18" AG Body

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Comparison pictures: 
Identifying marks: 
These dolls sometimes have a body tag that identifies the brand (not the body type). Many are marked on the back of the neck (but that identifies the head mold, not the body type).
Measurements
Measurements are in inches.
Height: 
18.00
Chest: 
11.00
Waist: 
11.00
Hips: 
12.25
Shoulder to wrist: 
6.50
Waist to ankle: 
9.25
Foot length: 
3.00
Foot width: 
1.50
Materials
Head: 
Vinyl
Upper arms: 
Vinyl
Lower arms: 
Vinyl
Upper torso: 
Cloth
Lower torso: 
Cloth
Upper legs: 
Vinyl
Lower legs: 
Vinyl
Stuffing material: 
Polyester fill
Joints
Joint type: 
Strung socket
Number of joints: 
5
Notes: 

This body type is used for the 18" American Girl dolls so it is one of the easiest to find patterns for since they are so popular. This body type is called '18" articulated soft body standing' by Götz, the originator of this body type. Götz used this body type for many years for its own dolls before producing American Girl dolls for Pleasant Company.

Brands that have similar, but not the same, body types include:

  • Karito Kids, which are taller but can wear many of the same clothes,
  • Life of Faith, which are all-vinyl but also can share most clothes,
  • Heidi Ott Faithful Friends, which have cloth upper arms and legs but are also similarly sized,
  • Maplelea Girls, which can share clothes almost perfectly with this body type.
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