This image shows the African or African American (i.e. Black) Creatable World Doll with short hair, wearing handmade doll clothes. These doll clothes, which consist of a white felt shirt and a pair of pink ankle pants) were sewn using the free printable PDF sewing patterns from ChellyWood.com. To access Chelly Wood's free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making these doll clothes for your Creatable World dolls, please click on the link in the caption.

Let’s sew some pants and a shirt for Creatable World dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LGBTQIA #CreatableWorld

For your free pattern, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. For a long time I’ve wanted to make a gallery of free printable PDF sewing patterns to fit the Creatable World line of non-gender-specific dolls, and tomorrow I will be posting that gallery here on ChellyWood.com, with my first two complete outfits to fit them. Today’s outfit includes a pair of ankle pants … Continue reading Let’s sew some pants and a shirt for Creatable World dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LGBTQIA #CreatableWorld

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Liv Doll acting as photographer, taking photos of a Tonner doll in a professional photo studio. Overlay says, "Doll Photo TIP #4 Perspective" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

Doll Photography Tip #4 @ ChellyWood.com: Perspective #DollCollector #Dolls

What makes a doll look human-sized? That’s what I mean by “perspective” in this doll photography video. Whether you’re in a studio or outdoors, one of the best things you can do to make the doll seem larger is to get down on the ground and take photos from the doll’s eye-level (or even below the doll’s level). Another trick is to bring the doll … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #4 @ ChellyWood.com: Perspective #DollCollector #Dolls

The image shows a Wellie Wisher in a reversible sleeveless shirt, a pair of Khaki pants, and the doll also holds a handmade purse with a pocket. Would you like to make these doll clothes for your Wellie Wisher doll (or a similar-sized doll)? Click on the link in the caption and it will redirect you to the page where these free printable doll clothes patterns can be found.

Sew a complete outfit for your Wellie Wishers dolls w/a purse @ ChellyWood.com #AmericanGirlDolls #WellieWishers

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s khaki pants and purse patterns have been posted here before, but I wanted to include this week’s adorable reversible shirt in my gallery page for Wellies and similar sized dolls. So I’m posting the whole outfit together, with all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make it. If you … Continue reading Sew a complete outfit for your Wellie Wishers dolls w/a purse @ ChellyWood.com #AmericanGirlDolls #WellieWishers

This image is the video header for a tutorial video showing how to make a reversible doll shirt to fit Wellie Wisher dolls.

Sew a reversible sleeveless shirt to fit 14 to 15 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #AmericanGirlDolls #WellieWishers

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. You may have already guessed that reversible garments are not for the beginners out there. It can be pretty “fiddley” to make a garment fully reversible, so if you’re looking for something easier, try navigating over to my 15 inch doll clothes pattern links and choose a gallery from there. But … Continue reading Sew a reversible sleeveless shirt to fit 14 to 15 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #AmericanGirlDolls #WellieWishers

Would you like to make this cute shirt and pants for your vintage Pepper doll? Click on the link in the caption to navigate to the page where you can find free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorials for making this outfit. The image shows a vintage Pepper doll from the Ideal Tammy family of dolls, wearing a handmade sleeveless shirt (made of pink felt) and a pair of elastic waist pants (made of bright pink cotton with tiny pale pink flowers speckled across the fabric as a pretty and feminine print). The doll also wears a tan plastic safari-like hat (which is actually a Mattel Creatable World hat).

Let’s sew some doll clothes for vintage Pepper dolls @ ChellyWood.com #TammyDoll #VintageToys

For your free pattern, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. For a long time I’ve wanted to make a gallery of free printable PDF sewing patterns to fit my vintage Pepper dolls. So when I discovered that my Creatable World dolls’ clothes also fit Pepper, I decided it was time to build that gallery. Today’s Pepper doll clothes patterns and tutorial videos … Continue reading Let’s sew some doll clothes for vintage Pepper dolls @ ChellyWood.com #TammyDoll #VintageToys

Tips and tricks for beginners learning to sew: What if doll clothes don’t fit? @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #LearningToSew

The dress at the top of this post was supposed to have long sleeves. In fact, I was using my own “candy corn party dress” pattern, which you can see below, but the pattern didn’t fit! So this is a little bit embarrassing! After I attached the cuff to the dress’s sleeve (see image below) and sewed up the sides, I tried the bodice on … Continue reading Tips and tricks for beginners learning to sew: What if doll clothes don’t fit? @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #LearningToSew

Lammily.com's "Photographer" doll is seen posing for pictures in a magical forest landscape. Overlay offers the website, "ChellyWood.com"

Doll Photography Tip #3: Photograph Dolls You LOVE #DollPhotography #DollStagram

As I started typing today’s blog post, it occurred to me that I’d chosen the “Photographer” doll–how ironic for a post about photgraphy! But she really is one of my favorite dolls to photograph. She has those adorable dimples and such a genuine smile! So even though my first photography tip post was about the importance of choosing a highly articulated doll, another thing to … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #3: Photograph Dolls You LOVE #DollPhotography #DollStagram

Click on the link in the caption to navigate to the page where you can download and print free PDF sewing patterns for making these doll clothes. The image shows a Black Creatable World doll wearing a handmade felt skirt and an elastic-waist skirt decorated with colorful springtime flowers on a white background. The doll wears yellow loafers, and is posed elegantly with a turquoise blue background behind her.

Let’s sew some doll clothes for Creatable World Dolls @ ChellyWood.com w/today’s #FreePatterns and #SewingTutorials

For your free pattern, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This week I’ve posted my first patterns specifically designed to fit Mattel’s Creatable World dolls and similar-sized 8-inch, 9-inch, and 10-inch dolls. So today I’m bringing together last week’s skirt pattern and this week’s sleeveless shirt pattern, to form the outfit you see pictured on my Creatable World doll at the top … Continue reading Let’s sew some doll clothes for Creatable World Dolls @ ChellyWood.com w/today’s #FreePatterns and #SewingTutorials

This image is a close-up of the African American Creatable World doll with her short haircut, wearing the handmade sleeveless shirt (patterns for this shirt and other doll clothes are found at ChellyWood.com).

Sewing Tutorial for Making an Easy Felt Shirt for Creatable World Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #SewingPatterns #DollClothes #CreatableWorld

For your free pattern, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Last week I gave you a pattern for sewing a skirt to fit Mattel’s new Creatable World dolls, and this week I’m giving you a super easy pattern for a felt shirt to go with that skirt. Stop by again tomorrow for the full outfit, with patterns and links to all the … Continue reading Sewing Tutorial for Making an Easy Felt Shirt for Creatable World Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #SewingPatterns #DollClothes #CreatableWorld

Image shows a Wellie Wisher doll from the American Girl doll collection wearing a handmade halter-style summer shirt, dress, or swimsuit cover-up garment with rickrack and a pocket. The doll stands in front of a painting of a beach scene with a vacation house on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The doll's rubber boots keep her feet dry as she stands on a sandy surface. Overlay reads: "ChellyWood.com: FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes." Please visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit this and other sized dolls.

Halter top doll clothes patterns are among the most versatile for clothes-swaps! Join the #SewingChat @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns

February is Black History month, here in the United States, and as I said in a previous blog post, I’m having a tough time finding images of African American dolls on my old vintage (and, indeed, even my newer) commercial doll clothes patterns. To join that discussion, look back at the blog post I did on Martin Luther King Day. But I did find this … Continue reading Halter top doll clothes patterns are among the most versatile for clothes-swaps! Join the #SewingChat @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns

Here we see a Chelsea male doll / boy doll standing next to a Polly Pocket ice cream truck. The Chelsea and Friends boy doll is clearly too tall for the ice cream truck. Near the ice cream truck door is a Kelly doll and a knockoff Kelly doll. It's clear that although they're about the right size, these dolls were also not made to fit in the ice cream truck.

If you want some accessories for your Kelly Doll or Chelsea Doll dioramas, today’s eBay sale is for you! #miniatures #PollyPocket

As my regular followers know, I’m selling a few of my doll-related items in my eBay store lately, to make room for new things. This week I’m selling an adorable pink and blue Polly Pocket ice cream delivery truck and a pink and blue scooter. In keeping with my Black History Month theme, the Little Person I’m selling would pass for African American too. I bought … Continue reading If you want some accessories for your Kelly Doll or Chelsea Doll dioramas, today’s eBay sale is for you! #miniatures #PollyPocket

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Tonner doll posting for a photo shoot with a Spin Master Liv Doll in the foreground taking her picture. Overlay says, "Doll Photo Tip #2: Avoid Antennas." URL is offered: ChellyWood.com

Doll Photography Tip Number 2 @ ChellyWood.com: Avoid Doll Antennas #DollPhotography #DollStagram

Because I’ve written an article on this topic for this month’s issue of Doll Castle magazine, I wanted to re-post my doll photography series during the months of February and March. I should mention that in addition to being a school librarian in my day job, I’m also our school’s yearbook and journalism advisor, so I do teach middle school students how to take photos … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip Number 2 @ ChellyWood.com: Avoid Doll Antennas #DollPhotography #DollStagram