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?

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 ChellyWood.com, 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

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

#TapeMeasureTuesday: Measure a Disney Princess Merida doll for sewing projects

Every now and then, I get a request for doll clothes patterns to fit the Disney Princess line of dolls. Often these requests don’t specify which doll the sewist is creating clothes for. The problem is that Disney Princesses come in many shapes and sizes, as you can see in the image below. There’s even a number of Disney Princess dolls in larger “toddler” sizes, … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Measure a Disney Princess Merida doll for sewing projects

#TapeMeasureTuesday: Let’s see what 28″ Barbie’s #sewing measurements are…

Doesn’t my “28-inch Best Fashion Friend” Barbie look fabulous as a figure skater? Wait ’till you see the stop motion movie I made of her skating! It will appear in this week’s tutorial video. This week, for #TapeMeasureTuesday, we’re taking measurements of a 28″ Barbie, but while we’re on the subject of Jumbo-sized dolls, I’d like to mention the 36-inch Barbies too. Every now and … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Let’s see what 28″ Barbie’s #sewing measurements are…

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 ChellyWood.com) 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?