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

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

Image of Barbie in hairdresser's apron and Liv doll in hairdressers's smock.

Sew a Hairdresser’s Smock and Apron for Your 11-inch (28 cm) Fashion Dolls w/This Free Pattern Set #Sewing #DollClothes

Yes, this is the same pattern I posted yesterday, but I needed to re-post it, in order to create a link from the Barbie Gallery page to the PDFs in a way that makes sense to people who are just passing through. For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This pattern set is for the apron … Continue reading Sew a Hairdresser’s Smock and Apron for Your 11-inch (28 cm) Fashion Dolls w/This Free Pattern Set #Sewing #DollClothes

The image shows two red hair brushes, one green hair brush, two purple hairbrushes, two pink hairbrushes, one pink comb and one very light lavender-colored comb in 1:6 scale.

Do you need some miniature hair brushes for your 1:6 scale hairdresser dioramas? Here you go! #miniatures #BarbieStyle

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 a mixed lot of Barbie-sized (1:6 scale) hairbrushes and combs. These may or may not be products made by Mattel, but if you’re designing a Barbie-sized hairdresser diorama, like the one shown below, you won’t want to miss … Continue reading Do you need some miniature hair brushes for your 1:6 scale hairdresser dioramas? Here you go! #miniatures #BarbieStyle

The doll faces the camera straight-on in this photo. The image shows Skipper modeling a pair of pink long capri pants or ankle pants with a sleeveless shirt of cotton, made with a fabric that has zig-zagging stripes in pink, red, and white plus tiny red hearts dotted across the zig-zag pattern. The watermark reminds you to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns.

Free printable PDF sewing patterns for Skipper and other 10″ dolls @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Last week I gave you the ankle pants, and yesterday I gave you the tutorial video for making the shirt, which should fit your 10 inch (25.4 cm) dolls. Today’s blog post is simply placing all of the latest tutorial videos and patterns in one location for easy access … Continue reading Free printable PDF sewing patterns for Skipper and other 10″ dolls @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

The image shows a Mattel Skipper doll wearing a handmade sleeveless shirt, and the overlay says, "New tutorial: Skipper shirt for heart day" (with a glowing heart inserted in white). Skipper's shirt is made of 100% cotton with a cotton/polyester lining. The fabric is decorated with zig-zag color stripes in various shades of pink and bright red and white. There's a tiny heart floating among the zig-zag pattern of the fabric.

Sew a Valentine’s Day Shirt for Skipper and Other 10″ Dolls w/Today’s Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDay #FreeStuff

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Last week I gave you the ankle pants, and this week I’m giving you the pattern again, along with a tutorial video showing how to sew the shirt for your 10 inch (25.4 cm) dolls. Here’s a closer look at what we’re making: Today’s patterns will fit these dolls: … Continue reading Sew a Valentine’s Day Shirt for Skipper and Other 10″ Dolls w/Today’s Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDay #FreeStuff

Sew a Pair of Valentine’s Day Ankle Pants for Skipper and Other 10″ Dolls w/Today’s #FreePatterns @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDayIdeas

  For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Wanting to make something special for your child or grandchild for Valentine’s Day? How about a pair of ankle pants (AKA capris or pedal pushers) to fit Skipper? Skipper doll clothes and accessories can be hard to find in stores, so a pretty pink pair of pants for … Continue reading Sew a Pair of Valentine’s Day Ankle Pants for Skipper and Other 10″ Dolls w/Today’s #FreePatterns @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDayIdeas

Click on the link in the caption to navigate to the page where you can download and print a free printable PDF sewing pattern for making this super easy summer sun dress (sundress) to fit your Curvy Barbie doll or similar sized dolls. The image shows a Curvy Barbie doll wearing a handmade doll dress with a short, flared miniskirt made of cotton; the dress also has an easy-to-sew felt bodice of lime green felt with white ribbon straps, to match the striped lime green and darker green cotton miniskirt.

Free printable PDF sun dress pattern fits Curvy and Tall fashion dolls in two skirt lengths! @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #FreeSewingPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free sun dress pattern may look familiar to you. That’s because it has been available on this website as a JPG-only pattern. Today I’m converting it to a PDF pattern for your easy download. I designed it for the absolute beginner sewists out there, after a mother requested … Continue reading Free printable PDF sun dress pattern fits Curvy and Tall fashion dolls in two skirt lengths! @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #FreeSewingPatterns

Please note: the links to free patterns are found in the caption. This is an image of Petite Barbie wearing the long version of a sun dress and Skipper wearing the short version of the same sun dress. This pattern set is for a beginner who is just learning to sew, and it's an ideal sewing project for children learning to sew their very first doll clothes. Visit ChellyWood.com to learn more about sewing basics as they related to making doll clothes for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Free printable sun dress pattern fits 10 inch (25-26 cm) fashion dolls #SkipperDoll #PetiteBarbie

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free sun dress pattern may look familiar to you. That’s because it has been available on this website as a JPG-only pattern. Today I’m converting it to a PDF pattern for your easy download. I designed it for the absolute beginner sewists out there, after a mother requested … Continue reading Free printable sun dress pattern fits 10 inch (25-26 cm) fashion dolls #SkipperDoll #PetiteBarbie

The image shows a super easy-to-sew felt summer top that looks like a tank top made of purple felt with purple ribbon straps. The model is a blond made-to-move Barbie with an olive complexion. The overlay says "Easy Summer Top DIY" and it offers the URL where you can download this free bodice or summer shirt pattern to fit many 11 inch or 11.5 inch (28 cm) fashion dolls like Barbie, Momoko, Queens of Africa, and more: ChellyWood.com

Today’s free PDF doll top sewing patterns is one of the easiest for beginners to make! #LearningToSew #BarbieClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. I’ve had this pattern on my website for quite some time, but it has never been offered as a free printable PDF pattern before. So today I’m upgrading this pattern to a PDF. When you print the pattern, you’ll see the image of the purple summer top displayed on … Continue reading Today’s free PDF doll top sewing patterns is one of the easiest for beginners to make! #LearningToSew #BarbieClothes

Did you own a Barbie car? Join the conversation @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #VintageToys

Do you remember any of the goodies pictured in my Barbie “World of Fashion” catalog from 1985? I own an old catalog insert that came with a Barbie from this era, and I’m selling this little catalog in my eBay store this week. As I got my Barbie catalog ready for this sale, I decided this would make a great blog topic! So I thought … Continue reading Did you own a Barbie car? Join the conversation @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #VintageToys

This image is a screenshot of the Barbie gallery page, showing all the sewing patterns Chelly Wood has designed to fit just the Mattel Made-to-Move and regular Barbie dolls. There are probably close to 50 outfits pictured here. Some are marked with a star, and all of these photos represent free patterns found on the ChellyWood.com website of free patterns. To learn more about what the star means (it appears on a small portion of the photos) please visit ChellyWood.com and search for Chelly's New Year's goals for 2021. The article that accompanies this image celebrates Chelly Wood's accomplishments at creating a library of free doll clothes sewing patterns, but it also helps her set her New Year's resolution to convert JPG patterns to PDFs for easier downloads for all who frequent this website.

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern PDF Conversion Goals for 2021 @ ChellyWood.com #BarbiePatterns #FreeSewingPatterns

As I type this blog post, it is 1 January 2021. Yes, I type up my blog posts at least one week before they go public on this website. So you might be wondering what the image at the top of this page is all about… It’s a celebration of all I’ve accomplished in 2020, and this blog post is also a public declaration of … Continue reading Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern PDF Conversion Goals for 2021 @ ChellyWood.com #BarbiePatterns #FreeSewingPatterns