February 27, 2014
Measurements for 18 inch Dolls
Have you ever tried to fit a Pleasant Company doll into a new outfit from American Girl?? The two dolls above are facing that problem!
You may have wondered what happened . . . are they using less fabric now? has your doll been raiding the sweets? or what?
Here's a comparison of doll measurements - some are ours, others borrowed from Ravelry.
The original American Girl Dolls had a 11.5" chest, 11" waist and 12.75 hips.
Today's American Girl Dolls have a 10.5" chest, 10.5" waist and 12" hips!
Quite a difference when trying to fit new skinny jeans onto an older doll!
Now . . . how about today's Gotz and Madame Alexander's 18" dolls?
Gotz has a 9.5" chest, a 9.75" waist and 9.75" hips - she is VERY slim!
Below is a Gotz outfit on an American Girl doll - this one works well in spite of the different measurements.
Madame Alexander dolls have a 10.5' chest, 10" waist and 10.5" hips - they are closer to American Girl Dolls.
Now compare slim 18" dolls such as Magic Attic - they have a 9" chest,
8.75" waist and 9.5" Hips . . . almost the same a Gotz dolls today.
What does this mean to you? Depending on what doll you are trying to dress - it could be very important!
We have found that most of today's Gotz doll clothes do not fit American Girl dolls - so we either do not carry them OR we show them as outfits for slim, all-vinyl dolls such as Magic Attic. Below is a Gotz dress we loved . . . but fits Magic Attic dolls best!
Not everyone is going to go to the trouble to warn you about outfits so if you are dressing an older doll . . . ASK!
DollCloset.com is happy to help you find the right fit for your 18 inch Doll!