What are the measurements of a “Tall Barbie”… Height? Waist? Bust? I recently received this question in my inbox, so I decided it was time, once again, to compare measurements! (I don’t know about you, but I think it’s fun to compare measurements on dolls…)
- Top of head to base of foot: 17 inches, which is 43 centimeters
- Bust circumference: 6.5 inches or 16.5 cm
- Waist circumference: 5 inches or 12.6 cm
- Leg inseam (distance from crotch to bottom of heel): 8.5 inches or 21.5 cm
- Arm inseam (distance from the underarm to the wrist): 4.5 inches or 11.5 cm
- Torso (distance from the shoulder close to the neck, down to the hip): 4 inches or 10.1 centimeters
- Neckline (distance from shoulder to bust, to allow for a discreet neckline): 1 1/4 inches or 3.3 cm
- Leg circumference at top of thigh: 3 3/4 inches or 9.5 cm
- Arm circumference at top of upper arm: 2 1/4 inches or 5.7 cm
- Top of head to base of foot: 12 1/4 inches or 31 cm
- Bust circumference: 5 inches or 12.5 cm
- Waist circumference: 4 inches or 10 cm
- Leg inseam (distance from crotch to bottom of heel): just under 6 inches or 15 cm exactly
- Arm inseam (distance from the underarm to the wrist): not quite 3.5 inches or 8.3 cm exactly
- Torso (distance from the shoulder close to the neck, down to the hip): 4 inches or 10 cm
- Neckline (distance from shoulder to bust, to allow for a discreet neckline): 1 inch or 2.9 cm
- Leg circumference at top of thigh: 3 inches or 7.6 cm
- Arm circumference at top of upper arm: 1 3/4 inch or 4.4 cm
Recently, some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free.
First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.
If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.
Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts!