Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Still iterating, or perhaps irritating!!!

The first two tries. I should have mentioned, these are the size of a 2 and 3 year old child. I made the tallest one first. It was too thin. So I made another. I decided to try using the grain and stretch of the fabric horizontally instead of vertically to see what happened. The shape was better but the doll was shorter. I had made the heads too small on both of them too.
This is closer to what I had in mind. I put cardboard soles on the feet and he stands on his own, but he is very light and easily knocked over.

Happier with this version. Still a lot of work to do on it, but progress has been made!


Sharon Mitchell said...

This looks great! Lovely shape and good fit in the hip. Have you thought of weighting the feet soles to help with standing?

kay susan said...

Thank you Sharon. I put washers in the shoes of the smaller ones, but I was thinking I might put a bag of shot or ball bearings in each foot and perhaps in the lower section of the body. Now I've got the pattern sorted out, I'll have to try and solve that one too!!