The image shows Mattel's Curvy African American Barbie wearing handmade shorts and a handmade shirt. These doll clothes were made using'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: (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 (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?

The image shows a Tammy doll standing next to a ruler. Beside her are a Curvy Barbie and a Tall Barbie. The blog post offers complete sewing measurements for making doll clothes for the Tammy doll from Ideal Toy Company.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: What #dolls’ clothes can Ideal’s Tammy #doll wear?

If you look at the photo I’ve posted today, you can see that vintage Tammy dolls (made by the Ideal Toy Corporation) can’t swap clothes with Barbie very well. My Curvy Barbie (right) is wearing pants made with the same pattern as Tammy’s plaid pants. Curvy looks more like a samurai than a fashion model in these pants! Tall Barbie looks like she’s waiting for … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What #dolls’ clothes can Ideal’s Tammy #doll wear?