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
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, ChellyWood.com, … Continue reading How to find which dolls can wear each other’s sewing patterns (clothes swaps)! #Dolls #DollClothes
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
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) @ ChellyWood.com #CreatableWorld #TapeMeasureTuesday
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
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?
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 ChellyWood.com 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?
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
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 ChellyWood.com. (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?
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
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? @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday
UPDATE TO THIS POST: Please note that the 4.75 inch (blond and pink-haired) Greenbrier doll that appears in this post has recently been discovered to contain harmful chemicals! Visit this website to learn more or go to the CPSC.gov website for more detailed information on toy recalls. This week we’re making a teeny-tiny easy-to-sew felt-and-cotton dress for 4-inch or 5-inch dolls. My Greenbrier doll which … Continue reading Does my 4 and 3/4-inch Greenbrier doll match a 4-inch or 5-inch doll of yours? #TapeMeasureTuesday #dolls