Kiki: Part 2

Kiki Part 2-1

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 Kiki and Coco in Paris by Nina Gruener and Stephanie Rausser

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Use a chop stick to turn right sides out and ease the filling into the body, arms and legs.
Use a chop stick to turn right sides out and ease the filling into the body, arms and legs.

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Take small amounts of fiberfill at one time and gently push to furthest part of doll from opening.  Continue until the doll is firm, but still soft. The neck should be especially firm, so that the head does not flop.

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The legs and arms can be filled “almost” to the top.  Leaving a bit empty at the opening makes it easier to fold over and/or attach the arms and legs.  The legs are inserted into the opening of the “dress.”

Pin legs in place and pil remaining "dress" closed before sewing.
Pin legs in place and pin remaining “dress” closed before sewing.
Sew close to edge of  "dress" opening.
Sew close to edge of “dress” opening.
Legs are securely in place.
Legs are securely in place.

Add arms by hand sewing with doubled thread or embroidery floss.

Pin arm in place.
Pin arm in place at shoulder.
Replace pin with threaded needle.
Replace pin with threaded needle.

You should stitch through the arm and body at least two times with heavy thread.  Then use the same thread to add the button.  Make several knots in end of thread to secure button.

Kiki Add Button to Arm

You need three or fall small pieces of wool fabric or felt.
You need three or four small  (4″-5″) strips (1″) of wool fabric or felt.

The longer piece wraps around her face and is trimmed to length.

Pin first strip of wool into place around face.
Pin first strip of wool into place around face.
Take tiny stitches in and out of wool and scalp to attach.
Take tiny stitches in and out of wool and scalp to attach.
Keep adding strips until back of head is covered.
Keep adding strips until back of head is covered.

Trim hair into preferred style.  Make a face!Kiki Sew eye 2

I start with one eye by sending the needle through the back of the head to hide the knot.  It comes through the face and the three stitches are drawn before moving the needle to the other side. I went over the main stitch three times to give it prominence.

Stitch in other eye in same manner.

Kiki Sew eye Other

Cut a tiny heart for Kiki's mouth.
Cut a tiny heart for Kiki’s mouth.

Use light-colored thread to attach mouth with a tack stitch.

Stay tuned for How to Make a Dress for Kiki: Part 3.

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