Requiemart PIPP: Torso Tightening (Pullip Type 2) Tutorial

Please note that this tutorial was authored by Requiemart and was originally posted on her website, it is being archived here with her permission/blessing as a part of the Pullip Information Preservation Project. 

Type 2 Tummy Pop

The biggest problem most people have with type 2 bodies is the ‘tummy pop’. As in, if the doll is not straight (and sometimes even then) the stomach will come out of the hips in all kinds of ugly and frustrating ways.

This is a Beginner level fix. If you can handle scissors, you should be fine.

For this project you will need:

  • Craft foam
  • Scissors

1. Cut two approximately 2.5″x.5″ strips. In the center of each strip, cut out a hole. You don’t need to punch it, you need a cut going from the outside to the hole.

2. Remove your pullip’s arms, as it will make sliding the torso up much more easy.

3. Pull up the torso as far as possible.

4. Slide in one of the pieces, taking care to center it so that the hole will go around the shaft that connects the torso to the hips. By doing this, you are anchoring the foam which will make the fix much more sturdy and not make you have to keep readjusting the foam later on.

5. Before you tuck in both sides, put in the second piece going around the other way. It is easier to slide this in between the first piece and the body.

6. Once you get both pieces in securely, tuck the ends up the sides and in the front and back between the mechanism and the torso and slide the torso down. Make sure the foam is not being pushed down into the hips and is staying flat against the mech as it goes up into the body.

7. Replace the arms and you’re good to go. The foam fix even pushes the sides of the tummy flush against the hips so that the love handles aren’t as obvious. If you like type 2 bodies, or for some reason can’t replace it, the foam fix is a must.

Now the tummy will not pop out of place. Ever.