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Meet Steve!

Added Mar 5, 2011

by janene

London, United K...






I was asked by my friend to create a mannequin for a school production of Singing in the Rain. It was meant to be headless…. I did check! I created the pattern from a combination of ragdoll patterns and drawing around my daughter to get proportions vaguely correct.

Steve was a hit with the girls and gets dressed up in girls clothes at any opportunity!

Material Notes

calico filled with polystyrene beads.




Garment Type

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    Jul 26, 2011, 04.05 AMby nicoleangeline

    I love this! Too funny. You did a wonderful job!

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    Jun 5, 2011, 03.58 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    kust bloody brilliant!!!! congrats!!!!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 05.35 AMby tradsahm

    That’s AWESOME! I need to make something similar!!!!!

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    Mar 6, 2011, 01.33 AMby melonhead

    Hahah this. is. so. COOL!!! Great job on Steve!

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      Mar 6, 2011, 07.11 AMby janene

      Thanks for your comment melonhead and moreso for leading me to look at your studio. You have opened my eyes wide this morning…. I love your work!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 10.57 PMby sarsaparilla

    Haha I love it! It reminds me of a doll our preschool had! Gee that would creep someone out if they saw it in the dark :)

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      Mar 6, 2011, 07.10 AMby janene

      Thank you … he is indeed creepy!!!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 09.50 PMby lizah

    haha, this made me laugh!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 10.39 PMby janene

      I think you would have laughed more if you saw me carrying it down the road to my neighbours house! It looked like I was carrying a real person. I did get some funny looks!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 07.40 PMby janul

    This is great! I just wish he had a head too! :)

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      Mar 5, 2011, 10.38 PMby janene

      I might just have to make another with a head!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 03.14 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    I love it! How fun!!! I soooo want to do this. My girls would love me forever and I can see all the “tea parties” with a life sized doll…….Great job.

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      Mar 5, 2011, 10.37 PMby janene

      Thank you. It went down a storm. My children were very sad to see him go!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 02.46 PMby victors

    Its great, (sorry Steve), he’s great! Why headless?

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    Mar 5, 2011, 01.37 PMby Helena Holmgren

    this is so rediculousy cool! Great job!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 10.35 PMby janene

      Thanks Helena ;-)

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    Mar 5, 2011, 01.33 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    oh my god! this is so cool and the proportions are so well made! i am totally impressed!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 10.35 PMby janene

      Thanks Ralf. I was worried I wouldn’t pull it off in time but a little faith and a sense of humour helped me along!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 01.29 PMby lauriana

    He’s so cool! That must have been quite a project. Great work! I hope he will be as much of a hit on the stage as he is with the girls.

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      Mar 5, 2011, 10.34 PMby janene

      Thank you. I believe he was!

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