I didn’t make very many presents this advent, but I have one sibling who will be receiving his very own Pajama Eater this Christmas.
His Big Guy Sized pajamas needed a bigger monster to accommodate them. So I present to you…
THE MEGA EATER
Twice the monster, twice the fun
(and twice the cuddle when it is sewn from “ultra cuddle” fabric)
How To Scale The Pattern
Scaling the pattern takes a small amount of easy math.
(Old Pattern Dimension – seam allowances) x desired percentage + seam allowances = New Pattern Dimension
For Example, the width of the back piece for twice the size (200%):
(13 inches – 1 inch) x 2 + 1 inch= 25 inches
or if you wanted a 3/4 scale pajama monster:
(13 inches – 1 inch) x .75 + 1 inch = 10 inches
Repeat the process for every dimension given in the cut list, and you will have a perfectly to scale pieces.
But what about the printed pattern pieces you ask? Use the “tile print” function, under the “Poster” settings, in Adobe Reader to increase the size of the pieces.
There is one important note here. When you scale the printed pattern pieces, you are also scaling the seam allowances. The 1/4 inch seam allowance becomes a 1/2 inch when printed at 200%. (Old Seam Allowance x percentage scaled = New Seam Allowance ) Remember to adjust those seam allowances accordingly.