Image of ball jointed doll with handmade ironing board and cast iron flatiron. Overlay says, "Make an adjustable ironing board" implying the tutorial will show you how to make a doll-sized ironing board.

#DollFurniture DIY Projects in #Miniature @ ChellyWood.com

For my regular followers, I realize you’ve seen this one before. Sorry! But my sewing room diorama wouldn’t be complete without my adjustable doll ironing board. For anyone who’s new to this site, you probably need the free pattern for the ironing board’s surface (which is also used for making the ironing board’s pretty cover). Just click that link above, and it’ll take you right … Continue reading #DollFurniture DIY Projects in #Miniature @ ChellyWood.com

Image of red 1:6 scale doll dress form with a white stand. Overlay says, "DIY Doll Dress Form Repaint" where DIY stands for "do it yourself" as in, a "do-it-yourself" project.

#BarbieDoll #DressForm DIY for Your #Dolling Diorama @ ChellyWood.com

Isn’t this a cute little dress form? I bought it on eBay (see link for seller) for a very reasonable price, but I didn’t really like the color. Its original color was black with a gold stand. As I wanted a red-white-and-turquoise theme for my sewing room, I decided a can of spray paint was all it would take to turn this “Barbie™ dress form” into … Continue reading #BarbieDoll #DressForm DIY for Your #Dolling Diorama @ ChellyWood.com

Image of doll desk with tiny sewing machine, pin cushion, and sewing basket. The desk, rather than being traditional Barbie-doll-pink, is an oak-like brown color. Overlay says, "Fashion Doll Desk Remodel".

#FashionDoll Desk Remodel #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Want to know how I put together and re-painted this office-style desk for 1:6 scale dolls like Barbie and my Liv Doll? Here’s the tutorial to show you how. Now, I had a heck of a time putting this desk together for the first time because the instructions that come with the set aren’t very clearly explained, and nobody had ever made a tutorial showing … Continue reading #FashionDoll Desk Remodel #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Image of 1:6 scale doll armoire/cabinet filled with tiny miniatures. Overlay says, "Fashion Doll Armoire Repaint".

#DIY #Dollhouse Furniture Repaint Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Repainting doll furniture isn’t as easy as you might think. How do you keep from painting windows and handles, for example? This video shows you the tips and tricks I’ve learned from all my doll collecting, diorama-expert friends and colleagues. Here’s a link to a similar armoire, which you can buy on Amazon or eBay. The Gloria Dollhouse Furniture sets are, of course, in 1:6 … Continue reading #DIY #Dollhouse Furniture Repaint Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Image of fashion doll seated at a re-painted desk with miniature lamp, sewing machine, pin cushion, sewing basket, and tiny buttons. Overlay says, "Fashion Doll Diorama Tips and Tricks".

It’s #FashionDoll #Diorama Tutorial Week at ChellyWood.com! #BarbieCollector

Here’s a quick look at my new sewing room diorama. As my regular followers know, I design doll clothes patterns (see link for my free, printable doll clothes patterns). The Liv Doll you see in the header image is supposed to look like me, and now my doll has a little sewing room, in which she can design her doll clothes (using a computer and … Continue reading It’s #FashionDoll #Diorama Tutorial Week at ChellyWood.com! #BarbieCollector

Image of dress, hat, and vest, with overlay that states, "How to Design Doll Clothes."

Design #dollclothes for #Barbies or other #dolls

Since the new Curvy Barbie, Tall Barbie, and Petite Barbie dolls were introduced as part of Mattel’s Fashionista line, I’ve been getting a lot more questions on my website about how I design my own doll clothes patterns. It’s a little tricky, but in this video, I’ve tried to simplify the process for the lay person to attempt to do what I do. However if this … Continue reading Design #dollclothes for #Barbies or other #dolls

Image of Spin Master Liv Doll Jake wearing a pair of jeans with pockets. His hand is in his back pocket, and the overlay says, "Sew Jeans for Jake with Free Sewing pattern" and below that text is a watermark: ChellyWood.com Free Printable Sewing Patterns and Tutorials"

#Sew Spin Master Liv Doll Jake Some #DollClothes!

As I’ve said in earlier posts, the pattern for these jeans was designed specifically to fit Spin Master Liv Doll Jake. If you’re not familiar with the Liv Dolls, they were manufactured and distributed from 2009 to 2012, but Spin Master quit producing them. They have gorgeous, very realistic-looking eyes. But best of all, they are highly articulated. For those of us who enjoy doing … Continue reading #Sew Spin Master Liv Doll Jake Some #DollClothes!