Image of Lammily's "Traveler" doll wearing long underwear, boots, and cape, and standing in a diorama with a bed and Japanese artwork on the wall.

ChellyWood.com designed some #DollClothes for #Lammily

Have you heard of Lammily? It’s a company that was crowd funded a couple of years ago, in the hope that artist Nickolay Lamm could design a doll with a more natural-looking figure than Mattel’s Barbie. And the “Traveler” doll he designed is absolutely gorgeous! Her hair is a lovely chestnut brown with a silky-soft texture. She bends at the head/neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, … Continue reading ChellyWood.com designed some #DollClothes for #Lammily

Image of 18-inch doll wearing white bikini underwear. Overlaying words say, "Sew bikini underpants for 18-inch dolls"

Tutorial w/ FREEpattern: #DIY #doll undies @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram

Here’s the tutorial for yesterday’s pattern post. The pattern will make you a pair of cute little ruffle-bottom bikini underpants for most 18″ dolls like American Girl and Madame Alexander dolls. In addition to yesterday’s post, scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the patterns for 18″ dolls (including this dolly bikini undies pattern). Need help printing my patterns? This link will take … Continue reading Tutorial w/ FREEpattern: #DIY #doll undies @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram

Image of 18-inch doll bikini underpants or swimsuit bottoms sewing pattern fits American Girl dolls and Madame Alexander Dolls

FREE #sewing pattern for bikini undies to fit #AGdolls and other #kidstoys @ ChellyWood.com

  Today I’m posting my free, printable pattern for making bikini underpants (with a lacy bottom), to fit 18″ dolls like American Girl Dolls, Madame Alexander, and more. Tomorrow I’ll post the video, so you can see, step-by-step, exactly how to make these lovely panties. You’ll need some stretchy fabric (like T-shirt material), elastic, and your usual sewing accoutrements. That’s it! If you like my … Continue reading FREE #sewing pattern for bikini undies to fit #AGdolls and other #kidstoys @ ChellyWood.com

Image of 18-inch doll wearing lace-bottom underpants or knickers.

Make a pair of lace bikini underpants for #AmeicanGirl dolls or #MadameAlexander #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

  Here’s a preview of the lacy bikini underpants I’ll be showing you how to make this week. This pattern fits most 18″ dolls and is easily adjusted for different sized dolls within that range. I’ll post the pattern tomorrow and the tutorial on Wednesday. But if you’re in a rush, and you don’t want to wait for the pattern and video to post, all of … Continue reading Make a pair of lace bikini underpants for #AmeicanGirl dolls or #MadameAlexander #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

If you can’t sell a #Quilt on #Etsy, give it to #Charity says ChellyWood.com

When my cousin Anita Queen posted these pictures on Facebook, I called her up and asked if I could interview her about her recent charitable work as a quilter. Being a family relative and fellow seamstress, she gladly shared her story. Have you ever had a quilt that seems to grow dust? You’ve posted it on Etsy, taken it to craft fairs, and no matter what … Continue reading If you can’t sell a #Quilt on #Etsy, give it to #Charity says ChellyWood.com

Image of Madame Alexander wearing hand-sewn doll underwear, with overlay of words that say "doll panties tutorial plus free pattern"

Sew Doll Panties for #Kids w/ Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #pottytraining #playtime

Here’s the tutorial for yesterday’s pattern post. These dolly briefs (knickers in the UK), are super-easy to  make, as you can see by this easy DIY video. Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns. If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s … Continue reading Sew Doll Panties for #Kids w/ Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #pottytraining #playtime

Image of doll underwear pattern (briefs) to fit 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls, Journey Girls, Madame Alexander dolls, etc. Free printable pattern for sewing dolly underwear (knickers)

FREE pattern for #DollClothes Undies @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #sewForKids

These briefs (knickers) are super easy to make. Tomorrow I’ll post the video, so you can see, step-by-step, exactly how to make them. You’ll need some stretchy fabric (like T-shirt material), elastic, and your usual sewing accoutrements. That’s it! The pattern is designed to fit 18-inch dolls, like American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander, and others of similar size and shape. If you like my free … Continue reading FREE pattern for #DollClothes Undies @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #sewForKids

Image of Madame Alexander doll wearing a pair of briefs (underwear or knickers) that look hand-sewn.

Free Printable #DollClothes #Patterns for #MadameAlexander Doll Underwear @ ChellyWood.com

  Here’s a preview of what we’ll be making this week. That’s my Madame Alexander doll, wearing a pair of briefs (underwear or knickers) designed by me. This is a simple clothing item to make. Even very new seamstresses will enjoy making these easy-peasy dolly knickers. So today I’m showing you what the end result looks like. On Wednesday I’ll give you the pattern. On Thursday … Continue reading Free Printable #DollClothes #Patterns for #MadameAlexander Doll Underwear @ ChellyWood.com

Image of African American doll with natural afro hair under a cap. Doll is wearing medieval garb.

Who is your favorite #AfricanAmerican doll? Leave a comment @ ChellyWood.com

This is “Soul” from Hasbro’s World of Love doll collection. She has always been my favorite African American doll, even though she’s only moderately articulated. Why do I love this doll so much? She brings me happy memories of my childhood! When I was growing up in the early 1970’s, dolls who really looked African American were unheard-of. True, they had Barbies who were dark complected, … Continue reading Who is your favorite #AfricanAmerican doll? Leave a comment @ ChellyWood.com

Image of girl's hands cutting out a sewing pattern overlaid with words "How to Print Patterns"

It’s #SewEasy to Print #Patterns From ChellyWood.com #dollPhotography

  This is actually a re-post of one of my most useful videos. I get a lot of questions about how to print my patterns from this website, so I made this video to demonstrate how it’s done. All of my patterns are found on the Doll Clothes Patterns page (use the tab at the top, or just click that link), which is noted in the … Continue reading It’s #SewEasy to Print #Patterns From ChellyWood.com #dollPhotography

Image of Liv Doll wearing a hairdresser's smock with overlaid words "FREE Smock Pattern & Tutorial"

How to make a #stylists’ smock for #dolls EASY #sewingproject @ ChellyWood.com

The smock pattern shown in this video can be found on this page under the “Accessories” heading for Barbie-sized fashion dolls and under the 18″ Doll Clothes Patterns heading for American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, Journey Girls, and similar-sized dolls. Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns. If you’re wondering why I … Continue reading How to make a #stylists’ smock for #dolls EASY #sewingproject @ ChellyWood.com

Image of hairdresser's smock sewing pattern designed to fit Barbie-sized dolls.

Printable hairdresser’s smock pattern fits #FashionDolls for #DIYkids projects @ ChellyWood.com #seweasy

These hairdressers’ smocks are probably the easiest sewing projects I’ve ever designed. You can easily make these with kids who are learning to sew. Yesterday’s smock pattern fits AG dolls and other 18-inch dolls, but today’s pattern fits Barbie, Liv Dolls, and similar-sized fashion dolls. Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial for making both smocks. To see what the smock looks like on a doll, please … Continue reading Printable hairdresser’s smock pattern fits #FashionDolls for #DIYkids projects @ ChellyWood.com #seweasy