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…Commissions…? Yes, I take commissions for doll costumes – given that I a) have the doll for which the costume is to be made * and b) that I also like the costume Almost any costume from movies, paintings or photographs is possible – please email me if you are interested; my email address is given at the bottom of each page in this web.
Doll Proportion After working out some thumbnail sketches, I decided on the one that I liked and made a front and side view of the doll I'd like to make with pencil and graph paper. The doll proportion I decided on was 6.75 heads tall. 6.75 heads tall multiplied by 9cm is 60.75cm. The head will be 9cm from the top of the crown to the bottom of the chin.
I’ve spent the last couple days jimmying around with my pattern for a cloth doll with legs, and now I have a doll pattern that goes together almost entirely on the machine! Yay! While I was fooling with the pattern, I decided to make her figure slightly more, well, you know, realistic. The Tyler clone (left) and her new sister (right). It's like putting a starlet next to a healthy human being, isn't it?
So I’ve been on this doll kick lately, but I’m still a pattern-maker at heart and for me the best way to understand the proportions of little dolly-bodies is to make little dolly-bodies and play with the pieces until I get something that feels right. (No, really, you can tell if a pattern is right while you’re still cutting it. If it’s awkward to cut, it’s going to be awkward to sew.) I’m finalizing patterns, but here’s some preview pics…. The first "working" pattern.
Head base Make a base. I show paper nose in an example. You may use an applicator, a wire, or anything. Cut out thick paper triangle, fold it.