This is a photograph of a 12 inch baby doll wearing a puffy-sleeve dress (they are short, puffy sleeves) with a pretty floral print. This dress comes from ChellyWood.com, a website which offers the sewing pattern for making this dress, plus dozens of other printable PDF sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes absolutely FREE.

Let’s dress a baby #doll for #summer in pretty #dollclothes!

This week on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to give you the free, printable sewing pattern for making this sweet little puff-sleeve dress for 12 inch baby dolls. Sleeves can be kind of tricky, and this week’s dress uses elastic around the arm area of the sleeve, to give it that “puffy sleeve” look. So on my difficulty scale, I’m going to say this particular dress is … Continue reading Let’s dress a baby #doll for #summer in pretty #dollclothes!

This YouTube video gives you basic instruction in how to do a baste stitch. It discusses how to baste stitch by hand, including how wide your baste stitches should be if you are pre-stitching before gathering a skirt for a doll dress. It also offers a brief suggestion for basting on a sewing machine, and how you should do some research to make sure your settings on your machine are correct for basting.

Sewing Basics: How to do a baste stitch before gathering when #sewing #dollclothes

This brief video explains the basics of basting. In this tutorial, you’ll learn approximately how far apart your baste stitches should be spaced when you’re sewing doll clothes. In addition to demonstrating the baste stitch when done by hand, it also talks about basting on a sewing machine. Remember that my patterns and tutorials are free under the Creative Commons Attribution mark, so if you’re … Continue reading Sewing Basics: How to do a baste stitch before gathering when #sewing #dollclothes

This video shows how to make an easy elastic-waist skirt for a 6-inch American Girl Mini doll. The video tutorial comes with a free printable sewing pattern to help you make your own skirt for 6" AG dolls like Kit Kittredge (shown in the video). You can download the free printable PDF pattern for sewing a 6" American Girl doll clothes skirt at ChellyWood.com (a website offering free printable pdf patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes).

#SewingBlogger Thursday: Let’s #sew a skirt for 6″ #AmericanGirlDolls!

  You’ve watched the tutorial video (above) and you’re thinking, “Heck… that looks easy!” So you’re ready for the free printable PDF pattern, right? Well here you go! FREE printable PDF pattern for 6-inch doll clothes wardrobe Perhaps you’d like the links to the other tutorials that go with this pattern. Here they are: how to make the underwear for your 6″ dolls how to … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: Let’s #sew a skirt for 6″ #AmericanGirlDolls!

This image shows a visual preview of the free printable pdf pattern downloadable link that's on the same page. In the preview, we see four images of a tiny 6 inch American girl doll wearing variations of outfits that were made using this pattern. One outfit includes a T-shirt that appears to be screen printed with the words "All Star" and this shirt matches the girl-power printed fabric of the shorts the doll wears. There's also an image of the same tee shirt in navy blue solid fabric with a pair of elastic-waist underpants made of the same fabric. The doll models a tee shirt and shorts made of pink jersey fabric as well, and in a fourth image, she wears the tee shirt with a skirt. Each of these 6 inch doll clothes items has a sewing pattern that's visible in the preview image: a pattern for a skirt for 6" American Girl dolls; a pattern for a T-shirt to fit the 6-inch American Girl dolls; a pattern for shorts to fit the 6 inch AG dolls, and two patterns in the shapes of underpants / knickers that six inch American Girl dolls (AG dolls) can wear. All of these are free printable sewing patterns that you can use, marked with the Creative Commons Attribution mark, with an easy PDF download at ChellyWood.com

#PDFpattern Wednesday: free skirt pattern for the 6″ Mini #AGdoll and similar-sized #dolls

Okay, at this point it might be getting tedious… I’ve been posting the same free pattern each Wednesday for three weeks now. So next week we’ll take a break, okay? I have a baby doll summer dress pattern that has been waiting in the wings! But for this week’s 6″ American Girl doll skirt project, you’ll definitely need this pattern, so here it is again: … Continue reading #PDFpattern Wednesday: free skirt pattern for the 6″ Mini #AGdoll and similar-sized #dolls

Here we see a Made-to-Move Barbie being measured for sewing purposes by the Chelly Wood doll sewist. In the background, the little 6" Kit Kittredge American Girl mini doll is sitting in Chelly Wood's office chair watching the two ladies take measurements with the tape measure. Diorama scene is a 1:6 scale sewing room, complete with a desk, cabinet (filled with fabrics), dress form, ironing board, and a little window. The website where this image comes from is ChellyWood.com, a website offering free printable pdf patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini #AGdoll measure up against #Barbie (Part 2)?

Last week we took a look at how the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls measured up to Barbie dolls. Assuming that Barbie‘s measurements were pretty universally known, I offered the measurements of just the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls. However, one of my blog followers, Dodi, suggested that we also need to see the measurements for Barbie. So today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday offers both the measurements for … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini #AGdoll measure up against #Barbie (Part 2)?

This photograph shows the six inch American Girl Mini doll Kit Kittredge standing on a boardwalk with a seascape in the backdrop. There's a lighthouse in the distance, along with a sand bank and a dock. The doll wears tiny red Mary Jane shoes, a handmade navy blue T-shirt, and a hand-sewn skirt that's patterned with red, white, and blue wavy stripes. The watermark in the corner of the photo tells the website where you can download the free printable pdf sewing pattern for making this outfit for 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls: ChellyWood.com

#MeMadeMonday: I made #IndependenceDay #EasySew skirts for 6″ #AmericanGirlDoll w/this free pattern!

Tomorrow is June 4th, which means we citizens of the United States of America have about one month before we celebrate a nation-wide holiday: Independence Day! So now’s the time to start your 4th of July sewing and craft projects, my fellow Americans! Let’s celebrate the 4th by sewing a patriotic skirt for our little 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls! For those of you who … Continue reading #MeMadeMonday: I made #IndependenceDay #EasySew skirts for 6″ #AmericanGirlDoll w/this free pattern!