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The Trouble is....

...when you make a red-haired doll you have to dress them in warm or neutral colors like brown, gray or green. Since most of my dolls are cool-toned I don't have any clothes that would look good on Leo-kun. I don't even think I have any fabric that would work, but I'll have to take a look. =_=

Lately, I haven't had a lot of respect for myself as a doll customizer because, among other things, I'm not that great at sewing. Other people put so much more work into their dolls than I do. True, I do root mine by hand and of course I paint their faces, but my sewing skills are so limited that I don't think my dolls will ever look the way I want them to. I'd like to think of this as a good challenge, but sometimes I just want to throw up my hands and admit that I don't have the aptitude. It sucks when no one in your family can sew, either!


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Aug. 14th, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
This may not be especially comforting, but...

I know so, so many customizers who never even try to sew outfits for their dolls. Or root hair by hand, or even coordinate doll outfits with their colors. Some commission other people to sew outfits for them, and others rely on pret-a-porter... but in every case, they still manage to be great customizers through their love for their dolls and their skill in eye paint.

I don't mean to discourage you from persevering and improving your sewing, though. I hope you won't give up!
Aug. 15th, 2004 11:25 am (UTC)
It'd be cool if I could have somebody who was good at sewing design doll outfits for me! But I have a feeling that their sewing would probably be better than my painting. ^_^;...

I've always liked to make things, though, and I think that if I were to leave the sewing to someone else I'd feel like I was missing out on something. I just wish I had an easier time finding resources, because I'm always coming across sewing terms that I can't figure out no matter where I look! ^o^
Aug. 15th, 2004 03:27 am (UTC)
I'm a redhead and I just wear whatever I want ;-)
Aug. 15th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
Maybe it's just the giant snaps on that Azone shirt my doll is wearing that are bothering me, ha ha! ^o^

With boys it's hard for me, because all I can think about is black. I like guys in black!
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