Mimi’s Christmas sale is still going on. Get 20% off DVD sets and most E-patterns.
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Mimi will be online for a chat with dollmakers on:
Friday, December 2, from 7-9 pm Eastern time and
Sunday, December 4, from 6-8 pm Eastern time.
We have two NEW FREE videos to show you how to get to the chat room.
Join the Screaming Mimis Workshop Step 1 of 2 shows you how to get a FREE Yahoo! account that can be used for groups and email.
Be sure to put in a birthday that shows you at least 18 years old or you aren’t allowed in the chat room!
Join the Screaming Mimis Workshop Step 2 of 2 shows you how to join the workshop when you already have a Yahoo! account.
You need to sign in to Yahoo! with your Yahoo! account ID and not your regular email address to get to the chat room!
Check them out and come visit with Mimi Saturday, 12/2, and Sunday, 12/4/2011.
How can it be a Mimi Doll without a needle-modeled face? See for yourself! I painted the face of the male mannequin (manikin) and we made a FREE VIDEO that you can watch on here and at (http://Mimidolls.Com).
Mimi’s Mannequins are a pair of adult dolls, a 15½” female and a 17″ male. They are very easy dolls to make. The shape is built into the patterns and the techniques are built into the instructions. The 2-disc Dollmaking Workshop Classroom on a DVD will be available in mid-November, 2011.
The body requires little or no needle modeling – just a stitch or two to pull the breasts in and make the crotch V-shaped so the legs will fit. The face doesn’t need to be needle modeled at all. (You can if you want to, or paint eyes, or just leave it blank.)
The second disc is a class on how to drape the bodies and feet to make basic contemporary patterns for bodices, shirts, skirts and pants, and shoes as well as wigs. Once you understand how to drape you can drape anything, even a horse.
Be sure to keep track of the status here on the Diary of a Mad Dollmaker blog. There’s a place over at the end of the right column where you can get an email subscription.