#Fall #Harvest Separates for Barbie and Other Fashion #Dolls w/FREE #Patterns @ ChellyWood.com

This image shows a made-to-move Mattel Barbie doll wearing hand-made shorts and a tank top. She sits with her back against a wishing well. She has a white metal bucket in front of her, and her legs are wrapped around the bucket. She wears red rubber boots. All around the wishing well, the grass is sprinkled with autumn leaves. The doll's face looks contemplatively to the viewer's left. She rests one delicate hand on the wishing well and another on the metal bucket. Her tank top has been hand-embroidered with a tiny feather stitch, using hand embroidery. The watermark on the image says, "ChellyWood.com" and suggests that free, printable sewing patterns and tutorials for making this Barbie doll's clothes can be found at the website ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Does that doll’s outfit look familiar? I’m guessing it probably doesn’t, even though it should.

Adding embellishments to a garment (rickrack trim, a swatch of lace, bias tape, or embroidery) can magically transform the look of a garment!

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

So let’s say you have an old stand-by pattern that you already know how to sew. You’ve made three or four outfits in different colors and prints of fabric, but you want to add pizzazz to the pattern.

Maybe after Christmas shopping, you don’t have the cash to buy a new pattern, but those same garments are feeling kind of tired.

Add a little trim to the garment, and presto-change-o! You have a whole new look.

The image is a photo that has been take from beside a 1:6 scale wooden wishing well. From under the wishing well's roof, you can see a Made to Move MTM Barbie approaching with a white metal bucket in her hand. She wears a white handmade tank top and red polka dot shorts. The website, ChellyWood.com, where this image is found, offers free printable sewing patterns for making the white tank top, the shorts, and many more Barbie-sized patterns, as well as patterns to fit dolls of other sizes.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Today’s project was made using my “Summer Wardrobe” pattern, but by adding a teeny-tiny feather stitch to the neckline of the summer top, I’ve changed the look of the garment significantly. Have a look back at the original posting to see how different it looks without the trim.

Each shirt in that “Summer Wardrobe” photo uses the exact same pattern as the white tank top shown in the “Fall Harvest” photos from today’s post. Can you believe it? Whoa! What a difference a little stitchery makes!

The image shows a Barbie doll looking inside a wishing well with a bucket beside her and fall leaves all around. She's wearing a summer outfit of a white tank top and polka dot red shorts along with irrigation boots. Her hair is done up in a pony tail. The website, ChellyWood.com, where this photo is found, offers free printable sewing patterns to fit Barbie and other dolls in the 11.5 inch fashion doll range. There are also many other dolls' clothes patterns found on the website, and all the doll clothes patterns are free and printable.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Variations in the fabric choices can also make a big difference.

So this week we’ll re-visit the Summer Wardrobe with a fall-harvest-theme in mind. You have access to the old pattern for this outfit, but I’m also going to post a revision to the tutorial video, showing you how to include stitchery along the collar, as you can see in today’s photos.

The photo shows Barbie sitting in green grass, surrounded by autumn leaves. There are two hay bales in the background of this tiny 1:6 scale diorama scene. Barbie leans her back against a wishing well, and in the distance behind her, there's a bridge in a garden. The bridge arches over a body of water like a lake, pond, or stream, with foliage all around. The watermark on this photo offers the website ChellyWood.com, which is where you can find hundreds of free printable sewing patterns for Barbie doll clothes, American Girl doll clothes, GI Joe, Ken dolls, Liv dolls, Polly Pocket, and dozens of other dolls of many shapes and sizes. All patterns on the website are free and printable, and each pattern comes with easy-to-follow instructions/directions in the form of a YouTube tutorial video.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Before I go, I’d also like to remind you that my embroidery tutorials have been building a bit of suspense for my upcoming windmill pincushion project. That project is scheduled to post on November 6th, so please hang in there if you’re waiting for that pattern. It’s coming–oh yes it is!


Additional Information:


Some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free. First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.

If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.

Please be advised: when I get some time off from my job as a school librarian, I’m planning to develop a new layout for ChellyWood.com, and whenever you redesign something, it’s possible for stuff to get lost! So if there’s a specific pattern you’ve bookmarked because you want to make that outfit, I advise printing the pattern soon. Links may not work quite as well after I redesign my website.

My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.

Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.

Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing.

My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.

Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:

Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.

In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. You might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. You can also write to Chelly Wood at this address. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts.


3 thoughts on “#Fall #Harvest Separates for Barbie and Other Fashion #Dolls w/FREE #Patterns @ ChellyWood.com

  1. Would love basic patterns for Heidi ott 1/12th dolls . Mine are the older dolls with wider hips not the slim version. I can only find knitted patterns. Thank you

    1. Thank you for leaving this comment, Cheryl. I love an excuse to buy another dolly! I’ll go to eBay and see if Heidi ott dolls are in my budget.

      Be advised, though… the patterns I’m posting right now were created by me back in July. I do a lot of work to double-check, making sure my patterns really work and making multiple outfits from them before posting. So it can take anywhere from three months to a year before you’ll see the Heidi ott doll clothes patterns on ChellyWood.com (if I purchase a doll).

      Feel free to check back with me after Christmas to see if Heidi ott has been added to my to-do list.

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