April 20, 2013

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Doll Measurements

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. 


33 Comments

Ellery
Ellery

November 29, 2016

How tall and wide is the journey girl box?

lLinda
lLinda

November 11, 2016

Does anyone have the measurements for Wellie Wishers by American Girl?

Anna
Anna

November 04, 2016

What size are the dolls feet?

Marilyn
Marilyn

October 17, 2016

Boy, did that come out lopsided ! Sorry. 1st is 1998 doll, next is 2006 doll. Feet sizes are length and ankle . ( Sh=shoulder) Have a child at my feet, next comment will be better. Thank you

Marilyn
Marilyn

October 17, 2016

I am the grandmother of 15 and ggrandmother of 22. Being an artist in many areas’ besides making porcelain dolls, I make a lot of doll clothes.. I made my self a couple of charts of the 2 dolls I have. Both are BATTAT, our generation. One is smaller, made in 1998. The other made in 2006. I do get irritated if I use the American Girl pattern for these dolls, so I made my own measurements from them. If anyone has a doll like these, here are the sizes.

1998 BATTAT——— -—-2006 BATTAT———
Height 18 1/2" Height 19

Chest 10 1/2" Chest 13 1/4"
Waist 10 3/4 shoe L-2 1/2" Waist 13" shoe L-2 1/2"
Hips 12" ankle-3 1/2" Hips 12 1/2" ankle-4"
Leg to floor 6 1/2" Leg to floor 7"
Sh to wrist 5" Sh to wrist 6"
Sh to Sh 4 1/2" Sh to Sh 5"

Hope this helps others too.

Tina
Tina

September 15, 2016

Thanks for all the time & effort y’all have taken to get measurements for these beautiful dolls and for the patterns, I appreciate all you do.

Jessie Cialini
Jessie Cialini

July 25, 2016

Thank you for the sizing charts Great help I HAVE PREMATTEL DOLLS mostly. Jessie C

Laurel
Laurel

May 23, 2016

When I buy a pattern for the American Girl doll I expect it to fit when following the directions.Somewhere it should be noted that your patterns don’t necessarily fit upon purchas

Francine
Francine

October 23, 2015

I would love to see the measurements of my Les Cheries Doll please. Or is it the same as h4h doll? Also would love to see more clothing, like raincoats, and boots and winter coats etc.

Love your patterns. I’ve bought a few but haven’t made it to the fabricland store yet. Love the Friday freebies. This is the first I ever got. I’m hoping to shrink the pattern down and it will fit. Thank you for all you share and do

Francine. From Canada

Vicki Clemens
Vicki Clemens

August 13, 2015

Could anyone please give me a couple measurements for My Life and/or American Girl dolls not listed here. I need to know measurement around head for a hat and also need measurement around calf of leg as well as knee to ankle length. My granddaughter and dolls are in another town and he BD is in 4 days! Thank you so much.

Gail Orr
Gail Orr

July 14, 2015

In answer to the question of Maplelea doll shoes. I have made shoes with the PunchPlus sole Big Shotz die. It is made for American Girl dolls. The size is good enough for sandals where there is extra room for the toes but isn’t long enough for closed shoes. Maplelea dolls have longer feet from the instep to the end of the toes than AG dolls. Be very careful when buying shoes made for AG dolls as they won’t fit. They have to be longer and some of them are.

Trisha
Trisha

May 08, 2015

This is why the clothes I have made are a little tight on my doll, she must be the older one- like me! I have recently finally finished the jeans, denim jacket, Winter Snow Gown, the Salina dress- love, but it is tight. Anyway I love the patterns, this site and all that you do, Thank you so much!

Robbin
Robbin

April 02, 2015

Just a little FYI for anyone who has Hopscotch Hills dolls (retired AG line), I just finished the measurements & found that they are a match to the BFC Inc dolls for clothing. It was driving me lolo trying to figure out where HH landed size wise & now I know.

Kathy Chopp
Kathy Chopp

March 12, 2015

I’m thinking of purchasing your pattern for the dress form. Seeing this measurement chart has me wondering if the dress form finishes off to the Mia body size as well.

Catherine
Catherine

March 06, 2015

I have a shoe question for Maplelea dolls. Their feet are quite a bit narrower than AG dolls and I was wondering if any of the shoe patterns for other dolls could be used for my Maplelea doll (who I can measure for you if you want to add her measurements to the master list above). Leonie and Isabelle can share clothes; I have tested this already, but not so much with the shoes.

Diane White
Diane White

February 27, 2015

need measurements for the Kidz n Cats dolls. i have an ag doll

Vera Zurndorfer
Vera Zurndorfer

February 13, 2015

Does anyone have the measurements for the doll H4H (Heart 4 Heart)? If you do please email them to me. Thanks you!

sharon
sharon

February 13, 2015

I have the measurements for OUR GENERATIONS doll. I use the LJ patterns ,cutting them a little larger. Some of them they won’t fit the AG doll that my granddaughter has. It just drives me crazzzzy!!

Ginny
Ginny

February 11, 2015

Wondering about the measurements for the Kidz n Cats dolls. Any idea?? Thanks :))

Amanda
Amanda

February 09, 2015

At Henrietta. I also have a my life doll. I have been making the standard patterns without editing them, and the clothing fits fine.

HENRIETTA
HENRIETTA

January 27, 2015

this is great, but my daughter has a “My Life” doll that she bought herself at walmart… i am trying to make her some clothes out of my daughter’s old favorites. when measuring her arms and legs should i start and the shoulder or under arm and hip or inside leg? best i can tell she would be closer to the size of Madame Alexander dolls.

Joan
Joan

January 23, 2015

I would like to have the measurements for an “Our Generation” doll as I’m in a different town than my granddaughters and they have these dolls.

Caroline
Caroline

December 08, 2014

This will really come in handy for me in the future… Thank You!

Wendy
Wendy

November 30, 2014

Beautiful chart. Thanks. Hope one day to see Sasha dolls in the line-up.

Sheri
Sheri

November 28, 2014

Do you have measurements for Kidz n Cats and A Girl for All time? Thanks

Cinnamon
Cinnamon

April 29, 2014

@ Linda – The patterns are sized to fit the largest of the modren measurements. In the case of the image above, that refers to Mia (chest waist and hips). The height of the dolls is standard 18 inches. Kanani is not taller than Mia, I think it is just an illusion in the photo. The clothes made from LJ patterns fit all the dolls we have, including Saige and Makena that are more recent. The only ajustments that you might need to make is if you have a much older doll that is bigger than these. I hope this helps!

Linda DuBos
Linda DuBos

April 28, 2014

By reading the information above, I see that most Liberty Jane (LJC) patterns use the measurements of the Mattel Mia 2008 doll and not the doll measurements of the 2011 Kanani doll. Kanani appears to be taller than Mia. I’m wondering why the 2008 doll measurements are used and not the 2011 measurements? I never see an answer to questions posted here but I’m hoping you’ll respond since I’m not sure if I need to make adjustments for height to the patterns.

 Angie
Angie

August 18, 2013

My girls have “our generation dolls” so if you still need there measurements I would be more then happy to get them for you! if you could email me back that would be great!

 Angie
Angie

August 18, 2013

My girls have “our generation dolls” so if you still need there measurements I would be more then happy

Meiah
Meiah

August 12, 2013

This is very helpful.

Syble
Syble

August 07, 2013

I just love your website,you make things so much easier,Thank you so much….

sandra davis
sandra davis

July 21, 2013

will you be getting madam alexander doll 14" pattern? that fits toni doll also.

Peggy
Peggy

June 30, 2013

Helpful, especially when you are making clothes for Kit, McKenna, Elizabeth, Julie, Samanatha, Molly as well as other JLY dolls, all in the same family. I’ve been constantly having to make those little adjustments. Thanks

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