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To make an 18" dolls clothes pattern fit a 16" doll...

(10 Posts)
lucysmam Sun 14-Dec-14 22:25:55

Would it be easier to trace the pattern & then reduce by a cm or so until it fits right in paper before I cut from fabric?

I hope some clever soul gets what I mean!

lucysmam Mon 15-Dec-14 09:33:14

Anyone? smile

ErnesttheBavarian Mon 15-Dec-14 10:02:49

sorry, no idea at all, still a novice. but would it be cheeky to ask if you know where to get 18" patterns from? Online? Thanks. really really sorry I can't answer your q fblush

PlaydoughGirl Mon 15-Dec-14 10:15:30

Not dolls clothes, but I've had some luck adapting a child's sun-hat pattern for myself by enlarging the pattern on the photocopier. It seems to keep all the proportions right.

PlaydoughGirl Mon 15-Dec-14 10:18:58

Ernest, Oliver & S have a free 18" sundress pattern: oliverands.com/free-patterns/popover-sundress/ It sews up nicely, but depending on the age of your DC, they might have difficulty managing tying the straps by themselves. I have plans to attempt adapting it using decorative elastic instead.

lucysmam Mon 15-Dec-14 11:55:29

Ernest, there are some [[ http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s/ref=is_box_fiona-hardware?k=18%22+doll+clothes+pattern here on amazon]].

I typed in Elsa doll dress pattern for the one I've ordered. Plan to order a more general one after Christmas smile

lucysmam Mon 15-Dec-14 11:55:54

link fail...

try again

lucysmam Mon 15-Dec-14 11:56:12

that one works smile

lucysmam Mon 15-Dec-14 11:59:44

Probably should have said - we have an 18" doll as well as the 16" one. Thought it might be easier to reduce than enlarge it.

ErnesttheBavarian Mon 15-Dec-14 18:29:36

thanks lucysmam.smile

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