The image shows Mattel's Skipper doll's feet fitting snugly into a pair of slippers made of felt. The pattern for sewing a pair of these easy-to-make felt slippers is found at ChellyWood.com

#MeMade Monday: a babydoll pajama set and slippers for Skipper #dolls on #ValentinesDay

Yes, the pajamas that Skipper is modeling in the image above are the same pajamas we made for Barbie last week. We’ll be using basically the same exact pattern for Skipper’s PJ’s, as the pattern will fit both dolls. But this week I’ve added a little extra to the pattern I gave you last week; it’s a pattern for making Skipper’s slippers: You might have … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: a babydoll pajama set and slippers for Skipper #dolls on #ValentinesDay

The image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a handmade babydoll pajama. The doll's lilac-colored pajamas are trimmed in bias tape, ribbon, and rick-rack. Barbie lays on a doll-sized bed with a small quilt on the bed. The quilt has little hearts on it (for this image was posted in February, for Valentine's Day. Barbie's head lays on a quilted pink-and-purple nine patch pillow. She has a stuffed bear on her bed and a cabinet in the background. The wallpaper is purple and there's a window in the wall behind her. The whole diorama is 1:6 scale to suit Barbie. The doll wraps her hand around the nine-patch quilted doll pillow, and she has her legs crossed at the ankle as she reclines upon her little quilt-covered bed. The overlay offers the website where you can find free patterns for making the Barbie doll pajamas and a pair of shorts that cannot be seen in this image, but which go with the baby doll pajamas. The overlay says: ChellyWood.com and it also says, "Free doll clothes patterns and tutorials" -- this website offers free doll clothes patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Each pattern comes with a free tutorial video showing you how to make the clothes.

#MeMade Monday: a babydoll pajama set for Barbie #dolls on #ValentinesDay

It’s February, so for St. Valentine’s Day this year, I looked back through my emails from fans and followers for an idea that might suit the Valentine’s Day theme. What did I come up with? A babydoll pajama! When I went back to my emails and blog surveys, I discovered there were a fair number of requests for pajama sets for Barbie, Skipper, and similar … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: a babydoll pajama set for Barbie #dolls on #ValentinesDay

The image shows five little girls seated under an antique sewing machine. Each girl is hand-stitching doll clothes, and they are chatting. The artist's style is reminiscent of the Victorian era, as is the sewing machine and the sewing table it sits on. The overlay says, "Share your creations!" and offers the url ChellyWood.com, where you can submit photos of your hand-made doll clothes and doll craft projects.

New feature on ChellyWood.com: #share your #handmade #doll stuff!

Last weekend I launched a new feature, here on ChellyWood.com: the opportunity to share your handmade doll clothes and doll crafts. I frequently get “fan mail” from followers who have made something lovely, using my patterns and /or tutorial videos. I’ve gotten so many of these emails and comments, that I decided it was time to create a gallery especially for you. Here’s a link … Continue reading New feature on ChellyWood.com: #share your #handmade #doll stuff!

The image shows a 28 inch best Fashion Friend Barbie doll by Mattel. She's in a winter outdoor setting with a bare tree behind her and yellow grass. A road winds around the corner behind her as well. She looks out at the wintery landscape with one hand over her eyes to shade them. This 28 inch Barbie doll models a handmade shirt made of sweater material. She also has a heart-shaped necklace on and a handmade skirt. The skirt has knife pleats and is made of tan and blue argyle fabric. This doll's clothes were made using the free doll clothes patterns available at ChellyWood.com and the URL is on the watermark for the image of this doll. ChellyWood.com offers free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes, including but not limited to free sewing patterns for 28 inch Barbies.

#MeMade Monday: Handmade sweater for 28-inch Barbie dolls and tips for #sewing sweater fabric

This past week, I made the adorable sweater pictured on my 28″ barbie in the image above. So for #PDFpattern Wednesday this week, I’m going to give you the free, printable sewing pattern for making this adorable sweater. This 28″ doll’s sweater uses “sweater fabric” that I purchased on the sale tables at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts. As the dead of winter comes to a … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: Handmade sweater for 28-inch Barbie dolls and tips for #sewing sweater fabric

The image shows a 28-inch Fashion Friend Barbie doll wearing handmade doll clothes including an argyle skirt in blue and tan plaid, with a cashmere-style sweater. The skirt uses knife pleats in a ruffled edge around the bottom of the skirt. The overlay offers the website where you can find the free printable sewing pattern for this outfit including patterns for both the argyle skirt and the cashmere-style sweater for 28 inch fashion dolls.

#MeMade Monday: Argyle knife pleated skirt for 28-inch #Barbie

This image shows the adorable 28″ Barbie doll clothes we’ll be making here at ChellyWood.com over the course of the next two weeks. It includes my argyle mini-skirt PDF pattern (which is free, like all the other patterns here on my website) and the pattern for the cashmere-style sweater, which is really just a lined shirt made with sweater fabric. I’ll be focusing on the … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: Argyle knife pleated skirt for 28-inch #Barbie

The image shows a Tammy doll (made by Ideal Toy Corporation) wearing a pair of handmade pants and a hand-sewn shirt. She stands next to a piece of furniture that is just her size, and it looks like a curio cabinet or china hutch. On this hutch are dozens of little tiny dishes with decorative paint, neatly arranged. The tammy doll's hair is drawn back in a pony tail. The wallpaper behind her is purple or lilac-colored. She looks at the camera with the forlorn eyes of the vintage Tammy doll, but it does look like she has been repainted with soft color to her lips. The fabric of her handmade pants is decorated with very small nautical print, showing sailboats, anchors, and very small red fish. The overlay explains where you can find the free printable sewing patterns for making this whole outfit: ChellyWood.com.

#MeMade Monday: Pants for Vintage Tammy #Doll (Ideal Toy Corp.)

This week I’m going to give you the free pattern (and tutorial video) for making the nautical pants that my vintage Tammy doll is wearing in the photo above. This pattern also makes wonderful pajama pants for Tammy Dolls! Also, you can expect some changes here at ChellyWood.com, for the coming year. Hopefully these changes will make the blog more interactive! I’ve asked people to … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: Pants for Vintage Tammy #Doll (Ideal Toy Corp.)

The image shows a Madame Alexander doll wearing a hand-made long-sleeved shirt with buttons in the front and snaps in the back. This doll shirt fits most 18" dolls, including the American girl dolls and the 18-inch Madame Alexander dolls among others. The shirt is made of velvet but can be sewn using other fabrics as well. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free patterns and tutorials".

DIY Project: Sew a velvet shirt with long sleeves for your 18″ dolls! #sewing #crafts #dolls

This week on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to give you the free, printable sewing pattern for the adorable red velvet shirt that my 18-inch Madame Alexander doll is wearing in the photo above. It looks great with the free, easy-to-sew skirt pattern that I posted last week, as you can see in the image below: This week’s pattern and last week’s are designed to fit most … Continue reading DIY Project: Sew a velvet shirt with long sleeves for your 18″ dolls! #sewing #crafts #dolls