: Finally finished the body for this doll's head
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 09:57:19 PM »
Bird, I'd love to cut you loose on a few projects here! Have you done any furniture? I mean swapping out the worn material for new? Reupholstering. You are so good with materials! Do you make curtains and rugs? As you can see, my interest goes more towards home improvement. Anyway, just wondering.
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Re: Finally finished the body for this doll's head
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 03:03:41 PM »
Bernadette,

I have an large old plastic doll made in Russia in the early 90's. She is in pretty good condition, although she has lost one set of eyelashes. You can pull them out and put them back in, they're just kind of thick black eyelashes. I can't find the other set, so I was wondering, do you know a way to make new ones that you can insert into the dolls eyes/eyelids?

No, I don't have any ideas on how to do this. You might have better luck sending her to a doll restorer.

Bird, I'd love to cut you loose on a few projects here! Have you done any furniture? I mean swapping out the worn material for new? Reupholstering. You are so good with materials! Do you make curtains and rugs? As you can see, my interest goes more towards home improvement. Anyway, just wondering.

I've reupholstered a chair by myself. Wasn't that hard. All I needed was the material and a heavy duty staple gun.