Click here for all the patterns and tutorials you'll need to make this dress: https: https://wp.me/p1LmCj-GOj The image shows a Ever After High doll wearing a handmade A-line sleeveless dress for tiny-body 8" or 9" inch dolls like Ever After High dolls. In the diorama where the Ever After High doll stands, there's a tiny tea set on a wicker table, a wicker chair, and a bust of a musical composer resting on a pedestal. The patterns for making this A-line dress for Ever After High dolls are found at ChellyWood.com as a PDF downloadable sewing pattern. Chelly Wood designs free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Go to ChellyWood.com for both the PDF pattern and free tutorial video giving instructions for making this lovely dress which will fit Ever After High dolls and other similar-sized dolls.

Doll Photography Tip #5: Shoot Dolls in Motion #DollPhotography #FabricLove

A lot of you know that between times when I’m creating free patterns and YouTube tutorials, I’m also filming a stop-motion version of Romeo and Juliet with dolls. In filming stop-motion, I’ve come to realize that certain doll poses are more active than others. For example, look at the Ever After High doll in the photo above. She isn’t just standing around wearing a dress; … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #5: Shoot Dolls in Motion #DollPhotography #FabricLove

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

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

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows the 7" Breyer doll riding Don't Look Twice from the Roxy Mold. The background shows trees in sunlight with a grassy foreground. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Doll Photography Tip #1 from ChellyWood.com: Use Articulated Dolls for #DollPhotography in a #Diorama

As my regular followers know, I’m not only a certifiable doll clothing designer, but I’m also a YouTuber and a writer. If you subscribe to Doll Castle magazine (like I do), you’ll get to see an article I’ve written for them, on doll photography.  That article is scheduled to be published at the end of this month. But for those of you who also follow … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #1 from ChellyWood.com: Use Articulated Dolls for #DollPhotography in a #Diorama

The image shows a Greenbrier 12 cm doll which looks a lot like a Strawberry shortcake doll (which came in 10 cm, 11 cm, and 12 cm sizes). She wears a felt-and-cotton handmade dress with ribbons for straps. The dress is decorated with rickrack. To find and download the free printable sewing patterns for making this doll dress, please go to ChellyWood.com, a website with hundreds of free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Preview of 4″ or 4.5-inch doll dress project for this week @ ChellyWood.com #sewingproject

Here’s a preview of this week’s easy-to-sew doll dress project, which fits dolls in the 4-inch to 4 and a half-inch size range. The doll modeling this week’s dress project is a Greenbrier doll. She looks a lot like a Strawberry Shortcake doll, though, and I’d venture to guess that 4 to 5 inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls could easily wear this dress project, although it … Continue reading Preview of 4″ or 4.5-inch doll dress project for this week @ ChellyWood.com #sewingproject

This image shows a Queens of Africa doll wearing a pretty handmade dress made of thin pink material decorated with polka dots and flowers on pink and white striped fabric. The dress has a short, straight skirt and a summery bodice with straps made of ribbon. The watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: Free doll clothes patterns and tutorials." The Queens of Africa dolls have a body shape similar to a Barbie-sized doll. She stands 11 inches high and has dark chocolate complexion. Her hair is quite curly. To purchase a Queens of Africa doll, go to https://queensofafricadolls.com/ In this image, we see the doll quite close-up, and the fabric fits her figure flatteringly.

Preview of this week’s special Valentine’s Day dress patterns! #ValentinesDay #dolls

This week we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day here in the United States, so for this special occasion, I’m reposting my previous Valentine’s Day patterns in PDF form. The one at the top is a red, pencil-skirt style dress for 11-inch (or 11.5-inch / 28-29 cm) fashion dolls. Next you can see a lovely pink floral dress below. The earlier rendition of this dress was a red … Continue reading Preview of this week’s special Valentine’s Day dress patterns! #ValentinesDay #dolls

Click the link in the caption for the free printable patterns for making this outfit. The image shows a 4.5-inch Greenbrier doll wearing a handmade sundress. The link in the caption will take you to a page where you can download the free PDF sewing pattern for this sundress and any additional instructions you'll need for making this dress to fit your 4-inch, 4.5-inch,or 5-inch dolls.

Sew a super-easy felt-and-fabric sundress for 4″ dolls @ ChellyWood.com #easycrafts #dolls

Today I’m giving you a brief preview of the sewing project for this week. Later in the week, I’ll offer free printable sewing patterns to download as a PDF printable pattern, right here on ChellyWood.com As you can see in the close-up image above, this dress uses felt for the bodice and a tiny strip of cotton fabric for the skirt. The Greenbrier doll wearing … Continue reading Sew a super-easy felt-and-fabric sundress for 4″ dolls @ ChellyWood.com #easycrafts #dolls

Here we see a Tammy doll (made by Ideal Toy Corp in the 1960's) wearing a handmade short-sleeved shirt. She stands in a sideways pose like a fashion model and she wears a straw hat like a gardener would wear. The watermark tells you where you can find the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making her short-sleeved shirt with front darts: ChellyWood.com "free printable sewing patterns and tutorials"

Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: a shirt for Ideal Tammy #dolls #vintagetoys #sewingproject

Here’s a #MeMadeMonday image of my Tammy in the shirt we’ll be sewing this week. It fits Ideal Toy Corp.’s Tammy dolls. I’ll be posting my free, printable PDF sewing pattern on Wednesday and the tutorial video on Thursday. Friday’s post will be an additional surprise! In the sewing tutorial video this week, you’ll see more photos of Tammy in this cotton shirt and a … Continue reading Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: a shirt for Ideal Tammy #dolls #vintagetoys #sewingproject

Image of Vintage Tammy doll wearing white wig, black gown, and harlequin-style pinafore

Behind the Scenes @ ChellyWood.com : a doll’s ball gown #dollstyle #dollphotographer

Back when I first started this website, my main purpose for posting patterns was to simply log my progress with my Romeo and Juliet video creations. In those days, this site was more of a photo-journal of my personal journey than a place to share my talent as a pattern designer. My early patterns were all hand-drawn, and measurements were not double-checked. However some of … Continue reading Behind the Scenes @ ChellyWood.com : a doll’s ball gown #dollstyle #dollphotographer

Click on the link in the caption for the free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos showing how to make these doll clothes. The image show a vintage Tammy doll (by Ideal Toy Corp.) wearing handmade capri pants and a sleeveless shirt. The clothing's fabric is soft flannel, and the shirt is trimmed with cotton bias tape. The doll stands in a 1:6 scale museum with a bust of a composer in front of her and the famous Degas ballerinas behind her. On the wall is a Van Gogh and to the doll's right is a painting of an origami crane. The watermark tells you where you can download the free printable sewing patterns for making Tammy doll clothes in the form of a PDF downloadable pattern: ChellyWood.com

Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: Capri Pants for Ideal Tammy dolls #vintagetoys #MeMadeMonday #sewingprojects

Here’s a #MeMadeMonday image of my Tammy doll’s flannel capri pants and top. I really designed this week’s free doll clothes pattern to be pajamas, but when I took this photo, I had not yet made Tammy a pair of slippers. All I had were her sneakers. So I set up a little museum diorama for her to pose in, and honestly, I’m very happy … Continue reading Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: Capri Pants for Ideal Tammy dolls #vintagetoys #MeMadeMonday #sewingprojects

This image is a preview of what Chelly Wood has in store, as far as free patterns and tutorial videos for the week of 9 December 2019 through 13 December 2019. The image shows a Queens of Africa Azeeza doll modeling a handmade felt strappy summer top and an above-the-knee length skirt made of holly-patterned fabric. On the chimney behind her, above the fireplace in her 1:6 scale diorama, there are handmade stockings hanging by the hearth. Visit ChellyWood.com to find out how to make these projects, including the diorama of the fireplace with hearth, the stockings, and the handmade doll clothes for 11 inch fashion dolls. Visit https://queensofafricadolls.com/ to find out how you can purchase one of these lovely African heritage dolls.

Making holiday fun at ChellyWood.com this week: #stockings #dollclothes #newdoll

The title of today’s blog post says it all: I’ve got a new doll, and I’m having fun making stuff for her! While I type this, it’s actually Sunday night, less than 12 hours before this posts on ChellyWood.com. Normally, I like to prep my blog posts a week or two ahead of when my blog followers see them, but I’ve been WAY behind during … Continue reading Making holiday fun at ChellyWood.com this week: #stockings #dollclothes #newdoll