Where did the word “tulle” come from, and is it related to “tootle?” #FridayFollow @wayword

There’s a very thin fabric we sometimes use for doll clothes called “tulle.” In Idaho, where I live, we say this word like “tool” (like a hammer is a tool). In the video above, I explain the uses of tulle in making petticoats and tutus for doll clothes. Earlier this month, someone from Denmark left a comment below my “What Is Tulle?” video on YouTube, … Continue reading Where did the word “tulle” come from, and is it related to “tootle?” #FridayFollow @wayword

Free doll clothes patterns for vintage Crissy dolls: make a skirt with rickrack and ribbon #sewing for #dolls

Here’s the skirt tutorial I promised in yesterday’s post. People wanted details about how I made that lace-ribbon-rickrack trim at the bottom of the skirt, so this tutorial offers details. For those of you who are regular blog followers, you’ll remember a Halloween dress that I designed to fit 10″ and some 11″ dolls a while back, and it used a similar ribbon-and-rick-rack trim. And … Continue reading Free doll clothes patterns for vintage Crissy dolls: make a skirt with rickrack and ribbon #sewing for #dolls

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for making clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows the fabric of a doll's skirt trimmed in blue ric rac, which gives it a jagged, scalloped edge. The overlay says, "Ric rac questions answered" and offers the website: ChellyWood.com.

What is rickrack trim? And how do you #sew it onto #dollclothes?

  Two weeks ago I posted patterns and tutorials for making this adorable summer top to fit vintage Crissy dolls. (It fits a bunch of other dolls too. Click here to see a list of the dolls who can wear this pattern.) Then, rather foolishly, I included links to the tutorial for making this skirt: Of course my regular followers wanted to know more about … Continue reading What is rickrack trim? And how do you #sew it onto #dollclothes?

The image shows 11-inch to 11.5-inch (28 cm to 30 cm) fashion dolls wearing hand-made Halloween costumes and/or Cosplay costumes. These doll clothes include a pirate costume, an 18th century colonist costume, a medieval costume, a musketeer outfit, a cat costume, a ninja costume, and a pilgrim's dress with bonnet. All of these patterns are free to download and print at ChellyWood.com (a library of free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes).

Free Cosplay / Halloween Costume Doll Clothes Patterns for 11 to 11.5 Inch (28 to 30 cm) Dolls

ATTENTION BLOG FOLLOWERS: Today’s blog post is part of the new 2019 website renovations. I’m working behind the scenes to make it easier to find the patterns you want. If you’d like to make one of the outfits shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the outfit you’d like to sew. This will take you to a larger image … Continue reading Free Cosplay / Halloween Costume Doll Clothes Patterns for 11 to 11.5 Inch (28 to 30 cm) Dolls

In this photograph, a Lemon Meringue doll (from the Playmates Strawberry Shortcake collection of friends) stands beside a tiny yellow ladder. Her liquid-like gold hair shimmers, cascading down her shoulders and ending in curls near her fingertips. She wears a handmade dress made of felt for the bodice, gingham for the skirt, and a lace petticoat. The watermark says that ChellyWood.com offers free patterns and tutorials.

Free Sewing Patterns for 7″ Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

ATTENTION BLOG FOLLOWERS: Today’s blog post is part of the new 2019 website renovations. I’m working behind the scenes to make it easier to find the patterns you want. If you’d like to make one of the outfits shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the outfit you’d like to sew. This will take you to a larger image … Continue reading Free Sewing Patterns for 7″ Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

This is a youtube header for a diy tutorial video which shows how to make a miniature doll dress to fit 6 inch or 7 inch dolls like Strawberry Shortcake dolls. The URL that's suggested by the youtube thumbnail is ChellyWood.com

DIY video and free pattern for #sewing a #gingham dress for Strawberry Shortcake 7″ #dolls

This week’s #SewingBlogger Thursday includes a pattern that I’ve used before for other small dolls, but I made today’s tutorial in response to a request made by two different visitors to ChellyWood.com: Jason and Sharon. Now Sharon’s Strawberry Shortcake was a little smaller than mine, but as you’ll see in the video, my dress ended up a wee bit too short anyhow (see image below). … Continue reading DIY video and free pattern for #sewing a #gingham dress for Strawberry Shortcake 7″ #dolls

This screenshot demonstrates some of the free printable sewing patterns you can find on ChellyWood.com (specifically free patterns for the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls). The patterns used to make the outfits shown include a tiny skirt, a T-shirt, a pair of elastic-waist shorts, and a pair of underpants / knickers to fit 6" dolls like the AG Mini. They will also fit other dolls of similar body types.

Free Sewing Patterns for 6-inch (15 cm) AG Mini Dolls

ATTENTION BLOG FOLLOWERS: Today’s blog post is part of the new 2019 website renovations. I’m working behind the scenes to make it easier to find the patterns you want. If you’d like to make one of the outfits shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the outfit you’d like to sew. This will take you to a larger image … Continue reading Free Sewing Patterns for 6-inch (15 cm) AG Mini Dolls