On a turquoise blue background, we read the words "Skates, boots, and high-tops." Below this and at a slight angle is a photo of the following (left to right): silver cowboy boots, black army boots, and white ice skates.

The Woes of Buying Doll Boots, Skates, and High-tops on eBay #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns

Doll boots can be a lot of fun to dress your doll in, when you’re making winter raincoats and ponchos for them to wear in your fall dioramas. But if you’ve ever tried to buy vintage Barbie boots, you’ll probably already be familiar with this little problem: Some sellers on eBay are experts at hiding the flaws in their products. Then, when you buy it … Continue reading The Woes of Buying Doll Boots, Skates, and High-tops on eBay #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns

On a purple cotton background, there's a picture of a Creatable World doll wearing a Halloween candy corn decorated dress with orange sleeves. The overlay text says, "Free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in one corner.

Make a Halloween Candy Corn Party Dress for Creatable World Dolls w/Today’s Free PDF Sewing Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #DollClothes

  For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Okay guys, I’m giving you this free printable PDF sewing pattern and tutorial video for making the Creatable World Dolls’ version of my popular “Halloween Candy Corn” dress today, but I can’t say I’m 100% confident that you’ll like this dress on Creatable World Dolls. Why? There are … Continue reading Make a Halloween Candy Corn Party Dress for Creatable World Dolls w/Today’s Free PDF Sewing Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #DollClothes

The image shows a bare-footed Barbie doll wearing a skirt with a flared ruffle. The words above the photo of the bare feet say, "Where to buy doll shoes."

Where to Buy CUTE Doll Shoes #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns

Almost exactly a month ago, one of my followers, Nancee, left a comment here in response to my blog post about making the Curvy Barbie High-low dress you see pictured above. Nancee asked, “Where did you get the adorable strappy, yellow shoes in today’s picture? I bought a Yoga Barbie and she did not come with any footwear – not even socks. The shoes I … Continue reading Where to Buy CUTE Doll Shoes #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns

In a square image, the background is a cotton candy shade of pink fading to blue, while the foreground has a photo of an 1970's Ideal Crissy doll with her red hair down and her big eyes framed by long eyelashes. The words on this framed image say "Crissy, the other 18 inch doll" and the ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left corner of the square image.

Crissy: the OTHER 18 inch Doll! ChellyWood.com #ToyCollector #DollClothesPatterns

Are you old enough to remember Crissy? Did you have one? Please leave a comment, whether you’re new to collecting Crissy dolls, a long-time Crissy collector, or if you just want to share your memories of Crissy play time. But if the answer to those questions is “No–I don’t remember Crissy dolls” and “no–I’ve never had one,” then let me explain. Before there was the … Continue reading Crissy: the OTHER 18 inch Doll! ChellyWood.com #ToyCollector #DollClothesPatterns

Within a blue linen frame, we see the words "free pattern" overlaid on top of a photo of a fashion doll, whose "Sunday best" dressy glove (really a mitten) is resting elegantly against her full skirt. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower left corner.

Free pattern and tutorial video for making fashion doll gloves or mittens @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #VintageFashion

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s tutorial video comes with a free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making a nostalgic looking pair of 1950’s style fashion doll gloves, so all your vintage dolls can wear gloves with their “Sunday best” dresses! Some of you have sent me requests for elbow-length gloves as well, so … Continue reading Free pattern and tutorial video for making fashion doll gloves or mittens @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #VintageFashion

On a turquoise blue linen background, we see an angled photo of the Chelly Wood doll (really a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-designed by Chelly's daughters to look like her), and she's seated at her laptop computer with the "Share Your Creations" page uploaded to her computer. The words over the top of this photo say "Share the doll clothes you've made!" There's a pink arrow pointing from the words to the laptop.

Have you ever noticed my “Share Your Creations” page? #SocialMedia #DollClothesPatterns

Have you ever noticed that ChellyWood.com has a “Share Your Creations” page? If you’re on a desktop or laptop computer, just go up to the website’s main menu (on a mobile device, look for the hamburger menu in the corner). Where it says “About the Designer,” there’s a drop-down menu. Click on that drop-down menu, and at the bottom of the list, it says, “Share … Continue reading Have you ever noticed my “Share Your Creations” page? #SocialMedia #DollClothesPatterns

The Chelly Wood doll (a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-designed to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood) is seated at her desk in her office. The wall of the office is a mottled purple color behind her open laptop. The doll's fingers touch the keyboard which is resting on an extended arm of the desk. Her computer screen shows the ChellyWood.com "Share Your Creations" page with three doll clothes displays under the introductory text. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left corner of the image.

Announcement: a change to the “Share Your Creations” page on ChellyWood.com

In 2019, I first launched my Share Your Creations! page. Starting today, July 15, 2022, students who have taken one of my online courses through the Creative Spark online learning platform are being offered an opportunity to post images of their handmade doll clothes, along with a link to and/or watermark for their website or social media handles, for the Share Your Creations! page on … Continue reading Announcement: a change to the “Share Your Creations” page on ChellyWood.com

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll (a repainted, re-wigged Spin Master Liv doll) sitting at her computer, looking at the website, ChellyWood.com, and there's a pink arrow pointing to the computer from words above the image that say, "free doll clothes patterns!"

How to find free doll clothes patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes @ ChellyWood.com #SewWithMe #DollClothesPatterns

At the start of July, I revised the layout of this website to include alphabetical order of the different dolls’ brand names. So I thought it would be wise to update the video that shows how to find free patterns on this website. Are you lovin’ all this free stuff from ChellyWood.com? Please show your support by telling people about ChellyWood.com. That’s what the “Creative … Continue reading How to find free doll clothes patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes @ ChellyWood.com #SewWithMe #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a women holding up a poster of three dolls wearing handmade doll clothes. There's a tripod holding a DSLR camera nearby, and the woman is smiling as she looks toward the camera. The text over the top of this image says, "how to really shine on video" and there is, in fact, a sparkle of tiny pale colored dots all around the woman's head, like stars.

Doll Photography Tip #12: How to really SHINE in your doll-related videos (thank you @salmajafri !) #Photography #Dollstagram

I get fan mail from my followers every now and then, and through our conversations, I’ve come to realize that many of you are using my free doll clothes patterns to help cut costs in your doll-related businesses, whether that’s selling your doll clothes on Etsy, selling your doll crafts on eBay, or making doll clothes or doll crafts for various in-person sales venues. About … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #12: How to really SHINE in your doll-related videos (thank you @salmajafri !) #Photography #Dollstagram

A purple and turquoise blue quilt frames the words "how do you box your doll clothes" which float above a 3-D photo of a box wrapped in craft paper with a turquoise blue ribbon delicately tied around the box. The ChellyWood.com logo appears to one side of the text and photo.

How do you box your doll clothes for mailing (shipping)? #Handmade #DollClothesPatterns

The ensemble shown at the top of this page was part of a doll clothes gift I made for a friend’s little girl, Navy. What a cool name this little girl has, don’t you think? Navy? I love it! That’s even a color of fabric! Okay, so when I gave her this gift, consisting of all these handmade doll clothes, how did I package them? … Continue reading How do you box your doll clothes for mailing (shipping)? #Handmade #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 purple cotton background with tiny white polka dots, we see the words "why snaps?" and beneath this heading, a photo of a woman's hand holding a package of 12 Dritz snaps. In the corner of this image is the ChellyWood.com logo.

Why I love Dritz sew-on snaps (and how to read a Dritz snaps card)! #SewingOnline #DollClothesPatterns

Yesterday I did a blog post asking you which one you liked better: Velcro, or snaps, for the back closure of your doll clothes garments. Although I use both kinds of closures, I prefer snaps, and as I have said many times before on this website, I prefer Dritz snaps to other brands. That’s because Dritz snaps come on a cardstock sheet, so you can … Continue reading Why I love Dritz sew-on snaps (and how to read a Dritz snaps card)! #SewingOnline #DollClothesPatterns