Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Making Fashion Doll Slopers: Pt. 2-6 (VIDEOS)

As many of you have discovered by now, I have added video tutorials to the mix. I began by embedding these videos directly in the original tutorials, then indicating the links in our Video Tutorial page to the left. The entire YouTube process is quite new, and while figuring out how to get the videos into this blog, I accidently created a separate post, Part 1 of the series, "How to Make Slopers for the Fashion Doll"on March 26" I apologize for that tutorial appearing seemingly out of sequence with the rest of the blog.

Nonetheless, I didn't want it to look as though there haven't been anymore new additions, so I've decided to post Parts 2 through 6 together on today's post before getting back to my normal set of projects. Inasmuch as I am a one-woman operation here (photographer-demonstrator-director-producer, and video editor), things do not always come out as pristine as I'd like. So please excuse the occasions when the doll goes a bit out of frame.

I will continue to add videos to the site. However if it's a subject I've already covered, I'll continue to embed them directly onto the original post then list them in the index. Otherwise, all videos with new subject matter will be directly embedded in that day's post and then listed in the index. Be sure to check the Video Tutorials from time to time to see what's there.

As I've stated in the videos, take your time with these basic slopers. Once they are as perfect as possible, you will discover that everything you make with them will fit the doll perfectly.

For those of you who create your own patterns by directly draping on the doll, the slopers are good for basic items. Things like shirts, simple skirts, jackets, tops, pants and skirts. Simple things you make over and over. Some things are easily drafted with slopers. Other things with complex construction and more "organic" detailing are better off draped.

When you are ready to transfer the markings from the cloth to the paper, be sure to cut your slopers from a stiff paper like Bristol and store them in an envelope with indications as to the doll body for which they were created. When you are ready to use them, you will do all of the manipulations necessary to achieve the desired pattern, first and THEN add your seam allowance.

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  1. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I'm saving this for the w.e., when I'll have time to "savour" it....but from what I've seen you did a great job and this is an extremely useful post, thanks for sharing and for all the work it took to prepare this!!!!

    1. Thank you, Billa. If per chance, you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I've taken advantage of these videos to make slopers for every body type in the house!!!

  3. Hello, I found your blog today and really enjoyed it. I will be attentive to his work with the dolls. Charming.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge

    1. Welcome to my blog, Lisete. Glad you found your way and that you enjoyed it. Like fashion, I try to come up with new and different things on a regular basis to keep it all current! Hope you'll come back again soon!


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