12 comments on “How to Resize your PDF Doll Clothes Patterns using your Printer

  1. Cherrylmaree on Feb 8, 2015 2:56 am | Reply

    Thank you Rosie and Brad,

    That gives us all so many more options.

    Happy sewing.

    • Thank you! I did not read the fine print on a simplicity pattern which was for 14″ dolls and I need a pattern for 18″ dolls for my granddaughters. This tutorial gives me hope!! Simplicity Patterns was of no help whatsoever.

  2. Thank you so much Rosie, and Brad! What a wonderful husband Brad is and a great teacher. I have nearly worn our printer in the home office out, and let’s not talk about ink and paper. You have done what we all needed, given us so many more options to make it Happy Sewing.

  3. Thank you Rosie and Brad! I’m new to doll clothes making and this video is a huge help!

  4. Marilyn on Dec 6, 2016 9:21 pm | Reply

    I would like to sew clothes for a 27″ doll that I bought at CVS. Do you have any suggestions for enlarging 18″ doll patterns? Thank you.

    • Hi Bev, I think you will find that you don’t need to resize my patterns to fit your bitty baby dolls. I know a lady who just shortened the length of the pants on the winter pyjamas by about 1 1/2″ and they fit perfectly. So you may find that you just simply have to adjust the length of skirts, long pants and maybe the bodice of dresses just a little. Compare your Bitty Baby waist and torso measurement to those of the AG doll and this will give you a better idea. You can find the AG doll measurements on my Doll Sizing page. Let us know how you get on.
      Happy sewing
      Rosie 🙂

  5. Bobbie A Chesley on Feb 26, 2023 1:35 am | Reply

    I have a doll shirt pattern and I wanted to enlarge to make it a baggy shirt. My question is would you do a 20% enlargement? Thanks

    • rosieeditor on Feb 26, 2023 1:51 am | Reply

      If you did an increase of the whole pattern, it would enlarge everywhere. If you wanted to make the doll look like she was wearing an older sister’s shirt or something that would work fine. 20% is a lot, though. You might want to start with a smaller percentage. I would definitely recommend that you join the Rosie’s Doll Clothes Patterns Sew & Share group on Facebook (if you’re not already a member) and ask this question there. A lot of the sewists on the group are great at resizing and could give very specific advice. Thanks for asking!

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