Announcing a pattern error! #EpicFail #DollClothesPatterns

Image of Ryan doll dressed in grey wig, muffin cap, and slashed-sleeve shirt
Image of Lord Montague. Free printable pattern and tutorial at

Remember this costume? It was worn by Father Montague in my stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet with Dolls, on YouTube.

Here’s the entire playlist for Romeo and Juliet with Dolls, just in case you haven’t seen this production, which was created by me and my two daughters, back when they lived at home:


This costume was also worn by The Prince in Romeo and Juliet with Dolls, as you’ll see in the image below:

Image of Momoko doll dressed in white standing next to Ryan doll (Ken) dressed in Navy and gold Renaissance tunic.

Unfortunately, when I updated this pattern in August of last year, I uploaded the earlier prototype pattern instead of the revised pattern. This earlier prototype had an error; it was slightly too small for Ken dolls.

Someone who follows my Pinterest account left a comment on the pattern, on Pinterest, noting the discrepancy. Thank you for letting me know!

I’ve corrected the error, and the new (corrected) pattern has been uploaded to the August 2022 blog post for the Ken Renaissance tunic and pants patterns.

As you can see in my recent “bloopers” reel, I do make mistakes from time to time, and this is one of those mistakes!

Some people who follow my YouTube channel or my Pinterest account mistakenly believe that is being monitored by a whole crew of employees working for a small company. Nope.

It’s just little ol’ me.

There's a photo of Chelly Wood (the real person) in her work studio. She holds a baby doll in her right hand and a 15 inch vintage Velvet doll in her left hand. Behind her, on the floor of the studio, there are cluttered bits of craft projects. Directly behind her there are boxes and baskets crammed into every nook and cranny of her workroom.
Please visit for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

I design all the patterns. I sew the doll clothes. I take the photos. I make the videos. I answer the emails.

And frankly, I really, REALLY enjoy it! This is my “fun time”!

In my day job, I’m a full-time school librarian, which means I create everything for this website, my YouTube channel, and more on the weekends. That’s why I do make mistakes sometimes, understandably.

I’m now 56 years old, so my brainy-brain isn’t as pliable as it once was! And let’s face it, this massive project of creating a library of free patterns will someday be impossible for me to keep up with.

I do hope someone will pick up where I left off when I’m gone. My niece, Mel, is attending an art college, and although both my daughters are very artistic, I think Mel is more like me in how she expresses her artistic gifts.

Maybe, when I pass, she will take on the task of continuing to design and post free doll clothes patterns for future generations. Here’s a picture of me with Mel, at her high school graduation party:

Image shows Chelly Wood, the doll clothing designer, YouTuber, and writer (right) with her arm around her niece, Zoe Wood (left) at Zoe's graduation party.
Please visit for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

She also enjoys sewing for dolls, and even though she’s all grown up now, she still collects dolls too. She has a passion for the ball-jointed dolls that are quite expensive, and she’s good at repainting doll faces and re-rooting hair.

She did the re-root of my vintage Ideal Tammy doll, which you may have noticed here on, so her talents extend well beyond my own!

Mel’s re-root:

On a pale blue background with a white floor, a recently refurbished Ideal Tammy doll wears her "Sunday best" dress with tiny white gloves (really they're more like mittens). The dress has a full skirt, scalloped yellow rickrack trim at the edges of the skirt and the short sleeves, and it has a tiny yellow ribbon tied at the neckline. Tammy's long straight auburn brown hair is nearly floor-length and very becoming as it frames her little round face with blue eyes looking upward. She wears tiny yellow plastic shoes, to match the sunflower yellow of the rickrack trim on the edges of her pretty pink floral print dress. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower left corner of this image.
Please visit for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Well, anyhow, I’m sorry about the error I made on the Ken costume, but it has been corrected. If you have saved this pattern to your computer or printed it since August of 2022, you might want to go back and delete the old one and switch it to the new version.

Also, if you ever find errors in my patterns, please feel free to let me know.

5 thoughts on “Announcing a pattern error! #EpicFail #DollClothesPatterns

  1. I love this post and the photos of you!!! Just awesome!!! I still have it on my to-do list to make those Romeo and Juliet outfits. Thanks for all the wonder patterns and posts.

  2. Thank you for this update! I love your channel! It has inspired me to make doll clothes for my lovely granddaughter!

    1. Hi Jacy. I cruised over to the “Cosplay” page for Ken dolls, and as far as I can tell, the patterns are working. Let me know, though, if that’s not the case. I’ll try to trouble-shoot from my end. It helps to know what the problem is.

      Are you clicking on the pattern and it’s not giving you a PDF for example?

      If you’re new to my website, you may find this tutorial helpful.

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