Drafting a leggings pattern to fit your doll

Drafting a leggings pattern to fit your doll

Hi everyone! This is Lomi, and today we’re going to make a pattern for leggings for your doll. This method is great for beginners and will fit most standard dolls. Unfortunately, if your doll has an artist body with a big size difference between the waist and hips, it probably won’t work for you. But […]

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Making a lined jacket for Iplehouse EID BJDs

Making a lined jacket for Iplehouse EID BJDs

Hi, everyone! This is Lomi, and this week I’ll be showing how to assemble the pattern I created for Rune’s jacket. The base pattern is available on my site, and it’s a little more complicated than the other patterns I’ve shared so far, so if you have any trouble understanding directions or can’t see what […]

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Softening cut ends on alpaca BJD wigs for a more natural look

Hello, everyone! This is Lomi, and in this video I’ll share how I trim a cut alpaca fiber wig like this one I made a few weeks ago. Learning to thin the ends of the cut locks can drastically cut down on the amount of fiber wasted in making a wig, since you can use […]

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BJD faceup: Challenges met painting Iplehouse Aria

Hello, everyone. This is Lomi, and today I’m sharing my eighth faceup. I wish I could say I was proud of how this one turned out, but unfortunately it’s more of an example of problems you can encounter when painting dolls. For that reason, I’ve sped up this video more than my others, and I […]

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Making a BJD wig with synthetic fibers

Making a BJD wig with synthetic fibers

Hello, everyone. This is Lomi, and today I’m tackling the first part of my customization project: Making Rune’s wig. For this project I’m using a low temp hot glue gun, hair scissors, a comb and brush, plastic, a rubber band, stretch fabric, and the hair, of course. Putting the plastic under the fabric keeps the […]

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Mixing paint to cover BJD modifications

Mixing paint to cover BJD modifications

Hi everyone. This is Lomi, and this week we’re going to talk a bit about mixing and applying paint to cover modifications. Some people use layers of chalk pastel, but paint always works better. I’ve got some brushes for mixing, some paints and palettes. I prefer to mix on a flat palette, but they’re usually […]

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Making a center part: Another way to create alpaca fiber BJD wigs

Making a center part: Another way to create alpaca fiber BJD wigs

Hi everyone! This is Lomi, and this week I’m making a wig from this alpaca fiber, cut from the ponytail of the last wig I made. This is a slightly different method for wig making, applying the alpaca fleece directly to the wig cap instead of making wefts. This uses a lot less fiber, but […]

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Making a BJD wig with alpaca fiber

Hello everyone! This is Lomi, back with round 2 for Rune’s wig. For this attempt, I decided to use alpaca fiber, because I thought it might lay better than the synthetic wig. I ordered raw fiber off Etsy, then cleaned and brushed it myself. Since this was my first time working with alpaca fiber, I […]

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Easy elastic waist pants for SID and similar BJDs

Easy elastic waist pants for SID and similar BJDs

Hi, everyone! This is Lomi, and this week I’m sharing a quick tutorial for some super simple SID pants. Arrios needed something to wear with his kurta, so I created this pattern for long-legged, loose fitting pants. Think pajama pants. Pajama pants actually originated in South Asia, so that style is a good fit. As […]

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Making Rune’s sword: Finishing a 3D printed object

Making Rune’s sword: Finishing a 3D printed object

Hi, everyone. This is Lomi, and today we’re looking at the process of how I made Rune’s sword. I’m not very good at sculpting, so I decided to try 3D printing. I created a model of his sword using Blender and had it printed by Shapeways. It’s a little rough, since I’d never done 3D […]

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