We offer doll clothes patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls, Madame Alexander Dolls, Journey Girls Dolls,Our Generation Dolls, and Springfield Dolls. We also offer doll clothes patterns for 18 inch BFC, Ink. Dolls and 21 inch Karito Kids Dolls specifically.
Here is an Illustration showing the body measurements for several of these types of dolls with a picture of them side by side for clarity. This first set of images lists basic measurements in a few places. To add clarification to the chart, the waist is measured at the side tag, hips measured around the largest part of the bottom, chest measured right under the arms, arms measured to the wrist, and legs measured at the inseam to the floor.
Here is a picture with 4 different American Girl Dolls and their slight variations in measurements. Mia is the biggest doll that we have and Molly is the smallest and has a slightly longer body than all of the other AG’s that we have. Most AG dolls that you are sewing for are made by Mattel, if a customer has a Pre Mattel doll they usually know it and know that they are a bit Chubbier. The Pre Mattel doll that we have doesn’t seem to be that much bigger, but most are. The LJC Patterns have been fitted to the Mia Doll’s measurements.
Here are a few updated charts with more indepth side by side measurements. First chart is for 18 inch dolls similar to American Girl body type and fit. (right click to save the image to print it out for future reference, or view larger on your home computer). We recommend using these measurements as a guide for determining which patterns might work for a doll you have that we don't specifically design pattern for. The illustration shows where each measurement has been taken. Err on the side of a bit larger and make modifications from that pattern.
This next chart shows several other types of dolls measurements that we have specifically designed pattern for here at Pixie Faire. The shaded colums identify similarly sized dolls. These patterns may be a close fit for both dolls.