Here we see the Chelly Wood doll holding up the McCall's crafts pattern #5462, which is under discussion in this blog post.

I made a poodle skirt with this old pattern, but I had a few problems… #SewingFail #SewingProjects

Last Monday I shared an old vintage Barbie pattern that I thought would be ideal for sewing a poodle skirt. But I mentioned that these older patterns are designed for vintage Barbie, and those older Barbies have a narrower waist than today’s Barbies. So what pattern would be better for a modern Barbie? Well before giving you my answer to that question, I wanted to … Continue reading I made a poodle skirt with this old pattern, but I had a few problems… #SewingFail #SewingProjects

The image shows a Mattel Made-to-Move Barbie modeling a white wedding dress with silver rick rack trim. The bodice is made of white felt with silver polka dots. The bodice also only covers one of the doll's shoulder, leaving the other shoulder bare. The overlay says, "Let's sew a June wedding dress" and it shows the image of a sewing machine along with the watermark that reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos showing us how to sew this wedding dress for 11 inch fashion dolls like Barbie.

June is almost here, so let’s sew a wedding gown for Barbie with FREE patterns from ChellyWood.com #JuneWedding #DollDress

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. As my regular followers know, a lot of my patterns have only been available as JPG images instead of easy-to-print PDF patterns. I’ve been slowly converting my older patterns to PDFs. Today I’m re-posting my one-shoulder wedding dress pattern as a PDF sewing pattern. For the bodice, you’ll want … Continue reading June is almost here, so let’s sew a wedding gown for Barbie with FREE patterns from ChellyWood.com #JuneWedding #DollDress

The image shows a Disney Princess Ariel doll modeling a pair of hand-stitched, handmade shorts with an elastic waist. The shorts are made of jersey fabric with a girl-power print in the colors of white, blue, and fluorescent pink. Overlying text says, "Let's sew doll shorts!" and there's a needle and thread that connects to the letter "S" in "sew" and seems to point (with a white arrow) toward the shorts. The watermark reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for our free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making these doll shorts.

Disney Princess doll shorts sewing project w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DisneyPrincess #SewingProjects

For your free pattern, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s sewing project probably looks familiar to my regular followers. Until today, I only had a tutorial for making these shorts to fit smaller (teeny-tiny) dolls. But the same pattern will also fit a lot of 10-inch (25 cm) fashion dolls like Petite Barbie, the Disney Princess dolls, Skipper, and more, as … Continue reading Disney Princess doll shorts sewing project w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DisneyPrincess #SewingProjects

The image shows a sewing machine that says "Let's learn" at its base, followed by the words, "how to pull elastic through a casing." The image a the right shows a woman's fingers holding a piece of elastic with a safety pin attached to one end. This image comes from ChellyWood.com

How to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dollclothes

A lot of my free printable doll clothes patterns use an elastic waistband, which requires that you understand how to create a casing and how to pull elastic through that waistband’s casing. For your convenience, I’ve created a tutorial video showing you, one step and a time, how to sew a casing and how to pull elastic through the casing of a doll’s garment’s waistband. … Continue reading How to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dollclothes

The image shows two vintage Skipper dolls from Mattel wearing handmade skirts and tops. One of the skirts is a poodle skirt with a white sleeveless shirt. The other is a red circle skirt with eyelet trim. The dolls are the early Skippers with brown hair and bangs (fringe). Beneath the images, the watermark reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for free doll clothes patterns and tutorials.

FREE Vintage Skipper Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

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 of the photo. Beneath the larger image is a link to a blog post for all the free doll clothes patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit. … Continue reading FREE Vintage Skipper Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding up Mattel Sew-Easy pattern #2896, which offers a series of patterns for vintage Barbies including a shirt-like dress, a circle skirt with waistband, a T-shirt like top, a Jackie-Kennedy style of dress, a pair of pajamas with top and bottom, a pair of capri pants with boat neck shirt, and a pretty sleeveless dress with ruffle. These patterns are not for sale on ChellyWood.com, but you can find similar patterns that can be downloaded for free on ChellyWood.com (a website best known for its free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes).

What pattern would be best for a Barbie Poodle Skirt? — fan mail answers @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

People use my Contact Form to ask me all kinds of questions about sewing doll clothes. One question I’ve seen a few times in the past couple of years is… What pattern would you recommend for sewing a Barbie-sized poodle skirt? A classic poodle skirt is usually made using a circular pattern with a waistband. Traditionally, the skirt will be embellished with a felt image … Continue reading What pattern would be best for a Barbie Poodle Skirt? — fan mail answers @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

In this graphic, we see a BFC Ink doll standing so she faces a little to our right. She wears a pink sleeveless crop top shirt (which is also reversible) and a pair of indigo blue denim cropped pants or capris. The left side of the graphic shows a white sewing machine. There are words at the bottom of the sewing machine which say, "Let's sew..." followed by "a summer outfit for BFC Ink dolls." The watermark in the corner of the graphic image tells where you can go to get the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this outfit: ChellyWood.com

Let’s sew a pair of denim capris and a summer top for BFC Ink dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s sewing patterns and tutorial videos will help you make the outfit shown at the top of this page. You may have seen my recent pioneer dress tutorial video, which featured a doll I called “my niece, Emily.” The doll who played my niece in that video is actually a BFC … Continue reading Let’s sew a pair of denim capris and a summer top for BFC Ink dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

The image shows a 1970s vintage Crissy doll from Ideal Toy Corporation wearing handmade doll clothes on the right side of a text box. The doll is dressed in a yellow square-neck shirt with shoulder-length sleeves that end in lace. The bottom of her shirt is also trimmed in lace. Beneath the lace, we see the elastic waist of her denim capri pants. She wears denim sneakers that match. The text box contains a graphic image of a sewing machine that says "Let's sew" and beneath this the phrase is completed with... ["Let's sew] ... a pair of capris for Crissy." At the bottom of the combined text box and photograph, the URL ChellyWood.com is provided.

Let’s Sew a Pair of Denim Capris for Ideal Crissy Dolls w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #CrissyDoll

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing pattern. This week’s tutorial shows you how to sew a pair of denim capri pants to fit 18-inch dolls with pre-teen bodies (like the vintage Crissy doll from Ideal and the wonderfully articulated BFC Ink dolls). This capri pants pattern will NOT fit the 18-inch American Girl dolls and other dolls with … Continue reading Let’s Sew a Pair of Denim Capris for Ideal Crissy Dolls w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #CrissyDoll

Vintage skipper wears a light purple (lavender colored) skirt and a white felt sleeveless shirt. The watermark reminds us to visit Chelly Wood dot com for free doll clothes patterns and tutorials.

Make this outfit for your vintage Skipper dolls w/a free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #SewingPatterns #DollClothes

  Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and links to all additional relevant tutorial videos. As I’ve said in recent blog posts, today’s shirt pattern will fit vintage Skipper dolls if you use felt (which is typically quite stretchy) as your fabric. There are no seam allowances around the neck, arm holes, and at the … Continue reading Make this outfit for your vintage Skipper dolls w/a free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #SewingPatterns #DollClothes

The image shows the photo of a vintage Mattel Skipper wearing a handmade outfit, including a felt shirt and a cotton floral circle skirt. There's a sewing machine graphic on the left of the image, and it says, "Let's sew a 1950's circle skirt" followed by an exclamation point. The watermark says, "ChellyWood.com"

Let’s make a circle skirt w/eyelet trim and a felt shirt for vintage Skipper @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes for #SkipperDoll

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Today’s circle skirt project was previewed last Thursday, but I wanted to make sure I included a full blog post offering the circle skirt with eyelet trim, specifically. For my regular followers, you’re probably already aware that the shirt pattern was … Continue reading Let’s make a circle skirt w/eyelet trim and a felt shirt for vintage Skipper @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes for #SkipperDoll

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding up a McCall's Crafts sewing pattern which displays the finished projects of a Barbie sized wedding dress, various pants and shirts, a cape, and evening gowns. The article that goes with this image offers advice for buying sewing patterns for making doll clothes, using the eBay auction platform. Please visit ChellyWood.com for additional sewing ideas plus free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

  Have you ever purchased doll clothes sewing patterns on eBay? I have. In fact, the pattern pictured above was one I purchased about a year ago. Yes, the pattern you see in the image above is outdated, but there are some timeless patterns in this set, as well as out-of-style fashions. The wedding dress pattern can be used for a Disney princess character dress, … Continue reading Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

On the right of this square image stands a Mattel Stacie doll, wearing a pink 1950's style circle skirt decorated with a black poodle applique. She wears a felt sleeveless shirt tucked into the waistband of the circle skirt. There's a sewing machine graphic on the left of the image, and it says, "Let's sew a 1950's circle skirt" followed by an exclamation point. The watermark says, "ChellyWood.com"

Free PDF sewing patterns for a 9-inch doll’s poodle skirt and top @ ChellyWood.com #Retro #Sewing

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. The Stacie-doll-sized shirt pattern I’m giving you today is one I’ve given you before, with other outfits for Stacie. We’ve used the same pattern to make a purple polka dot tank top from cotton, but this is the first time we’ve … Continue reading Free PDF sewing patterns for a 9-inch doll’s poodle skirt and top @ ChellyWood.com #Retro #Sewing