Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Miniatures Chart Measurements

Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Miniatures Chart Measurements

Miniature Doll Chart The chart on this page is a list of all the measurement amounts for places within the drafting instructions that say ‘see chart’. It is divided so that you can find the right measurement for your size doll that you may currently … Continue reading

Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Sleeve

Copy the following to your paper before you start and fill in with the correct measurements for the doll you are working with. The ones in italics can be found on the Miniature Draft Chart. Sleeve Length Finger Span Upper Arm Sleeve Cap Bottom Marks Wrist Sleeve Cap … Continue reading

Pattern Drafting Crash Course for a Child Doll

This tutorial  was originally created in 2000-2001 and tested on my daughter at about a year old (she’s 13 now). I have also used this tutorial to draft for a doll as small as 1/2″ tall of course using magnifying glasses and a very sharp pencil! This is a preview … Continue reading

Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Skirt Children

Here is a continuation of the Pattern Drafting Crash Course. A basic straight skirt and a bonus fuller skirt.

Measurements Needed Copy the following to your paper before you start and fill in with the
correct measurements for the doll you are working with. The ones in italics
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Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Specification Sheets

Why are they useful? Specification sheets are very useful to keep track of design details. This is including but not limited to what doll, fabrics, item numbers for those of us in a business or that have a huge doll collection. Most important cost of a project not to mention … Continue reading

Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Terms of Use

More information included in the full books!  The terms of usage for my tutorial.

Please leave all copyright information in place and do not sell this Pattern Drafting Crash Course. If you want to link to it please go ahead but also let me know so I may link back. … Continue reading

Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Pants Child

Waist To Ankle (Inseam) Waist Arc Crotch Depth Hip Depth Outseam 1) Side seam- pants length. Square out at top &
bottom to both sides 2) Side hip depth- measure down and square
out to both sides 3) Crotch … Continue reading

Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Supplies

Below is the supply list you will need to draft patterns for small or miniature children dolls. In future posts I will also try to list places to find some of the more unique items such as miniature French Curves suitable for drafting in the smaller scales.

Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Torso Draft

Torso Skirt Check to be sure your skirt and bodice waists are the same
and adjust slightly if necessary Trace your bodice front except for the waist. Only mark
where it is Line up the center front/back of the … Continue reading

Pattern Drafting Crash Course-Explanation Of Measurements & Diagrams Shown on a Lady

Pattern Drafting Crash Course-Explanation Of Measurements & Diagrams Shown on a Lady

Now we get into the actual activity in preparation for drafting a pattern. This explains how to make the measurements correctly from yesterday’s chart.

Take ribbon and pass it around your doll’s waist, bust or chest, neck and hips. Fasten … Continue reading