Image of tall Barbie wearing handmade jeans on a pattern for sewing a pair of these jeans. Overlaying words say "Jeans and adjustable ironing board patterns" and smaller words say "The jeans will fit Tall Barbie TM and other fashion dolls with 15 cm inseams. Image includes ironing board pattern and is stamped with ChellyWood.com on all patterns

FREE Sewing Pattern for #TallBarbie’s Pants/Jeans @ ChellyWood.com #TheDollEvolves #Barbie

Here’s the Tall Barbie™ pants/jeans pattern I created. Yes, this a re-post, but as my regular followers know, my postings got interrupted with a computer crash in March. Now that I have a new (used) computer to work with, I’ve picked up where I left off. Tomorrow I’ll post my sewing tutorial, showing you exactly how to make these pants/jeans. If you want to make the … Continue reading FREE Sewing Pattern for #TallBarbie’s Pants/Jeans @ ChellyWood.com #TheDollEvolves #Barbie

Image of Mattel's (TM) Tall Barbie wearing a hand-made long-sleeve shirt with overlay of words: free shirt pattern and tutorial

#sewingTutorial for shirt to fit the #NewBarbie who’s tall. @ ChellyWood.com #barbieFashionistas

Stage 2: Yesterday I gave you the free, printable pattern for Mattel’s  Tall Barbie™ from the Fashionista line. Now here’s the tutorial showing you exactly how to make it! Tomorrow I’ll re-post the pattern for the Tall Barbie™ pants, and the next day, I’ll re-post the tutorial that goes with the pants pattern. Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download … Continue reading #sewingTutorial for shirt to fit the #NewBarbie who’s tall. @ ChellyWood.com #barbieFashionistas

Image of Mattel's Tall Barbie from the Fashionista line waving at the camera atop a series of printable sewing patterns. Overlay says "Skirt and Top Patterns for Tall Fashion Dolls" with a note: enlarge the pattern to fit an 8.5x11-inch piece of computer printer paper (without margins) before printing. Mattel's Barbie is a trademark name.

Free Printable #SewingPattern for Tall Barbie Pants @ ChellyWood.com #DollStagram #sewing

Here we go! This is the shirt pattern everyone has been waiting for, and yes, it fits Mattel’s  Tall Barbie™ from the Fashionista line. Tomorrow I’ll post my sewing tutorial, showing you exactly how to make this cute top, which offers both short and long sleeve variations. Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my … Continue reading Free Printable #SewingPattern for Tall Barbie Pants @ ChellyWood.com #DollStagram #sewing

Image of Mattel's Tall Barbie (trademark) waving to the camera from a beach at Normandy. She wears a hand-made pair of white denim trousers and a long-sleeved floral top. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: Free sewing patterns and tutorials."

Sew #TallBarbie an Outfit with Free #Sewing Patterns from ChellyWood.com #theDollEvolves

  Hey everyone! I’m back! Long story short, my computer crashed at the start of March, so I had to get a new one. That’s why my website was in “re-runs” for a while. But I’m going to pick up right where I left off, reviewing the pattern for Tall Barbie’s jeans/pants and moving on to offer you a brand-new pattern and tutorial for Tall … Continue reading Sew #TallBarbie an Outfit with Free #Sewing Patterns from ChellyWood.com #theDollEvolves

Tips and tricks for making your own #OOAKdoll @ ChellyWood.com #dollstagram #instadoll

For all of my regular followers, I must explain… This website has been in limbo for most of the month of March, while I went without a computer at home. Mine crashed! But all of those Barbie patterns I was working on right before the crash have been salvaged, and I plan to post them here soon. So stick with me to get more patterns … Continue reading Tips and tricks for making your own #OOAKdoll @ ChellyWood.com #dollstagram #instadoll

Image of Momoko Doll in hand-made wedding gown. Watermark says "ChellyWood.com".

#MomokoDoll Wedding Dress (free pattern and tutorial) also fits #Blythe and #Pullip @ ChellyWood.com

  This is the dress Juliet will be wearing when she marries Romeo in my Barbie/dolly version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. If you’d like to see a more recent movie clip from the upcoming stop-motion video of Shakespeare’s classic, check out this “behind the scenes” clip. But I bet you’re here for the free patterns and sewing tutorials, so you can make a dress like this for your Momoko doll! … Continue reading #MomokoDoll Wedding Dress (free pattern and tutorial) also fits #Blythe and #Pullip @ ChellyWood.com

Image showing Ken doll in Renaissance clothing

Articulated Ken Doll Plays Mercutio in #StopMotion #Shakespeare Play @ ChellyWood.com #Theater

I chose this picture of Mercutio, because you can kind of see how silly and fun his character is in my stop-motion film of Romeo and Juliet. In the original Shakespeare play, Mercutio is a relative of the prince, but his personality is goofy, silly, and just plain fun! I’m having a blast putting him in comical scenes with Benvolio as his sidekick. I had to … Continue reading Articulated Ken Doll Plays Mercutio in #StopMotion #Shakespeare Play @ ChellyWood.com #Theater

World of Love Soul Doll Dressed as Benvolio for Romeo and Juliet

#Hasbro’s #Soul #Doll Plays Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet @ chellywood.com

  If you ask me which doll was my all-time favorite as a child, it was my cousin’s Soul doll, from the Hasbro World of Love collection. Whenever my cousin Virginia and I got together, I would beg her to let me play with Soul. Why? That doll was just plain gorgeous! Her long eyelashes framed big eyes. Her chocolate skin was so unique among Barbie-like dolls … Continue reading #Hasbro’s #Soul #Doll Plays Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet @ chellywood.com

Image of Christi Doll (African-American Barbie doll) dressed in dress, pinafore, apron, and bonnet, and wearing a natural-hair wig.

#BlackBarbie Plays #Juliet’s nurse in doll version of #RomeAndJuliet @ ChellyWood.com

Before people get all in-my-face about an African-American doll playing a servant in my upcoming stop-motion film of Romeo and Juliet with dolls, let me remind you that Romeo’s cousin, Benvolio, is also played by an AA doll, as is Friar Laurence. I felt it was important to include characters of African heritage in the cast of this play because, as everyone knows, people of African heritage … Continue reading #BlackBarbie Plays #Juliet’s nurse in doll version of #RomeAndJuliet @ ChellyWood.com