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#1 of 7 Old 11-25-2004, 06:54 PM - Thread Starter
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I am making a waldorf style doll for my Ds for Xmas. I don't have a kit or anything, I am mostly just going by some instructions on the internet. I have the head kinda done, and now I want to work on the body. But, I have some questions...

1. What kind of body style do you do? The one where the arms are seperate, and then the torso and leggs is like a pair of overalls, or do you sew up the whole body and then just attach the head?

2. What length should the arms be? the legs? What should the height be from shoulders to feet? I have a 10.5 inch head.

3.once I sew the skin to the head, I am left with a tuft of seam fromthe forehead down. What do I do with this? Whipstitch it to the head to make it less obvious?

4. I want to make a boy. How do I attach hair. What kind of hair should I do, will the seam be obvious under boy hair?

That's it for now... TIA
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I just made the sweet cheeks doll from Magic Cabin. It has the arms and legs separate and attached with a string so that they are sort of posable. I think for a younger child i would prefer the solid body type because it sturdier and more simple. I crocheted a cap out of mohair for the hair and I think that would be fine for a boy, i doubt you will be able to see the seam thru it esp if you use a smaller hook and crochet it kind of tight. i dont know the dimensions for any of it but i think if you do a search here you will find some links to sites that would have that info. or just google waldorf dolls....

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Oh! I was just coming here to post a thread on this very thing! I really want to make a doll for Fallon, but I'm feeling a little intimidated. Nym... Can you share what instructions you used for the head? Or anything else valuable you came across?

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Melanie, I used the instructions at the top, under the How-To's or whatever it says...

Uhm, I don't crochet. So how I do make hair? HELP! please ?
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I just made my DS a waldorf type doll from magic cabin (the more solid one with the one piece torso and the separate arms). I made my hair kind of like you make a pom pom. I took a rectangle of cardboard about 12" long and cut another rectangle in the center of it big enough for my sewing machine foot. Then I wrapped the yarn around the cardboard until it was thick enough for my liking. Then I sewed down the center rectangle. The cardboard is then cut down the center and the yarn slipped off....then I twirled it around a bit and sewed it along the head in spirals with my doll needle and the same colored yarn. I had to make 3 of those lengths of hair to cover the whole head. There are many different ways to make hair. Here is a pic of my doll:


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I made the clothes too, so they are a bit big. I loved making this doll, and am going to make a couple more soon (my mom's group did this together as a project, and it was so neat seeing all the different dolls that everyone made).
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Karlin... That is absolutely *adorable*!
nym... Thanks. Totally missed that thread.

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That doll is gorgeous! I love his hair and his sweater, too cute!!!!
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