The image, which is purely decorative, shows a heart-shaped pincushion with needles and pins in it. Beside this are two spools of thread.

Chelly Wood wants to hear YOUR opinion on TapeMeasureTuesday posts! #sewingblog #topicideas

Every now and then I’ll do a blog post that takes the measurements of one or two dolls for sewing purposes. I’ve noticed that these #TapeMeasureTuesday blog posts don’t get as many readers as other blog posts. Should I continue offering the #TapeMeasureTuesday blog posts? Is anyone actually using these doll body measurements to aide them in their sewing projects? Is there something else you’d … Continue reading Chelly Wood wants to hear YOUR opinion on TapeMeasureTuesday posts! #sewingblog #topicideas

A light blue square is framed by a white tape measure. Inside the frame, the words "Tape Measure Tuesday" are angled above the Chelly Wood dot com website logo. To the right of these, we see an articulated African American Texas A and M Ken doll back to back with a regular Ken doll with blond hair. Both Ken dolls wear handmade shorts with elastic waists.

Articulated Ken dolls vs. Regular Ken Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday

Articulation is a term that refers to the number of joints a doll or action figure has. In today’s Tape Measure Tuesday feature, I want to share with you the comparison between an articulated Ken doll and a regular Ken doll. Here on my website, I’ve grouped clothing patterns for both of these dolls together, and as you’ll see in their measurements, they’re not far … Continue reading Articulated Ken dolls vs. Regular Ken Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday

This is a YouTube video header for a video that shows you how to use the #TapeMeasureTuesday feature to locate a doll's measurements on

How to find which dolls can wear each other’s sewing patterns (clothes swaps)! #Dolls #DollClothes

I recently received a question from a blog follower named Sylvia. She asked, “Do you do Sindy Doll patterns? And also Penny Bright 8-inch doll patterns?” Well, Sylvia, I wasn’t able to email you. Scroll down, please, to see my response to your very helpful question… Today’s video is designed to help blog followers answer these kinds of questions for themselves. On this website,, … Continue reading How to find which dolls can wear each other’s sewing patterns (clothes swaps)! #Dolls #DollClothes

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 and click on the 10 inch doll size from the main Home page gallery.

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

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, … Continue reading Creatable World Doll Sewing Measurements (Comparing Them to Skipper) @ #CreatableWorld #TapeMeasureTuesday

The image shows a Hearts for Hearts Girl wearing handmade doll clothes. She stands barefoot next to a ruler / measurement tool. The article associated with this image offers sewing measurements for the Hearts for Hearts Girls dolls.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: Measure Hearts for Hearts #dolls for #sewing projects

I love my Kendall Wellie Wisher doll, and this week we’re going to make some pants to fit her. But did you know that the Hearts for Hearts dolls are similar to the Wellie Wishers in size? They absolutely are! I first heard about the Hearts for Hearts Girls a little over a year ago. After I bought my first one and learned how articulated … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Measure Hearts for Hearts #dolls for #sewing projects

The image shows a BFC Ink doll standing next to a Hearts for Hearts Girl (Consuelo). They both wear felt shirts with no sleeves. The BFC Ink doll's clothes can be described like this: white felt sleeveless top with blue plaid skirt that has knife pleats. The skirt is knee-length on the BFC Ink doll. The Hearts4Hearts doll's clothes can be described thus: pink sleeveless top with knee-length polka dot skirt. The image is part of a hashtag tape measure Tuesday measurements comparison on, which is meant to help doll clothes sewists / seamstresses with doll measurements for sewing projects. The image should be compared to another similar image toward the bottom of the blog post, in which the two dolls stand side by side again, but wearing each other's clothing in a clothes swap.

Let’s measure BFC Ink #dolls on #TapeMeasureTuesday and compare to a 14″ #doll

This week’s sewing project not only fits the little 14 inch (35.5 cm) Hearts for Hearts Girls, but surprisingly, it can also fit the 18 inch (45 cm) tall BFC Ink dolls. How can this be possible? Here are the sewing measurements for both dolls: BFC Ink Neck circumference… 9.5 cm Neck to shoulder seam… 3 cm Bust… 20.4 cm Collar to true waist… 8 … Continue reading Let’s measure BFC Ink #dolls on #TapeMeasureTuesday and compare to a 14″ #doll

This image shows Chelly Wood (doll clothes designer) holding up a Skipper doll. She has opened up the back of Skipper's pajamas to expose the little shorts that go underneath the PJ's, and although these shorts were primarily designed to fit Barbie, we see that they also fit this modern Skipper (dated 2010). The blog post that goes with this image (found at suggests that the old skipper from the 1960s and 1970's is different from Modern skipper, in terms of her measurements. All body measurements for the 2010 skipper are provided with the blog post.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: What are the modern Skipper doll’s #sewing measurements?

Not only does the Barbie pajama pattern fit Skipper, but as you can see in the image above, the shorts I designed to fit Barbie will also fit Skipper. However if you want the waist to fit Skipper snugly, you should really measure Skipper’s waist for your elastic when you make the shorts, not Barbie’s. Skipper’s waist is 8 cm in circumference, whereas my MTM … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What are the modern Skipper doll’s #sewing measurements?

Here we see a vintage Francie doll walking in pajamas and handmade slippers. She's walking on a hardwood floor with unicorn-and-rainbow wallpaper behind her. The cotton fabric of her short nightgown is decorated with tiny cupcakes. The bodice of her nightgown is white lace, and the nightgown also has little ribbon straps.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: Can Francie wear Barbie’s clothes?

You may have noticed in yesterday’s post, that Francie was shown wearing my latest free Barbie doll clothes pattern: a babydoll pajama pattern (to be posted here on tomorrow). Which brings us to today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday doll-clothes-swapping question: Can vintage Francie dolls wear Barbie doll clothes? The answer is a bit vague: it depends on the garment. You see, Francie is a bit smaller in … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Can Francie wear Barbie’s clothes?

The image shows an African American or African doll wearing her underpants and bra. All around her are images of outfits someone has made for her. She stands next to a tape measure.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How to measure a doll for #sewing measurements

  Today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday tutorial video shows you how to measure your doll for sewing purposes, but just in case you didn’t get enough out of the video, here’s a breakdown for you: For the neck circumference, measure around the widest part of the doll’s neck. That’s usually at the base of the neck. For the neck-to-shoulder-seam, measure from the base of the neck (at the side of … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How to measure a doll for #sewing measurements

The image shows Mattel's Curvy African American Barbie wearing handmade shorts and a handmade shirt. These doll clothes were made using's free printable sewing patterns. The doll stands before a brick wall with her hand in her hair. she models the shorts, which fit her figure nicely and the top, which is a sleeveless crop top with a high neckline. The purple shorts and shirt have a floral print. She wears purplish-pink flat shoes, and she's standing on a wooden floor. The overlay on this image offers the URL for the website where you can download the free printable sewing patterns for this Curvy Barbie summer outfit: (free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes).

#TapeMeasureTuesday: What are Curvy Barbie’s measurements for sewing purposes?

In the image above, you see my Curvy Barbie wearing a summery outfit of shorts and a sleeveless crop top. Of course the free, printable sewing patterns for this outfit are available right here on (Scroll down for the new PDF pattern download and the MS Word download for these shorts and shirt combo.) Last week we asked whether or not Mattel’s Curvy would … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What are Curvy Barbie’s measurements for sewing purposes?

This image shows a Queens of Africa doll wearing a pretty handmade dress made of thin pink material decorated with polka dots and flowers on pink and white striped fabric. The dress has a short, straight skirt and a summery bodice with straps made of ribbon. The watermark says, " Free doll clothes patterns and tutorials." The Queens of Africa dolls have a body shape similar to a Barbie-sized doll. She stands 11 inches high and has dark chocolate complexion. Her hair is quite curly. To purchase a Queens of Africa doll, go to

Which dolls will this week’s free Valentine’s Day dress patterns fit? @ #dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday

You might be wondering whether or not this week’s patterns will fit your fashion dolls. Take a look back at the original posting of these patterns to see additional dolls which can definitely fit into this week’s free patterns. But also, for your convenience, I’m posting measurements for my Queens of Africa doll, Azeezah, so you can be sure your dolls will truly be able … Continue reading Which dolls will this week’s free Valentine’s Day dress patterns fit? @ #dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday

The image shows a vintage Velvet doll standing next to a Vintage Crissy doll. Both dolls were made by Ideal Toy Corporation, and both dolls wear handmade doll clothes that were designed by Chelly Wood. If you go to, you can download and print these free printable sewing patterns for making this felt summer shirt and schoolgirl skirt that were designed to fit Crissy and Velvet dolls.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: Measure Vintage Velvet and Crissy #Dolls for #Sewing Projects

A fan/follower recently submitted the following awesome question: “How can I resize a Crissy pattern to fit my Velvet… dolls?” What a fantastic question to ask! Thank you! The two dolls, Crissy and Velvet, are not identical in size, but are very similar in most areas of their bodies. In fact, a lot of the doll clothes patterns that I’ve designed for Crissy will also … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Measure Vintage Velvet and Crissy #Dolls for #Sewing Projects