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?

#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