#TapeMeasureTuesday: Measure a Disney Princess Merida doll for sewing projects

Click here for all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to help you make this outfit: https://chellywood.com/2017/10/31/free-halloween-dress-pattern-for-livdolls-and-other-11-dolls-chellywood-com/

Every now and then, I get a request for doll clothes patterns to fit the Disney Princess line of dolls. Often these requests don’t specify which doll the sewist is creating clothes for.

The problem is that Disney Princesses come in many shapes and sizes, as you can see in the image below.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows five different Disney Princess dolls modeling hand-sewn doll clothes (left to right): an Ariel doll wears a handmade candy corn Halloween dress; a Tinkerbell wears a Victorian ball gown; a Cinderella Barbie-sized doll wears a yellow tank top with an elastic-waist skirt; Disney's Merida doll wears a green puff-sleeve dress with cuffs in a St. Patrick's Day green plaid pattern; Moana models a strappy pajama baby doll nightgown. Each of these patterns is free and printable on ChellyWood.com where you can find hundreds of free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

There’s even a number of Disney Princess dolls in larger “toddler” sizes, like the Disney Animators‘ doll series. Have a look at my toddler-style 13-inch Elsa, for example:

Click here for all the free, printable sewing patterns needed to make the outfit shown above: https://chellywood.com/2018/09/17/free-printable-sewing-patterns-for-14-inch-15-inch-and-16-inch-dolls-chellywood-com/

So when people ask me to design clothes for the Disney Princess dolls, I never can tell which dolls they’re requesting patterns for! I do enjoy sewing for all the sizes I own, though.

For today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday, I’m going to focus just on my Merida doll, which is one of the 11″ Hasbro Disney Princesses from 2015.

Here are the measurements for my Merida doll for sewing purposes (seam allowances not included):

  • Neck circumference… 4 cm
  • Neck to shoulder seam… 1.5 cm
  • Bust 9.7 cm
  • Collar to true waist… 5.1 cm
  • Underarm to true waist… 3 cm
  • Sleeve inseam (underarm to cuff)… 7.4 cm
  • Sleeve from shoulder seam to cuff… 7.8 cm
  • Sleeve circumference…  3.9 cm
  • Waist… 8 cm
  • Hip circumference… 11.7 cm
  • Pants inseam (crotch to just below the ankle bone)… 12.5 cm
  • Pants outseam (waist to just below the ankle bone)… 16.6 cm
  • Pants leg circumference (upper thigh)… 6.8 cm
  • Height not including hair… 11 inches or 28 cm

If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably aware that I’ve got more Disney Princess patterns in the works. My Moana dress is currently sitting on my sewing room table in its final stages. Eventually, I plan to post that dress pattern right here. But my pattern projects have recently taken a backseat to all the website re-design projects I’m working on behind the scenes.

If you love my patterns and tutorials, though, there’s a wonderful way for you to show your appreciation: please tell the world about my FREE sewing patterns!

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2 thoughts on “#TapeMeasureTuesday: Measure a Disney Princess Merida doll for sewing projects

  1. I would love to have the patterns for doll 18 inches (american girl),
    12 inches (corolle, paola reina, minouche ). These dolls are very popular. Thank you!

    1. Hi Monique. I do have a few patterns that fit the American Girl dolls. Please browse through the gallery on the Home page. You’ll find photos of my 18-inch Kaya modeling the patterns I’ve designed so far.

      I have a few American Girl doll clothes patterns that are on the “drawing board” too.

      And although I don’t own one myself, it looks like the Carolle 12-inch baby doll is similar in size to my 12-inch baby doll. I have a couple of 12-inch baby doll patterns on this website already, and a couple that are waiting to get posted, including a pretty pink gingham sundress and a green one I’ve been thinking about posting either for St. Patrick’s Day or later this spring.

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