In the image above, you see my Curvy Barbie wearing a summery outfit of shorts and a sleeveless crop top. Of course the free, printable sewing patterns for this outfit are available right here on ChellyWood.com. (Scroll down for the new PDF pattern download and the MS Word download for these shorts and shirt combo.) Last week we asked whether or not Mattel’s Curvy would … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What are Curvy Barbie’s measurements for sewing purposes?
This week I’m posting the FREE printable PDF pattern for making the felt shirt that my vintage Tammy doll is modeling in the image above. Tammy dolls were made by the Ideal Toy Corporation from 1962 to 1966, according to Wikipedia. One of my aunts owned one, when I was growing up, but my Tammy is one I purchased on eBay a few years ago … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: Easy-to-sew felt shirt for #vintage Tammy #doll
Who do you follow on eBay? One of my favorite eBay stores is Dodi’s Shop of Stuff. I’m actually lucky enough to have met Dodi in person, and she’s a woman with a business-sense that I truly admire and aspire to. Her eBay store has over 8,000 reviews with a 99.9% positive rating. You can’t find eBay stores with a better rating than that! Dodi … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Who do you follow on eBay?
Once again, here are the free pants (and shorts) patterns for making this week’s doll clothes project: Free PDF printable pattern for Tammy doll pants and shorts Free MS Word printable pattern for Tammy doll pants and shorts Please show your appreciation for these free patterns by sharing them on social media. Every time you mention ChellyWood.com online, it brings more followers to this … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: Sew a pair of pants for vintage Tammy #dolls
As we saw in yesterday’s blog post, in addition to Tammy dolls, this pattern will also fit 17″ Endless Hair Kingdom Barbies as capri pants. Yes, today’s the day! I’m trying my hand at PDF Pattern conversion today. Please let me know if you have any trouble getting the PDF pattern or the MS Word pattern to download properly. I can always attempt a do-over, … Continue reading #PDFpattern Wednesday: #Sew pants for Ideal Toys’ #vintage Tammy dolls w/this free pattern at ChellyWood.com
If you look at the photo I’ve posted today, you can see that vintage Tammy dolls (made by the Ideal Toy Corporation) can’t swap clothes with Barbie very well. My Curvy Barbie (right) is wearing pants made with the same pattern as Tammy’s plaid pants. Curvy looks more like a samurai than a fashion model in these pants! Tall Barbie looks like she’s waiting for … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What #dolls’ clothes can Ideal’s Tammy #doll wear?
This week I’m going to give you the free pattern (and tutorial video) for making the nautical pants that my vintage Tammy doll is wearing in the photo above. This pattern also makes wonderful pajama pants for Tammy Dolls! Also, you can expect some changes here at ChellyWood.com, for the coming year. Hopefully these changes will make the blog more interactive! I’ve asked people to … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: Pants for Vintage Tammy #Doll (Ideal Toy Corp.)
Last year at the start of the new year, I asked you which dolls you wanted me to design clothes for. This year, I’m leaving the creative canvas wide open with the following question: What do you want from ChellyWood.com in 2019? Yep, I’m taking suggestions! Please fill out the form below with your ideas about what this website could offer in the coming year. … Continue reading Let’s start the new year with advice for Chelly Wood… #survey #advice #2019
Our project for the first week of 2019 has been to sew a semi-lined long-sleeve shirt for 18″ dolls, and this project (like all my projects) comes with free, printable sewing patterns for making the red velvet top you see in the video above. Here are all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make both this week’s velvet shirt and last week’s easy-sew skirt … Continue reading Sew an 18-inch doll’s shirt with FREE patterns from ChellyWood.com #dolls #sewing #AGdolls
Yesterday I offered the basic bodice pattern for this 18-inch dolls’ shirt. Today I’m offering just the sleeve pattern. To help you with an easy download, here are both patterns in a jpg format: The basic bodice pattern for an 18-inch doll’s shirt The long sleeve pattern for an 18-inch doll’s shirt Need help printing my patterns? Here’s a tutorial to help! Tomorrow I’ll post … Continue reading Free sewing patterns for 18″ dolls’ clothes: velvet shirt project @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #sewing #crafts
If this pattern looks familiar to my regular followers, that’s because it’s the same pattern we used for the basic felt top for 18 inch dolls a while back. However tomorrow I’ll also be posting the long sleeve that matches this pattern, so you can create the long-sleeved velvet shirt that I posted preview pictures of yesterday. So please come back tomorrow for the rest … Continue reading Free doll clothes patterns for 18-inch dolls’ shirts @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #sewing #hobbies