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Do #Vintage Barbie #Patterns Fit New #Barbies?

I’ve been asked this question often, over the years, and I can tell you a little about my own experiences with older patterns on modern Barbies. However I do not work for Mattel or one of the professional pattern makers. I have been sewing for Barbie since I was about three years old, though, and I sew for both vintage and newer Barbies. I have measured … Continue reading Do #Vintage Barbie #Patterns Fit New #Barbies?

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Sewing and More for Barbie Dolls: Tips, Patterns, Videos, Links, Etc.

This week on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to address some of the questions I’ve been asked by my fans and followers. I’ll share some of the most basic how-to videos I’ve made, and I’ll offer my advice on sewing for Barbie in general. Next week I’ll go back to the usual program, offering my patterns and video tutorials for free. I’m going to kick off my … Continue reading Sewing and More for Barbie Dolls: Tips, Patterns, Videos, Links, Etc.

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Another Sewing Pattern for Momoko Doll Clothes #풀잎 (Fits #Pullip and #Blythe Too)

Here’s my pattern for Momoko’s wedding dress or peasant dress or shift. This is the second of two patterns, the bottom part of the dress. (Yesterday I posted the bodice.) I’m told the Blythe and Pullip dolls have the same body proportions, but I only know this by word of mouth. If you can confirm (or refute) this information, please leave a comment. Before printing, please … Continue reading Another Sewing Pattern for Momoko Doll Clothes #풀잎 (Fits #Pullip and #Blythe Too)

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Easy #Sewing Pattern for #MomokoDoll Clothes (桃子人形の服のための簡単な縫製パターン)

Here’s my pattern for Momoko’s wedding dress or peasant dress or shift. This is the first of two patterns. Tomorrow I’ll post the pattern for the bottom part of the dress. Before printing, please enlarge the pattern so it fits an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of computer paper (216 x 279 mm). Remember, when you download and print my patterns, please show your appreciation … Continue reading Easy #Sewing Pattern for #MomokoDoll Clothes (桃子人形の服のための簡単な縫製パターン)

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Free #MomokoDoll Clothes (#真鍋 奈見江 ) #Sewing Patterns and Video Tutorial Preview

This week, on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to teach you how to sew a full-length, long-sleeved dress for a Momoko doll. Momoko dolls are 10.6 inch (27 cm) Japanese fashion dolls. They’re very collectible, and you can find them on eBay. They have a lovely, dainty face, with almost-anime features. They’re considered a ball-jointed doll (BJD), but they’re produced on a pretty large scale in Japan, from what … Continue reading Free #MomokoDoll Clothes (#真鍋 奈見江 ) #Sewing Patterns and Video Tutorial Preview

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#Sew a #Prince Costume for Ken Dolls

This week I’ll be sharing my patterns and video tutorial, teaching you how to sew a handsome prince costume for your Ken or Ryan doll. This is the pattern I created, and it’s brand new, hot off the presses! (I just finished making this costume last week.) It won’t be long now, and I’ll get filming underway for my Barbie/Momoko version of Romeo and Juliet. … Continue reading #Sew a #Prince Costume for Ken Dolls

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Can you imagine #PrinceHarry in this #royals’ garb?

As you know, I’m working on an upcoming Barbie/Ken/Momoko stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet for my YouTube channel. Just last week, I made the costume for the prince (the guy who stops the fighting in Act 1 and eventually banishes Romeo).  I took a few shots of him with Momoko, and they were very popular on my Pinterest and Facebook pages, so that’s promising. But … Continue reading Can you imagine #PrinceHarry in this #royals’ garb?

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#Lebanese Traditional Costume #Sewing Pattern for #BarbieDolls Soon to Be Posted

Some of my Facebook followers have requested that I post my Lebanese traditional costume patterns for Barbie dolls, but I’m still trying to get all of my Romeo and Juliet costumes posted, and I have finals to grade in the coming week. So please come back to visit this site, where I promise I will eventually post my Lebanese traditional Barbie costume’s patterns. Meanwhile, I’m … Continue reading #Lebanese Traditional Costume #Sewing Pattern for #BarbieDolls Soon to Be Posted