The Basic Conical Torso Block (Part 2)

Connect the shaping line marks, and label the Side, Center Front, and Center Back lines. Label the block.

Adding Straps

Extend the straight side of the back straps (closest to Center Back).  Go as far as you like - it's better it be too long than too short.
Extend the straight side of the back straps (closest to Center Back). Go as far as you like - it's better it be too long than too short.
Extend the other side of the back strap as well.  A good rule of thumb, on a human, is a 1-2" strap.  I'm using a 1/4" strap for my doll.
Extend the other side of the back strap as well. A good rule of thumb, on a human, is a 1-2" strap. I'm using a 1/4" strap for my doll.
Repeat this process with the front straps, starting with the straight side (closest to Center Front).
Repeat this process with the front straps, starting with the straight side (closest to Center Front).

Next: Checking the Fit….

8 Comments

  1. The links to pages 2-5 seem to be broken … they all lead back to the start of page 1. (Same for the Part 1 entry).
    :(

  2. Aaaaalllllright, then. Fixed. That took entirely too long.
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  3. Where do you get such big poster board to do this for human-size? I got the standard size they sell for 99 cents at the pharmacy, and I’m a pretty tiny person, and I can’t do that with the center line. I’m going to be cutting two pieces and taping them together.

    1. You can find larger poster board than that at most art stores – (including Hobby Lobby, Blick, Michaels, etc) and any place that caters to students (walgreens, target, kmart, walmart-even-thought-I’m-still-boycotting), and often also at JoAnn’s.

      Hope that helps….

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