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
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
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
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
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
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