This picture shows the 6-inch American Girl doll standing next to an "Alanna / Alana" doll from the Dora and Friends doll collection. The photograph accompanies a page which offers measurements for both the American Girl 6" doll and the 8" Dora the Explorer doll. These measurements are used for sewing purposes.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: Dora the Explorer #dolls can wear 6-inch American Girl Doll Clothes!

In May and June, I gave you some free printable sewing patterns to fit the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls. Well guess what… these patterns also fit the 8″ Dora the Explorer dolls! These images show my Dora and Friends “Alana” doll wearing an outfit I designed to fit 6″ American Girl dolls. She looks fantastic in this outfit! For your convenience, here are the … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Dora the Explorer #dolls can wear 6-inch American Girl Doll Clothes!

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)?

This image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding a tape measure next to the 6 inch Mini American Girl doll. Beside these two is a blond haired, tan-bodied made-to-move Barbie doll. All three dolls wear handmade doll clothes. They appear to be standing in a tiny sewing room, complete with a desk, a sewing machine, and other sewing-related furnishings. It looks like the dolls are about to use the tiny tape measure to take measurements of the little American Girl 6 inch doll, for a sewing project. This image accompanies a blog post for hashtag tape measure Tuesday in which we learn the specific measurements for the 6 inch American girl doll mini. The blog post for measuring a 6 inch doll is found at ChellyWood.com, and this watermark appears on the photograph of these dolls.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini American Girl doll measure up against Barbie?

Recently ChellyWood.com received a comment from blog follower “PlayScaleTheater,” asking if the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls looked like they would fit in 1:6 scale dioramas with Barbie dolls. So today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday offers both the measurements for the little 6″ AG dolls, and a couple of photos showing the six-inch American Girl dolls with the Made to Move Barbie. First, let’s take a look at … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini American Girl doll measure up against Barbie?

#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 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?

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 "Broad Ken" doll modeling a pair of plaid pajama pants made with a free printable sewing pattern (like a pdf pattern but using google docs to print the patterns) for pants to fit the broad sized ken dolls. The overlay offers the website where you can find the free printable sewing pattern for these ken doll pants: ChellyWood.com (offering free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes).

#Sewing Measurements for Broad Ken #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

The pattern above (also available here) not only fits GI Joe action figures, but it also fits the new Broad Ken dolls. I recently received a question from one of my followers about the differences between Broad Ken and Original Ken dolls. This is an important question, because the tinier the doll clothes, the more essential it is to get every inch–or in this case … Continue reading #Sewing Measurements for Broad Ken #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Endless hair princess Barbie standing next to Mattel's Tall Barbie and Spin Master's Liv dolls for a comparative study of the heights of these different dolls. The dolls are all wearing hand-made doll clothes, and the watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and more." The website does, in fact, offer free sewing patterns to fit all of these dolls, and it has free tutorial videos as well, showing how to make these doll clothes using the patterns which you can download and print for free.

How tall are Mattel’s Endless #Hair Kingdom #Princess #Dolls? Find measurements @ ChellyWood.com

Last Christmas I got an Endless Hair Kingdom Princess Barbie doll from my family, and I’ve discovered that she can swap clothes with some dolls that I already have. So today I’m posting a quick study of the doll’s height as compared to other dolls. Then later this week, I’ll post free patterns and tutorial videos that you can access here on ChellyWood.com, to help … Continue reading How tall are Mattel’s Endless #Hair Kingdom #Princess #Dolls? Find measurements @ ChellyWood.com

FREE sewing #patterns for #vintage Velvet #dolls from Ideal company’s Crissy doll

It’s time once again to update my Gallery Page. Today and throughout the coming week, I’m going to post images of each of the dolls who will fit into my recent halter top and shorts patterns. Today I’m just focusing on vintage Velvet, who is in the Crissy family of dolls from Ideal toy company. Here are all the patterns and tutorial videos you’ll need … Continue reading FREE sewing #patterns for #vintage Velvet #dolls from Ideal company’s Crissy doll

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's Endless Hair Princess doll standing next to a fashionista tall barbie doll and a made to move "regular" sized Barbie. The article which accompanies this photo describes the exact measurements of the Endless Hair Princess doll in comparison to the fashionista brand of tall barbies from Mattel. The site, ChellyWood.com offers tips and tutorials and free patterns for people who enjoy sewing dolls' clothes. This particular article is about comparing the different dolls' dimensions for the purpose of sewing clothing for them.

#TallBarbie and Endless Hair #Barbie #dolls’ measurements

What are the measurements of a “Tall Barbie”… Height? Waist? Bust? I recently received this question in my inbox, so I decided it was time, once again, to compare measurements! (I don’t know about you, but I think it’s fun to compare measurements on dolls…) To my knowledge, there are actually three different dolls that would qualify for the title of “tall Barbie” dolls. There’s … Continue reading #TallBarbie and Endless Hair #Barbie #dolls’ measurements

Image shows Superstar Barbie, nude, standing next to the modern Teresa doll, with a ruler in between the two dolls. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials."

Vintage #Barbie #patterns on new Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Sorry about the nude dolls everyone! But I often get questions about the differences between vintage Barbies made by Mattel and today’s Barbies. The photo above shows that their bodies are definitely different. How are they different, though? Will the older doll’s clothes fit the newer dolls and vice versa? I’ve been asked this question often, over the years, and I can tell you a … Continue reading Vintage #Barbie #patterns on new Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Image of a World of Love doll from Hasbro, Mattel's Skipper, and Momoko from PetWorks. Each doll stands in a handmade dress. Overlay says, "Chelly Wood Dot Com Free printable doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

#Momoko Doll Measurements: How does she compare with #Barbie? #DollPhotography

Now that I’ve posted some free patterns and tutorials for making Momoko™ some clothes, I’m starting to get questions about her. She’s not the same size as Barbie™, as you can see in the picture above. In fact, when I design doll clothes for Momoko™, I have to make the darts appear lower on the bodice because her chest is not as high as Barbie’s™. … Continue reading #Momoko Doll Measurements: How does she compare with #Barbie? #DollPhotography