Here it is! The long-awaited stop-motion production of Romeo and Juliet “Act I” with dolls. This project has been underway for four years, and I’ve finally compiled enough photos and stop-motion clips to put it all together–all the way through Act V. I spent last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday working on film production. That’s where I add all the talk bubbles, music, sounds, and transitions. Since … Continue reading #Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com
I can’t believe how cute that Renaissance tunic is on my Curvy! As I said in yesterday’s post, I’m feeling nostalgic about my blog and my old patterns. When I first designed this pattern, it was roughly done with a Sharpie marker and a ruler. Since then, I’ve learned to make my patterns digitally. New patterns also include the following special features: a measurement scale … Continue reading FREE #Renaissance pattern for #dolls @ ChellyWood.com
Does this outfit look familiar? It’s one of the earliest outfits that I posted here on ChellyWood.com. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this “Musketeer” outfit (minus the pants and original boots) will actually fit Curvy Barbie®! So this week I’m going to be nostalgic. We’re going to look back at this outfit, piece by piece, and I’m going to offer you newly re-mastered … Continue reading #RomeoAndJuliet w/ #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com
Last week I gave you a few pointers on how to buy fabric for sewing doll clothes, but did you know some threads are definitely not the best choice for sewing doll clothes also? This video tutorial shows you how to buy your thread with these questions in mind: What fabric will you be using? Are you planning to sew by hand or machine? Are … Continue reading How to Buy Thread When #Sewing for #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com
Here’s the wedding dress tutorial to go with the patterns I posted on Tuesday and Wednesday. For your convenience, here are the links to those free printable patterns for a fashion doll one-shoulder wedding dress once again: Bodice pattern Skirt pattern For those of you who are familiar with my difficulty scale, I’ve marked this pattern with two flowers, which means this is a pretty … Continue reading FREE Barbie #Dolls Wedding Dress #Patterns
Yesterday I gave you the pattern for the one-shoulder bodice on this week’s wedding dress sewing project. Today I’m giving you the pattern for the skirt for this fashion doll wedding dress, which is designed to fit Mattel’s Barbie®, Spin Master Liv™ dolls, Momoko™ dolls, and similar-sized fashion dolls (11-inch to 11.5-inch). Although we’re using felt for the bodice on this project, we’ll be using … Continue reading FREE Wedding Gown #Patterns for Barbie #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com
As you can see, this week’s Barbie®/fashion doll wedding dress pattern includes three different bodice styles. Looking back over the years, I find that my wedding dress, prom dress, and quinceañera dress patterns seem to get the most hits from new visitors to ChellyWood.com. So I thought it might be a good idea to offer some new variations in these types of fancy formal gowns … Continue reading FREE Barbie #Dolls Wedding Dress #Patterns @ ChellyWood.com
Last Friday I posted a poll, asking my followers to tell me which dolls they sew for most. With this information, I hope to offer a helpful variety of patterns for the coming year. Two weeks before that, I posted a poll asking what kinds of patterns and tutorials you’d like me to create. The results of that poll showed that most of you want … Continue reading Barbie-#Dolls’-sized #Wedding Dress #Patterns
My regular followers are aware that I’ve been setting goals for 2018 during the month of January. And I’ve been especially curious about who you are and what you want from my blog. I offered a poll on January 5th, and that first poll showed the following results: 32% of you want intermediate and beginner doll clothes patterns from ChellyWood.com 24% of you want doll crafts … Continue reading Hey #Dollfriends! Which #Dolls do you #sew for?
I was recently at the dentist office, and while visiting with the receptionist there, I mentioned that I make doll clothes. “I wish I could do that!” she said. So I told her about my sewing tutorials and explained that she can easily learn how to sew using YouTube tutorials just like mine. “But I don’t know how to buy material,” she said. Since I … Continue reading How to Buy #Crafty #Fabric for Making #Dolls Clothes
Let’s sew a pair of jeans for dolls today! As shown in this video, the pattern I posted yesterday will fit tall dolls like the Tall Barbie® from Mattel’s Fashionista line. But also, with a pair of high-heeled boots, it will fit a normal-sized (11.5-inch) fashion doll as well. Take a look back at Monday’s post to see how it looks on two different sized … Continue reading Let’s #Sew a Pair of #Jeans for #Dolls!
If this pattern looks familiar, that’s because we saw it earlier, during the holiday season. It includes my Christmas stocking pattern and my elf hat pattern. For this week’s retro throwback ensemble, though, I’m featuring this pattern because of its bell-bottom style (or boot cut style) jeans or pants. If you look back at yesterday’s post, you’ll see how cute those bell bottoms look on … Continue reading Free #SewEasy pants pattern for TallBarbie #Fashionista #Dolls