Last Christmas I got an Endless Hair Kingdom Princess Barbie doll from my family, and I’ve discovered that she can swap clothes with some dolls that I already have. So today I’m posting a quick study of the doll’s height as compared to other dolls. Then later this week, I’ll post free patterns and tutorial videos that you can access here on ChellyWood.com, to help you sew up a whole wardrobe for your super tall, Endless Hair Princess Barbies!
In the image above, we see Endless Hair Kingdom Princess Barbie standing next to Mattel’s Tall Barbie from the Fashionista line and a Spin Master Liv doll. I’ve already posted patterns for the red top and skirt that Endless Hair Kingdom Princess Barbie is wearing in the photo above, and you can access these patterns and tutorials from the Gallery Page.
Notice how Endless Hair Princess Barbie’s head is only slightly larger than my Liv doll’s? Weirdly, Endless Hair Princess Barbie dolls can also fit into the tie-dye shirt I designed for Tall Barbie. Have a look:
As you can see in the image above, the doll is quite well articulated, with movable joints at the knee, hip, waist, shoulder, elbow, wrist and some mobility in the neck (although I’d like the neck joint to have more mobility than it does). But how tall is she? Let’s have a look:
With shoes on, plus the puff of her hair, she seems to be closer to 18 inches rather than 17 inches. Mattel advertises her as a 17″ doll though, as you can see in this link. And if we’re measuring her from the top of her head (hair not included) to the bottom of her heel, that is a little closer to 17 inches.
For people who live outside the US, here’s an image of the doll’s height in centimeters/millimeters as well:
Looks like she stands about 43 cm tall. It was weird to discover that Endless Hair Kingdom Princess Barbie fits into Tall Barbie (Fashionista) shirts–that means her upper body is a little smaller than one would expect, but I was thrilled to discover that her measurements are very close to that of my Tonner doll. Take a look at the two side-by-side here:
You can also see, in that image, that my Endless Hair Kingdom Princess Barbie is wearing one of the outfits that I designed for the Tonner doll. In fact, she can wear all of the clothes I’ve designed for my Tonner doll! This was very exciting to discover! This week I plan to post images of her wearing the various outfits I’ve already designed that fit her, and I’ll be adding these to the Gallery Page.
But before we’re done, let’s see how she measures against a regular-sized Made-to-Move Barbie:
And now for those all-important measurements… Here are the body measurements for Mattel’s Endless Hair Kingdom Princess Barbie (for sewing purposes):
- Height (head to heel): 17 inches or 43 cm
- Arm length (shoulder to wrist): 5 1/4 inches or 13.3 cm
- Chest circumference: 6 1/4 inches or 16 cm
- Waist circumference: 5 1/4 inches or 13.3 cm
- Hip circumference: 7 inches or 18 cm
- Leg inseam (crotch to heel): 8 1/2 inches or 21.6 cm
- Thigh circumference: 4 inches or 10.2 cm
- Head circumference (for hats): 7 1/2 inches or 19 cm
Hopefully those measurements will come in handy as you sew doll clothes for this particular doll. Join me this week as I post links to patterns and tutorials that will help you create a wardrobe of lovely clothes for the Endless Hair Kingdom Princess doll from Mattel.
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