by waterlily 24 Nov 2009

50% which would be just right, size wise, but I think the stitches will be too dense. It went from approx. 37000 stitches per panel to 26000 stitches per panel. That is only a reduction of 11000 stitches when the pattern was resized by 50%. Does this sould about right? Or is it just a bad idea to reduce the size that much?


by lbrow 25 Nov 2009

Can u not omit some of the panels. Not a good idea to reduce so much., u will end up with distortion. I like dlmds suggestion *

by waterlily 24 Nov 2009

Thank You all for responding. I can't remember where I got this one from, but I'm looking for something that will be just as pleasing to me.

by tindo 24 Nov 2009

As far as I know you should never resize fsl.

by gerryvb 24 Nov 2009

they have a lovely FSL doily here in 2 sizes for free, just take a look. Perhaps you can use this one

by dlmds 24 Nov 2009

Waterlily, I would try to contact where you recieved the pattern from and ask them if they could make you a smaller one, since you like the doily so well. H&*.

meganne by meganne 24 Nov 2009

Now THAT'S a good idea!!!
And a great reason to mark down where we get our designs from. LOL!

manami by manami 25 Nov 2009

I like that idea too!

by castelyn 24 Nov 2009

See you got your answer from Megs. will leave and *4u all Hugs Yvonne

by shirlener88 24 Nov 2009

Colleen, as Meg has said - it isn't wise to resize FSL designs - that is too bad - hope you find the right doily, soon. *4u

castelyn by castelyn 24 Nov 2009

Why cant I leave a * for you ??????

castelyn by castelyn 24 Nov 2009

ok it took now

by meganne 24 Nov 2009

Sorry Lily, You cannot successfuly resize Free Standing Lace designs. They just don't work.
I would suggest you find another design that is already the correct size.

If you MUST resize, the maximum recommended is no more than 15-20%.
Hugs n roses, Meganne

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waterlily by waterlily 24 Nov 2009

Thank You Meganne! I had a feeling that was the case. Such a shame because I really love this doily. Oh Well...Off to find something else that's perfect.