Would you like to send fan mail to Chelly Wood, the doll clothing designer for ChellyWood.com? She now has a post office box, where you can send your cards and letters! With this blog post, I’d also like to spotlight an especially nice item I received in the mail from a fan of ChellyWood.com just recently. Have a look at the video to see the … Continue reading Contact information for Chelly Wood, the clothes #pattern designer for #dolls.
If you regularly visit ChellyWood.com, you may have noticed that I’ve been offering a number of hand embroidery tutorials lately. In November, these tutorials will culminate in a pincushion sampler, with (to no one’s surprise) a free pattern! In this video, you can see a preview of the windmill pincushion pattern that’s coming in November, just in time for making handmade Christmas gifts for friends … Continue reading Learn hand #embroidery with this basic couching #stitch for #Halloween #craft projects
Today’s tutorial video shows you how to make the very simple felt shirt that I gave you the pattern for yesterday. Just in case you missed that post, click here to download that FREE pattern once again. This felt shirt is designed to fit 28-inch dolls like Mattel’s Barbie “Best Fashion Friend” from Just Play. Those of you who are already very talented with sewing … Continue reading Super easy #felt shirt #DIY for 28-inch #tall #dolls
It doesn’t get much simpler than this easy-to-sew felt shirt pattern. I’ve marked it with a one-flower difficulty symbol, indicating that it truly is for the absolute beginner. As this pattern is designed to be used with felt, it’s inexpensive to sew, and I think you’ll find that felt fabric can be very forgiving. If you’re wanting to teach someone how to sew–even a small … Continue reading #FREE shirt pattern for 28-inch fashion #dolls, like the #Fashion Friend Barbie
Last week I gave you the pattern and an easy-to-follow DIY tutorial for making the shorts shown in the image above. This week I’m going to give you the free doll clothes pattern for sewing the felt shirt. I’ve taken a close-up photo (below), so you can see how very basic this shirt pattern is. Even those of you who are brand-new to sewing will … Continue reading Free #sewing #patterns for 28-inch Barbie doll’s #felt shirt
I recently received a question on my “Submit a question” page about which outfits (from my Gallery Page) would fit Pregnant Barbie. I suggested this universal dress pattern, which fits nearly every fashion doll I’ve ever tried it on. The short version of the dress can also double as a ruffle-edged top, which is perfect for the expecting mother in DollVille. Here’s the pattern you’ll … Continue reading Short dress or ruffled top free #sewing pattern fits #pregnant Barbie
Yesterday I gave you the free pattern. Are you ready to sew these adorable shorts now? For your convenience, I’m re-posting the free, printable sewing pattern for these adorable nautical-themed 28-inch dolls’ shorts right here: Free printable sewing pattern for 28-inch dolls’ shorts These shorts are designed to fit the 28-inch dolls like Mattel’s 28-inch Just Play Barbie (sometimes called Best Fashion Friend). I would also … Continue reading Let’s sew some shorts for 28-inch #dolls @ ChellyWood.com! #sewing #crafts
Today I’m posting my free printable sewing pattern for shorts to fit the 28-inch dolls like Mattel’s 28-inch Just Play Barbie (also called Best Fashion Friend). Based only on the pictures, I would guess this pattern also fits the 28-inch “Descendents” dolls, which are available from WalMart. For your convenience, here’s a link to the shorts pattern in .jpg (easy to download) format: Free printable … Continue reading #crafty and free printable shorts #patterns for 28-inch #dolls @ ChellyWood.com
I’m under the impression that until now, there haven’t been very many patterns available for the 28-inch “Just Play” Best Fashion Friend Barbie and other my-size dolls in this extra-tall height category because I’ve received a lot of email requests for patterns to fit these (and similar) life-sized dolls. I waited for this beautiful 28-inch Mattel Barbie doll to be available on sale, and once … Continue reading 28-inch #Barbie/Fashion #Dolls’ Clothes #Patterns are FREE @ ChellyWood.com
While working on last week’s doll clothes posts, I realized I’d forgotten to post a link for these outfits (which I posted back in August) from the Gallery Page. So today’s post may seem like a re-post, but actually, I’m updating links for my Gallery Page with this post. Do you want to make the felt top? Download and print the pattern using one of … Continue reading Free printable sewing patterns for 14-inch, 15-inch, and 16-inch dolls @ ChellyWood.com
Over the summer, my family made a trip to the Flathead Lake area of Montana. While we were on vacation, we visited the Miracle of America Museum in scenic Polson, Montana. There’s a lot more to the museum than what you see here, but I focused my video on a subject that I thought doll clothing designers and seamstresses/sewists would appreciate… The museum offers a huge … Continue reading Visit #Montana’s Miracle of America #Museum for a Tour of #Fashion #Dolls Through #History
Here in the northern hemisphere, where I live, summer is coming to a close. But there’s no reason why you should say goodbye to the tropical weather… Let’s make a tropical island diorama for dolls, so we can keep those summery thoughts in our heads all winter long! Why not? Today’s tutorial video shows you how I made my tropical island diorama for my 18-inch … Continue reading Create a tropical #beach or #seashore diorama for #dolls w/ ChellyWood.com!