13 comments on “Resizing Patterns For Wellie Wishers and Disney Toddler Dolls – Part 1

  1. Jo Featherston on May 25, 2017 12:12 am | Reply

    They look good and I really must have a go. Meanwhile I’ve been busy knitting outfits for a little doll I made, and I can’t knit and sew at the same time unfortunately!

  2. Cherrylmaree Rudd on May 25, 2017 7:38 am | Reply

    Hi Rosie.. thank you for the information. It is hard to keep up with all the different dolls isn’t it? Good fun though. Best wishes Cherrylm and girls

  3. This is so helpful and I am hoping you might help with another problem I’m having, though I don’t know if it’s in your purview. My granddaughter is loving Baby Alive right now and it’s hard to find doll clothes patterns to fit her. I also notice that there are different sizes of these dolls, the ones she has are about 12″ long, with very big heads. Any help you can give is most appreciated.
    Thank you, MIchele

    • Hi Michelle, yes there are a number of different sized Baby Alive dolls and it is difficult to keep on top of them all. Have you read my blog A Great Tip for Resizing Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns mentioned above? This will show you how to resize patterns to fit your doll and is pretty much the basis that was used in resizing my American Girl patterns to fit the Disney Toddler and Wellie Wishers dolls. You may need to make small adjustments but it is a great place to start and don’t worry about the size of the head unless you are making a hat because most tops or dresses have an opening down the back so you don’t have to get it over their head. I would love to know how you get on if you decide to give it a try. Happy sewing, Rosie :)

      • Thank you so much, Rosie, I will definitely try resizing on the printer–don’t know why I didn’t think of this!

  4. What is the height on the Disney toddler dolls? I have been resizing for the Disney Animator dolls and they definitely are bigger than the Wellies. Disney appears to put out different sizes. Thanks for the measurements.

    • Hi Roxie, Yes Disney have a number of different dolls available. My Disney Toddler doll (Anna) is 33cm tall, torso 10.5cm, neck 8.5cm, waist 15cm, inseam 12cm, leg 14cm, arm 9.5cm, head 29cm. Hope this helps. Happy sewing, Rosie :)

  5. Ann Mellor on May 30, 2017 11:23 am | Reply

    Hello Rosie. You did a wonderful job on the new size clothing. I hadn’t done the summer nightie yet and love how it looks on the Wellie doll. Wasn’t it fun and isn’t it exciting when the result of the resizing comes out so well? I’ve even done the same on some of my Simplicity patterns, although you have to scan the pattern pieces in first and save them to a pdf file. I love the challenge of using what I have to dress other size dolls. I did want to say that the Hearts for Hearts dolls are a bit slimmer then the Wellie girls and a half inch shorter. The waist to toe length is the same, but they’re shorter in the torso. Are you able to purchase these dolls in Australia? Wellie dolls are so popular because they were released by American Girl so that speaks for itself, but the dainty Hearts for Hearts girls are my very favorite doll to sew for. Everything looks so pretty on them. Also, part of the proceeds when you purchase one of the dolls goes to World Vision which is an organization I supported for years. The money goes to helping poverty in the area that the doll you purchase represents. Just a little info so that others know these beautiful dolls have a story also, just like the AG dolls. I had 13 of these little dolls, but gave three to a friend.

    • Thanks for all that information on the Hearts for Hearts dolls Ann, they do look really sweet but just like the Wellie Wishers, they are not readily available here in Australia. I’ve been looking online and it seems that Ebay may be my best option if I wish to purchase one. I too love that part of the purchase price goes to World Vision :)

      Thanks again for inspiring me to resize my patterns for these smaller dolls, it really has been a lot of fun and I’m loving the results.
      Happy sewing
      Rosie

  6. Ann Mellor on May 30, 2017 11:26 am | Reply

    Forgot to add that I’m glad you purchased the Wellie girl, Ashlyn. She is so cute and everything you make looks so cute on her. She’s my very favorite. :)

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