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Patterns

Easiest Robe Evereasiestrobeever

1cm grid: This is how I resize a pattern. This is a transparent PNG in a 1cm grid. Open the png in a program that handles layers. Scan your pattern piece (I’ve taken the layout image on the instruction sheet for a pattern…or copy the image from the pattern you’ve found on the internet, or lay an actual pattern flat on the floor and take a square-on picture) import that image into another layer under the grid, then just mess with the transformation tool…horizontal and vertical only!…using that grid as your guide, until it corresponds to your doll’sĀ largest corresponding measurement. (Adjust each piece individually, making sure that your corresponding seams will match! You should end with a pattern that is exactly the same as the original except for height and width that will fit the largest measurements of your doll. This is what you want to cut and baste together, then put on your doll inside out and tailor to perfection. You want to match the largest measurement because you can always take in. Adding a gusset to make it larger rarely works with a doll.

1cm grid transparent png for resizing/building doll patterns.

1cmgrid

Trust me…it’s there. It just looks weird because it’s transparent except for the grid and you’re seeing the default BG color through it.

(This is a 100cm grid on a transparent 8″x10″ / 200px/in format. Click for full sized image. do NOT resize. Print out at 100%.)

Vanye’s (ChicLine Male) sock sweater pattern

(please note, the “pattern” was put together very rapidly. Sleeve s/b slightly curved on the top rather than a V, and the armhole cut should also be slightly curved like a regular armhole.)

vanyesweaterMy basic hand stitch for sock-sweater seam

sweaterseam

Wiishu sweater

wiishusweater

Please keep in mind. These aren’t complete. There are no instructions. They’re basically guidelines for people who know what they’re doing. šŸ˜€ I’ve not included edging. I use the ribbed edges of the socks or just strips of the plain sock knit for edging. I cut a piece to fit the edge plus a bit for seam, stitch right sides together, fold the edge piece around and stitch in the ditch to finish. Width of the edge piece is just twice what you want the edge to be, plus two seam allowances. I honestly don’t think much about how I’m doing it; I just do. I’m sorry. Someday, when I have time, I’ll do real instructions. Maybe. šŸ˜€ NO PROMISES!

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