Snuck some time away today from getting the house ready for our annual invasion of musicians to do my first ever dollieh modification.
I sueded her hips, elbows, and knee joints. I even took her head off! So many firsts.
It was interesting how looser elastics (essentially what you get when you replace the head with a chopstick to keep the elastics from heading south never to be seen again) change how the doll poses. She was both more flexible and floppier.
I might be tempted in the future to loosen her up just a bit, but I'll wait and see how she loosens up on her own after several months.
I used moleskin (like for blisters) cut up and stuck inside the socket part of the ball joints. I think I would like to do her ankles and maybe her knees.
It took me a couple of tries to get it done. Next time I decide to do this, I'll just take the doll all the way apart because the hardest part was manouvering the sticky moleskin around the elastic.
I also think I'll read more on different techniques for doing this and see if there is one I like better.
She almost sits on her own. She will sit if she is tipped forward a little bit, and she is also less likely to swat herself in the face. So overall I'm pleased with my efforts.