Image of 18-inch doll (looks a lot like American Girl or AG doll) wearing a traditional Swedish costume. Pattern displayed is free to print. Design made by Chelly Wood of ChellyWood.com

Sew an #Apron for #AGdolls and Other #18inchdolls w/ Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com

This is one of two free patterns you’ll need, to make the colorful, striped apron I’ve designed to fit American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, and similar-sized (18-inch) dolls. The apron is part of the Swedish Traditional Costume that I designed and posted a picture of in September. All of these patterns are now available to download and print for free on my Doll Clothes … Continue reading Sew an #Apron for #AGdolls and Other #18inchdolls w/ Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image of eighteen-inch doll wearing white blouse with collar, long sleeves, and cuffs. Overlaying words state, "Sew a shirt for eighteen-inch dolls with free pattern".

Sew a Collared #Shirt for 18″ #Dolls With FREE Patterns from ChellyWood.com #DIY Tutorial

Last week I gave you Patterns A, C, D, and F for making my long-sleeved, collared dressy shirt with cuffs. This pattern fits 18″ dolls like American Girl dolls and similar-sized dolls. Today I’m posting the video tutorial that shows you how to put it all together. You can find all of my free, printable sewing patterns on this page, and this week I’ll finish … Continue reading Sew a Collared #Shirt for 18″ #Dolls With FREE Patterns from ChellyWood.com #DIY Tutorial

#Etsy Business Advice From Julie Helmer of #Sew Dolled Up on ChellyWood.com #Kidstuff

Julie Helmer, one of my Facebook friends from a doll clothes group I belong to online, has her own Etsy doll clothes line. Her store is called, “Sew Dolled Up 81.” Here are the questions I asked her in our recent interview. Her responses include some great advice for anyone who is thinking about starting a business selling doll clothing.     Q: In addition … Continue reading #Etsy Business Advice From Julie Helmer of #Sew Dolled Up on ChellyWood.com #Kidstuff

Image of shirt bodice pattern and vest pattern with 18" doll image overlaid. The doll models the shirt and vest in the images. Shirt is white with a collar. Vest laces up the front in a traditional, medieval, or Renaissance style, like one might see in fairy tales.

Here on ChellyWood.com, F is for FREE — i.e. Free #Printable #Sewing Pattern for a #Dolling Shirt

Below you’ll find Pattern F in the Swedish Traditional Costume collection that I’ve designed for 18-inch dolls like American Girl and similar-sized dolls. All of the other patterns in this collection are free to download on my Doll Clothes Patterns page. (Scroll to the bottom for my 18″ doll clothes patterns.) For anyone who needs help printing my patterns, have a look at this video, which … Continue reading Here on ChellyWood.com, F is for FREE — i.e. Free #Printable #Sewing Pattern for a #Dolling Shirt

Image of 18-inch doll wearing a Traditional Swedish costume, along with patterns to make parts of that costume, including a Swedish traditional pocket purse.

Another #FREE 18 Inch Doll Pattern from ChellyWood.com for #Handmade #Etsy-type Folks

Here’s Pattern D for the Swedish Traditional Costume that’s designed to fit 18″ dolls like American Girl dolls and their look-alikes. For those of you who regularly follow ChellyWood.com, you know that I’m going to post my video tutorial, showing you how to make a long-sleeved, collared shirt for 18-inch dolls, next week. So as I gear up for that tutorial, I’m posting all the … Continue reading Another #FREE 18 Inch Doll Pattern from ChellyWood.com for #Handmade #Etsy-type Folks

Image of American Girl Knockoff Doll, 18 inches high, wearing a traditional Swedish costume with bonnet, vest, long-sleeved blouse/shirt, skirt, apron, and "pocket" purse. Pattern includes sleeve and cuff -- free to print. Visit ChellyWood.com for the rest of the costume's free printable sewing patterns.

C is for #Crafty #DollClothes Shirt Pattern and It’s FREE @ ChellyWood.com

Yes, this is “Pattern C” for 18″ dolls like American Girl and many similar models of dolls. To make the long-sleeved, collared shirt shown in my preview post, you’ll need patterns A, C, D, and F from my free Doll Clothes Patterns page. This week I’m posting each of the patterns; then next week I’ll post a video tutorial, showing you how to make the … Continue reading C is for #Crafty #DollClothes Shirt Pattern and It’s FREE @ ChellyWood.com

Image of sewing patterns used to make a hat, vest, and collar for American Girl dolls or other 18 inch dolls

First of 4 FREE #Sewing #Patterns to Make a Long-Sleeved, Collared Shirt for 18-inch #Dolls

This week I’m going to download four free patterns for making the collared, long-sleeved shirt that you see my 18″ doll wearing in the preview image that I posted last week. Next week I’ll post the video tutorial showing you how to make this long-sleeved shirt. If you’re an advanced seamstress, who doesn’t really need to wait for the tutorials, I’ve posted patterns A-F on … Continue reading First of 4 FREE #Sewing #Patterns to Make a Long-Sleeved, Collared Shirt for 18-inch #Dolls

#Sewing Tips From Expert Doll #Seamstress, Julie Helmer @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram

Some of my followers on ChellyWood.com are new to sewing, so I thought I’d ask an expert seamstress for a little sewing advice. Julie Helmer, one of my Facebook friends from a doll clothes group I belong to online, has her own Etsy doll clothes line. Her store is called, “Sew Dolled Up.” Here are the questions I asked her in our interview, and the careful responses … Continue reading #Sewing Tips From Expert Doll #Seamstress, Julie Helmer @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram

Image of American Girl Knockoff doll wearing a simple black skirt with gathered waist and white collared shirt with cuffs. Overlay says, "Sew a Skirt for 18-inch dolls with free sewing pattern"

Tutorial: #Sew a Skirt for #18inchDolls (With FREE #Sewing Pattern)

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 have to wait — check back with me later — to print the other pieces of the Traditional Swedish Doll Costume. If you’re wondering why I give away my sewing pattern designs for free, please visit the … Continue reading Tutorial: #Sew a Skirt for #18inchDolls (With FREE #Sewing Pattern)