How to Adapt Pattern Sizes:

 

Using a photocopier to reduce or enlarge a pattern to fit.

 

Pattern Reduction Chart:

28 to 24 86% (24 divided by 28 = .8571428)

24 to 20 84%

20 to 14 70%

14 to  9 65%

9 to  7 78%

7 to 4 ½ 64%

 

Formula to Reduce: Size You Want Divided by Size You Have

 

To reduce a pattern, divide the size of the smaller doll by the size of the larger. 

Drop a decimal point and add a zero, if necessary, to make 2 digits. 

Deduct this amount from 100. The total is the percentage amount to reduce the pattern. 

(This is the copier setting)

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Pattern Enlarging Chart:

24 to 28 1.17% (28 divided by 24 = 1.1666666)

20 to 24 1.20%

14 to 20 1.43%

  9 to 14 1.56%

 7 to  9 1.29%

4 ½ to 7 1.56%

 

Formula to Enlarge: Size You Have Divided by Size You Want

 

To enlarge a pattern, divide the size of the larger doll by the size of the smaller doll. 

Add zeros, if necessary, or round off to make 3 digits (This is the copier setting.