24 comments on “Resizing For Disney Toddler & Wellie Wishers Clothes Patterns – 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

  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. 🙂

  7. Quick question Rosie. When you made the Wellie size summer nightie, did you adjust the measurements for the strap placement at all, or is it the same as the original size? I have my nightie cut out and it occurred to me that perhaps the placement is a bit different. Thank you. Ann

    • Good question Ann, I will amend the table above to include this info. Place the centre of each strap 1 1/2″ (4cm) either side of the centre point at the front and place the centre of each strap 2″ (5cm) from the raw edge on both sides of the back. Let me know how you go and send me a photo or post to my Facebook page 🙂

  8. Ann Mellor on Jul 12, 2017 7:14 pm | Reply

    I posted a picture to the Facebook page of my completed nightie. I had a bit of difficulty keeping the elastic in the middle of the straps, so I ended up remaking them with a casing. Much better and easier for me to do for these smaller girls. I love this little nightie. Thank you for your help Rosie.

    • Ann Mellor on Jul 12, 2017 7:15 pm | Reply

      I forgot to say that I’m going to make some shorty pajamas with this pattern next. I’ll just make the nightgown shorter and add some ruffled bottoms. I’ll post a picture when finished.

    • Opps, I forgot to mention in my blog that I used the casing method so I have updated that in the table above. Thanks so much for sharing Ann. The nightie looks so pretty and I can’t wait to see the shorty pyjamas, I’ll include them in my next Share and Tell blog. I’m sure they will both be a hit in your Etsy store 🙂

  9. Anne-Marie Sund on Jan 4, 2019 7:37 am | Reply

    This is a very interesting topic as I have over 100 AG patterns and now bought my first Wellie. I was told by a very well known designer that you can’t reduce patterns by photocopier as it will not work. I have resized one of my favourite full flares just by drawing a new pattern. Still needs some adjustments but we will get there in the end. I did buy 2 WW patterns just to get the right size for bodices. Still waiting for my dolly to arrive end of January so only then I can experiment more.

    • Anne-Marie don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Give it a go and decide for yourself if you are happy with the result. Yes, you may need to make some adjustments after reducing the pattern but if you are happy to experiment, it’s a great start. With so many 18 inch patterns to experiment with you should find some that work fine. Happy sewing 🙂

  10. Michele Ferguson on Jan 27, 2019 7:15 pm | Reply

    Rosie, Not sure if this is the right place, but just wanted to tell you how I so enjoy your doll clothes sewing course. I signed up for it a few months back and have been watching in increments. Your presentation, information and yes, even your so- soothing voice are incredible and I’ve learned so much. The videos are fabulous and go so well with the spoken instructions. I also enjoy your blogs on resizing doll clothes patterns. My granddaughter is obsessed with Baby Alive dolls right now and I’ve been able to make them clothes using your resizing instructions. It was a “crap-shoot” before that, if you’ll pardon the term. Cannot thank you enough from those of us wanting to make our little granddaughters so happy with clothes for their “babies!”

    • Hi Michele, thanks so much for taking the time to leave me feedback on my How to Make Doll Clothes course and my resizing blogs. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my course and find these blogs helpful. I can just imagine the joy you are bringing to your darling granddaughter by making her babies beautiful new clothes. Happy sewing 🙂

  11. Thanks for this article/info. I bought a glitter Girl doll (a Wellie Wisher cone) recently and was wondering by how much I would need to reduce the AG sized doll patterns for them to fit these girls. I just love those matching outfits for the 18″ and 14.5″ “sister” look. I know I am going to need to make adjustments for them to fit proper.

    • My pleasure Nancyb. Yes, the matching ‘sister’ look is so cute. The adjustments I have given here are applicable to my doll clothes patterns but I’m sure this will be a good guide to start with for other patterns too. Have fun. 🙂

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