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Kivandrohex
02-20-2012, 12:51 PM
http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/16/51/02/68/finish10.jpg


Hi this doll is my first made doll. Next is a teddy about 50 centimeters wide. :D Let me know what you think. plus the kitty is grey not blue, I change the camera's color to make it stand out a bit more.

Filigree
02-21-2012, 05:07 AM
I occasionally do soft-sculpture art dolls, but I haven't done one in a few years.

Lady MacBeth
02-21-2012, 06:22 AM
I've built dollhouses.

thothguard51
02-21-2012, 06:24 AM
I've played with blow up...no wait, that is a for a different thread.

theelfchild
03-05-2012, 08:17 PM
That kitty is so cute!

I do amigurumi dolls. Like this one (http://fav.me/d4j93uc) that I made for my friend for Christmas. I also like to buy china-head dolls at second hand stores and sew new clothes for them. Like this (http://bree-len.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d20n6o0).

VanessaNorth
03-12-2012, 04:06 PM
That's super cute. :) I made a pair of waldorf dolls for my twins for their second Christmas. It was a LOT of work and probably not something I'd do again, unless heaven forbid I had another baby. (nothing wrong with babies, but my hands are FULL now)

Shakesbear
03-12-2012, 07:03 PM
I've made toys in the past. There is a cute teddy pattern here http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/free-downloads-pages-748.php which is free.

Lycoplax
05-10-2012, 09:14 PM
Does anyone have, or know where to find, cloth doll patterns?

I'd like to make one of these; http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/3EtVP1f99i0/hqdefault.jpg

...as my husband is a big Fable fan and thinks the hero dollies are awesome.

I think I've more or less got it figured out, but I've never actually made dolls before, and while I have made my own patterns before, if I can find one already out there it would save me a lot of time and headache.

MichelleJean
05-11-2012, 12:33 AM
I've made Waldorf dolls for my children (I can't add photos to my post) and I've recently been making stuffed animals for them.

frimble3
05-11-2012, 02:52 AM
Does anyone have, or know where to find, cloth doll patterns?

I'd like to make one of these; http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/3EtVP1f99i0/hqdefault.jpg

...as my husband is a big Fable fan and thinks the hero dollies are awesome.

I think I've more or less got it figured out, but I've never actually made dolls before, and while I have made my own patterns before, if I can find one already out there it would save me a lot of time and headache.
I've bought patterns from http://dollmakersjourney.com/ , and a wide range of styles and designers. Also, here http://clothdollpatterns.com/ , huge range of stuff.

If you're just starting out, try your local library, they've usually got books on toy or doll making, or at least a few simple patterns as part of a general sewing book.

Judging by the illustration, you'd want a simple body, and just build most of the costumes into the body parts.

Filigree
05-11-2012, 08:23 AM
I just posted a bead doll over in the Beadwork forum. Hopefully her dress will come out all right.

Lycoplax
05-11-2012, 05:14 PM
I've bought patterns from http://dollmakersjourney.com/ , and a wide range of styles and designers. Also, here http://clothdollpatterns.com/ , huge range of stuff.
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Judging by the illustration, you'd want a simple body, and just build most of the costumes into the body parts.

Thanks for the links. And yeah, that's about right. I've looked online, and the doll patterns I've found so far just don't fit what I'm looking for. But I'll give your links a look and perhaps I'll have better luck there.

A.R. Starr
05-25-2012, 06:28 PM
I love Judi Ward's doll patterns myself. She's easy to find by googling her name.

I just finished a doll from a slightly altered pattern of her's last night. Here's Hush, a singing (pressure activated voice box in her tummy), fully jointed cloth doll.

Edit: Ack, picture's pretty large and won't shrink, so here's a link in order to spare anyone with a slow connection.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/water_rose/Hush2012.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/water_rose/Hush2012.jpg)

Al Stevens
05-25-2012, 06:41 PM
One of my creations:

http://www.alstevens.com/ventriloquism/pictures/gallery/image089.jpg

Filigree
05-26-2012, 05:09 AM
Al, he's *awesome*.