It’s almost Halloween, so I decided to revisit an old pattern of mine, and turn it into a pair of Halloween pants (or Halloween cargo pants) for 9 inch dolls. This was originally designed to be a pair of capris for Skipper and other 10 inch dolls, but when I discovered that they fit Moana and Ideal Pepper as regular-length pants, it got me thinking… … Continue reading Sew a pair of Halloween cargo pants for 9 inch dolls with today’s free patterns!
Sometimes I make doll clothes using other people’s patterns. I take lots of pictures, but what can I do with those pictures, since it’s not my pattern to offer up for free on this website? Today I decided to make another “Sewing Inspiration” video, using Simplicity’s 5861 doll clothes patterns for vintage Skipper, which I’m really enjoying making! As a fan of jazz, I … Continue reading New music video to inspire your crafts… With Skipper Simplicity patterns 5861!
I suppose I’m a bit of a prude when it comes to Barbie. There was so much hype about this movie, that I wasn’t going to go see it. I mean, I started sewing for Barbie when I was literally three years old. I’ve had a relationship with this doll longer than the CEO of Mattel has been alive. They couldn’t possibly make a movie … Continue reading Okaaay… So I went to the Barbie movie, and yes, this blog post has spoilers.
Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern.* Today’s doll purse will fit a wide variety of tiny dolls. Not all of the dolls that will fit this purse are mentioned in the first bulleted list, so please keep that in mind. Please note: when you click on links to various merchants on this site and make … Continue reading Make a purse or handbag for 6 to 7 inch fashion dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com
Yesterday, I told you the story of Evelyn, who hand-knitted a multitude of tiny stocking caps before she passed away. I bought them at a church rummage sale, from a woman who seemed very disrespectful toward Evelyn. And now I’m trying to sell these very tiny handmade stocking caps in a way that honors Evelyn’s hard work. When I say “very tiny,” this is what … Continue reading The Story of the Miniature Stocking Caps: Part 2 (PLEASE Comment!)
Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Today’s circle skirt project with eyelet trim was first published here on ChellyWood.com for vintage Skipper, but it also fits modern Stacie dolls, as well as these older Stacie dolls from the 1980’s. I’m publishing it again, with a little different T-shirt … Continue reading Let’s make a circle skirt w/eyelet trim for 1980’s Stacie dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes
Today’s “Do a Pick” game features the following: Barbie Ballet Box World of Barbie Trunk Skipper Carrying Case What’s the story behind this game? When I was a kid, whenever it was playtime with dolls, we would lay out all our dolls and their clothing items. Then we would “do a pick.” That’s where you take turns picking which doll or dolls you’ll play with … Continue reading Let’s Do a Pick — Which doll carrying case would you pick from this vintage collection? #DoApick #vintageBarbie
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Today’s project is a simple little green paid scarf, which you can make for your 10 inch to 11 inch fashion dolls, like Skipper, vintage Skipper, Barbie, Disney princess dolls, and more. There’s a list of all the dolls that will fit today’s … Continue reading Sew a St. Patrick’s Day scarf for fashion dolls w/today’s free PDF sewing patterns #DollClothesPatterns #HappySaintPatricksDay!
Please click on the doll clothes you would like to make. Not what you’re looking for? Behind the scenes, I’m creating a series of classes in doll clothing design techniques, so you can design your own doll clothes patterns for your dolls, using simple techniques, household tools, and your amazing imagination! Click on this link to learn more about my paid courses on the Creative Spark Online Learning platform. If you would … Continue reading FREE 10 inch (25.4 cm) Vintage 1980’s Skipper Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)
For your free patterns and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday I posted about my new-used “lucky find” at the Goodwill: a Judy Littlechap doll. Well another recent Goodwill discovery was this vintage Skipper from the 1980’s. However, she didn’t arrive in nearly as good of condition as Judy did. In fact, even after cleaning her up and … Continue reading Sew a pretty sun dress for vintage 1980’s Skipper dolls w/free sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Easter #DollClothes
If you’re a regular follower on my YouTube channel, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been playing around with YouTube #Shorts lately. My cousin, who runs the ASMR channel, ASMR Tingle and Taps, gave me tips on how to grow my YouTube channel using YouTube Shorts. The Shorts videos I’ve uploaded so far have been doing extremely well, but I haven’t found my “niche” yet. If … Continue reading Let’s play a game with dolls in 2023! #DollCollectors #DollClothesPatterns
Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and links to all additional relevant tutorial videos. As I’ve said in previous blog posts, today’s shirt pattern will fit vintage Skipper dolls if you use felt (which is typically quite stretchy) as your fabric. There are no seam allowances around the neck, arm holes, and at the bottom … Continue reading Sew pants and a shirt for your vintage Skipper dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewVintage #DollClothes