Creatable World Doll Sewing Measurements (Comparing Them to Skipper) @ ChellyWood.com #CreatableWorld #TapeMeasureTuesday

Here we see the Chelly Wood doll (a repainted Spin Master Liv doll) holding a tape measure up to the well-articulated Creatable World doll's waist. She seems to be measuring from the waist to the foot, to get an accurate outseam for the doll, so she can make a pair of pants for Creatable World dolls. Behind these two figures in a Skipper doll. There's also a tomato-shaped pincushion on the desk beside the Creatable World doll, so they appear to be in a tiny 1:6 scale sewing room. The watermark tells where to find Free printable sewing patterns to fit the Creatable World dolls, Skipper dolls, and more: ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Every now and then, someone will ask me which doll clothes patterns I recommend for the Creatable World dolls. As you’ll see in this #TapeMeasure Tuesday feature, their measurements are truly unique among dolls, but they most closely match Mattel’s Skipper dolls.

So I recommend searching for modern Skipper patterns, if you’re sewing a wardrobe for Creatable World dolls. Vintage Skipper dolls have different measurements, so please note that today’s measurements are for a modern (year 2020) Skipper, which you can see in this image:

This photograph shows the Chelly Wood doll clothing designer doll measuring Skipper's arm with a tiny 1:6 scale tape measure. Skipper extends her arm while the Chelly Wood doll looks at the tape measure to determine how long Skipper's arm is from the underarm to the wrist. Skipper stands barefoot in a swimsuit beside Chelly Wood's tiny 1:6 scale sewing desk. On the desk, a Creatable World doll is seated, waiting her turn for measurements. The creatable World doll seems to be wearing a training bra and panties. Their legs are crossed so the CW doll leans back on the sewing table elegantly. Behind them is a dress form, ironing board, and a tiny window. There's also a miniature china hutch filled with fabric. This is clearly a teeny-tiny doll sewing room. All the dolls seem to be having fun as they prepare for a new wardrobe that fits both Skipper and the Creatable World doll. If you'd like to see the wardrobe of free printable sewing patterns that Chelly Wood has designed for either Skipper dolls or Creatable World dolls, please visit ChellyWood.com and click on the 10 inch doll size from the main Home page gallery.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Here are the tape measurement differences between the two:

Skipper Doll Measurements

  • Neck circumference… 4 cm or approx. 1 5/8 inch
  • Neck to shoulder seam…1.9 cm or 3/4 inch
  • Collar to true waist… 5.3 cm or approx. 2 1/8 inches
  • Underarm to true waist… 3.5 cm or 1 3/8 inch
  • Sleeve inseam (underarm to cuff)… 7 cm or 2 3/4 inches
  • Sleeve from shoulder seam to cuff… 8 cm or approx. 3 1/4 inches
  • Sleeve circumference (upper arm bicep)… 3.5 cm or approx. 1 3/8 inch
  • Waist… 8 cm or approx. 3 1/4 inches
  • Hip circumference… 11.7 cm or approx. 4 3/4 inches
  • Pants inseam (crotch to just below the ankle bone)… 12.6 cm or almost 5 inches
  • Pants outseam (waist to just below the ankle bone)…16.2 cm or 6 3/8 inches
  • Pants leg circumference (upper thigh)… 7.2 cm or approx. 2 7/8 inches
  • Height not including hair… 25.7 cm or 10 1/8 inches

 

Creatable World Doll Measurements

  • Neck circumference… 4.4 cm or approx. 1 7/8 inch
  • Neck to shoulder seam… 1.6 cm or 5/8 inch
  • Collar to true waist… 4.9 cm or not quite 2 inches
  • Underarm to true waist… 4 cm or approx. 1 5/8 inch
  • Sleeve inseam (underarm to cuff)… 6.7 cm or not quite 2 3/4 inches
  • Sleeve from shoulder seam to cuff… 7.2 cm or approx. 2 7/8 inches
  • Sleeve circumference (upper arm bicep)… 3.3 cm or approx. 1 3/8 inches
  • Waist… 8.8 cm or approx. 3 1/2 inches
  • Hip circumference… 11.4 cm or approx. 4 1/2 inches
  • Pants inseam (crotch to just below the ankle bone)… 11.9 cm or 4 11/16 inches
  • Pants outseam (waist to just below the ankle bone)… 15 cm or almost 6 inches
  • Pants leg circumference (upper thigh)… 6 cm or approx. 2 3/8 inches
  • Height not including hair… 24.7 cm or approx. 9 7/8 inches

Now you might be wondering, “What’s with all the ‘almosts’ and ‘approximatelies’ in Chelly’s measurements?” Metric measurements are far more accurate than English measurements, but I include English measurements for people who live and sew in the United States.

Crazy as it sounds, we still haven’t fully converted to metric measurements in the US, so I’ve done my best to make my measurements functional, rather than having wonky measurements like nine-and-twenty-three-thirty-seconds (9 23/32), which is really weird to measure. I generally rounded up for the English measurements because it’s better to have doll clothes fit a little big, rather than having them turn out too small.

And for those of you who follow this website pretty faithfully, you’ve probably noticed that my #TapeMeasureTuesday features have been slowly disappearing. That’s because my analytics show that very few people frequent those blog posts.

With such low readership, I thought it would be wiser to post something you find more useful on Tuesdays. So I’ve been using that day to show which dolls can wear other dolls’ clothing. And that’s kind of what #TapeMeasure Tuesdays were all about anyway.

However I do get an occasional comment or email asking me about the Creatable World dolls, which is why I thought I’d do an actual doll measurement post featuring these dolls and Mattel’s popular Skipper dolls, whose measurements are clearly not identical–but very close–to the CW dolls.

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This image shows a Mattel Skipper doll standing upright next to a Mattel Creatable World doll. They are both wearing bikinis or handmade doll underwear (bra and panties or swimsuit top and bottom). They face the camera with hands at their sides, so their body types are easily compared. The overlay tells where you can find the article about these two dolls' measurements in both metric and English body measurement methods: ChellyWood.com (a website best known for its free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many different shapes and sizes).
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Credit:

Skipper and Creatable World dolls are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.

 

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