The image shows a purple dotted swiss fabric background in a square shape. The photo within that shape shows an American Girl doll with brown complexion from the torso down to her feet. She wears a felt shirt, a blue plaid skirt with a ruffle that has been sewn in the form of knife pleats, and a pair of patent leather tan Mary Jane shoes. The overlay says, "free pattern" with an arrow pointing to the cotton skirt with pleats. There's also a watermark on the image, reminding us to visit Chelly Wood dot com for all our free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Let’s make a pleated skirt for 18 inch dolls #sewingismypassion #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s free argyle skirt pattern has been available on my website for some time now, but today is the first time I’ve offered this project for 18 inch dolls. For today’s doll clothes sewing project, you’ll need some small-print plaid cotton fabric, some straight pins, and 1/4 inch elastic for the … Continue reading Let’s make a pleated skirt for 18 inch dolls #sewingismypassion #DollClothes

In a turquoise blue frame, we see the words "free pattern" plus the logo for Chelly Wood dot com beside a photo of the Freak du Chic 17 inch Gooliope Jellington doll from the Monster High doll collection. The doll wears a pretty pink sundress with floral print and a pair of blue dress shoes.

Sun Dress Pattern is FREE at ChellyWood.com #MonsterHighDolls #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Almost exactly one month ago, I gave you this same same pattern, but for a vintage Barbie doll. Imagine my surprise, when I discovered that it also fits Gooliope Jellington, the 17 inch Monster High doll from the Freak du Chic collection! This tutorial is unlike some of the … Continue reading Sun Dress Pattern is FREE at ChellyWood.com #MonsterHighDolls #DollClothes

A light blue square is framed by a white tape measure. Inside the frame, the words "Tape Measure Tuesday" are angled above the Chelly Wood dot com website logo. To the right of these, we see an articulated African American Texas A and M Ken doll back to back with a regular Ken doll with blond hair. Both Ken dolls wear handmade shorts with elastic waists.

Articulated Ken dolls vs. Regular Ken Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday

Articulation is a term that refers to the number of joints a doll or action figure has. In today’s Tape Measure Tuesday feature, I want to share with you the comparison between an articulated Ken doll and a regular Ken doll. Here on my website, I’ve grouped clothing patterns for both of these dolls together, and as you’ll see in their measurements, they’re not far … Continue reading Articulated Ken dolls vs. Regular Ken Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday

The image shows a vintage McCalls Craft Pattern number 2686 which offers Barbie sized doll clothes including coats and jackets, prom dresses, and business as well as casual wear.

What Fabrics to Use When Sewing Doll Coats

It’s summer time in the northern hemisphere, but it’s the dead of winter in our planet’s southern hemisphere, so today’s blog post is for my followers in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America. Let’s talk about how to keep your dollies warm! Today I’m answering the question, “Which fabrics are best for making doll coats?” and I’m bringing to your attention the vintage … Continue reading What Fabrics to Use When Sewing Doll Coats

In a turquoise blue frame, we see the words "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo, along with an image of the American Girl Kaya doll in a handmade turquoise blue tee shirt with colorful pink and turquoise blue cotton shorts. She wears blue sneakers with laces that are neatly tied in bows.

18 inch Doll Tee Shirt and Shorts FREE Patterns #SewingTime #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s outfit is a follow-up on yesterday’s blog post, but if you scroll down, you’ll get to see a different look for this same outfit. I already had the shorts pattern available here, on my website, but this is the first time I’ve sewn the shorts using jersey fabric. And I … Continue reading 18 inch Doll Tee Shirt and Shorts FREE Patterns #SewingTime #DollClothes

On a purple dotted Swiss frame, we see the words "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo with a photo of a Kaya doll from American Girl dressed in a handmade white tee shirt with grey jersey fabric shorts.

Free tee shirt pattern and tutorial video for 18 inch dolls ChellyWood.com #18inchDolls #DollClothes

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. It’s pretty basic, but yeah, I’m sharing my free tee shirt patterns for 18 inch dolls today, along with this how-to-sew DIY tutorial video. For this project, you’ll need some jersey fabrics in two different colors and/or prints and some 1/2 inch (10 mm) sew-on Velcro. That’s about it! As … Continue reading Free tee shirt pattern and tutorial video for 18 inch dolls ChellyWood.com #18inchDolls #DollClothes

On a purple polka dot background, layered photos of the Mego Lt. Uhura action figure wearing two sides of a reversible tank top (with layered skirt underneath) are shown. A two sided arrow reaches between the two images. The word "Reversible" appears over the top of the two photographs, to indicate that the tank top is reversible (shown first in purple then in pink) but the layered skirt is likely not reversible.

Reversible tank top and 3-tier skirt for Mego action figures (free patterns) #ActionFigures #DollClothes

  Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. In 2020, I posted this summer outfit for Bratz dolls, Breyer Rider dolls, and then later I posted it for the Kuu Kuu Harajuku dolls. Now I’m re-posting the pattern for Mego action figures. If you’d like to make today’s … Continue reading Reversible tank top and 3-tier skirt for Mego action figures (free patterns) #ActionFigures #DollClothes

The image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie with blond hair and tan skin bent over and peering into a full-to-overflowing wheelbarrow full of harvested vegetables, flowers, and leaves. Behind Barbie is a pair of hay bales stacked on top of each other. MTM barbie wears a handmade dress and apron. The dress is made of sunflower-designed cotton Fabric and its wide skirt (which comes down to just below Barbie's knees) is trimmed in yellow rickrack. On the grass in the foreground, there are a smattering of orange and gold fall leaves. Behind Barbie is a garden scene with a bridge that crosses a still lake. Some of the foliage around the lake is turning yellow, to indicate that autumn is at hand. The image has a watermark: ChellyWood.com, a website where one can find numerous free printable sewing patterns to fit Barbie and many other dolls of different shapes and sizes.

Sunflower harvest dress and apron patterns #SewingLove #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today we’re making the pretty little “sunflower harvest dress” with its pinafore apron, which fits a number of different fashion dolls (see list below). This pattern has been available on my website as a JPG image in the past, but today I’m finally converting this popular pattern set to … Continue reading Sunflower harvest dress and apron patterns #SewingLove #DollClothes

This is a pattern review for the See and Sew 18 inch doll pattern for a bathrobe, dress, and sweat pants set. The review is written by doll clothing designer, ChellyWood. The image shows the front of the original pattern, published by Butterick in 2009.

18-inch doll bathrobe and pajamas #Sewing #DollClothes

On this website, I get frequent requests for new patterns to fit 18 inch dolls. One request that pops up more often than others is a request for pajamas and a bathrobe. When I get these requests, I remind my followers that such patterns exist, and they’re not that hard to find! Today’s pattern review for the See & Sew B5414 is one such pattern. … Continue reading 18-inch doll bathrobe and pajamas #Sewing #DollClothes

At the top of this purple polka dot square image, it says, "Let's get crafty." Below these words, six boxes suggest the following topics: sewing tips, dioramas, miniatures, doll shoes, embroidery, and a final category called "and more."

Let’s Get Crafty! @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns and #CraftTutorials

Click on the links below to access the craft advice, free patterns, and crafty tutorial videos that interest you: Buyer’s Guide Dioramas and Miniatures Doll Play Videos Doll Sandals, Shoes, and Boots Fan Mail Holiday Crafts Links Measurements Paper Crafts Pillows Pincushions Plush Toys Selling Your Crafts Sewing Tips Vintage and Collectible Patterns Yarn and Embroidery Continue reading Let’s Get Crafty! @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns and #CraftTutorials

Here we see a sailor lifting his cap into the air as if to say, "Ahoy there!" Behind him we see the open water of a bay or harbor and a rocky shore. The action figure pictured here is a WWE 12 inch professional wrestler action figure from Mattel. The hat he holds is clearly a white felt sailor's cap which would likely fit most 12 inch action figures like GI Joe, Action Man, and 12 inch male dolls like Broad Ken. The image is surrounded by a purple frame with the words "free pattern" and the logo for ChellyWood.com at the top of the frame.

Felt Sailor Cap for Action Man or GI Joe with #FreePatterns for #ActionFigures

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. For today’s sailor’s hat, you might want to refresh your knowledge of hand stitching. Along with the PDF sewing pattern, I’ve included a few helpful bullets for hand-stitching tutorial videos. You’ll also need to buy some white craft felt for your project, and if you’re new to hand stitching, it wouldn’t … Continue reading Felt Sailor Cap for Action Man or GI Joe with #FreePatterns for #ActionFigures

In this turquoise blue frame, we see the words "free pattern" with a drop shadow, the ChellyWood logo, and a photo of a Robert Tonner fashion doll wearing a pair of pajamas. The pajamas consist of a felt sleeveless shirt and calf-length pajama pants. The shirt is white, while the pajama pants are blue with tiny print in white, red, and a darker marine blue.

Pajama Top and PJ Pants for 16-inch Tonner Fashion Dolls #CollectibleDolls #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Would you like to make the pajamas shown in the image at the top of this page? It’s actually a lot like the outfit I posted for the 17 inch Dreamtopia Endless Hair Kingdom Barbie dolls just yesterday, only you would be making the pajama pants instead of the shorts. Now the … Continue reading Pajama Top and PJ Pants for 16-inch Tonner Fashion Dolls #CollectibleDolls #DollClothes