A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

FREE Holiday sewing patterns for Momoko Doll elf costume @ ChellyWood.com #MomokoDoll #DollClothes

Yes, this is the same pattern I posted last Friday and yesterday, but I wanted to show you how cute it is on Momoko dolls too! This image shows the outfit in green cotton Christmas fabric, using eyelet lace trim. Now I used 1/2 inch Offray Santa-belt ribbon for the hat and dress, but it’s sort of hard to find in that size. I lucked … Continue reading FREE Holiday sewing patterns for Momoko Doll elf costume @ ChellyWood.com #MomokoDoll #DollClothes

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

FREE Holiday sewing patterns for Skipper Doll elf costume @ ChellyWood.com #HappyHolidays #DollClothes

Yes, this is the same pattern I posted last Friday, but it looks a little different in green cotton Christmas fabric, using eyelet lace trim instead of the fur I used in the red version of the dress. Now I used 1/2 inch Offray Santa-belt ribbon for the hat and dress, but it’s sort of hard to find in that size. I lucked out and … Continue reading FREE Holiday sewing patterns for Skipper Doll elf costume @ ChellyWood.com #HappyHolidays #DollClothes

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

FREE Holiday sewing patterns for Tinkerbell Doll elf costume @ ChellyWood.com

If you follow my blog regularly, you’ve probably seen these patterns and tutorials before, but this is the first time I’ve converted the shoes, hat, and Christmas stockings to PDF format. As you can see, these patterns will fit the 9 inch Tinkerbell fairy dolls, but they also fit many other dolls too. Just look back at my “North Pole Christmas” stop motion video to get … Continue reading FREE Holiday sewing patterns for Tinkerbell Doll elf costume @ ChellyWood.com

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Let’s sew a holiday skirt for Creatable World Dolls @ ChellyWood.com w/today’s #FreePatterns for #DollClothes

For your free pattern, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s snowman skirt is designed to fit Mattel’s Creatable World dolls and similar-sized 8-inch, 9-inch, and 10-inch dolls. To make this outfit, you’ll need some craft felt, holiday-themed cotton small-print fabric, 1/8 inch elastic, and a few tiny Dritz snaps. But please note that these patterns are versatile and will fit more … Continue reading Let’s sew a holiday skirt for Creatable World Dolls @ ChellyWood.com w/today’s #FreePatterns for #DollClothes

The image shows a Lieutenant Uhura doll (in the likeness of actress Nichelle Nichols) wearing a handmade dress with a dropped ruffle and cap sleeves. The main part of the dress is made of red and white striped cotton fabric that looks a lot like the stripes on a peppermint candy. The watermark reminds you to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls and action figures of many shapes and all different sizes.

Make a holiday dress for the Mego Nichelle Nichols action figure w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #NichelleNichols #DollClothes

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos for making today’s dress project. Yes, that’s the Lieutenant Uhura action figure from Mego, and you can learn more about her on the Mego website. Nichelle Nichols’ claim to fame was playing the role of Lt. Uhura, the communications officer on … Continue reading Make a holiday dress for the Mego Nichelle Nichols action figure w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #NichelleNichols #DollClothes

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Entertain holiday guests’ kids with sewing lessons for the holidays! #SewingLessons #DollClothes

Are you looking for the free patterns? Please scroll down to the bullets. You’ve got the cousins and/or grandkids coming over for the holidays. What are you going to do to keep them entertained? Why not give them a box of scraps, a handful of little dolls, and have them learn to sew? If you introduce them to beginning sewing lessons on their parents’ phones, … Continue reading Entertain holiday guests’ kids with sewing lessons for the holidays! #SewingLessons #DollClothes

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Holiday-themed blog posts are on the way @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayCraftProjects and #DollClothes

As most of my regular followers know, I’m busy working behind the scenes to create a class on the Creative Spark platform that will teach you how I design my doll clothes patterns. If you’re interested in taking my Creative Spark class, just go to their website, scroll down to the bottom of the home page, and subscribe to their newsletter. That way you’ll be … Continue reading Holiday-themed blog posts are on the way @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayCraftProjects and #DollClothes

Framed in turquoise blue linen fabric, we see a close-up shot of the skirt worn by Juliet's nurse in the stop motion video of Romeo and Juliet, and on top of the layers of skirts, we see the simple apron with detailed embroidery on it. The arrow on this image points to the embroidery, and the text says "free pattern and embroidery tutorials" above the ChellyWood.com logo.

Easy-to-Sew Apron for Barbie! Free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ApronPattern #DollClothes

  For your free patterns and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday I posted the PDF patterns for the entire pilgrim costume, which appears in the video above. But when I reviewed the tutorial video for the apron, I thought, “Holy smokes! That’s a really OLD video!” In fact, it goes back to the earliest videos I’ve made … Continue reading Easy-to-Sew Apron for Barbie! Free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ApronPattern #DollClothes

What does the future hold for Chelly Wood? #Goals #Finances

I’m getting personal this week, taking a break from patterns while I’m on a business trip. I hope you don’t mind. So today I’m going to answer the question, “What does the future hold for Chelly Wood?” In March of 2022, I’ll turn 55, which means I’ll be able to retire from my “day job” as a school librarian, if I want to. But as … Continue reading What does the future hold for Chelly Wood? #Goals #Finances

In this image, Made to Move Barbie lays on a bed with a wardrobe nearby. There's a window behind the bed. The doll's knees curl around and her feet are crossed at the ankles. She lays with one hand near her face and the other at her side. The words over her head say "dream come true!" The Chelly Wood logo is in the corner.

What would you do if your dreams were coming true?

Yes, as the heading explains, my dreams are coming true! In general, I’m a relatively private person. I like my online persona to be distinctly separated from my real self. But today I’m going to share a part of my personal journey with you, my followers. I want you to see how long the journey has been, and how far I’ve come. Had you met … Continue reading What would you do if your dreams were coming true?

On a purple fabric background with tiny white polka dots, we see an image of two Littlest Pet Shop animal toys in a wicker chair. One wears a felt cat mask; the other sits inside a pumpkin. The text says, "Halloween with L P S" and there's a corner logo that says "Chelly Wood."

Let’s watch a Halloween video with Littlest Pet Shop toys! #HappyHalloween #KidStuff

I hope you enjoy this Littlest Pet Shop video. It shows how my patterns can be adapted for various dolls and toys, to suit your needs. As with all of my videos, the content is perfect for even young children and older kids too. This blog post is a re-post. I’m on a business trip, so I’m keeping my blog posts short (but hopefully entertaining) … Continue reading Let’s watch a Halloween video with Littlest Pet Shop toys! #HappyHalloween #KidStuff

On a turquoise blue linen background, we read the words "Halloween costume contest" with a white arrow pointing down at a row of photographs of different dolls wearing various Halloween costumes including (left to right) a cat costume, a ghost costume, a witch costume, a Renaissance bard costume, and a cactus costume. In the upper right hand corner of the square image is the logo for ChellyWood.com

Let’s have a Halloween costume contest for dolls! Join the fun @ ChellyWood.com #CostumeContest #DollClothes

During the month of October, I’ve been giving you lots of free, printable PDF sewing patterns for making Halloween costumes for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. Let’s look back over the month to see what we’ve created! Watch the video at the top of the page, and then use the form below to cast a vote for your favorite Halloween costume for … Continue reading Let’s have a Halloween costume contest for dolls! Join the fun @ ChellyWood.com #CostumeContest #DollClothes