Aren't these just the cutest? One of my customers gave me the idea for scaling my mask patterns to fit dolls and I think it is just brilliant!
I'm making these doll costumes as part of the children's Christmas presents, I know they're going to love involving their little buddies in their current favourite games of 'superheroes' and 'rescuing'!
To scale the masks to fit your doll is very easy. The trickiest part is working out the factor you need to scale by. All you need to do is measure the doll's face to the width that you want the mask to fit. Max and Molly's faces were approximately 10cm wide. Next measure the width of one of the mask patterns that you want to scale. The batman mask was about 18cm wide.
To find the factor that you need to scale by, simply divide the width of the doll's face by the width of the mask and multiply the answer by 100:
10 / 18 = 0.55
0.55 x 100 = 55%
You only need to do this once for each doll that you are sewing for. The scale will remain the same for all masks for that doll.
Re-print your mask pattern, but when you get to the print settings screen, select 'Custom Scale' and enter the scale that you calculated above. I am scaling to 55%:
Once your pattern pieces are printed you can sew the mask as usual according to the directions. You will, of course, need to adjust the length of the elastic to suit the doll's head.
If you want to try this then you can use the free batman mask pattern HERE or you can purchase any of my mask pattern sets on Etsy. There are currently Woodland Animals, Fairytale and Superhero Mask pattern sets available. Spiderman and Wonderwoman are going to be part of the next pattern sets which I will release early next year.
I'm also going to be giving away patterns to 2 lucky readers as part of Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day so if you'd like to try your luck you can enter via the rafflecopter below. Comment here and / or follow Willow & Stitch on Instagram or Facebook for extra chances to win!
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Here's hoping this festive season leaves you with a full belly and a full heart.