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Bao Yukata : Spring Dreams by taeliac Bao Yukata : Spring Dreams by taeliac
About two weeks ago, I found out about an awesome fabric printing service called FabricOnDemand.com, and wanted to try it out. And, of course, I can't just do something easy, no, that would make too much sense, so I decided to re-draft my Pipos Bao yukata pattern digitally (keeping it to the exact size was nigh impossible, but it worked after a while!) and then color the various pattern pieces in using Photoshop, and test it out!

So, basically, what this is is my Pipos kimono pattern that is printed right onto the fabric, pattern and all. Yep, that's right. All you do is cut out the outline, and, if the pattern isn't too dark (hence the white kimono base as a test) you'll even have your stitching line marked right on the cotton!

After it's cut out, you can kind of see the stitching line on the fabric (it's in a very light gray), and then you just make sure everything is lined up (this way, you know that the seam allowance is dead on if you just cut carefully along the outer line) and sew slightly inside of the seam line, to hide it!

How friggin' cool is that?

Is this something you'd be interested in, if you own larger BJD's or even something like American Girl dolls? Because I'd totally just love to make patterns, and design the fabric (so it's completely an original design!) and have it printed, and basically sell these as kits (in this case, including the various ribbons).

I'm trying my very best, for this pattern, at least, to keep it under $25 for the kits (out of cotton - I did get a sample made out of satin, too, that I'm waiting to sew together!) :D

I'm just looking for an excuse to make more doll patterns, can't you tell?

I hope you all love them! I will try to have this design in particular up in my Etsy store by the end of the weekend.

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:iconmagicbunni:
MagicBunni Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, that Boa is gorgeous! I wish I had one!
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dollmaker88 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that sounds so fricking cool.

i must check them out.
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Definitely do! Especially for doll-sized bits, it's really handy!
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Ringo-amai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Fabricondemand sounds like a dream come true! But how expensive is it?
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, not too bad, considering that it's custom printed :D Cotton is something like $18/yard when not on sale, and they go up from there...
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Ringo-amai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
yesh... maybe i should get better at sewing... i've kind'a strayed from it for a few months and now i ruin everything...
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww... if it helps, I always go through those periods where everything seems to be a mess :hug: I just got over one of those, actually - just keep through it, or do something else arty for a while, and it does your brain wonders :hug:
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Ringo-amai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
yep! I've been doing that for a while...
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009   Digital Artist
freaking awesome! and i looooooooove it! you need to make the face like a mask lol
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lmao: I really want to, I'm just too afraid to try to cast this guys face... I'm afraid either the silicone is going to leak all over (happens a lot lately!) or it'll damage it or something *whines*

I'm gonna try one of these days, though!~
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009   Digital Artist
can you do a clay model?
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hrm... I might be able to, come to think of it! I'll see :glomp: I think I have a lot of clay that shouldn't stain or damage anything, too ;P Stupid rather-delicate-but-so-expensive-you-wanna-avoid-anything-bad-happening-to-them dolls XP
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009   Digital Artist
TT_TT i feel your pain
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Shamaru Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
That's really pretty. You made the pattern and everything? Where'd you get the doll? Is it supposed to be a cat or a fox?
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yep, pattern, and the fabric was designed digitally and printed :D

The doll is a Pipos Bao - [link] and he's a little fennec fox (although I have another head that came with the special order of him that is a cat :D) I'm debating painting him like a kitsune, which is why he's faceless at the moment :D
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Shamaru Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
That's neat. I bet it'd be pretty painted like that
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koyamori Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
The pastel colours are so pretty~:heart:
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I thought so, too - I don't have much in nice, soft colors for doll outfits, so... yeah! Make my own :love:
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bandeau Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
O.O Yes YES and YEEEESSSS!! I have a 60cm and one under, and YES I would buy your patterns so I could have a craft day and cut them out myself :D :D :D
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:glomp: I will definitely see about doing them, then! A 60cm girl is what I have a dressform for, so I can drape on it (hooray for random projects for college XP) - what type of doll(s) are they? And gender - I'll see if I have similar to work off of :D
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bandeau Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
sweet! My female is a cheap one, the Bobobie Charisma Demon (I actually want about three more, they are so fun! I want to paint them allll) but I'm finding she has a really huge bust so it's hard to get nice fitting clothes for her. My other two both have really nice full outfits, so I don't think I'm going to get anymore clothing for them, but she doesn't have a set that fits her nicely >.<
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Akiriana Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
oh wow!

you know... i have a BJD [link] that one there!

I think because mine was bought in China and brought over as such (since Rao is the american style) her dimensions are different.

any whoozles, would you be interested in making an outfit for my BJD for me? I wana start getting into it but i can't until next year because i don't have the free time..and i don't want her to be naked anymore!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Noooooo!!! dA ate my comment!

Gah!

That is one beautiful doll, though, she's really pretty! I think she's very similar to my MSD doll, [link] that one, but with elf ears ~ I looked at the measurements, and I think it might work!

Right now, all I've really done for dolls are kimono-like things, not really much in the way of dresses, but I could see what I can do! I'm more working on making patterns for them, to sew your own, because after making like 3 of something this small I want to hurt myself, they're so tiny! But, I can definitely see - did you have something specific in mind?

I actually made a dressform of my SD-sized girl last year, to drape patterns on, but I haven't had a chance to do much with it yet... must find the time!!

:glomp:
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kyusai Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*_* This is one of the most amazing things I've seen lately, thank you for sharing that link!

I also loove the delicate colour of this lil yukata.
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:glomp: Any time! I thought it was so cool when I found out about it, and I can say, the people there are fantastic to work with, too :D
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hermitworm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds neat. Too bad I don't have a doll collection at all, but I'm going to favorite this and bump you up some more popularity-wise. Good luck!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww! Well, thank you very much :love:
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eudoxiada Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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MedeaHiasobi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THAT is exciting. Very, very exciting :D
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know!

Means I need to get more silicone to make more doll dressforms, methinks... wanna make some patterns and color the fabrics digitally ;P

Plus, it just made my brain go blerg - this could be the perfect way of making all of the irritating bits of Yuna's outfit, like the obi print from hell! Or the skirt! Or no ombre-dying sleeves... :O)
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MedeaHiasobi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hells yeah! Very good idea. Otherwise, I was thinking that whole using embroidery thread in the bobbin & working upside down might come in handy for that outfit too ^^;
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oof, have fun with that ;P I like my cheater printing the design right onto the fabric method :giggle: It could at least lay down the basics, and then you could go over the details and make it look extra awesome! I'm hoping I sell a few more things, because if I do, I may make a Yuna just for the hell of it, to test the idea :mwahaha:
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Kisshu-Neko Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have some dolls at home (Dals) and it would be cool to have printed patterns like that :o. Their bodies are so tiny that it is difficult to do something for them.

And the kimono is lovely :)
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oooh! Do you have any pictures? I'd love to see them!

I know, tiny is so hard to work with sometimes, but if it's easy like this (mostly rectangles) it's way more standable to do than full on fitted outfits XP

Thank you very much :love:
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Kisshu-Neko Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have some in my gallery, in my "doll" section :)
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AthelLoren-wardancer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Whoa! FabricOnDemand sounds awesome. I'll have to check them out.
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are! Just don't be put off by the price, it's totally worth every penny for custom fabric :love:
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