Yuki maid

Finished my first project from the pattern book! After a few trial runs I finished the ‘One-piece miniskirt’ ‘Short apron’ ‘Small cuffs’ ‘Short petticoat’ and ‘Frill headband’. The socks are borrowed from the swallowtail maid set, though the book’s pattern is pretty similar to my own sock pattern. The dress is fully lined so I…

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Dollfie Dream maid sewing patterns book – translation notes

I picked up the recently released Dollfie Dream maid sewing book, which has patterns and instructions for several cute maid-themed outfits, with contributions from popular doll studio Ronronshuka and others. You can still find it on Amazon.co.jp under the title ドールソーイングBOOK はじめてのメイド服-Dollfie Dream- [単行本(ソフトカバー)]. Although the instructions are geared toward beginners, the difficulty is that…

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Protot-EYE-pe stage 3

Continuing my experiments with resin eyes… I thought I could shortcut the mold making step when I found some ready-made 22mm resin molds online. However, these proved to be imperfect- they aren’t perfectly round, they have a little dimple at the peak which will be noticeable to sharp-eyed doll fans. Also, I ended up with…

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Protot-EYE-pe stage 2

Continuing experiments from earlier, I’m making some progress toward custom resin eyes for DD… This eye is a good entry-level project since no expensive supplies are really necessary. You can use air-dry plastic like Apoxie Sculpt, apply a printed eye design with Modge Podge, and then seal/gloss using Tamiya X-22 enamel paint or similar. In…

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PNW BJD Expo 2013

This past weekend was the 2nd ever PNW BJD Expo, held in Bremerton WA. Their vendors and sponsors included some prominent Korean BJD studios, and thus I was enticed from the Doll Lab enclave by promise of pretty shinies. I made my way by land and by sea, and did my best to empty my…

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