Half Inch Scale Miniatures Pattern Line

Half Inch Scale Miniature patterns fit 3 ½” Lady doll and ½” tall baby! This group of patterns includes all of the following patterns. (no longer sold individually)

Patterns included are an 1892 inspired walking dress, a tiny sleeveless dress for a ½” scale baby, an Empire style dress with French knot roses and hand stitched vine, and an 1815 Court Gown with hand beaded lace trim.

These patterns are sewn with both hand and machine techniques. They are designed to be interchangeable on a single doll as well!


1″ Scale Miniature Modern Ladies & Fantasy Pattern Line

This group of 1″ scale miniature doll patterns includes all of the following patterns. (no longer sold individually)

  1. Contemporary spaghetti strap evening gown with a tulip skirt
  2. A-Line skirt with a ruffle
  3. A-Line skirt with a yoke
  4. 2 adorable elves
  5. Elf maiden gown and cloak
  6. Split skirt riding habit
  7. Indian Sari
  8. Princess line wedding gown and train
  9. Simple wedding gown
  10. V-neck wedding gown

All dresses should be made from very light cottons or silks

$10.00 (a bargain with such a long list of patterns!)

1″ Scale Miniature Baby Pattern Line

Patterns can be mixed and matched for more of your own creations as well! This group of patterns includes all of the following patterns. (no longer sold individually) These patterns fit the 1 ½” baby dolls for dollhouses.

  • tiny hand smocked dress with full smocking instructions
  • dress with long sleeves and pinafore
  • dress with short sleeves
  • sleeveless dress

All dresses should be made from very light cottons or silks They are designed to be machine and hand sewn and are interchangeable on a single doll as well!


Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Measuring Your Miniature Dolls

**NEW for 2018**

Click on the following links for a copy of the Measurement Chart in Google Documents or Word Document format.

Please right click and save the Word Document to your PC/Mac or save a copy of the Google Doc to your Google Drive for your own use.

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 that you mark somehow, either with scotch tape on the body and a pencil mark or however you are comfortable, the center front and back along with where your doll’s bust, waist and hip fall. Deciding this before you start measuring will make a big difference in how your patterns will turn out and how accurate they will be. For scale and 1/2 scale miniatures use metrics, as a millimeter is more accurate than rounding to the nearest fraction. When working with dolls this tiny it is imperative that your measurements be accurate.

Please note that after 9 years  this tutorial has been updated to reflect several minor errors that were made during the original writing.

Measurement Chart

This is a master list of all the measurements needed for all dolls. Copy the entire list and fill in the ones you need for whatever doll you are going to be currently using. Following will be explanations of how to do these measurements for each type of doll.
Permission granted by author to copy this page.

Key: A= All Dolls L= Lady dolls only C = Child dolls B = Babies M = ManKEY
1) Full HeightA
2) Bust/ChestA
3) WaistA
4) Hip/Hip With DiaperA, B
5) Center LengthFrontBackA
6) Full LengthFrontBackA
7) Across ShoulderFrontBackA
8) Side Seam LengthA
9) Shoulder LengthA
10) Shoulder SlopeFrontBackA
11) Bust DepthL
12) Side Seam To FloorL, M, C
13) Back Waist To FloorL, M, C
14) Crotch DepthA
15) Hip DepthA
16) Side Hip DepthA
17) Finger SpanA
18) WristA
19) Around FootA
20) Upper ArmA
21) Sleeve LengthA
22) Armhole DepthA
23)Waist ToA) AnkleB)KneeC)FloorL, C
D) Short TrainE) Long TrainL
24) InseamA
25) OutseamA
Waist ArcA
Chest ArcA
Hip ArcA
Arms TypeA
Legs TypeA
Body TypeA
Fingers TypeA