6 comments on “How to Adjust My Doll Clothes Patterns to Fit a My Child Doll

  1. Cherrylmaree on Oct 18, 2016 3:13 am | Reply

    Hi Rosie,
    Lauren has an 18″ Australian Girl doll now but both my grandies have dolls of different shapes and sizes for us to dress.
    These tips and photos will be a great help for those who don’t sew much and a good reminder for the rest of us. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to answer Beth’s questions.

    Happy creating

    • Hi Cherrylm, it’s great to hear from you again and I’m so happy to find you still sewing for your grandchildren. Thinking of all the memories being created just lights my heart 🙂

  2. How would I adjust the cabbage patch clothes to fit the 14″ Cabbage Patch kids, they are quite narrow but have the bigger neck due to the head ring. I tried bringing the pattern down to 90% but am finding that makes the armhole a bit snug for squishing the arm through. While I as an adult collector am okay with that, I’m thining for a child that could be difficult to dress their own doll. There’s lots of these smaller dolls out there but no patterns designed for them only the 16″ and 18″ ones.

    • Hi Cindy, When you adjust a pattern by either shrinking or enlarging the whole pattern on your printer, you still usually have to make some minor adjustments and if you find that the armholes are a little small I suggest that you cut them out a little. You may find that by just taking 1/8 inch all the way around the arm hole it is now big enough. If you have sleeves and you are cutting the armhole out, it may be best to not shrink the sleeve pattern piece at all but simply take the length up the required amount to work on the shorter arms, or reduce them by a lesser amount as you need more of the sleeve to fit around the bigger armhole. Remember too that each different patterns will be slightly different because of the fit of the original outfit.
      You may also find my blog ‘Different Sized Dolls Can Wear Clothes Made from the Same Pattern’ helpful.
      I hope this helps and I’d love to know what adjustments you end up making to have the clothes fit your 14″ Cabbage Patch Kids doll better.
      Happy sewing

  3. Hi Rosie! This is the exact help I have been searching for since finding my My Child Doll that I’d like to pass on to my daughter for her 2nd birthday! Thank you so much for posting this!!

    • That’s wonderful to hear Tara. Don’t forget to send me some photos of your creations 🙂
      Happy sewing

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