Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Testing a pattern - The Stump Sisters

I'm in the process of testing a pattern for Judi W. I've spent the bulk of my time so far reading and re-reading the instructions and being a PITA to Judi. I finally began cutting, layout, and some construction on Saturday evening. Last night I was able to get enough of the body put together that I could stuff while watching "24." This is a view of the front:

These are the views of the side, before I got the bottom fully rounded. Kind of a cute little pointy bottom, no? When I took the photos, the shoulders weren't packed yet, nor was the neck stuffed.

Also, last night, I sewed the head and hands, but have yet to stuff and complete them. And, with this voluptous figure, I have to add an enhanced bosom!

This doll has gone together easily, and even the finely detailed hands have been a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to get back to her this evening. I have already picked up two new tips from Judi's pattern which I will incorporate into future dollmaking.


JudiA said...

It's good to see you blogging again -- I've missed you! I've been watching the progress of this pattern on Judi's blog. I can't wait to see what you do with her. I look forward to this one being published. It's such a unique look.


Shashi Nayagam said...

Looking good Sue. Can't wait to see the finished doll

Judi said...

Yep, she does have quite the bottom, doesn't she! If you use my Super Secret Smoothing tip she rounds out nicely. She has a great shape! Love the blues - I can't wait to see how she turns out!

Kai said...

She's looking GREAT! That blue suits her! Eager to see your completed doll!