The corset pattern is done! Two out of the three corsets have 7 panels in total, 8 if you want to add a front busk closure. That’s 8 vertical seams around the waist of a doll that has a 5.5 cm waist! For this pattern to come out you have to follow the directions and especially the seam allowance EXACTLY. They aren’t complicated, but if you don’t you’ll end up with something too small/too big. If you follow the instructions, you will be able to make wonderful, wonderful things.
I spent a lot of time agonizing about what else to include in the pattern… I ended up with nothing. I could have fit in a bra pattern OR a panty pattern (but not both) and a bloomer pattern would have been just too big. Oh well. The corsets aren’t big, but it’s 3 full pages of instructions, so I think people will get their money’s worth.
Note: Only the waist cincher fits EAH dolls if you use a looped lace or eyelet closure. The underbust/overbust corsets do not without modifications since the two dolls have such huge differences in torso shape & length.

Pattern Here

The corset pattern is done! Two out of the three corsets have 7 panels in total, 8 if you want to add a front busk closure. That’s 8 vertical seams around the waist of a doll that has a 5.5 cm waist! For this pattern to come out you have to follow the directions and especially the seam allowance EXACTLY. They aren’t complicated, but if you don’t you’ll end up with something too small/too big. If you follow the instructions, you will be able to make wonderful, wonderful things.

I spent a lot of time agonizing about what else to include in the pattern… I ended up with nothing. I could have fit in a bra pattern OR a panty pattern (but not both) and a bloomer pattern would have been just too big. Oh well. The corsets aren’t big, but it’s 3 full pages of instructions, so I think people will get their money’s worth.

Note: Only the waist cincher fits EAH dolls if you use a looped lace or eyelet closure. The underbust/overbust corsets do not without modifications since the two dolls have such huge differences in torso shape & length.

Pattern Here

The February contest pattern has been completed! All fashion being cyclical, this is actually a really well timed pattern, because I saw tons of babydoll dresses and plaid/flannel shirts at the mall this past spring. Looks like the 80s recycled looks are starting to go into 90s recycled looks (but since these fashions were in style in the 90s were less than 20 years ago, we’ve started to cycle through fashions within a generation. Therefore the things I still have from high school are in fashion again! I don’t have a lot of things from then, but I have a couple…)

This is a pretty easy fashion set. Not as easy as T-shirts, but not much harder. Check it out on Etsy!

lithiumnightmares asked: How did you get the monster girls hair so nice and soft looking? I'm to scared to brush the hair, or give it a gentle wash D:

Brushing and gentle washes are what you have to do—and sometimes boil perms too!  If you’re afraid to fiddle with box hair, you’ll always have box hair…

For anyone wondering what the next pattern set is going to be… it’s Corsets!  The three types of corsets included are overbust (Robecca), long-line underbust (Spectra and Frankie), and regular underbust (Lagoona).  

Each corset is highly fitted (around five pattern pieces per corset) AND I’m working in different types of fastenings for each, so that each corset can be fastened with eyelets and cord, looped lace and ribbon or cord for those who don’t want to deal with Eyelets but still want the LOOK of lacing, or velcro for easy on/off. 

Although this pattern set will not lack intensity, the pattern pieces don’t take up all that much space.  I’m debating what to put in the rest of the pattern.  I am leaning towards a bra/panty/stocking, but I could also do something more old fashioned like bloomers.  Opinions?

Are you going to the 2014 PUDDLE convention?

Are you going to the 2014 PUDDLE convention?

April Funz!

April’s here, and with it a new set of goals!

http://requiemart.com/blog/2014/04/01/april-funz/

The Ebay experiment is over.

Ok, the Ebay experiment is over.

I will never sell another thing on Ebay.  I will never buy another thing on Ebay.  They will not get a cent from me.

potsandpanssexual asked: Hello! I was wondering if any of your patterns require velcro and what kind of velcro you would recommend? Thanks!

Most patterns you can do what you want (velcro, snaps, hooks, etc).  Some closures work best with snaps (usually waistband closures) and some work better with vecro (stretchy tops) but none really REQUIRE one type or the other.

The only recommendation I have is use the thinnest stuff you can find.  ‘Regular’ thick velcro adds bulk and makes otherwise nice doll clothes look horrid.

Why I hate Ebay

Gather round, here’s a nice example of why I  hate Ebay.

I haven’t sold anything on Ebay in three years.  Why?  Because the last time I did, a buyer bought one of my customs, but decided she wanted to have a payment plan for it.  A payment plan which would first start a week after the auction, then a month after the auction, and then eventually 3 months after the auction ended.  All without a single payment.  Eventually I filed a NPB against the buyer.  And so I got my very first negative feedback.

Oh, you might be saying, Ebay doesn’t let buyers do that!  They say you can call them and they’ll remove it!  They sure do say that!  And it’s a lie.  2 supervisors later, I was told “We’re sure you’ll be able to redeem yourself”because 30 days had passed even though I had all of the messages from the buyer in my Ebay account telling me she wasn’t paying me.

I recently got rid of a shelf that had some Star Wars figures on it.  I just don’t have space for them, but they were pretty expensive/limited figures, so I sold them on Ebay.  Auction 1: Sold.  Sent with tracking.  Tracking says it arrived on 3/04.  Buyer contacts me today saying it never arrived and wants a refund.

Auction 2: Sold.  This buyer had previously contacted me and asked me to use a cheaper form of shipping.  I agreed, as the cheaper form also had tracking, and I wrapped the shit out of that figure.  Completely disassembled, tissue wrapped around bits which where then wrapped in bubble wrap and put into a box that had air cushioning on all sides.  At least 2″ of bubble wrap in all directions.  Buyer says item arrived damaged, as in the box was pretty much destroyed, sent me pictures of two small broken pieces which were, oddly, in the center of the package.  Pieces around them were fine.  Funny, but I agreed to a refund when the buyer sent me back the figure.  Buyer wants me to send money for the figure before he sends the figure, along with shipping to send me back the figure.  I said no, Ebay’s TOS is that he gets a refund after the figure is returned to me.  He doesn’t want to send the figure back, because then he gets “nothing and you get a figure to do with as you wish”  I said no, he gets a refund, and I get a broken figure that I can’t sell, and can’t put an insurance claim on because I agreed to send him the package by the cheaper method of shipping.  He opens a complaint in Ebay.  I had already agreed to refund him, so I agreed to refund him officially through Ebay.  However, as Ebay’s TOS is that he has to send it back, he doesn’t get the refund until it’s sent back.  He doesn’t like that, and doesn’t understand that I’m not the one telling him he has to send it back, Ebay is as well.  He escalates it to a claim, and again I agree to refund him–as soon as I have the figure back.  Buyer flips out, contacts Ebay, they close the claim siding with the buyer (but not really, because I agreed to the refund three times already, and they told the buyer he has to send the figure back.    This figure is currently in the mail.  Will I get the figure back, or a brick in a box?  It’s anyone’s guess!

Auction 3.  Didn’t sell.  Threw all the figures into the trash.  Better than paying for shipping and fees and getting scammed!

TL;DR  Ebay is full of fucking scammers.

Tags: Ebay scammers

Faire Play: Barbie-Compatible 3D Printed Medieval Armor

dollienews:

Here’s the Kickstarter page.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/191197566/faire-play-barbie-compatible-3d-printed-medieval-a

Mod: There also seems to be some Athena armor ready for printing that has a really cool shield if anyone wants to try it out!

Awesome <3

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