Glossary of Terms
Abdomen– area between the waist and hips around the belly button areaAbdomen arc– 1/4 of the total circumference of the fattest part
Apex– the doll’s nipple if she has one or the tip of her breast
Arc– 1/4 of complete circumference measurement Banana dart– a dart that looks like a … Continue reading
Here are some suggestions for some common items that can make drafting and sewing for smaller dolls easier!
Dryer sheet— can be used for any spot that requires interfacing of sorts as in collars and cuffs but should not be used for the entire garment. I have tried it several … Continue reading
Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Measuring Your Miniature Dolls
Since most dolls are evenly made on both sides, the measurements are taken on the half or in the case of an arc the quarter. The exception is circumference measurements, which are all the way around the body. It is advisable … Continue reading
This will explain how to smooth out your patterns in preparation for use in creating styles from the basic patterns.
The first draft of each piece should be carefully cut … Continue reading
This chart and a full conversion tool can be found on http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-cminch.htm I thank this site for having the information I needed for this tutorial!
Due to the many requests I’ve had during classes on information about metrics vs standard measuring I decided that a tutorial … Continue reading