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by The AMAZING! (1000_watts)
at December 25th, 2005 (10:46 am)

Hello! I don't have a doll yet, but he's comming sometime at the end of the week (a SoulDoll Eckstine)! I plan on making/doing everything I can for him. Doing the faceup, sewing clothing, making wigs ect.. And I just had a few questions:

1. How would I attach wefts of hair to wig caps? I plan on making my wefts out of the no-sew/caulk method. Would I just sew them on? (I'm planning on using the fabric you find in the lining of swim suits.)

2. Is there a site that has patterns for an Eckstine-sized boy? I don't know if he's MSD, SD, SD13...? (haha, I'm a total newbie to abjds, if you can't tell. ^^;)

3. Are there differently sized eyelashes, or should any doll eyelash work?

Thank you soooo much for any help. :)


Posted by: uedashop (uedashop)
Posted at: December 25th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)

Hello! Congratulations on Eckstine!
1. Yes, you would sew them. However, the caulk method sounds messy @_@; It might be too stiff to sew onto a wig..
2. http://www.denofangels.com/patterns/ Eckstine is closest to SD13 boys, but is a little shorter. If your printer is right, Jame's Patterns print out PERFECTLY, except for the hiphugger jeans.
3.Any doll eyelash should work, but be careful. I got some from Luts, and sadly, they were human. :/ They were waaay too long, and I trimmed them wrong. I'd buy it from a company that has their own brand or packaging. Such as DOD. Unless you favor the mascara-ish look.

Merry Christmas+ Happy Holidays!

Posted by: The AMAZING! (1000_watts)
Posted at: December 26th, 2005 01:18 am (UTC)

1. Yeah, the caulking method I saw was for human wigs, but I thought it would be okay for dolls, too. Maybe they'll just have to be sewn. XD
2. Thank you!! I'll definately have to try some of those patterns out.

Posted by: Willow, 1 (willow_one)
Posted at: December 28th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)

The caulking method can actually be dangerous to your health- that stuff is nasty! I'm attempting to use wood glue and lay the pieces out on wax paper when I do mine, I will let you know how it turns out.

http://www.cely.com/doll/weft.html Here's a great guide to sewn wefts.

Posted by: AceXKeikai (acexkeikai)
Posted at: December 25th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)

Hi well I just buy eyelashes at the local Walmart and cut them to fit, shape them and glue them. The Souldolls eyes lashes are WAY too long for the boys, they look cute on girls but real weird on boys IMHO. (Because of that I thought Eckstine was a girl for the longest time ^^;;; ) And there are other colors than black in eyelashes.

I got a Lune from Souldoll and got patterns from the link uedashop pointed to. He's SD 13 and quite buff. I have yet to string him, but I will in the comming days ^___^.
I recommend getting a wig, because the caulking method takes forever and a day plus I would recommend not glueing it on the headcap because if you hate it, it's going to be a pain to take out. There's a lot of doll wigs that fit the Souldolls just remember their heads are Slightly smaller than SD.. they are 8-9 size Leekeworld wigs work very well. (I didn't like the wig they sent me with my Lune)

Posted by: The AMAZING! (1000_watts)
Posted at: December 26th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)

Thanks! I'll have to look at the shops around here to see if they've got any.

I'm not gluing it to the headcap. ^^; I'm going to sew the wefts to some stretchy fabric to make the wigs. I'd really like to make most of this stuff, but I'll remember that if it doesn't work out. Thank you~! ^^

Posted by: Duae (duae)
Posted at: December 26th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC)

3. I'd buy human eyelashes, you can get them much cheaper than ordering doll lashes from Korea. Trim them width-wise to fit, and then rather than cut the tips, just shove them into the eyesocket (eyes removed) until the length you want is sticking out, Then glue them in place. This way you keep the nice tapered natural ends, but still get the length you want.

http://affordabledesigns.ca/patterns.html has patterns you can buy

www.undeadthreads.com has a few patterns for SD and SD13, their kimono pattern is easy to use and looks good.

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