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:

#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, 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, " free patterns and tutorials".

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

This week on, 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

The image shows the OOAK Liv Doll "Chelly Wood" at her computer in her tiny dolly diorama office. Behind her is a painting of ballerinas by Degas. The overlay says, Fan Mail and offers the at symbol followed by the URL, a website where there are hundreds of free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This is the YouTube header for what one might call "Barbie fan mail opening" or stop motion fan mail reading. It's a stop motion video of the Chelly Wood doll discussing her fan mail, reading it out loud, and showing a video of Barbie dolls modeling the hand-made dresses that one of Chelly Wood's fans created using Chelly Wood's own free doll clothes patterns (printable on the website).

Opening Fan Mail #StopMotion style @ #Dolls

Even though I’m just a school librarian with a love for doll-clothes-pattern-making, I do get fan mail on this website or in my P.O. box every now and then. Sometimes people send me photos of the lovely doll clothes they’ve made, using my free patterns. At the top of this post, you’ll find a brief stop motion video showing the doll clothes made by one … Continue reading Opening Fan Mail #StopMotion style @ #Dolls

Image shows two fashion dolls dressed as Christmas elves. Overlay says, "What's going on at the North Pole?" and it offers the URL with the words "free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

What’s going on at the #NorthPole? Check out these little #dolls:

This is actually a re-post from last Christmas, but please be aware that the hats, elf shoes, and dresses that appear in the video above now have free patterns and tutorials available right here on! Look back at this post or this post for those free doll clothes patterns and tutorials. This time last year, I was just learning how to use my Camtasia … Continue reading What’s going on at the #NorthPole? Check out these little #dolls:

The image shows a preview of the baby doll pattern that will be free to print on, as of Tuesday, Nov. 27th. This nappy pattern or baby doll diaper pattern uses Velcro to close the diaper / nappy. The image shows an 8 inch or 20 cm baby doll wearing the diy handmade diaper that uses this free printable sewing pattern for baby doll diapers / nappies. The doll is an 8 inch Bibi doll from JC Toys, designed by berenguer as part of the lil cutesies line of baby dolls. appears as the watermark on this image, indicating the website where you can find the free printable sewing patterns and tutorials (everything you need) to make this hand sewn baby doll diaper (nappy).

Sew a #DIY Diaper for 8″ Baby #Dolls w/FREE #Patterns on!

This week I’m going to show you how to make a diaper (nappy) for your baby dolls. The free pattern, which will be posted here tomorrow, will fit 8″ dolls like the Lil’ Cutesies dolls from J.C. Toys. (Of course there are other 8″ baby dolls that will fit this diaper / nappy pattern as well.) Tuesday I’ll post the free pattern for sewing your … Continue reading Sew a #DIY Diaper for 8″ Baby #Dolls w/FREE #Patterns on!

Update on #Shakespeare’s #RomeoAndJuliet with #Dolls

As many of my regular followers know, I’ve created and published on my YouTube channel, the first three acts of Romeo and Juliet With Dolls. I have all the photos and stop motion videos completed for the production of Acts 4 and 5, but I’ve had a creative block for almost a year now. I guess I was hoping these videos would be received with … Continue reading Update on #Shakespeare’s #RomeoAndJuliet with #Dolls

Easy sewing #project for Barbie #dolls’ #felt shirt @

It didn’t take me long at all to whip up this adorable little outfit, so if you’re looking for some quick, easy-to-sew Barbie clothes, this week’s pattern is just what you’re looking for! Last week we made the skirt, but this week, I’m going to post the pattern and tutorial video for making the little green shirt shown in these images. Since it’s made with … Continue reading Easy sewing #project for Barbie #dolls’ #felt shirt @