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summerluvin_ca
« on: July 04, 2008 04:07:57 PM »

First and Foremost...to the American craftsters Happy Fourth of July Cheesy

I need your help dear Blythe owners (i do not own one)

I want to build a carrying case for Blythe dolls for my swap partner. It will look much like a travel trunk with various "stamps and pictures of landmarks" decoupaged all over the outside. On the inside I would like to make some drawers and a rod on one side of the trunk with a large drawer that will act as a trundle bed. On the opposite side I was hoping to do a little decor to look like a sitting room. It will hopefully hold 3 blythe dolls.

Here's where you come in. I've searched high and low on the internet for a basic pattern for a jump off point. This is one that I did using plastic canvas many years ago



however I no longer have the pattern or the case itself.

Could someone help me out with a link to a free pattern? It can be made from wood, I'm flexible.

If not could someone give me dimensions for the doll? What would be a good height and depth to work with?

I know I'm asking alot but I really do appreciate it!

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008 04:14:45 PM »

once somebody sends you the dimensions of a blythe (and if not, you might get them on "this is blythe" or other forums) then you could maybe adapt a carrying case for something else, if you could find one cheap.  i say this because the other month i got a carrying case for (something) at a yardsale ($3), and it fits 1:6 size dolls.  all i would have to add would be padding and maybe some compartment dividers.  i don't know what you will find, but it might be an option for you as well.

i would help with the dimensions, but i only have a Coco (as far as big-heads go), and i think they are way taller than Blythes.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008 07:00:05 PM »

Cant help ya... but if you find the pattern for that picture above I would love to try it!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008 07:52:52 PM »

looks like a good reference site, too:
http://uk.geocities.com/magicknightrhiannon/blythe-rescue.html

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Blythe doll body measurements...
(Excellent body)
Head: 27.5cm = 10-3/4"
Shoulder-heel height = 16.5cm = 6-5/8" (I like how her head is bigger around than she is tall!)
Bust: 10.5cm = 4-1/8"
Waist: 7.5cm = 2-3/4" (Licca: 7cm)
Hip: 10.5cm = 4-1/8" (Licca: 9.75cm)
Inseam (leg length): 10.5cm = 4-1/8" (Licca: 10cm)
Torso (shoulder-waist): 3.5cm = 1-3/8" (Licca: 4cm)
Arm length, including hand: 7cm = 2-3/4"
(Thanks to Millie for these!)
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008 01:53:08 AM »

I'd be going to the local library and hitting up old 'pattern' books with Jean Leinhauser's name in them..
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008 06:36:04 AM »

searching google...
http://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=20373&source=froogle

searching ebay...

If i were you i would get something like this (if the sale ends without bidders before you read this, you could probably get them to re-list it) and just add some padding inside and decorate it.  it looks so nice and vintage-travel already...

you can't just use any old barbie case, because of the huge head of Blythe.

Also if you could find one of these type cheap, maybe not the same brandname, but find one that was sturdy and had the right dimensions....
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