Now that I’ve posted some free patterns and tutorials for making Momoko™ some clothes, I’m starting to get questions about her. She’s not the same size as Barbie™, as you can see in the picture above. In fact, when I design doll clothes for Momoko™, I have to make the darts appear lower on the bodice because her chest is not as high as Barbie’s™.
Furthermore, she’s generally smaller than Barbie™ in many ways, as you can see in the image below in which she’s standing next to the new Tall Barbie™ from the Fashionista™ line (along with my Liv doll from Spin Master):
If you’d like to buy a Momoko™ doll, there are a couple of ways you can go about it. She’s made by the PetWorks company (formerly connected with the Sekiguchi company–which may help you find her online), and they do have a website where you can purchase your doll directly from the company.
However I bought mine on eBay for two basic reasons: 1.) I was able to save money by purchasing an older model and 2.) I found it easier to navigate and understand pricing on eBay. Although I should warn you: I have heard horror stories in which people got a damaged doll, having bought her used. That’s the downside to anything you buy on eBay, of course.
Now let’s talk measurements.
- Momoko stands 27 cm high (approx. 10.5 inches).
- Her leg inseam is 14 cm. long (approx. 5.5 inches).
- Her foot measures 2.5 cm x 1 cm along the sole.
- Her bust measurement is 12.5 cm. (not quite 5 inches).
- Her arm length from underarm to a sleeve’s cuff is 7.5 cm.
- The crown of her head has an 11 cm circumference (not quite 4.5 inches).
- If you take a measurement from her underarm to her hip, it’s about 4 cm (1.7 inches)
- Her hips have a 12 cm circumference (a little less than 5 inches).
When I first started designing doll clothes for Momoko™, I found it hardest to get the bodice design right. Of course, if you wanted to design your own doll clothes for her, you’d be welcome to download and print my FREE Momoko™ bodice pattern and use it as a template. All I ask in return is that you help to promote my website through social media in some way.
I’ve been told, but have yet to see with my own eyes, that Momoko’s™ clothes also fit Blythe and Pullip dolls. I’m pretty sure those two doll brands come in a variety of sizes though, so you should pay close attention to the measurements I’ve taken on this page before embarking upon making doll clothes for your Blythe doll under the false impression that my patterns will fit all Bythe dolls. I’m sure they won’t fit the small versions of Blythe, and perhaps Pullip has a mini version as well (I don’t know).
Let’s address the question everyone is wondering here: do Barbie’s™ clothes fit Momoko? The answer, I’m afraid, is a shaky one. Some Barbie™ clothes fit Momoko™, but others don’t. Pants are too long, obviously, but elastic-waist capri pants could easily be swapped from Barbie™ to Momoko™ without committing any fashion faux pas. Barbie’s™ hats fit Momoko™ just fine as well.
However it doesn’t work the other-way-around. If I’ve designed a dress to fit Momoko™, it will likely be too small to fit on Barbie™. Sometimes Skipper™ can wear Momoko’s™ clothes though (see top image for a comparison–that’s skipper in the black, flowery dress).
If you’d like to compare the measurements of Momoko™ vs. Barbie™, you might want to open this older post of mine and toggle between the two postings. That’s because Barbie™ doll measurements are highly inconsistent, depending on the age and design of the doll. (See post for details.)
And now I’ve come to the end of this very long, interview-style post. I hope I’ve answered a few questions you may have had about Momoko™, but if you need more details, feel free to submit a question and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. My summer schedule is really packed, though, and I’ll be traveling for most of July. Therefore, expect my response time to have something of a delay throughout the summer months.
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.
Did you know Chelly Wood has designed patterns for the Lammily doll company? She has! And this website will tell you more about Lammily, if you’re curious. Also, this link will take you to Chelly’s patterns on the Lammily website. Please consider showing your appreciation for Chelly’s free pattern website by purchasing patterns for your Lammily dolls.