The image shows the real Chelly Wood, holding a Strawberry Shortcake doll that she has cleaned and re-done after finding it in terrible condition at her local second hand store. She stands before her booth at a craft fair in Idaho where she advertised her website, ChellyWood.com (a free doll clothes sewing pattern website).

Craft Fair Preparations Part 2: Craft Show Checklist — what to bring to sell your #handmade #dollcrafts at a #craftshow

PART 2: What’s on my Craft Fair / Craft Show Checklist? First, I need to make a disclaimer. I started typing this blog post the week before the craft fair, but after the fair was over, I did add a few things to the list. I’ve done lots of craft fairs / art shows, and it doesn’t matter how many I’ve done… I always forget … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 2: Craft Show Checklist — what to bring to sell your #handmade #dollcrafts at a #craftshow

The image shows a sign giving directions with arrows pointing in the direction of an arts and crafts fair.

Craft Fair Preparations Part 1: How to get a booth at a Craft Show #CraftFair #CraftShow #ArtShow

My followers probably aren’t aware of it, but I try to create my blog posts 1 to 2 weeks before they post. They automatically self-post at a pre-appointed time, by way of WordPress’s electronic “magic!” Like everyone else in the Blogosphere, I’ve fallen short of the mark from time to time. Occasionally my daily job as a school librarian takes me away from the fun … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 1: How to get a booth at a Craft Show #CraftFair #CraftShow #ArtShow

Let’s sew some doll clothes for the World of Love #Dolls w/ these #Free #Patterns

Would you like to sew the entire outfit shown above on my World of Love Soul doll (made by Hasbro in the 1970’s)? Here are the patterns and tutorials you’ll need: Free printable PDF sewing pattern for the capri pants Tutorial video showing how to make the capris Free printable PDF sewing pattern for the long-sleeved shirt Tutorial video showing how to make the shirt … Continue reading Let’s sew some doll clothes for the World of Love #Dolls w/ these #Free #Patterns

This is a YouTube header image for the video tutorial that shows you how to make a long-sleeved shirt for 9-inch fashion dolls like the World of Love dolls by Hasbro and others. The image of the doll's shirt is accompanied by the words "free shirt pattern" and the URL ChellyWood.com, which is where you can go to download the free printable sewing pattern for making a doll's long-sleeved shirt to fit a 9 inch doll (and some 8 inch dolls and some 10 inch dolls and some 11 inch dolls with very small bodies). In metric sizes, these are 22 cm dolls and 23 cm dolls that this doll wardrobe of patterns will fit.

Free doll shirt pattern @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #sewing #CraftyMom

This week’s sewing tutorial shows you how to make a long-sleeved shirt for 8-inch to 9-inch (20 cm to 23 cm) dolls like the World of Love dolls that Hasbro produced in the 1970’s. There are other, more modern dolls, that will also fit into this week’s free patterns. Please leave any questions you have in the comments below, and I’ll do my best to … Continue reading Free doll shirt pattern @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #sewing #CraftyMom

This image shows a PDF style pattern layout for 8 inch dolls, 9 inch dolls, 22 cm dolls, 23 cm dolls. The paper pattern is available as a PDF, but this JPG image is just a line drawing of the free doll clothes patterns. Go to ChellyWood.com for the free printable PDF patterns for making these dolls' clothes.

Free printable PDF pattern for 8″ or 9″ dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #Dolls

Today’s free printable PDF downloadable sewing pattern includes two different lengths of skirts, a short-sleeved shirt, a long-sleeved shirt, a sleeveless shirt, and a purse. Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial video showing you how to make the long-sleeved shirt. Last week you got my free printable patterns for the capri pants and ankle pants, as well as the felt dress with eyelet trim. Click here … Continue reading Free printable PDF pattern for 8″ or 9″ dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #Dolls

This week we'll be sewing these ankle pants for 9 inch fashion dolls like the World of Love "Flower" doll shown in this image wearing a pair of tiny ankle pants with a harvest-themed pattern (decorated with acorns, leaves, autumnal flowers, and a few cornucopias scattered across the fabric). To download the free printable sewing patterns for making the ankle pants and the accompanying doll clothes, please go to ChellyWood.com

Can your doll fit into these harvest-themed pants for 9-inch #Dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday #Harvest

Last week, on Tuesday, I offered a contest. Blog followers had to guess the name of one of three different dolls who can also wear these doll clothes: Look back at last Tuesday’s post and scroll down to the comments to see if your doll can also wear this week’s pattern. These doll clothes will fit a lot of dolls! So it’s worth it to … Continue reading Can your doll fit into these harvest-themed pants for 9-inch #Dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday #Harvest

The image shows a shirt with long sleeves that has been hand sewn to fit dolls in the 9 inch or 23 cm / 24 cm size range. Free patterns for this and other 9 inch doll clothes (23 cm dolls' clothes / 24 cm doll's clothes) can be found at ChellyWood.com along with free video tutorial instructions.

Sew a shirt for 9-inch dolls (20 cm to 22 cm) with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #dollclothes

In the image above, we see a preview of the shirt you can make with this week’s free pattern, which will be posted here on Wednesday. This is the same shirt concept that we saw last week, but in the image above, I used a leafy fabric instead of the solid lavender-colored fabric that you saw in last week’s photos: Notice how the lavender top … Continue reading Sew a shirt for 9-inch dolls (20 cm to 22 cm) with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #dollclothes

Image shows an OOAK doll that has been fashioned to represent the doll clothes designer, Chelly Wood, of ChellyWood.com. The doll, with her grey hair and blue glasses, sits in a wicker chair. She wears a hand-made apron and simple doll clothes that have been handmade. She holds a tiny 1:6 scale book that she appears to be reading. On the wall behind her are paintings representing the famous Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. Beside her is a 1:6 scale tea set decorated with roses. The tea set rests atop a wicker side table. Next to that is a large cabinet filled with books of all kinds in 1:6 scale. One of the shelves also houses the bust of William Shakespeare, which measures about 2 cm tall (approximately half an inch). The doll appears to be engrossed in the book she's reading. At the bottom of the 1:6 scale doll diorama is the URL and watermark that states, "ChellyWood.com: Free doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

Trademarks, Copyrights, and Permissions, OH MY! #FiresideChat about #dolls

Since this blog has been growing (I just reached 2 million hits), it’s no longer fair to call it a personal journal. Lately I think of it as a small business. So it’s time to request permission to use names and images of dolls that have trademarks. Don’t panic, everyone! I’ve already been given formal permission from two doll companies, and one of them is … Continue reading Trademarks, Copyrights, and Permissions, OH MY! #FiresideChat about #dolls

This image is a header for a YouTube video that teaches you how to sew a pair of capri pants or ankle pants to fit a 9 inch fashion doll. The free printable sewing pattern can be printed as a PDF from the website chellywood.com and video instructions are given both visually and through audio descriptions of each step in the sewing process.

Sewing pants for 9-inch dolls (with free PDF patterns) @ ChellyWood.com #sewingblogger #pants #dolls

In my video, I mention the World of Love dolls by Hasbro, but there are many other dolls that can wear the free printable patterns I’m offering this week. To understand which dolls these patterns fit, click here and read about the contest I’m sponsoring this week. Once again (as we saw in yesterday’s blog post), here’s the free pattern for the capri pants you … Continue reading Sewing pants for 9-inch dolls (with free PDF patterns) @ ChellyWood.com #sewingblogger #pants #dolls

This is a jpg image of a PDF free printable sewing pattern for doll clothes that fit 9 inch dolls. It includes a pattern for sewing capri pants, ankle pants, and a felt dress. You can download and print the PDF pattern for free at ChellyWood.com

Free printable PDF sewing pattern for 9-inch (23 cm) #dolls at ChellyWood.com

This week on ChellyWood.com, we’re making a pair of capri pants for 9 inch dolls like my World of Love Soul doll (made by Hasbro). If you’re wondering whether or not this pattern will fit your doll, please look back at yesterday’s guessing game contest. You can win free fabric, miniature buttons, and snaps! Next Tuesday I’ll also be offering the exact measurements for my … Continue reading Free printable PDF sewing pattern for 9-inch (23 cm) #dolls at ChellyWood.com

The image shows a swatch of purple and pink floral fabric that measures 10 3/4 inches by 10 3/4 inches, square. It rests atop a swatch of lavender-colored fabric of the same size. There are also two teeny-tiny buttons and five tiny snaps featured in the image. This image is a photo of the tiny swatches of fabric, the buttons, and the snaps that will be sent to the winner of a contest on ChellyWood.com

It’s a CONTEST! Win free #fabric, snaps, and buttons so you can sew clothes like my #dolls

It has been a while since I offered a contest on ChellyWood.com, but I thought it might be fun to see if you can guess which of my dolls can fit into these doll clothes: Soul (the African American doll) was part of a collection of vintage dolls called the World of Love dolls. If you’d like to learn more about the World of Love dolls … Continue reading It’s a CONTEST! Win free #fabric, snaps, and buttons so you can sew clothes like my #dolls