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Date: 3/16/07 9:22 PM

My daughter is getting a My Twinn doll (mytwinn.com) from her grandparents for her birthday this year and I would like to make them some matching clothes. Does anyone know of a good source for patterns for this size doll. I did find morrisseydolls.com and they have many cute patterns. Has anyone used their patterns or know of other patterns out there?

Thanks,
Renee

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Date: 3/21/07 8:39 AM

HI! I have done a LOT of doll sewing in all sizes. I have had really good luck by starting w/ an American Girl 18" pattern, tracing the pieces, & then scanning and printing them out increasing the size by a percentage. For instance, for 23" try printing at 128%. Also the pattern companies have a great selection of styles for the AG.

Good Luck and Enjoy!

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Date: 3/21/07 12:22 PM

Sort of off topic, but I've been looking for a doll about this sze to use as a 'tester' for ideas so I dont' waste so much fabric making them in my size. Do you think this doll might work as that? I've been looking t ball-jointed dolls but they cost an arm and a leg.

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Date: 3/21/07 9:25 PM

Thanks so much for the great tip! I will definitely be trying that. I already have a few patterns for the 18" dolls.

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Date: 3/21/07 10:30 PM

I am not sure if this will help, but my DD got a 23" doll (not a my twinn) for Christmas and I found that 18 month old RTW fit her doll. This could open up your pattern selection a bit if you have any toddler patterns ...

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Subject: Patterns for a 23 My Twinn doll Date: 3/21/07 10:57 PM

I have used the Morissey patterns for my granddaughter's My Twinn doll. They work quite well. She loves it when I make "matching" outfits for her and the doll (who actually does look very much like her).

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Date: 3/24/07 4:21 PM

Thanks for all the great tips everyone. I ordered some patterns from morrisseydolls and am looking forward to getting them. I was also excited to hear that enlarging the 18" patterns works well. I have a disney princess pattern for 18" dolls that I was hoping to use and it looks like I will be able to now. Emily will be so excited to have matching clothes for her doll.

Thanks again
Renee

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Date: 3/21/14 12:43 PM

Altering dress patterns for dolls in an excellent way of learning to alter dress patterns for anyone for whom you sew. You can take any AG pattern (or generic 18 inch girl doll pattern available) and enlarge it 128% at Kinko's or other office stores. If you try it on your computer printer at home, you may not have paper handy large enough (14 x 17, for instance, but usually 11 x 14). Some pieces, like skirts, will require two pieces taped together unless you use the drafting printer Kinko's has. I enlarge 18 inch teen patterns (Miss Revlon) for the 30 inch fashion dolls such as Sweet Ann from Deluxe Reading using the drafting copier.

Now, simply enlarging the pattern by 128% will NOT ALWAYS give you a great fit...SO...there are many websites that offer comparison doll measurements for Battat, AG, Journey Girls, etc. Compare your My Twinn The math formula you will use is 18 in measurement : 23 inch measurement = 100 % : x %. Your 18inch doll measurement is 100%; your x % will be larger than 100%. Do that for ALL the measurement comparisons you have. Then add all the answers for x, and then divide by the number of percentages you have. You'll get a decimal answer, but the amount of alterations you have to do will be much less than if you just enlarge 128%.

YES, it's a lot of work...but you'll have patterns you can store in a sheet protector plastic (with a color photocopy of the outfit if you wish) or a manila folder that can be used over and over and over again. The cost? A FRACTION of what it will cost you to buy patterns on-line (and there aren't many for MT-23, so you may want to note that My Twinn is going to the 18 inch version of their dolls)

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