Been learning lots for months from dolly books which then remind me of how I used to take measurement for human patterns. Now, i’ve been going back to revise the pattern on few parts. My pattern for doll is ok but for some style, I think, the dolly books technique (which is same as when taking human measurement) is better for aesthetic reason.
Also, I’ve been wondering about changing sleeves pattern, too. Been R&D-ing but not sure about it. I took course lately, for a traditional clothes type (human size). While doing that, my teacher taught me her new technique in making pattern. It inspired me to do the changing for doll sleeve pattern, too.
Besides that, I’ve also been learning about collars from a book. A very good reference, indeed. It’s for human but I apply it for doll pattern, too. I also changed the way I placed the pattern on the fabric. I usually used my teacher’s theory but seems it can’t be applied to doll clothes making. *This also change my way to place some bag-parts patterns on fabric. It has HUGE impact indeed.
I also tested some pants patterns. Comparing them between theories. I found that the patterns from my book was better than one that my teacher taught me. So, my latest doll patterns were already using that pattern while the older, not yet. I forgot to change my MSD Volks pants pattern until I realised why the fitting was not as good as expected. I was just, aaa, it still used my teacher’s theory. Haha. So, yess, I revised the pants pattern like crazy. Pants pattern is difficult yet the sewing itself is not too difficult.
I have lots of doll bodies. So, yes, it will be a quite lots of homework to revise here and there. Whew.
Sometimes, I just want to be like some people who are ignorant about this but I can’t. I always want to improve my skill and knowledge. It fulfil my thirst for a better result of my project. It’s handmade. I feel like, even if I don’t sell it, yet, I want to make it as best as I can so i can present it to potential buyer as a proper project to be bought at the price I’m given. But…may be, before that, i want to present it to myself as a proper and better product.
What about you? Are you trying to achieve better each time? Are you easily satisfied? Would you give your best (not just your whatever-effort) effort to your handmade? Or just ignorant, as long as it sells?