18 inch doll measurements

18 Inch American Girl Doll Measurements

These are the dimensions for the newer American Girl Doll, clothes need to be a little bit bigger to make it easier to get them on and off, and for play movement.  Older models may be larger in the chest and waist, hence the “up to 11”.

Chest: 10-3/4″ – 11″

Waist: 10″ – 11″

Hips: 12″

Upper thigh circumference: 6-1/8″

Leg Calf circumference: 5-3/8″

Upper leg to ankle length: 7″

Inner leg to ankle length: 6-1/8″

Arm circumference: 4-1/4″

Arm length from shoulder to wrist: 5-1/4″

Shoulder width: 4-1/2″


All Simplicity, McCalls,  & Vogue patterns should fit most  18 inch dolls.

Foe patterns by Joan Hinds (from her books); the pant legs are too snug for newer AG dolls, so they need to be made wider.


The following  link is to a website page that compares the measurements of 4 different 18 inch dolls: