It’s been just about a month since Dollfie Dream DD Saber Lily セイバー・リリィ have arrived at my house and just about everything has been perfect so far. However, with the increasing number of cases of Lily’s ponytail simply fall off being reported, I can’t help but to feel a little nervous for my Lily. Thank to the excellent info provided by figure.fm member Poofiemus, I was finally able to make up my mind to do some preventative maintenance on Lily’s wig before it has a chance to develop a problem for me. I call this the DD Saber Lily セイバー・リリィ Wig Instrumentality Project 補完計劃!
Here is Lily waiting to get her wig reinforced~
I really didn’t plan on doing anything as elaborate as stubbing since the wig is still in good condition with no sign of letting up, so the plan here is to just to thread the ponytail to the wig cap a few times to give it a little extra holding power that I am looking for.
First order of business is of course, to get some colored thread that is close to the wig itself~
Here I cut it off and gave it a beginning knot.
A little inspection on the wig itself, no sign of damage yet; but the way I see it, it doesn’t hurt to reinforce it while it is still in good condition!
Everything looks good so it’s time to get started~
Here is a picture taken with the thread pushed all the way through, the beginning knot is clearly visible here.
Shot taken as I was pushing the needle back into the wig cap, and make sure no hair strand is trapped inside the loop of the thread~
Here is a picture taken after I have threaded the line back through the wig cap, rinse and repeat a few times as desired~
And it will end up looking like this~
And here is Lily again with the reinforced wig, look at how happy she is
Note: I actually experienced a fair amount of difficulty pushing the needle through the wig cap and the ponytail (even with a thimble in hand), so if you are planning to do something like this yourself, make sure to select the appropriate needle for the job.
Edited: I probably should clarify here that this is only a preventative maintenance and won’t solve the root cause of the problem as I have stated in my flickr group response.
Nothing ground breaking, just a little preventative maintenance on my Lily’s wig.
After pulling Lily’s wig out to work on it, I strongly believe the action of pulling the wig in/out will affect the stability of the stub and cause the ponytail to slip. That’s in part due to the fact that the fitting between the Lily’s wig cap and the head is extremely tight. Any kind of distortion on the wig cap will affect the stability of the stub. Gluing the stub together is probably the only proper solution to this but I am not kin on taking the wig apart and glue it.
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