WIP, Studio, and Some Doll Measurements

Sorry, nothing new to show you today, but I have a few doll measurements and studio shots.  And, I wanted to say hello!  It’s always nice to say hello to you.

I hope you are having a great weekend.  We are still in summer mode here.  It’s a great day to be outside.  As soon as I finish this post I am heading outside to help my husband paint the railing on our deck, so this will be quick.

Wendi , who reads my blog, recently adopted an adorable 10″ Boneka sculpted by Dianna Effner.  It isn’t the easiest to find clothing for these girls, so she was wondering if Bethany (Helen Kish 12″) or Millie (Kaye Wiggs 11″ BJD) would fit them.  I wish I had one of these 10″ dolls, but I don’t, so I took a couple of side-by-side shots of the two I do have and took a few measurements.    I hope this helps you, Wendi, . . . and anyone else wondering the same thing.


Arms outstretched to the sides, measurement from wrist, slightly over shoulders, to other wrist:

Bethany, 8-1/8″ to 8-1/4″        Millie, 7-3/8″ to 7-1/2″

Circumference of upper arm:

Bethany, 2″        Millie, 1-1/2″

Circumference of hand (for sleeves to pass over):

Bethany, 2-3/8″        Millie, 2″


Bethany, 5-3/8″        Millie, 4-5/8″

Top of shoulder to knee joint:

Bethany, 6-1/4″        Millie, 5-3/4″


Bethany, 2-1/2″        Millie, 2-1/8″

I lined up their shoulders in the shot below.  You can easily see the differences in their torso lengths and widths.


If there’s another measurement that would help, please let me knot, I’d be happy to help.

I’m working on an ensemble for the Little Darlings.  Gina grabbed this one before Lucy and Alice could see I was even working on something for them.  I am currently knitting a hat with those cute little ear flaps to go with this ensemble.  I think a scarf or two would be cute also.



Last week the tinies got into the Halloween costume box.  Look what they found!  I crocheted these costumes for Kelly 10+ years ago!  Sugar (Fairyland’s Pukipuki) discovered they fit her perfectly.  She decided to dress up as a garden fairy (for now).  Poor Amelia Thimble is too small, but is begging for a costume of her own.  Maybe, Amelia, we’ll see!


That’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  I love it that you did! ❤

6 thoughts on “WIP, Studio, and Some Doll Measurements

  1. Catherine

    Hi Cindy!
    Sorry for my long silence, I haven’t forgotten you, but I was very busy and I didn’t have time to post a comment!
    I just read your earlier articles and I congratulate you for all the wonderful outfits!
    Millie and Gracie’s sets are adorable, I love them a lot!
    Gina’s outfit is beautiful too!
    Here, autumn has arrived for a few days!
    It’s raining and the temperature has fallen considerably.
    This afternoon, the thermometer shows 14° Celsius.
    I hope you are well and your daughter too!
    Have a sunny afternoon!
    Friendly yours,

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hello Catherine. It’s so nice to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post and catch up with my past dolly outfits. I know time seems to move so quickly, September will be over in no time. It is so nice to be busy though.
      We are all doing good. My daughter loves her new life at college, hopefully not too much. We are hoping the grades are good!
      Take care and have a great week! ❤

  2. Joy

    Please tell Amelia that at least there are pumpkins her size! Maybe she can put together a pumpkin costume.
    Gina’s dress looks like a great way to include pink in the fall color scheme. It is very pretty.
    We’re exhausted after having the grand kiddies overnight. 1,3, and 5. They were so good it was unbelievable. They headed home with boxes of their mother’s old toys and books. Lincoln logs were the big hit. We gave little Bowen a new nick name. Termite. Because he was attacking the log cabins. “Watch out, here comes Termite!”

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy. It’s funny how one night with the grand kids can be exhausting. How did we ever do this day-after-day as parents? (I only had one though, never would have been able to handle three at once.) What a funny story with the Lincoln Logs, boys will be boys! Sounds like you all had a great time and made fun memories.
      I am all for pink and plum for fall. I’m not much of a fan for the typical fall colors, although they can be made pretty if included with more modern colors. I’m afraid the 1970’s color palette is still too fresh in my mind, never did get over that!
      Hope you are rested up, and are feeling energetic for the start of a new week! 🙂 Woo hoo!

  3. Celia Caldwell

    I have 3 of Bonica/Effner 10″ dolls. I am using patterns in “Dressing Dolls” by Rosemarie Ionker (2005) book. She has patterns for Dianna Effner’s 10 1/4″ Angelina, and Kish’s Bitty Bethany Also 10 1/4″.
    Celia Caldwell

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Celia. Wow! Great information, thank you! I have that book; I pulled it out this morning to look through again. The photos are adorable, as are the sweet dollies. I’ve always loved the Boneka clothing, no surprise there, think everyone does. Have a great week, Celia! ❤


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