On a turquoise blue linen background, we see a photo framed in purple of a Petite Barbie with a dark chocolate complexion modeling a purple and pink sundress. Over the top of the photo are the words "free pattern" and beside the photo to its left is the ChellyWood.com logo (a bodice pattern outlined in turquoise blue, overlapped by the name Chelly Wood in purple letters).

Sew a sundress for Petite Barbie w/today’s FREE #SewingPattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPattern

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s blog post is a lot like the one I posted yesterday, but I’m focusing on Petite Barbie today, instead of Skipper. Did you know that Petite Barbie and modern Skipper dolls can swap clothes? Absolutely they can, with very few exceptions! So if you like to sew for … Continue reading Sew a sundress for Petite Barbie w/today’s FREE #SewingPattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPattern

On a purple polka dot background, we see a photo of a modern Skipper doll wearing a handmade sundress. Over the top of the photo are the words "free pattern" and in one corner of the frame is the ChellyWood.com logo.

Teach your child to sew Skipper doll clothes this summer with today’s FREE #MommyAndMe #DollClothesPattern @ ChellyWood.com

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free sundress pattern may look familiar to you. A while back I converted the pattern to a PDF for the Skipper Gallery of patterns. Today I’m updating the old tutorial video as well, since I made the original tutorial video while on vacation at Yellowstone Park. Because I … Continue reading Teach your child to sew Skipper doll clothes this summer with today’s FREE #MommyAndMe #DollClothesPattern @ ChellyWood.com

In this featured image, we see the words "free pattern" hovering over a photo of a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a harlequin-like costume, including bi-colored pants and a puff-sleeve top. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the corner. There's a purple cotton fabric background with tiny white polka dots behind all elements of this image.

Here’s another Renaissance Faire costume for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Freebies #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Like yesterday’s blog post, this outfit appears in my Romeo and Juliet with Dolls stop motion video. In the past, I’ve referred to this as a “Harlequin” costume because of the fabric I used for the shirt, which coordinates so nicely with the bi-colored pants. And yes, I know … Continue reading Here’s another Renaissance Faire costume for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Freebies #DollClothesPatterns

On a purple polka dot background we see an African or African American Petite Barbie modeling a white shorts outfit made of cotton printed with tiny dots in pastel colors. Her shorts have a high waist and her tank top has straps. They are separate garments. She wears white plastic high heels. The overlay says, "free pattern" and we see the Chelly Wood dot com logo in one corner.

Sew high-waisted shorts and a reversible tank top for Petite Barbie w/today’s FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LittleThings #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Isn’t my Petite Barbie adorable in this little shorts outfit with a high waist? I just love this look on her! And did you see the heading? The tank top is reversible! I have a word of warning though… If I was going to make this tank top for … Continue reading Sew high-waisted shorts and a reversible tank top for Petite Barbie w/today’s FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LittleThings #DollClothesPatterns

Inside a turquoise blue linen square, there's a photo of a Tall Fashionista Barbie wearing a handmade strappy pink sundress and the words "free pattern" are angled above the photo. Below these words is the logo for ChellyWood.com

Sew a Tall Barbie Dress w/Free Pattern #SummerDress #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This tutorial is unlike some of the other sundress tutorials I’ve created because it’s designed to hide your gathers inside the bodice of the dress. This makes it a little more difficult than most of my other sundress patterns. That’s why the pattern is marked with four flowers. If … Continue reading Sew a Tall Barbie Dress w/Free Pattern #SummerDress #DollClothesPatterns

With a purple and turquoise fabric quilt frame, we see see two doll clothes patterns for Mattel Skipper dolls inside the frame with a woman's torso over the top. The woman, who wears a yellow blouse, has her hands up and her shoulders shrugging, with a curious look on her face. There are question marks dancing around her. The ChellyWood.com logo appears to the side of these images.

Not all Skipper patterns are alike! #BuyerBeware #DollClothesPatterns

As the heading for today’s blog post states, “Not all Skipper patterns are alike!” You see, Skipper has undergone quite a few changes over time. The earliest rendition of Skipper was a nine-inch doll with no bust and a fairly inflexible body. Here’s my vintage Skipper, modeling a poodle skirt:   In the 1980’s, she became taller but still didn’t have much of a bust.  During … Continue reading Not all Skipper patterns are alike! #BuyerBeware #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a typical fashion doll like Barbie wearing a handmade skirt of holiday fabric and a blouse made of solid color yellow fabric. The skirt appears to be made of shamrock print cotton fabric, but there are tiny yellow shamrocks in the print, which matches the yellow of her blouse. The logo reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns to make our 4th of July or other holiday outfits for doll clothes.

Make a 4th of July Outfit for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #IndependenceDay #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. If you’re from the United States, like I am, you’re probably wondering, “What in the heck?” Yes, I’m re-posting my St. Patrick’s day maxi skirt with reversible blouse pattern for my Independence Day “inspiration” page! Use your imagination… What if you made the shamrock skirt out of one of … Continue reading Make a 4th of July Outfit for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #IndependenceDay #DollClothesPatterns

On a turquoise blue linen fabric background, the words "free pattern" are splayed to one side beside a Made to Move Barbie who wears a multicolored bell-shaped skirt and a pink tank top. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left hand corner of the image.

Let’s make a new combination of shirts and skirts for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SummerFashion #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free pattern is for a reversible tank top and a short skirt. But do you have any idea how easy it is to turn a short skirt into a long skirt? See, look: And today’s free pattern for the tank top is also reversible, so you can create … Continue reading Let’s make a new combination of shirts and skirts for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SummerFashion #DollClothesPatterns

Inside a purple and turquoise quilted frame, we see the ChellyWood.com logo and a curvy Barbie with pink hair standing next to the vintage 5731 Simplicity Tressy doll clothes pattern. The Curvy Barbie wears a white top and burgundy short skirt / miniskirt / mini-skirt.

Can a Curvy Barbie wear Tressy doll clothes? #DollClothesPatterns #SewVintage

Yes, this blog post gives you one more fashion option for your Curvy Barbie! The outfit shown above was part of an ensemble I put together for a little girl I know. As you can see in the image below, I re-created the ruffle blouse from View 2 of this Simplicity Tressy doll clothes pattern 5731. To give you a little history, I found this … Continue reading Can a Curvy Barbie wear Tressy doll clothes? #DollClothesPatterns #SewVintage

A quilted fabric frame surrounds a photo of a vintage Barbie with dark brown hair. The doll stands beside the Tressy doll clothes Simplicity pattern 5731. The Mattel vintage Barbie wears an outfit from the cover of the Simplicity Tressy doll clothes pattern. Her handmade doll clothes include a pink jumper-style dress and a white blouse that's worn under the strappy jumper dress.

Can a vintage Barbie wear Tressy doll clothes? #DollClothesPatterns #VintageBarbie

Based on the image above, it certainly does look like a Vintage Barbie CAN wear vintage Tressy doll clothes patterns! I blogged about this outfit a bit last week, and I mentioned that this was part of an ensemble I put together for a little girl from my area whose family knows me. As you can see in the image below, I re-created the dress … Continue reading Can a vintage Barbie wear Tressy doll clothes? #DollClothesPatterns #VintageBarbie

The words "free pattern" are angled across a turquoise blue linen background, above the ChellyWood.com logo, and beside these is a Made to Move Barbie who carries a pretty white cotton purse with a yellow strap. The white cotton of the purse is decorated with a tiny fruits pattern. Her dress is made of the same white cotton "fruity" fabric, and the dress has cotton straps made of the same material. The skirt of the sundress is short. She wears yellow plastic sandals.

Sew a “fruity” sundress for Barbie with a beach bag or purse! #FreePatterns #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. We’ve seen today’s free pattern before, but the older version of this pattern used a ribbon for the strap: In today’s rendition of the pattern, I’ve included a strap pattern, so you can make the cotton straps that match your dress’s bodice and skirt: The tutorial for making the … Continue reading Sew a “fruity” sundress for Barbie with a beach bag or purse! #FreePatterns #DollClothesPatterns

With a close-up photo of Made to Move Barbie's Bermuda shorts from the back, we can see the double-stitching detail around the pocket, the fact that the tank top is lined with a burgundy-on-white print cotton fabric, and the tank top closes at the back with red Velcro. The words that slant across this image sideways say, "make room for a pocket." The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower right hand side of the image.

A sewing tip: something to think about when you add a pocket! #SewingTips for #DollClothesPatterns

Yesterday I did a blog post showing you how I made a pair of Bermuda shorts from my Simplicity 7928 doll clothes pattern, along with my own reversible tank top pattern, which is, of course, free on this website. As I said yesterday, I’ve found that I can learn a lot by sewing other people’s patterns, and I especially love to take other people’s patterns … Continue reading A sewing tip: something to think about when you add a pocket! #SewingTips for #DollClothesPatterns