Custom Cloth Body

Cloth Body Progress - Dying to Match

Dye results: I had to mix three dyes to get the right shade of cloth to match two colors of vinyl. It's a crazy guessing game!

But I got better as I went along. I did the lighter color first--not too bad. But I got a bit closer to the vinyl color on the second. In fact I'd say it's a nearly perfect match! They look great, pretty close, and I learned a bit about dying cloth. Read more about Cloth Body Progress - Dying to Match

Coming to Life

So yeah! I'm pretty happy with my progress on the custom cloth body I've been working on. I have the arms and legs attached now and even inserted the armature to fully test it out.
Some will probably find my headless dancing doll disturbing; all apologies. ;) But it's necessary. Before the head goes on, I have to be sure the rest of the body works as it should--and looks good too, which I think it does. Read more about Coming to Life

Cloth Body Progress - Arms Test

I'm am officially up to my neck in this project. Well, up to the doll's neck I guess. I'm working on the shoulders and arms. ;)

So far I've managed to cobble together a set of working upper arms that don't look too bad actually, and integrate fairly well considering the limits of 3/4 vinyl limbs. Read more about Cloth Body Progress - Arms Test

Crafting a Perfect Body

They say that with a bit of time and dedication you can craft yourself a perfect body. And so it goes for dolls too!

I say this as I'm closing out a very long day of working and reworking my custom doll cloth body pattern. I've been at it for days in fact, but I think I finally got some pattern pieces that will work. Read more about Crafting a Perfect Body