Learning to sew with Simplicity 7737 doll clothes patterns #VintageDolls #DollClothesPatterns

Here we see the Chelly Wood doll (really a Spin Master Liv doll that has been repainted and had its wig dyed to look like the doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood) holding up the vintage doll clothes pattern, Simplicity 7737. On the cover art for this pattern, we see dolls wearing sporty shorts outfits, full-body coveralls, evening attire, and traditional Kenyan clothing.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Every time I look at the pictures on the cover of my Simplicity 7737 doll clothes pattern envelope, I remember the little sewing room my mother and I shared, when I was in junior high and high school. I made every single outfit offered on this pattern by the time I was 16, and those pants suits — the ones that are designed like a pair of mechanic’s overalls — holy smokes those things were hard to make!

But it’s those tricky patterns that really take your sewing game to the next level. Keep that in mind, if you’re working with a pattern that seems to be giving you trouble!

If you’d like to learn a few new lessons that I’ve passed along over the years, try clicking on one of the article titles in the bulleted list below. Each of these articles talks about the Simplicity 7737 doll clothes pattern, which was designed to fit not just Barbie and Ken, but also Skye and Dusty, as well as Donny and Marie Osmond dolls!

Most of the commercial patterns I display and talk about here on ChellyWood.com are also available for sale on eBay. However, if you’ve never purchased a pattern on eBay before, it’s a good idea to read the article I wrote called, “Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay.” It will save you time, money, and will likely prevent buyer’s remorse.

And by the way, if you use the links I’ve provided to make your eBay purchase, this website will receive a small commission, which helps fund the ChellyWood.com website, so I can continue to provide you with all the free patterns and tutorial videos offered here.

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Look, I know you’ve probably already heard about it, but my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course on the Creative Spark online learning platform will teach you how to alter pants, skirts, dresses, and shirts too. If you haven’t looked into it yet, you can click here to learn more.

In this image, we see a woman's hands making an alteration to a pants pattern for a little 8 inch plush doll with jointed arms and legs. She works on a cutting mat with a pen, a pencil, a ruler, and two different paper patterns; one for pants and the other is a shorts pattern. The words say, "how to alter doll clothes patterns" and the URL for the class is also offered as follows: https://creativespark.ctpub.com/courses/alter-doll-clothes
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

I also have a new course on the Creative Spark Online Learning platform which teaches you how to design your own doll pants patterns from scratch, including leggings, overalls, and fly-front jeans. Click here to check out that new course, which is only $19.99!

The image shows an 18 inch doll next to an 8 inch doll, to demonstrate that Chelly's "How to Design Doll Pants Patterns" course is for dolls of any shape or size. In one photo, both dolls wear a tee shirt with leggings. In the other image, both dolls wear a T-shirt under a pair of green polka dot overalls (green with tiny white polka dots). The text says, "How to Design Your Own Doll Pants Course Only nineteen dollars and ninety-nine cents! There are two bonuses mentioned on the advertisement as well: Chelly's re-sizing formula and a complementary pattern for 18 inch doll overalls.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

For any class on Creative Spark, you don’t have to follow a schedule. Just sign up when you’re ready.

It’s a one-time fee for the course, and there’s no specific time limit to finish your course. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you. So go check out my paid courses on Creative Spark, using this link.

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Chelly Wood and the ChellyWood.com website are not affiliated with the pattern company or companies mentioned in this blog post, but Chelly finds inspiration in the doll clothes designed by these pattern companies. To purchase patterns from Simplicity, McCall’s, Butterick, Vogue, or other pattern companies shown and discussed in this blog post, please click on the links provided here. These links below the “Disclaimer” section do not help raise money for this free pattern website; they are only offered to give credit to the company that made these patterns.

2 thoughts on “Learning to sew with Simplicity 7737 doll clothes patterns #VintageDolls #DollClothesPatterns

  1. Hi Chelly. I bought Simplicity doll clothes pattern #7737 from eBay last month and I would like to try it myself someday. The reason I bought it is because I wanted to make a halter gown for my nude reproduction Fashion Photo PJ doll. I haven’t used it yet so I bought another Simplicity doll clothes pattern from eBay, #6697 from 1974 with a similar halter gown pattern. It turned out OK but next time I will make adjustments. Thanks again for sharing your expertise and patterns with me.

    1. Just as a side note, I’ll be posting my own halter top pattern in the middle of November. There will be a tutorial video, along with the vintage Barbie-sized pattern.

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