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Post by DocC on Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:11 pm

I was surprised to get an email from DHL telling me she was at Heathrow yesterday morning. And last night she had a delivery time (late Monday) on the website. I have ordered twice before without any shipping info so this is a welcome change. Now to make it to Monday evening! I am so excited. cheers cheers cheers I am going to sew her a comfy dress this weekend. 
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Post by DocC on Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:15 pm

Here's the dress modeled by Brenda. 
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Post by SydneyGrey on Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:35 pm

I really like the dressy you made!  Did you use your own pattern, or buy the pattern somewhere?
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Post by DocC on Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:41 am

Thanks. I'm pleased that it came out well. I bought a body block pattern from TangerineAtEtsy on etsy and made up the pattern based on the body block. Here is the first one I made.
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Post by Purple_Monkfish on Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:35 am

Oh wow what great dresses! So is the body block easy to use? I've been tempted.

Love your redhead girl's face, she has such a square jaw, it makes her look a bit more mature.

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Post by DocC on Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:56 am

I bought a pad of tracing paper to make patterns. I just draw around the body block leaving a seam allowance. It makes my patterns more consistent; less haphazard; less compensation for mistakes. I don't really like to sew and I mostly fight with my sewing machine, but since I've developed patterns based on the body block, I seem to have the upper hand! cyclops
Thanks for liking my doll's face shape. Worked on that a while. I just revise my faces until a personality I like appears. I used to be a professional artist and drew a lot of portraits so I am fussy. I still always doodle women's faces while being put on hold on the phone. (My dad doodled airplanes.)
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Post by DocC on Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:36 pm

She's here! Ian debating whether to cut her bangs shorter because I think her eyebrows add personality. What do you think? BTW, her skin color is much more olive! My iPad doesn't like yellows/golds.
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Post by DocC on Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:02 pm

Better color. In Hanbok and the dress I made her.
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Post by ForestGreen on Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:14 pm

She's adorable and that dress you made for her looks perfect. I like the length of her bangs but they do look a little bit thick to me. If she were mine I would thin out her bangs a bit to let her eyebrows peek through.

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Post by DocC on Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:09 pm

Thanks for the idea. I could thin them, then decide if I want then shorter if thinning them isn't working. I am really pleased with her.
Here are the roommates bonding.
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Post by DocC on Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:17 pm

BTW, the high heels fit both dolls' flat feet. The Little Gem outfit is less synthetic than most with a woven cottony feel. The shine on the body is a minus as well as the seams. But I plan on buffing all. The match between face and body is good.
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Post by DocC on Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:50 pm

I ended up trimming and thinning the bangs. A touch of pencil on the brows...

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Post by Chove on Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:41 pm

So cute!

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Post by Artful Owl on Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:49 pm

She looks great. I like what you did with her fringe/bangs.

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Post by DocC on Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:11 am

Thanks! I am pleased with the result. I was a bit nervous but I've cut a lot of hair over the years. 
It's twice the fun to dress 2 of them! Today I got this red Barbie jacket on eBay. She looks great in red. Can't wait to play with clothes and see what other colors look good on her.
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Post by DollYay on Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:00 am

She's adorable!

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Post by DocC on Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:48 am

Thanks, DollYay. I might do a slight faceup tomorrow.
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Post by DocC on Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:00 pm

Here's the latest.
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Post by Chove on Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:02 pm

Lovely!

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Post by ForestGreen on Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:08 pm

She looks fantastic!

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Post by SydneyGrey on Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:04 pm

I love the big, wide smile.  I'd like to have another Makie some day with a mouth more like yours.
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Post by DocC on Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:22 pm

Thanks all! I sprayed her face this morning to fix her new look.
Nari Kim put on a concert this morning for Brenda and the pups. Her Chinese moon guitar (Zhongruan) arrived yesterday from China. Here are photos.
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Post by DocC on Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:24 pm

Close up after spray.
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Post by Purple_Monkfish on Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:30 pm

omg that guitar!

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