Image of 18-inch doll wearing printed apron with patterns to make apron for 18-inch dolls. This pattern is free to print.

More FREE Sewing Patterns to Fit #18inchDolls @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #dolls

I’m going to show you how to make the apron another week, but to follow tomorrow’s tutorial, you’ll need yesterday’s skirt pattern plus this skirt waistband pattern (look on the right-hand side of the pattern). This is the second part of a simple pattern for a gathered-waist skirt, to fit American Girl Dolls, Madame Alexander Dolls, Journey Girls, and most other 18″ dolls. You can find all … Continue reading More FREE Sewing Patterns to Fit #18inchDolls @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #dolls

Image of skirt pattern (free and easy to print), plus image of 18 inch doll wearing skirt.

Free Skirt Pattern for #AGdolls and #JourneyGirls @ ChellyWood.com #18inchDolls

Here’s the first part of the free pattern set that I’m posting this week. It’s a simple pattern for a gathered-waist skirt, to fit American Girl Dolls, Madame Alexander Dolls, Journey Girls, and most other 18″ dolls. You can find all of my free, printable sewing patterns on this page, but I’ll only be posting one pattern at a time for the 18″ dolls. You’ll … Continue reading Free Skirt Pattern for #AGdolls and #JourneyGirls @ ChellyWood.com #18inchDolls

Image of 18 inch doll wearing basic white long-sleeved blouse with basic black skirt.

Preview of This Week’s FREE Pattern and Tutorial for 18″ #Dolls’ Skirt @ ChellyWood.com #Crafty #AGdolls

Here’s a quick preview of the skirt I’ll be showing you how to make this week. It’s a basic “little black skirt” with a waistband. It snaps in the back. It’s the skirt shown under the apron in the traditional Swedish costume image that I showed you last Thursday. So this week I’ll offer the first pattern and tutorial in a series of clothing items that … Continue reading Preview of This Week’s FREE Pattern and Tutorial for 18″ #Dolls’ Skirt @ ChellyWood.com #Crafty #AGdolls

Interview With “AllySews” @ ChellyWood.com #kids #Dollstagram #kidcraft

I belong to a number of sewing and doll-fan groups on Facebook, and for a while now, I’ve been admiring the crafty work of a young lady who goes by Ally or Alexandra. I came to discover that she runs an Etsy store where she sells her doll clothes.   Since people occasionally approach me, wanting to buy my handmade doll clothes (which I don’t … Continue reading Interview With “AllySews” @ ChellyWood.com #kids #Dollstagram #kidcraft

Image of 18" doll dressed in traditional Swedish costume of Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

Preview of #AGdoll Clothes Patterns That I’ll Begin Posting Next Week @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #Crafty

  Just look at this little Swedish sweetie! I found an image of the traditional costumes from Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden on Pinterest, and I thought, “Oooh! I wanna make that!” Traditional costumes are so bright and colorful anyway, but for some reason I was really drawn in by this particular style. I gathered a bunch of images on one of my Pinterest board called, “Swedish Traditional … Continue reading Preview of #AGdoll Clothes Patterns That I’ll Begin Posting Next Week @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #Crafty

Pattern for Barbie-sized doll's pinafore printable and downloadable for sewing projects

1st Day of Fall: Sew a Doll Dress that Suits the Season @ ChellyWood.com #autumn #Thanksgiving #etsy

Since it’s the first day of fall today, I thought I’d revisit this already-been-posted tutorial that shows you how to make the pinafore warn by Juliet’s nurse in my upcoming stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet. Her costume is one of the easiest to make, and it’s very versatile. She looks great without the apron and bonnet as well.   To sew her dress, use the … Continue reading 1st Day of Fall: Sew a Doll Dress that Suits the Season @ ChellyWood.com #autumn #Thanksgiving #etsy

Image of 8" Doll wearing western shirt with fringe over denim dungaree jeans. Text says, "Sew a Western Doll Shirt".

Sew a #Western Shirt for #Breyer, Stacie, or Other 8″ Dolls @ ChellyWood.com w/FREE #SewingPatterns

Last week I gave you the free, printable sewing pattern for a full western outfit, including the shirt (shown above) and jeans. This pattern, which can be easily downloaded from my Doll Clothes Patterns page, was specifically designed to fit Veterinarian Laura, my daughter’s 8-inch (approx. 200 mm) Breyer doll. However a fan recently sent me a message saying that these Breyer/World of Love doll … Continue reading Sew a #Western Shirt for #Breyer, Stacie, or Other 8″ Dolls @ ChellyWood.com w/FREE #SewingPatterns