#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

ChellyWood.com offers free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image shows the 28-inch best fashion friend Barbie doll wearing a pretty white sleeveless leotard with a tutu and ice skates. The pattern that was used to make this outfit is free at ChellyWood.com. The pattern could also be used to sew a swimsuit to fit the 28 inch Barbie or other 28 inch fashion dolls.

#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?

#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 a 28 inch Best Fashion Friend Barbie standing next to a Crissy doll (made by Ideal Toy Corporation). They stand next to a measurement tool. The two dolls wear handmade doll clothes which use patterns from ChellyWood.com (a website for free printable doll clothes patterns). This image accompanies a blog post about the sewing measurements for Crissy dolls.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: What #doll clothes can Crissy #dolls wear, and what are her measurements?

My Crissy doll is wearing the same pleated argyle skirt that my 28-inch Barbie wore in yesterday’s blog post. So it’s safe to say that Crissy can wear the skirt we’re sewing on ChellyWood.com this week. Of course it fits Crissy as more of a mid-knee-length skirt than a mini-skirt; whereas it clearly fit my Best Fashion Friend 28 inch Barbie as more of a … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What #doll clothes can Crissy #dolls wear, and what are her measurements?

The image shows Mattel's Curvy African American Barbie wearing handmade shorts and a handmade shirt. These doll clothes were made using ChellyWood.com's free printable sewing patterns. The doll stands before a brick wall with her hand in her hair. she models the shorts, which fit her figure nicely and the top, which is a sleeveless crop top with a high neckline. The purple shorts and shirt have a floral print. She wears purplish-pink flat shoes, and she's standing on a wooden floor. The overlay on this image offers the URL for the website where you can download the free printable sewing patterns for this Curvy Barbie summer outfit: ChellyWood.com (free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes).

#TapeMeasureTuesday: What are Curvy Barbie’s measurements for sewing purposes?

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?