I've got new elastic coming in from Taobao, but I couldn't resist restringing my SDGr body with the old one. I strung it with the flat heels now and cut the elastic a bit so that she's really tight. I also strung it 'regularly' as the SDGr should actually be strung very weirdly in the torso. But now she sits without flopping and doesn't throw her head around. It also gave me the opportunity to clean up the body a bit, since it had some dirt from using jeans as such. And I'm finally using the promise hand that came with Lorina :3
The thing I do love about the SDGr body is the ability to hold the hands close to the face without effort. The LM girl body is very restricted in the arm movements... And now with the flat heels, I can fully use the SDGr's neat kneecaps, that give it wide range of knee bending. And the thing stands so beautifully, now that it stands XD I'm now finding all the good things about this body anew. And I'm starting to remember the awe I had when I first took Eiko out of her box. I was squeeing at all the things it could do! But the high-heels, although allow her to use those amazing shoes for SD16 heels, take so much of it away :(
But, I'm not throwing in the towel just yet. I might have to resort to having two elastics ready for her for all times. A shorter one for the high-heels and a regular for the flats. The Volks' system of allowing the same elastic to be used for both by not having an actual knot, but a slider to hold the elastic at designed lenght has proven to be inefficient, since with the high-heels the slider cannot keep the right tension, but will loosen up with time. An actual knot might be a very simple resolution for this problem :P
And that pinky! I've never used this hand before, since it was a bit too much on the cute side for the old Eiko. But with this sweeter look it is perfect.
And actually, from just a few posts away rambling about how I'm going to sell this body off and get her a whole new one, I've gone to actually getting her a new pair of hands for this body XD Well, I've been eyeing sales for the H-04 optional hands for a while now and they have been on my wishlist for ages. They are fist hands for the SDGrG body. And I finally see a pair FS on my Flickr feed and had to jump on it! They were reasonable price too, for Volks hands. Funny how everything Volks just ends up costing me a ton =_= Once they arrive, I have to give all of Eiko's hands a nice neutral manicure/blushing.