Hearts4Hearts Girls: measure your #doll for this week’s #raincoat #sewing project

The image shows a Hearts-for-hearts girl doll wearing a handmade rain coat with a hood. The accompanying website offers measurements for the Hearts4Hearts Girls so anyone wanting to sew this raincoat (using Chelly Wood's free coat patterns) can easily take measurements of their own 14-inch or 15-inch or 16-inch doll to see if the free coat pattern will fit or not.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

These lovely little Hearts4Hearts dolls are super fun to pose for the camera because they have more articulation than some of the other dolls in the 14-inch size range. These dolls are also connected to humanitarian aide.

For each H4H doll purchased, the company donates a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization. To learn more about the Hearts4Hearts Girls and the charitable projects they’re involved with, head over to their Facebook page.

One of the tricky things about hooded clothing is making sure the hood will fit your doll’s head. Thankfully, though, if you take the right measurements, you can widen the gusset in this week’s hooded raincoat sewing project (or narrow it), as needed, to make sure the hood fits your doll.

I’ve actually posted sewing measurements for Hearts4Hearts dolls before on ChellyWood.com, but today I’m adding a few head measurements for the special requirements needed to fit into the hood.

Would you like to compare your 14 inch doll’s measurements to a Hearts for Hearts Girl?

Here are the basic body measurements for my Consuelo doll (shown above) for sewing purposes. Seam allowances are not included…

  • Neck circumference… 10 cm
  • Neck to shoulder seam… 2 cm
  • Bust 16.7 cm
  • Collar to true waist… 7.5 cm
  • Underarm to true waist… 4.2 cm
  • Sleeve inseam (underarm to cuff)… 9 cm
  • Sleeve from shoulder seam to cuff… 10.4 cm
  • Sleeve circumference…  9.5 cm (cuff)
  • Waist… 15.2 cm
  • Hip circumference… 18.6 cm
  • Pants inseam (crotch to just below the ankle bone)… 13.5 cm
  • Pants outseam (waist to just below the ankle bone)… 19 cm
  • Pants leg circumference (upper thigh)… 11 cm
  • Height not including hair… 14 inches or 35.5 cm

Additional Head Measurements:

  • Horizontal circumference of head at the forehead (like a headband would fit)… 10.5 inches or 27 cm
  • Mid-forehead to back of the neck (measure where the gusset piece goes)… 7 inches or 17.7 cm
  • Ear to ear across the top of the head (like the opening of the hood at the face)… 6 and 3/4 inches or 17.5 cm

Do you need help measuring your dolls? Here’s a tutorial video that might help.

Keep your eye on ChellyWood.com for these upcoming patterns that fit dolls in the 13-inch, 14-inch, 15-inch, and 16-inches tall range. Some even fit 17-inch dolls!

This image shows a wardrobe of many clothing items to fit Wellie Wishers, Hearts4Hearts Girls, Crissy dolls, BFF Ink dolls, and many other dolls in the 13- to 17- inch size range. Included in the wardrobe are the following doll clothes items shown in pastel colors: a pair of shorts with a pocket, a pair of shorts without a pocket, a purse, a tank top with round neck, a tank top with V-neck, a lace-sleeve shirt, a short-sleeve shirt, a skirt with handmade ruffle, a skirt with lace ruffle, a skirt with lace ruffle and rickrack, a skirt with a floral embellishment, and a skirt made of London-print fabric in pink (showing the Tower of Big Ben, London Bridge, Brittish bobbies, and more), a pair of jeans without a pocket, and a pair of khaki pants with a pocket. All patterns and tutorial videos showing how to make these outfits are provided for free at ChellyWood.com.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

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