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PaulaJTM
Posted 2016-08-20 11:22 AM (#91435)
Subject: Newbie


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I just bought the Pattern Master B. I am looking forward to learning it well enough to get a few patterns for my BJD. Yes, a doll. BUT she is basically half scale. Size 6 (half scale) dress form works fairly well. Pattern size would be about 12? if full size. She is taller then usual though. 38 inches. I suspect I will be doing her measurements, doubling then print half scale. I also am hoping to do the digital copy of some scale patterns and working them into patterns for my doll....her name is M. Yes, just M. My husband and I were watching Skyfall, James Bond. My doll just didn't look like any name we could come up with so.....M.

I like doing both modern and historical costume. I do wonder if the scale drawing can be automatically changed to M's measurements or do I need to "by hand"?
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PaulaJTM
Posted 2016-08-21 1:27 AM (#91448 - in reply to #91435)
Subject: BJD....her name is M


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I will try to post a picture. I am new to posting here.



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Welmoed
Posted 2016-08-21 11:34 AM (#91451 - in reply to #91435)
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Welcome!

Very nice! I have an old "My Size" Barbie, which is just about half inch scale as well, and I use her to test pattern ideas and construction techniques. I took her head off, though, as I found it creepy to have her staring at me in the sewing room. To generate the half-scale patterns, I entered the doll's measurements multiplied by two as a new chart and print the pattern in half scale. This helps the darts draft correctly. Once I have a style I like, I just apply it to my own chart and print at full scale.

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PaulaJTM
Posted 2016-08-23 11:33 AM (#91456 - in reply to #91451)
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Thank you! I have done a few My Size a few years ago. It's close but I like doing outfits for BJD these days. Finished up a mockup for a "smaller" doll....only 34 inches. I gave it to a friend of my son. Much prefer doing halfish scale.



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PaulaJTM
Posted 2016-08-23 11:42 AM (#91457 - in reply to #91435)
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Take me awhile to sew things up since I hand sew everything these days. I do have a machine and my husband does think I should start using it again but I have found hand sewing is rather stress reducing. In front of TV and all that. I do draft by hand but it takes ages to get things from drawing board to above. Sort of fun but I'm getting old and have a gazillion things I want to do!!!
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Grandma C
Posted 2016-08-23 1:09 PM (#91458 - in reply to #91435)
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Your sewing is beautiful!
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PaulaJTM
Posted 2016-08-23 11:41 PM (#91461 - in reply to #91458)
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Thank you! Plenty of room for improvement, but that's part of it too. I enjoy learning new things and trying to put into practice what I learned or try new things even if doesn't turn out. All helps. Fun in my opinion!!!
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PaulaJTM
Posted 2016-08-25 1:26 PM (#91466 - in reply to #91435)
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I had to get help my first time out. Karen was so helpful!!!! I have now managed to get a pattern printed out and it looks like it's going to fit!!! For everyone who has had the program for awhile it's no biggy I'm sure, but for me it's a WOW. I am perhaps getting ahead of myself but I am thinking I may be able to do another doll's patterns. A bit more complicated.....she is 30 inches tall and.....well, her bust is 32 CM and I'm thinking I may be able to do them as if inches then transfer to PE and do a box inside and have it 1 inch square then scale it so it's 2.54 inches. Or the other way around. I hope I'm making sense.

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TessainGabriola
Posted 2016-08-27 10:52 PM (#91469 - in reply to #91466)
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I think it's safer to choose either cm or inches. They are not interchageable.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with. So far - so gorgeous!
Tessa
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