A blue frame surrounds a photo of a blond Strawberry Shortcake character doll who is modeling a white shirt and black mini skirt that were designed by Chelly Wood. The overlay says "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower right corner.

Sew a party skirt and top for Strawberry Shortcake and other 5 to 6 inch dolls w/today’s free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #DollClothesPatterns

Are you looking for the patterns? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s project is relatively simple to make, even for those of you who are just learning to sew. Because this mini skirt is so small, you’ll need to use elastic cord instead of braided elastic. With elastic cord, you don’t need to run a safety pin through the casing, like I show … Continue reading Sew a party skirt and top for Strawberry Shortcake and other 5 to 6 inch dolls w/today’s free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a handmade oven hot pad, sewn using holiday printed fabric, which can be purchased online at StayWellHealthFoods.com

Where do you sell your handmade items? #CraftFair #Handmade

This past holiday season, it occurred to me that my pot holders — many of which are 10 years old or older — were starting to look pretty shabby. I was thinking about buying myself some new ones, when I wandered into my local health food store, Stay Well Health Foods, and discovered that handmade goods were being sold there. They had hand-knitted scarves and … Continue reading Where do you sell your handmade items? #CraftFair #Handmade

The image shows a close up of the McCall's 9449 small baby and toddler doll pattern published in 1968. This image was part of a vintage pattern discussion on the ChellyWood.com website on Martin Luther King Day, in January of 2023. The patterns were shown to fit modern-day baby alive dolls.

Experimenting with vintage McCall’s doll wardrobe pattern 9449 and Baby Alive for #MLKday #DollClothesPatterns

I think it was last year, for Martin Luther King Day — or perhaps it was for Black History Month — I talked about how rare it is to find vintage patterns with representation of African American dolls on the envelope’s cover art. Click here to go back and read that article. This year, as a follow-up to that blog post, I decided to actually … Continue reading Experimenting with vintage McCall’s doll wardrobe pattern 9449 and Baby Alive for #MLKday #DollClothesPatterns

Sewing machine image on a turquoise blue background with sewing accoutrements.

Which New Year’s resolutions did I accomplish in 2022? #NewYearsResolutions #DollClothesPatterns

Everybody’s busy making resolutions for the upcoming year, but today I’m going to reflect on the resolutions I set back in 2022. What was I able to accomplish? My Strawberry Shortcake 11 inch doll, which I bought at a second hand store and restored from her earlier state of disarray, now has her own gallery, here on ChellyWood.com, so that was an accomplishment for 2022! … Continue reading Which New Year’s resolutions did I accomplish in 2022? #NewYearsResolutions #DollClothesPatterns

Inside a purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots, we read the white text "free pattern" and below this, we see the Chelly Wood dot com logo. These texts are next to a photo of a Monster High Draculaura doll modeling a handmade A-line dress with a flared skirt and darts for the bodice. It's a sleeveless dress made of burgundy cotton decorated in swirling vines of a lighter shade of burgundy or maroon. The doll wears velvet boots.

How to use old quilt squares for tiny doll clothes @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothesPatterns

For your free pattern and tutorial video, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday we talked about how I was able to use a weirdly-shaped scrap of fabric to create a lining for the holiday holly dress that my Ever After High doll was wearing. Along the same lines, today I’m going to share how I used an unwanted quilt square to … Continue reading How to use old quilt squares for tiny doll clothes @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothesPatterns

Surrounded by turquoise blue fabric, we read the words "free pattern" angled near a photo of an Everafter High doll wearing a handmade Christmas dress with red rick rack trim. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears under the words "free pattern."

How to use misshapen fabric scraps for tiny doll clothes @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

For your free pattern and tutorial video, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Last week we saw the little A-line dress shown above on a Ginny Weasley doll from the Harry Potter doll line that Mattel put out in 2018. Today I’ve used the same dress pattern to make this little holiday dress for my Ever After High doll. And of course, … Continue reading How to use misshapen fabric scraps for tiny doll clothes @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

Framed by a purple and turquoise blue quilt, we see the Simplicity 1372 doll clothes pattern, which fits Ginny dolls (vintage Vogue Ginny) and muffy dolls, with someone's handwriting written over the top stating "1955 copyright". Also, a "spotlight" image has enlarged View 6 from the pattern, showing a close-up of a little vintage Vogue Ginny doll with a rose in her curly blond hair. The doll's arms are partly raised, and she wears a bright pink dress with tiny white polka dots, white lace trim, and a big pink ribbon (which is tied around her waist). The ChellyWood.com logo is found alongside the cover art for the Simplicity 1372 doll clothes patterns envelope.

What doll clothes patterns do you remember fondly from long ago? #SewingChat #DollClothesPatterns

I keep a PO Box for my ChellyWood.com business, and just imagine my surprise when I opened up my post office box and found vintage Ginny doll clothes wardrobe pattern, Simplicity 1372, waiting inside! This Christmas will be the first year my husband and I will be spending the holidays alone (without our two grown children) in more than 20 years. I was worried that … Continue reading What doll clothes patterns do you remember fondly from long ago? #SewingChat #DollClothesPatterns

On a purple frame, the Disney princess Merida doll is photographed wearing a green plaid short-skirted dress with bloomers. The words "free pattern" appear at an angle to the doll's right (the viewer's left) and under these words is the Chelly Wood dot com logo. You can find free PDF sewing patterns for making this dress and these doll bloomers at ChellyWood.com (a website for free printable PDF sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes).

Free Printable PDF Sewing Patterns for Disney Doll Holiday Dress With Bloomers @ ChellyWood.com #ChristmasGiftIdeas #DollClothesPatterns

Okay, so we’re coming up on Christmas, and this may seem like the wrong type of fabric to use with a “holiday” dress, but you can always use your imagination, right? True, St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday, but it would be nice to make a dress for your daughter or granddaughter, using Christmas fabric around this time of year. All you’d need to make … Continue reading Free Printable PDF Sewing Patterns for Disney Doll Holiday Dress With Bloomers @ ChellyWood.com #ChristmasGiftIdeas #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a close-up of the digital sewing planner page that was designed by Chelly Wood for setting sewing goals. The top of the image says "Editable PDF" and the edge of the planner is decorated with purple stitching on a white background with lace edging. The heading on the planner itself says "My Sewing Goals" in purple, but you can also see where someone has typed in "Date: January 1, 2023" and in one of the flag-shaped, stitching-edge bars where you are meant to type your goals, someone has typed in "Clean Sewing Room." This shows an example of how this digital planner is editable.

Set sewing goals for 2023 with my 99 cent digital, editable sewing planner @ ChellyWood.com #SewingGoals #NewYearsResolution

The purchase of this item in my Etsy store will help me pay the bills for running my free doll clothes pattern website! As the end of 2022 rolls around, I’m realizing that I didn’t make as much money as I had hoped on my Creative Spark classes, my website ads, and the ads on my YouTube channel. Somehow I have to earn enough to … Continue reading Set sewing goals for 2023 with my 99 cent digital, editable sewing planner @ ChellyWood.com #SewingGoals #NewYearsResolution

Within a turquoise blue frame, we see the words "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo, next to a photo of a Mattel Skipper doll wearing an elf costume.

Sew a holiday dress for Skipper w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #ChristmasElf

Yes, this is yet another re-post. I’m converting this set of patterns to PDFs for easy download. And as I’ve said before, you can look back at my “North Pole Christmas” stop motion video to inspire you! To make this holiday dress, you won’t need the sleeve part of the pattern, but you will need the short skirt pattern. I’ve also included the bloomers pattern, … Continue reading Sew a holiday dress for Skipper w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #ChristmasElf

Surrounded by a turquoise blue frame, we see a female Sunshine Family "mom" doll or mother doll, modeling a handmade Christmas dress in red and green plaid. It would also make a nice Valentine's day dress or even a dress for an evening out. The words over top of the Sunshine family doll and slightly to the viewers left say "free pattern". Just below these words is the Chelly Wood logo. The whole image is surrounded by a turquoise blue linen fabric frame.

How to sew Sunshine Family doll dresses with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. This week we’re sewing a pretty red plaid dress for vintage Sunshine Family “mom” dolls. The mom doll had a name: Steffie, but I think a lot of people don’t know that — even some collectors. The African American version of … Continue reading How to sew Sunshine Family doll dresses with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns

Within a purple frame, we see a purple-haired Spin Master La Dee Da doll modeling a short-skirted Christmas dress with a ruffle and cap sleeves. To the left of the image of the doll are the words "free pattern" and below these, the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Sew my “Peppermint Candy” dress for Spin Master La Dee Da dolls w/this free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ChristmasCrafts #DollClothesPatterns

For your free pattern and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This pattern has been available here, on ChellyWood.com, for a number of other dolls, but today is the first time I’ve posted it for the Spin Master La Dee Da dolls. I really like how this dress turned out, and it looks especially cute with its little cap … Continue reading Sew my “Peppermint Candy” dress for Spin Master La Dee Da dolls w/this free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ChristmasCrafts #DollClothesPatterns