The image shows Mattel's Best Fashion Friend Barbie doll (28-inch Barbies) holding up a sign that tells how a person could write to the doll clothes designer Chelly Wood. The overlay says, "Chelly Wood Fan Mail" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com.

Contact information for Chelly Wood, the clothes #pattern designer for #dolls.

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.

The image shows a close-up of the couching stitch used in hand-embroidery (broderie). The overlay says, "Basic couching stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com as the home of this particular DIY embroidery video showing how to do the couching stitch.

Learn hand #embroidery with this basic couching #stitch for #Halloween #craft projects

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

The image shows Mattel's 28-inch Barbie Best Fashion Friend from Just Play wearing a hand-made felt shirt using the free printable easy-to-sew shirt pattern downloaded and printed at chellywood.com the website for free doll clothes patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image links to the youtube tutorial video showing how to sew this easy sewing project for beginners, using the free pattern for this felt top sleeveless shirt that fits 28 inch dolls such as Mattels 28" barbie dolls.

Super easy #felt shirt #DIY for 28-inch #tall #dolls

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

This image is a lined paper pattern for the basic bodice shape designed to fit 28-inch dolls like the new 28-inch Barbie, also called Just Play Barbie or Barbie Fashion Friend. Along with this free printable doll clothes pattern, there's a youtube tutorial video showing how to make this very basic shirt from felt. The pattern is marked with a "Creative Commons Attribution" symbol, and it is watermarked with ChellyWood.com, the website where it was first posted. If you choose to use this pattern, please honor its creative commons attribution mark by letting others know where you found this pattern. The pattern is free, printable, and very easy to make, suitable for beginners and those who are new to sewing. It is marked with a measurement tool and has images of the doll wearing a handmade felt shirt made with this pattern. The pattern doesn't include darts or other shaping tools, as it's just a very basic shirt pattern for 28" dolls.

#FREE shirt pattern for 28-inch fashion #dolls, like the #Fashion Friend Barbie

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

The image shows a close-up of the 28-inch Barbie doll from Mattel (also called Just Play or Fashion Friend dolls). ChellyWood.com is the watermark on the image, and under ChellyWood.com, it says, "free printable sewing patterns and tutorials." In fact, if you visit the website for Chelly Wood, you'll find dozens of free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes, including this easy-sew felt shirt for 28-inch Barbie dolls and more.

Free #sewing #patterns for 28-inch Barbie doll’s #felt shirt

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

Short dress or ruffled top free #sewing pattern fits #pregnant Barbie

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

The image shows Mattel's "Just Play" best fashion friend barbie doll, which stands at 28 inches tall. She wears a hand-made pair of shorts with nautical-themed fabric print and a felt hand-made shirt. She's an African-American doll with her hair pulled back in a pony tail. The title header says, "28-inch doll shorts" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where you can find both the free printable sewing patterns for 28 inch dolls, but also the tutorial videos that show you step by step, how to sew each item of doll clothing. It's likely that these free 28 inch doll patterns not only fit Mattel's 28 inch Barbie, but they may also fit the Disney Descendants 28 inch dolls as well.

Let’s sew some shorts for 28-inch #dolls @ ChellyWood.com! #sewing #crafts

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

The image shows a free printable paper pattern for sewing a pair of shorts to fit a 28-inch doll like Mattel's 28-inch Just Play "best fashion friends" or "just my size" Barbie dolls. There are similar-sized dolls, like the Disney "Frozen" Elsa doll (38 inches tall). These shorts are designed to fit the 28-inch dolls specifically, and the free pattern also has a tutorial video showing you how to sew it. All patterns and videos are free through the website ChellyWood.com which appears on this pattern.

#crafty and free printable shorts #patterns for 28-inch #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

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

The image shows a 28-inch super tall "Just Play" best fashion friend or "My Size" Barbie doll wearing hand-made shorts and an easy-to-sew felt shirt. The watermark on this image says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials." This is an African American oversized large Barbie doll, and she smiles at the camera as she seems to be walking along a sidewalk with a blue sky and fluffy clouds behind her. The website, ChellyWood.com offers lots of free sewing patterns for doll clothes, including patterns for this pair of summer shorts and easy-to-sew felt top for extra large Barbies.

28-inch #Barbie/Fashion #Dolls’ Clothes #Patterns are FREE @ 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

Free printable sewing patterns for 14-inch, 15-inch, and 16-inch dolls @ 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

The image is a cover art design for a virtual tour YouTube video. This virtual tour will take the viewer on a tour of the "Historical Fashion Doll" portion of the Museum of America in Polson, Montana. The image shows a black-and-white dollhouse and its heading states, "Doll Museum Tour" offering the website URL ChellyWood.com as a watermark.

Visit #Montana’s Miracle of America #Museum for a Tour of #Fashion #Dolls Through #History

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

The image shows an American Girl doll, Kaya, wearing a hand-made swimsuit. She stands between two palm trees that seem to be made of wrapping paper cardboard tubes that have been decorated to look like palm trees. In front of the doll is a shimmering "sea" made of table cloth material. Behind her, another table cloth is decorated with quilt batting to look like clouds. The words overlaying this scene say, "Doll Beach" and the URL ChellyWood.com is offered, as a location where you can learn more about creating this and other dioramas for doll play videos.

Create a tropical #beach or #seashore diorama for #dolls w/ ChellyWood.com!

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!