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 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.

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

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, ChellyWood.com, … Continue reading How to find which dolls can wear each other’s sewing patterns (clothes swaps)! #Dolls #DollClothes

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

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, "ChellyWood.com: 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 https://queensofafricadolls.com/

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

The image shows the Chelly Wood character doll in her sewing room. She's kneeling down, looking at a tape measure. Beside her are two different Greenbrier dolls. One looks like a Strawberry Shortcake knockoff and the other looks like a Kelly doll knockoff. The two dolls appear to be waiting their turns for sewing measurements.

Does my 4 and 3/4-inch Greenbrier doll match a 4-inch or 5-inch doll of yours? #TapeMeasureTuesday #dolls

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

Here we see a close-up image of a Skipper doll face and upper torso. She is wearing a handmade sports bra in the colors blue and white. The overlaying text offers the website ChellyWood.com as the place to find free printable PDF sewing patterns for this sports bra and other doll clothes to fit 10 inch dolls.

Let’s sew a sports bra or bikini top for 10″ dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SkipperDolls #SewingPatterns

For your free pattern, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today we’re going to sew a bikini top or sports bra to fit most 10 inch fashion dolls. Tomorrow I’ll be posting the full outfit of a bra and panties or the full bikini set, but for now, you can locate the swimsuit bottoms / panties on this page. As you can … Continue reading Let’s sew a sports bra or bikini top for 10″ dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SkipperDolls #SewingPatterns

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 ChellyWood.com, 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

The image shows a Tammy doll (from Ideal Toy Corp) together with a Spin Master Liv doll holding up a vintage Simplicity pattern for making Tammy doll clothes. This photo illustration is used for a display on ChellyWood.com, where the exact sewing measurements for the vintage Tammy doll are given.

What other dolls can fit in Ideal Toy Corp Tammy doll patterns? #Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday #vintage

This week I’m focusing on vintage Tammy dolls (made by the Ideal Toy Corporation). This was the original fashion doll, back when the idea of a “fashion doll” was still pretty new. The image above shows my Tammy doll and the Chelly doll holding up a vintage Simplicity pattern for sewing a wardrobe to fit Tammy dolls. This pattern (not this exact one, but one … Continue reading What other dolls can fit in Ideal Toy Corp Tammy doll patterns? #Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday #vintage

This week we'll be sewing these ankle pants for 9 inch fashion dolls like the World of Love "Flower" doll shown in this image wearing a pair of tiny ankle pants with a harvest-themed pattern (decorated with acorns, leaves, autumnal flowers, and a few cornucopias scattered across the fabric). To download the free printable sewing patterns for making the ankle pants and the accompanying doll clothes, please go to ChellyWood.com

Can your doll fit into these harvest-themed pants for 9-inch #Dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday #Harvest

Last week, on Tuesday, I offered a contest. Blog followers had to guess the name of one of three different dolls who can also wear these doll clothes: Look back at last Tuesday’s post and scroll down to the comments to see if your doll can also wear this week’s pattern. These doll clothes will fit a lot of dolls! So it’s worth it to … Continue reading Can your doll fit into these harvest-themed pants for 9-inch #Dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday #Harvest

Here we see a Made-to-Move Barbie being measured for sewing purposes by the Chelly Wood doll sewist. In the background, the little 6" Kit Kittredge American Girl mini doll is sitting in Chelly Wood's office chair watching the two ladies take measurements with the tape measure. Diorama scene is a 1:6 scale sewing room, complete with a desk, cabinet (filled with fabrics), dress form, ironing board, and a little window. The website where this image comes from is ChellyWood.com, a website offering free printable pdf patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini #AGdoll measure up against #Barbie (Part 2)?

Last week we took a look at how the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls measured up to Barbie dolls. Assuming that Barbie‘s measurements were pretty universally known, I offered the measurements of just the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls. However, one of my blog followers, Dodi, suggested that we also need to see the measurements for Barbie. So today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday offers both the measurements for … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini #AGdoll measure up against #Barbie (Part 2)?

Today's blog post is a poll. Chelly Wood, the doll clothes designer, is wondering whether her blog followers prefer measurements in inches or cm. Feel free to cast your vote at ChellyWood.com where doll clothes sewing patterns can be downloaded for free.

Inches or Centimeters: Which form of #measurement do you prefer when #sewing for #dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday

Today I’d like to get a little feedback from my followers. The question is simple: when sewing for dolls, do you prefer to measure in inches or centimeters (or millimeters — or all of these)? Feel free to leave your thoughts, regarding my “Tape Measure Tuesday” feature in the comments at the bottom of the page. Do you find this feature useful? Or would you … Continue reading Inches or Centimeters: Which form of #measurement do you prefer when #sewing for #dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday