This week I’m focusing on vintage Tammy dolls (made by the Ideal Toy Corporation). This was the original fashion doll, back when the idea of a “fashion doll” was still pretty new. The image above shows my Tammy doll and the Chelly doll holding up a vintage Simplicity pattern for sewing a wardrobe to fit Tammy dolls. This pattern (not this exact one, but one … Continue reading What other dolls can fit in Ideal Toy Corp Tammy doll patterns? #Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday #vintage
Last week, on Tuesday, I offered a contest. Blog followers had to guess the name of one of three different dolls who can also wear these doll clothes: Look back at last Tuesday’s post and scroll down to the comments to see if your doll can also wear this week’s pattern. These doll clothes will fit a lot of dolls! So it’s worth it to … Continue reading Can your doll fit into these harvest-themed pants for 9-inch #Dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday #Harvest
Today I’d like to get a little feedback from my followers. The question is simple: when sewing for dolls, do you prefer to measure in inches or centimeters (or millimeters — or all of these)? Feel free to leave your thoughts, regarding my “Tape Measure Tuesday” feature in the comments at the bottom of the page. Do you find this feature useful? Or would you … Continue reading Inches or Centimeters: Which form of #measurement do you prefer when #sewing for #dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday
This week’s sewing project not only fits the little 14 inch (35.5 cm) Hearts for Hearts Girls, but surprisingly, it can also fit the 18 inch (45 cm) tall BFC Ink dolls. How can this be possible? Here are the sewing measurements for both dolls: BFC Ink Neck circumference… 9.5 cm Neck to shoulder seam… 3 cm Bust… 20.4 cm Collar to true waist… 8 … Continue reading Let’s measure BFC Ink #dolls on #TapeMeasureTuesday and compare to a 14″ #doll
These lovely little Hearts4Hearts dolls are super fun to pose for the camera because they have more articulation than some of the other dolls in the 14-inch size range. These dolls are also connected to humanitarian aide. For each H4H doll purchased, the company donates a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization. To learn more about the Hearts4Hearts Girls and … Continue reading Hearts4Hearts Girls: measure your #doll for this week’s #raincoat #sewing project
In May and June, I gave you some free printable sewing patterns to fit the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls. Well guess what… these patterns also fit the 8″ Dora the Explorer dolls! These images show my Dora and Friends “Alana” doll wearing an outfit I designed to fit 6″ American Girl dolls. She looks fantastic in this outfit! For your convenience, here are the … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Dora the Explorer #dolls can wear 6-inch American Girl Doll Clothes!
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)?
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?
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
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
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
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…