If you’ve been following my blog for a very long time, you may remember seeing the outfit shown above on an early blog post. When it first posted, I called this my “Swedish Traditional Costume,” and in fact, I did a little research on the region of Sweden in which the province of Dalarna is found. I tried to imitate the traditional costumes of Dalarna … Continue reading Does this “Swedish traditional Costume” look familiar? #Mayflower #Pilgrims #Thanksgiving
Believe it or not, I actually use my own doll clothes patterns when I’m planning to make doll clothes for my niece or one of my cousins’ kids. Today I went to my own website, ChellyWood.com to find the pattern for making the argyle shorts shown above, and I couldn’t find it. Ugh! I could find this pattern: And this one: And this good ol’ … Continue reading This week’s focus: vintage Tammy dolls by Ideal #Toy Corp #Dollstagram
In the image above, we see a preview of the shirt you can make with this week’s free pattern, which will be posted here on Wednesday. This is the same shirt concept that we saw last week, but in the image above, I used a leafy fabric instead of the solid lavender-colored fabric that you saw in last week’s photos: Notice how the lavender top … Continue reading Sew a shirt for 9-inch dolls (20 cm to 22 cm) with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #dollclothes
This week on ChellyWood.com, we’re going to sew a pair of capris for 9-inch (23 cm) dolls like my Soul doll, from the World of Love doll collection from Hasbro. Soul was my very favorite doll when I was a kid, but I didn’t own her. My cousin, Virginia, did–and I was terribly jealous! Every time we got together to play dolls, I would ask, … Continue reading Capri pants for 9-inch / 23 cm #dolls : this week’s #sewingproject
Monday is the day when I typically give my readers a preview of the project for the week ahead. I also like to show off which dolls can fit in this week’s free pattern, like the BFC Ink doll shown below: The pattern for the V-neck shirt has already been posted, but the shorts (with one little pocket at the back) are what we’ll be … Continue reading Shorts With a Back Pocket: This week’s free doll clothes #sewing pattern @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #meMadeMonday
My regular followers will remember this set of doll clothes patterns that I designed last spring. Some of these free patterns are already available here on ChellyWood.com, but some have been waiting for me to get to them while this website took a remodeling detour. Now that the website renovations are done, let’s get back to business! This week I’m going to give you the … Continue reading Preview of this week’s free #dollclothes #sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dolls
The image at the top of this blog post was created by taking a series of screenshots from my “Home” page gallery. ChellyWood.com now has too many images to fit in the gallery, which is why my blog has been under re-construction since November of 2018. It’s about to change in a BIG way, too, so I wanted to give my regular blog followers a … Continue reading Over 200 #free #dollclothes #patterns to organize… “A Change Is Gonna Come!”
This week on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to give you the free, printable sewing pattern for making this sweet little puff-sleeve dress for 12 inch baby dolls. Sleeves can be kind of tricky, and this week’s dress uses elastic around the arm area of the sleeve, to give it that “puffy sleeve” look. So on my difficulty scale, I’m going to say this particular dress is … Continue reading Let’s dress a baby #doll for #summer in pretty #dollclothes!
Tomorrow is June 4th, which means we citizens of the United States of America have about one month before we celebrate a nation-wide holiday: Independence Day! So now’s the time to start your 4th of July sewing and craft projects, my fellow Americans! Let’s celebrate the 4th by sewing a patriotic skirt for our little 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls! For those of you who … Continue reading #MeMadeMonday: I made #IndependenceDay #EasySew skirts for 6″ #AmericanGirlDoll w/this free pattern!
If you enjoy online sewing groups, it’s not too late to join the hashtag #MeMadeMay on Twitter or Instagram. This week I’m showing off my little 6-inch Kit Kittredge doll, wearing my hand-sewn T-shirt. In case you missed last week’s post about my undercover jersey fabric hack, here’s a link. It explains how I gathered up a bunch of matching jersey fabrics for mix-and-match outfits, … Continue reading #MeMadeMonday: Let’s wrap up #MeMadeMay with a T-shirt for 6″ #AGdolls @ ChellyWood.com
For #MeMadeMonday during the month of #MeMadeMay, I’m sharing this image of my 6 inch American Girl doll modeling handmade underpants and a handmade T-shirt. This project was a special request from Jeretta, who has been a faithful follower, leaving lots of comments here on my blog, as well as on my YouTube videos. Thank you, Jeretta! Today I’m only offering a preview of this … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: Underpants for 6-inch #AmericanGirl #Dolls (It’s #MeMadeMay!)
Last week I gave you the free pattern for, and showed you how to make the spotty skirt shown in the image above. If you missed that post, please click here for an update. Later this week I’m going to give you the pattern for, and show you how to make the V-neck shirt that my 18″ BFC Ink doll is wearing in the photo … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: V-neck shirt fits #WellieWishers, BFC Ink, Hearts4Hearts, and Crissy #Dolls