How to Repair and Store Old Patterns

This week I’m working to finalize my class with my editor at Creative Spark, so hang in there! The class is almost ready!

Today I’m giving you a little sneak peek of what we’ll be learning in my upcoming class, on Creative Spark’s website. So watch today’s video clear to the end, where I talk about what my Creative Spark class will offer.

In case you haven’t heard about my class, I’ll be teaching a course in doll clothing pattern alterations. That means you’ll be able to adapt the patterns you already own and turn them into new/different patterns by making adjustments to them.

Here are some things you might want to buy or rummage around in the closet to find, because we’ll be using them in my Creative Spark class on doll clothes alterations:

Optional items:

Here’s an image for easy pinning on Pinterest:

In this image, we see a smattering of tools that will be needed to take the Creative Spark course on doll clothes pattern alterations with Chelly Wood. The items include the following: a doll, a ruler with metric and imperial measurements, a pencil with an eraser, graph paper, patterns that don't quite fit your doll, fabric, craft felt, ribbons, elastic, and post-it notes or scratch paper.
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2 thoughts on “How to Repair and Store Old Patterns

  1. Hi Chelly, I was waiting for this post so I could comment since I watched the video on YouTube earlier. My interest was in the missing pieces portion of the video since I was missing a facing and was able to make one from the actual pattern piece, can’t remember if it was a front or back facing now. Later I bought the actual pattern and I had done an excellent job of making the pattern piece when I compared the real facing with my created facing. I used the other facing that was present to make the missing facing. This was a Gene Marshall pattern, I can’t remember why I never bought the patterns when they came out and started collecting them since 2015, although I bought Gene in 1999 I believe.

    1. I’m glad you found the video helpful. And I think your comment may give other people inspiration too. Thanks for taking the time to write a comment!

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