More doll news!
In case you missed the announcement, the Owie Doll Kits are back in stock at Take&Make. These kits can be personalized in different skin tones and hair colors.
Here is another skin tone that isn't in the kit - a glorious chocolate shade that I love. I made a couple of dolls with it:
One of the dolls has no hair, because sometimes that's what happens to kids in the hospital as a result of procedures they undergo in order to get well. I wanted to show you that you can make the doll hair removable if you need it to be - this is the doll with her hair off (left) and on (right).
It's really simple - here's a micro tutorial:
In the construction sequence for the doll, you literally omit the step in which the hair is topstitched onto the head and complete assembling the doll hairless.
Then make the hairpiece as a separate structure as follows:
Sew the back and front hair pieces with their RS together, inserting ponytails/braids either into the seam or attaching them after. I'm using different colors for visibility, but you should use the same color for all the parts of the hairpiece (unless you want particularly funky hair).
Turn the hairpiece RS out and edgestitch around the free edge. This is optional, but it does give some strength to their raw edge and prevents it from stretching with extended use. You can also edgestitch each individual piece (front and back) before joining them together into the completed hairpiece.
Finished hairpieces! The felt of the hair naturally keeps in contact with the surface of the doll skin, sort of like a felt board. However, note the girl's hairpiece hugs securely like a wig, but the boy's shorter one fits more loosely. You may, if desired, sew a tiny piece of hook velcro to the SA (making it invisible on the RS) on the WS, so that it really adheres to the head.
If, however, you'd rather buy than sew Owie Dolls, these seven are going into the shop soon!
Don't worry that they're conspicuously lacking in clothing and accessories at the moment. I procrastinated on those to work on something new for the Owie Doll universe:
Eeeeek! I can't wait to share it with you tomorrow!
So, yes, I will get these seven dolls dressed and accessorized and in the shop in time for the holidays, so look out for them! I'll also post shop updates here on ikatbag so you'll know when to pop in to buy them.