Waldorf Doll Sew Along INFO!!

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  1. TipToe Fairy

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    Okeydokey, when do you want me to start it?? Like Monday or later when everyone gets stockinette?

    **Do everyone have a pattern? Or should I try to draw something and put it online??

    #1 You don't have to use stockinette - it's easier to sculpt, but you don't "need" it. You can just use a piece of white cotton interlock sewn into a tube.

    If anyone wants some, I have unbleached 2 inch - nice, thick stuff. It's $1.50/yd - enough to make 3-4 doll heads. PM me or email me if you're interested - stephanie@snugglebees.com

    #2 Skin tone knit: I prefer to buy the white interlock at JoAnns and dye it with rit dye. Make sure you prewash the fabric on HOT HOT HOT!! You need to test the fabric in the dye first.
    blush - mauve/peach
    peach - peach or tangerine
    mocha (like dark chocolate milk) - dark brown/tan/mauve
    tan - tan
    dark brown - dark brown

    #3 Hair - I will be doing the sew-a-long with crocheted hair for a ponytail or pigtails for girl dolls and just a cap style for boys. It's the only way I can do the hair - that sewing the hair through the head thing drives me nuts.

    #4 Supplies:
    DOLL:
    pattern
    cotton string
    stuffing - wool, poly, cotton
    skin tone interlock knit - 1/2 yd
    thread to match skin tone knit
    straight pins
    embroidery floss for eyes and mouth
    mohair/wool yarn for hair
    crochet hook - I prefer size C or D
    dollmaking needle (can get this at JoAnns/Hobby Lobby) - 3 and 5 inch sizes (5 inch is easier, but 3 in works too).
    sharp needles - smaller ones for sewing body
    Optional: blusher for the cheeks

    CLOTHES:
    1/2 yd of fabric - makes jumper or dress and matching pantaloons
    Lg scrap (fq size) - for shirt

    I think I've covered everything, if not, let me know. Feel free to PM me or email me, I'll be in and out for the next few days, but I'll answer asap.
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    coupla things

    Would hemp jersey work for the head/body? Also, I have no pattern, but am willing to wing it if you can show a pic of a pattern! This is gonna be awesome!:thumbsup: Thanks *so* much for doing this!
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    I would think it would be fine.
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    This is so awesome of you to lead this!! You rock.
    I don't know if this is helpful but heres a link for the intructions I was planning on trying to follow
    http://www.sleepingbean.com/crafttipsandrecipes.asp
    Not really a pattern but has good pictures.
    When are we going to start! In a couple of weeks so everyone has time to get supplies?
    I'm so excited
    Janessa
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    Well that's not really how I make my dolls - I have a body and separate arms and the the way she leaves the skin tone on the head seems a bit "messy" to me.

    But that did give me a great idea. I have the doll skin already cut out and I can lay it on a dark background and take a picture so you could print it out and make yourself a pattern.

    How about we start on Nov 4th. Would that be enough time?
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    Perfect!! I'm sew excited!! LOL!
  7. Julie25

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    Count me in! LOL I was already tea dyeing sdome fabric...I was going to wing it all on my own :D

    My only question...what does a doll needle look like?
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    Doll needles are very long and sharp - 3 inches is okay - 5 inches is better because it's easier to make the eyes and mouth with.

    This is the only picture I could find of what some would look like:
    http://www.threadart.com/D/dpmd3.asp
  9. Julie25

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    Oh cool thats what I thought :D I have some of the 3 1/2" ones :D
  10. I know I've been MIA with the new babe...

    but I'm in! I'll be making 5 dolls with the Little Love pattern from Little Joys. Finally getting to use all the supplies we bought this summer, Stephanie! I'm looking foward to the help on the wigs ;)

    Are we starting on November 4?
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    i think i may join as well....

    i have been wanting to do this!!! ~thanks!:)
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    Yep, starting Nov 4th.

    If anyone has questions, I'll be out of town at my MIL's through Sunday. But I'll try to check the web every once in awhile from there.
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    ok... I'm going to do this with you all!!! I've never sewn anything in my life! lolol However I have faith that I can do this! When we are all done can we have a thread where we all show pics of our dolls????

    I need a list of what I NEED :)
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    okay I couldnt find anyone who knew what stockinette was but I bought fabric that is stretchy and thick and looks like doll skin. It was called swimwear.... is this okay???
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    I have some stockinette for $1.50/yd to sell.

    Are you talking about nude swimwear? That is going to be hard, especially if you haven't sewn before. It's very slippery. I would recommend using a t shirt type material, you can tea dye white and use it.
  16. cotton/hemp jersey...

    someone mentioned using this for doll skin. I have several large scraps if anyone is interested. No charge, of course! PM me if you need it for your doll!

    And Stephanie - remind me how much mohair is needed for a 13" doll. I have 2 "balls" and one "cone" from the co-op we did. It ends up I need to make 6 or 7 13" dolls! I hope I have enough :) Maybe with a simple hairstyle - and one that isn't multi-styling.

    Jolene - are you here??
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    Queen_Jessy Sew COOL Mama!

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    I'd happily buy your stockinette but how behind will i be then byt the time it gets here???
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    Stockinette: If you do paypal, I can get it in the mail tomorrow, should be there by the end of the week. I'm starting the sew along next Monday.

    Stockinette is $1.50/yd
    1 yd is .50 for shipping
    2 yds is $1.00 for shipping

    Paypal is purplestork@hotmail.com

    mohair for wig: you need about 50-60 gms for the styles I'll be showing you. You need about 100 gms for a multistyle wig.
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    Hi Stephanie,

    I just e-mailed you to say that I'd like a couple yards of the stockinette... I love the idea of making dolls for my daughters for Christmas! I'm excited about doing this.

    Thanks!

    :)

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