Mimi's Earth Angels Storyboard Workshop — 1986 Mimi's Earth Angels is the double-knit fashion doll statement for all cloth dollmakers.
NOTE: This is the Printed Paper version of this pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF file on CD-ROM and as a PDF download - Please see separate listings. Outside the United States, please order the PDF Download version instead as we cannot ship physical product.
5-Star for beginners — Over 1000 step-by-step photos in a storyboard format. Each picture is side-by-side with the instructions for the step. No skipped steps. Not only how to do it, but what can go wrong. (Mimi has already made all the mistakes, so she knows.)
5-Star for intermediates — You are learning techniques, that apply to all your dollmaking.
5-Star for advanced cloth dollmakers — Explanation of how to change different features when you design your own variations or your own dolls. If you are a costumier, a wonderful doll to design and sew clothes for. Includes a section on how to design "characters."
Includes patterns for both 24-inch and 17-inch fashion dolls and basic contemporary clothing.
Includes instructions for fitting clothes to your particular doll (which may be a much different size than my doll).
Over 1000 step-by-step pictures guide you through every facet of making Mimi's Earth Angels. Beautiful, full-figured 17" and 24" fashion dolls with basic contemporary clothing including: underwear, swimwear, sarong, tank top, designer jeans, slacks, shorts, man-tailored shirt with variations, sandals, boots, crocheted jacket and vest.
Full-sized, cut-out patterns.
You are licensed to sell dolls made from this pattern.
Mimi's Earth Angels includes 160-page instruction book, certificate, hang tag, easy new head and foot patterns, and 28 pages of 17" and 24" pattern sheets.
Contents - Subject Finder
Introduction to the 3rd Edition - 2013 Introduction to the 2nd Edition - 1990
-The New Pattern Pieces -Assembling Pattern Pieces
About the Designer
Mimi's Page -Thank You
Some Comments on Perfection
What to Expect
Tools, Tips and Techniques
-Making and Using Mimi's Stuffing Tool -Preserving Your Patterns -Finding the Right Side of Double Knit Stretch Fabric -How to Tie a Square knot -Choosing & Using Electric Glue Guns
Mimi's Hints for Dollmakers
-Marking Patterns -Cutting the Fabric -Sewing the Dollskin -Stuffing Techniques -Sculpting Techniques -Sealing Techniques -Joints -Hair -Eyes -Dolls for Children -Miscellaneous -Signing your work -Photographing Your Work -Cleaning Your Doll
License to Reproduce Dolls For Sale by Artisan
Special Notes (1990 Update)
Materials and Sources
Tools for Earth Angel & Dollmaking
Considerations for Beginners
Getting Things in Order
Making Earth Angel
-Tracing the Face Features -Eye Options -Shaping the Eyes -Iron-on Eyes (Optional) -Sew-on Eyes (Optional) -Embroidered Eyes (Optional) -Painting the Eyes (Optional) -Marking or Painting the Eyebrows (Optional) -Marking or Painting the Eyelashes (Optional) -Sewing the Head -Stuffing the Head -Sculpting the Eyes (Optional) -Sculpting the Nose (Optional) -Sculpting the Bridge of the Nose (Original Method) -Sculpting the Base of the Nose (Original Method) -Sculpting the Middle Nose (Original Method) -Sculpting the Lips (Optional) -Making the Ears (Optional) -Attaching the Ears
-Sewing the Arm and Hand -Interfacing the Palms (Optional) -Stitch the Arm and Hand -Turning the Fingers -Finishing the Hand -Wiring the Fingers (Alternate Option) -Making Knuckles & Forming Thumbs (Optional) -Stuffing the Forearms -Adding the Wrist Bone (Optional) -Stuffing the Upper Arm & Adding Arm Joint -Closing the Arm - Ladder Stitching -Sculpting the Elbow (Optional) -Sculpting the Wrist (Optional)
-Assembling Torso Front -Assembling Torso -Preparing Torso Sides -Assembling Legs and Feet -Attaching Legs to Body
Stuffing & Sculpting the Doll
-Foot Plate (Optional) -Stuffing the Foot -Sculpting Toes (Optional) -Adding Ankle Bones & Sculpting Ankle (Optional) -Stuffing the Legs -Sculpting the Knee (Optional) -Stuffing Lower Torso and Waist -Sculpting the Bottom (Optional) -Sculpting Buttocks Dimples (Optional)
Attaching the Arms
Stuffing the Upper Torso
-Stuffing the Bust -Making the Neck Support (Optional) -Sculpting the Bust -Attaching the Head
-Adding Eye Shadow (Optional) -Adding Lip Color (Optional) -Finishing Face Color (Optional) -Sculpting the Belly Button (Optional) -Sculpting the Nipples (Optional)
Hair, Character and Costume -And Finally
Selecting the Hair Style
Making Doll Hair (Optional)
-Wefting the Yarn for Hair -Preparing Gluing Tools -Marking Hair Lines -Starting the Hair -Putting Hair on the Front of Head -Putting Hair on the Back of Head -Fluffing Short Hair -Trimming Short Hair -Fluffing Long Hair -Trimming Long Hair
-Let the Doll Come Alive -Planning a Character -Naming Your Character -Biography Builds Character -Posing and Expression -Costume and Image -Earthbound Angel -Diana de Los Angeles -Betty Mae Bearcat -Rusty Rhinestone -Princess Askara -Costume and Accessory Notes
Altering Clothing Patterns to Fit
Underwear / Swimwear
-Cutting -Panty / Bikini Bottom -Bra / Bikini Top -Beach Towel and Accessories
-Cutting -Sarong Body -Sarong Tie
-Cutting -Tank Top
Designer Jeans / Slacks / Shorts
-Cutting -Legs -Pockets -Assembling -Waistband
Man-Tailored Shirt with Variations
-Cutting -Making the Shirt Body -Adding the Tie Collar -Adding the Business Collar -Adding and Finishing Short Sleeves -Adding and Finishing Long Sleeves -Finishing the Hem
-Cutting -Assembling the Sandals
-Heels and Soles -Protecting the Doll - Glue Barrier -Making Fabric Substrate -Plasticizing the Fabric -Filling and Painting -Removing the Boots -Finishing the Boots
Crocheted Jacket / Vest
-Jacket / Vest Body -Ribbing -Body -Shape Neck -Back -Collar -Sleeves (Jacket Only) -Cuff -Sleeve -Sleeve Cap -Assemble Vest -Install Zipper -Add Sleeves -How to Loop Stitch
NOTE: This pattern is shipped as a paper pattern. The instruction book is 160 pages. The 28 pattern sheets pages are full-size and printed on one side of the paper so you can cut them out immediately.