Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

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Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by Kaz » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:07 pm

So, I'd really like to try my hand at making one.

Anyone want to share my doll making journey?

I think there are a few tutorials floating around and I'm not sure the best place to get the materials from. I know I can get the fabric locally from Spindelwood and you can get it online from them as well. If anyone wants to see if it can be sourced cheaper from overseas that would be great, I'd be happy to share postage but I'd quite like to get started before I lose interest 8-[ :smt044

Should we look at starting to sew in July, which would give us a week or two to source materials :D

Totals still in $US

Kaz: 1.5yd tan, tube gauze $53 $65.67
Daydream: .5 tan, .5 brown, wooden finger puppets, $23$28.50
drlauren: #311 - 2" - 25 yard roll - 24.95 I'll let you sort out tubing with daydream :wink: $30.92
beccahv: 5m tubing $5 $6.20
Darny: 2m tubing, .5m tan $9 $11.15
Jobrush: .5 tan $7 $8.67
mhr: .5tan .5brown 13.95 $17.30
Amberleah 1yd blush $13.95 $17.30

Amount in red is the approximate $NZ + postage :D .


I've tried to estimate shipping and have hopefully overestimated weights so we don't get a nasty suprise. So here is the estimated totals for everyone including postage to NZ + domestic postage when it arrives.

Kaz $80
daydream97 $38.70
drlauren $51.30 Pdbeccahv $16.40
Darny $21.30 Pd
Jobrush $14
mhr $27.50
Amberleah $27.50 Pd
If everyone is happy I'll place the order tonight - Tuesday. I'll weigh everything when it comes and charge everyone according to weight. :D
All totals in $NZ
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Can everyone confirm that I have what they want on the list. If we buy another 2m of tan we get a 10% discount :wink:
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by jobrush » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:10 pm

Just replied on the other post...I'm in but I'll need help!!!
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by daydream97 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:12 pm

Im in :) so far iv done the shaping of my head.

Need to suss out what wool i want for the hair
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Post by growingclothie » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:06 pm

I'm in

What is the "proper" skin fabric? Could you just use calico?
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Post by mhr » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:12 pm

me maybe :oops: :hide:

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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by drlauren » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:28 pm

growingclothie wrote:I'm in

What is the "proper" skin fabric? Could you just use calico?
The proper fabric is a knit with just a little stretch but not too much and it looks quite hard wearing.
i got some in a co-op from http://www.weirdollsandcrafts.com/doll- ... abric.html and it worked out at ~$25 per yard, probably would be a little less currently with the good exchange rate.
I've not seen anything that i would be happy to substitute with in spotty.

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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by drlauren » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:32 pm

Also with the size i've been making (just little, 27cm tall) you get quite a few out of half a yard, more than 4 i think but i haven't finished enough in any one colour to be sure
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by Kaz » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:59 pm

Since they are around the corner from me I thought I would just get the fabric here http://www.spindlewood.co.nz/catalogue. ... =1&search=

Jo, we could probably go halves - I don't think a doll would use that much. I will check the pattern that I have and work out what you would need. I'm happy with during the day - not likely to get much done in the evening in this house.
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by jobrush » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:01 pm

Kaz wrote:Since they are around the corner from me I thought I would just get the fabric here http://www.spindlewood.co.nz/catalogue. ... =1&search=

Jo, we could probably go halves - I don't think a doll would use that much. I will check the pattern that I have and work out what you would need. I'm happy with during the day - not likely to get much done in the evening in this house.
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by Kaz » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:05 am

OK, It will be heaps cheaper to get stuff sent from the States. I've only just realised that the Spindelwood fabric is half the width which makes it :shock: spendy.

Do you want to have a look at the Weir Dolls site and let me know what you want/need and then we can share postage :D
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Post by hannah » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:16 am

oh Kaz, oops I forgot that the wools at mums, I'll get it off her and hopefully bring it your way soon!
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by missymoomoo » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:42 am

The fabric is heaps cheaper from the States and a metre will make a few dolls. The exchange rate is sooooooooooooooooo good at the moment. Also if you get the fabric from Weir, I recommend getting some of this http://www.weirdollsandcrafts.com/waldo ... ubing.html, it just made shaping the dolls heaps so much easier.

A great book to get is this one: http://www.bookdepository.com/2nd-Revis ... 1903458587

First doll I made I used online tutorials, but the 2nd doll I had this book and it all made so much more sense.

I started this last year http://www.flickr.com/groups/1441293@N24/ and there's a few links to tutorials etc in the discussions.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30684019@N ... 441293@N24 here's my 2nd doll, she's not perfect but is well loved :D

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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by Darny » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:52 pm

I wouldn't mind getting some doll fabric and the tubing for head shaping :)
seriously tempted by the bulk wholesale roll of fabric, wish I had the $$ to get that
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by AmberLeah » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:20 pm

I'm in - I've had a tiny tots pattern sitting here for over a year with the intention of making a doll for DD & DS so no time like the present :D

Now what to buy from that site - I definitely need the skin fabric and I'm tempted by the hair.........
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by drlauren » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:24 pm

I'd love some of the proper tubing if someone is doing an order/happy to get some with theirs, just to see how different it is to use than the mutton cloth.

I got all 4 colours last year.

i didn't like the brown when it arrived but it is my favourite made up and I wish I'd bought a full yard of it.
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