Everybody’s busy making resolutions for the upcoming year, but today I’m going to reflect on the resolutions I set back in 2022. What was I able to accomplish?
My Strawberry Shortcake 11 inch doll, which I bought at a second hand store and restored from her earlier state of disarray, now has her own gallery, here on ChellyWood.com, so that was an accomplishment for 2022!
And I’m a Harry Potter fan from way back, so somewhere along the way, I acquired this neat little Ginny Weasley doll.
It took me all year, but while on Christmas break in 2022, I managed to make her a couple of dresses. I’ve recently posted them as Monster High/Ever After High dresses, but tomorrow, I’ll re-post the Christmas one with rickrack, so I can start a gallery for her.
Both of the Monster High/Ever After High A-line dresses that I blogged about last week will also fit my Ginny Weasley doll.
I’ve found that Ginny Weasley can also fit in the pants I’ve designed for Breyer Rider dolls, but she is a little taller than the Breyer Riders. So I need to do a little bit of alteration to my Breyer Rider pants patterns before I can post a pair of pants for my Ginny Weasley doll.
If you happen to own the Hermione Granger doll (also 9 inches tall) and/or the Luna Lovegood dolls from this Mattel set, please let me know if they can swap clothes. If so, I’d like to include the other dolls from this set in my typical bulleted list of dolls that can wear each other’s clothing. Just leave a comment below, if you can assure me that these dolls can swap clothing.
I also designed patterns for my Vogue Ginny doll which, a lot of people have requested patterns for over the years.
I’m told nobody — and I mean NOBODY — offered patterns to fit these little vintage dolls anywhere online, so I was excited to be the first! Here are some of the outfits I designed for her in 2022, as per my New Year’s resolution:
My niece, Emily, requested doll clothes for Elsa and Anna mini dolls at Christmas time in 2021, so I set a goal to design some outfits for the two mini-dolls shown below, as part of my New Year’s resolutions for 2022:
Here are the doll clothes patterns I designed for Elsa in 2022:
And here are the doll clothes patterns I designed for Anna in 2022:
I got a Rainbow High doll for Christmas in 2021 from my best friend, so I also added a gallery for those dolls in 2022. These doll clothes patterns have been super popular, so I would like to design some more.
If you sew for Rainbow High dolls, let me know in the comments what other outfits you’d like me to design for them. I’m up for ideas.
And then one last doll needs to be mentioned. I got a Lottie doll for Christmas in 2021, and I designed some outfits for her as well in 2022.
She seems to be compatible for clothes-swapping with vintage skipper for some things and Mattel’s Stacie doll for others. But since this doll is more popular in the United Kingdom than in the United States, I need to transfer the patterns I’ve made for her onto A4 paper, so people in the UK can easily print them. (They use a different size of printer paper in the United Kingdom than we do here in the US.)
I’d like to make a few more outfits for Lottie in 2023, so again, if you sew for this sweet little dolly, please leave your ideas in the comments. What should I design for her next?
Overall, I feel pretty good about my accomplishments in 2022! I’ve added six new galleries to ChellyWood.com — not just six new patterns, but six whole galleries of patterns! Yay!
But as this blog post appears on ChellyWood.com, I’ll be filling out my sewing planner with goals for the year 2023. If you’d like to submit a request, feel free to leave your suggestions for new patterns and new galleries in the comments area below.
And please don’t leave without checking out my new sewing planner, which is only 99 cents in my Etsy store! You can achieve your sewing goals, too, with this easy-to-print, digitally update-able sewing planner: