I’ve had a couple of requests recently for the measurements of the Springfield Collection dolls. If you’re trying to alter your doll clothes patterns to fit this line of dolls, please notice they’re quite a bit thinner than the American Girl dolls.
The Springfield Collection is sold at Michael’s craft stores. Although they’re not as well-made as American Girl, they’re considerably less expensive than American Girl, …and they make good ’starter dolls’ if you’re on a tight budget. If you watch for a half-price coupon, you can get a real bargain. Just remember, because of the size difference, you’ll have to adjust your doll clothes patterns to get a great fit.
Compare these measurements to the measurements listed in the earlier post (on Nov. 10, 2008) if you’re attempting to alter commercial doll clothes patterns made for 18 inch dolls. Also, because all these dolls have cloth bodies, the measurements may vary slightly from doll to doll. Allow for ‘ease.’
Overall Height: 17-1/2 inches tall
Bust: 10-1/2 inches, Waist: 10 inches, Hips: 11-3/4 inches
Inseam: 6-1/2 inches, Thigh: 5-1/4, Calf: 4-1/2 inches
Arm (shoulder to wrist): 5-1/8 inches
Arm (armpit to wrist): 3-1/4 inches
Around the Shoulders: 13-3/4 inches
Around the Neck: 5-3/4 inches, Neck Height: 3/8 inches
Around Head: 11 inches, Foot: 2-5/8 long X 1-3/8 inches wide