Pattern Drafting Crash Course-Child Bodice

Here is the start of the actual drafts. You will need to reference the Miniature Draft Chart for the ease necessary for the draft. Right now I am waiting for the Miniature Draft Chart to post and will update the links to … Continue reading

Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Glossary Terms

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

Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Tips & Tricks for Pattern Construction

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

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

Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Truing Up Your Patterns

Truing Patterns

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

Convert from Fractions to MM

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