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:
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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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.