I used to do a blog post under the category “Tape Measure Tuesday,” and I’ve been thinking about bringing this feature back. After all, when it comes to sewing, measurements are important!
They help you decide whether or not your favorite doll can swap clothes (and sewing patterns) with other dolls of a similar size and shape.
Today I’d like to get a little feedback from my followers. The question is simple: Should I bring back the #TapeMeasureTuesday feature?
It takes time to measure a doll, and frankly, a lot of people who are new to sewing for dolls don’t know what to measure or how to measure their dolls.
So the #TapeMeasureTuesday blog posts provided measurements for various dolls, and that way, even inexperienced sewists could find the measurements, all ready to go, for whatever sewing projects they were working on.
I got rid of the feature because it didn’t get many views; however I still get questions related to doll measurements.
In fact, earlier this month, I received a question from someone who was sewing for a vintage Holly Hobby doll, and she wanted to know which of my doll clothes patterns would fit it. To answer her question, I went to my doll collection and measured a dozen different dolls to see which ones had the closest measurements to her Holly Hobby.
I kept those measurements, and I could post them here, if it will help people with similar issues. But I’m wondering how helpful it really is, since those blog posts got very few views in the past.
Click on the #TapeMeasureTuesday links I’ve provided in today’s blog post, to look through old blog posts under the #TapeMeasureTuesday feature.
Should I bring back this feature on ChellyWood.com? And if I do, will you find it helpful? Please share your thoughts and ideas!
26 thoughts on “Should I bring back doll sewing measurements? Your opinion is needed! #Sewing #TapeMeasureTuesday”
Yes, please post doll measurements for MTM Barbie. Thanks.
I think you should bring back the feature on measurements for your dolls. It will be very helpful.
I think it might be worth a rerun or would it be practical to create a resource page with various doll measurements or links to your old Tape Measure Tuesday posts?
These are great ideas. I might add a link from the home page to my Tape Measure Tuesday posts, so people can easily find the doll measurements they are looking for. Thanks for your insights, Taswegian 1957!
You are welcome. I’ve done something similar with some of my doll posts grouping the links on a page so that they can be quickly accessed so I thought it might be a good solution for you as well.
Ooh yes please! I really could have done with this recently when trying to find the right sized patterns for my old dolls! Great idea, please bring it back 🥰🙏🏼
It’s always helpful to have different doll measurements to compare and see if any can share clothes with another doll 🙂
Yes, I would like to see the doll measurements posts again.
I would love those posts. The early McCall’s Barbie and Skipper patterns (from the ’60s and early ’70s) always had the doll measurement just like their “people” patterns. I wish they had continued to do that. With the many differences in sizes of all kinds of dolls these days, I have been spending so much time finding patterns to use as a starting point. And not just for the many sized Barbies. Baby dolls come in so many shapes and sizes that I’ve borrowed dolls to make sure the clothes fit before I use that pattern again.
I would love to see that feature
I certainly enjoyed the sewing measurements. Your photos in this post are just adorable!!!
Tape Measure Tuesday would be very helpful to me!
Thanks for all the comments, everyone! It sounds like people would really like to see this feature return. I truly appreciate the feedback!
Yes, as I am a newbie
It’s a great idea to bring this back. First of all, it’s easy content. Second of all, even though it might not be reacted to in the moment it builds a repository of content that you can point people to when they ask questions, makes your website all that much more valuable a resource, and will have a long tail, for sure. It’ll be especially great if you put a link to it at the top of your blog so people can get to the aggregated posts as one commenter suggested.
Why the top? Not the bottom? Just curious what your thought process is.
Never thought about the bottom. Didn’t know that option was available. But now that you mention it, I think people don’t always scroll all the way down to the bottom of a blog page.
I think it would be a good idea to make a chart that you can add to as you get requests and just post it somewhere that is accessible to your followers.
Oh, hey! This is something I hadn’t thought of at all! Thank you Suzanne. I wonder if there’s a plugin that does this…?
I made Barbie doll clothes for my nieces 54 years ago!! It’s nice to know if today dolls can still wear the the same patterns that I’ve saved all these years!!
Yes, Barbie has gone through quite a few changes over the years!
Yes, absolutely bring this feature back! It’s a very good resource tool. Perhaps it could be an icon (a little dress) at the top of the page?
Or maybe instead of a little dress, I should use a sewing dress form mannequin — what a neat idea! I’m not sure how I would make that work for people who access the site from their phones, but I’m going to keep thinking about it. Thanks for your input!
Yes. I think it would be very helpful for those of us that are still learning. Thank you so much!