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set back and regroup

  • Posted on May 23, 2014 at 8:02 am

my supposedly preshrunk mercerized cotton shrunk just enough after dyeing that now the cap is too small. i stretched it as much as possible and it still goes round her head but you can see that it is now too short. 🙁 i have ordered more yarn in the right color, since the reason i dyed this in the first place is that i can only get white locally. i will probably put a white lacy trim on the too small caps for her to wear when she just doesn’t feel like bothering with hair, so it won’t be a total loss, but still….

in the meantime, i wound off a small skein of yarn and dyed it with coffee again. as soon as it finishes drying i will make another cap (or 2)

ruby looks as disgruntled as i am. mercerized cotton is NOT supposed to shrink. that is one of the reasons i used it instead of one of the dozens of other fine yarns i have lying around.

building the perfect wig step 2

  • Posted on May 22, 2014 at 8:25 am

the next step is to coffee dye the wig caps so they arent so blinding white. this will hopefully help them blend in a bit better with the hair and scalp

much better
more beige than pink, but without actually dyeing them this is about as close as i will get i think. now they just have to dry, and hopefully won’t lighten up too much as they do!

building the perfect wig step 1

  • Posted on May 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm

today i am trying to design the “perfect fit” wig for my pukipuki. step one is designing a wig cap the fits perfectly and doesn’t pop off right away. this involved a lot of stitching, frogging and re-stitching till i finally got the shape exactly the way i wanted.

it also involves fine crochet cotton, a very small hook and a tiny safety pin for a moveable stitch marker

i couldn’t figure out how to do a video and get it in focus but the cap stays on even if i shake her. (don’t worry no dollies were harmed during the shaking, and ruby was happy to help with the demonstration) hopefully that will still hold true once i add the hair and it gets heavier, but for now i am quite pleased with the fit!