A purple background square of fabric that's dotted with tiny white polka dots surrounds a photo of a Mini Elsa Toddler doll wearing a little pink felt shirt and matching pink print skirt along with the words "free pattern" and the ChellyWood.com logo. An arrow points at the skirt, indicating that the blog post will focus on the skirt, rather than the whole ensemble.

Sew a skirt for Elsa Mini Toddler doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #SewingFun

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern. Like yesterday’s blog post said, I’m busy making a wardrobe for my niece’s mini Elsa doll. My niece’s birthday is coming up, and she asked for a few doll clothes for her 6 inch Elsa doll who only has pajamas to wear. So today’s video tutorial shows you how … Continue reading Sew a skirt for Elsa Mini Toddler doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #SewingFun

The image shows two flowers embroidered on pink felt, using the Algerian Star and Rambling Rose Stitches with Detached Chain Stitch Leaves

Learning at the Laundromat @ ChellyWood.com #Embroidery and #DollClothesPatterns

Last weekend our dryer quit working, so, as it was raining (and therefore I couldn’t use the laundry line), I had to take my wet laundry to the laundromat to finish. When I was in college, I used my laundromat a lot, so I know that there’s a whole lotta waiting involved at a laundromat. These days most people look at their phones while they … Continue reading Learning at the Laundromat @ ChellyWood.com #Embroidery and #DollClothesPatterns

With a purple and turquoise blue background behind her, a woman sits at her embroidery hoop with scissors and floss beside her. The embroidery needle in her hand has thread that leads to a heart shape near the words "the whipstitch and more" which makes up the heading for this blog post featured image.

How to do a whipstitch with Chelly Wood #Embroidery #SewingByHand

In many of my videos, I reference the “whipstitch” or sometimes spelled “whip stitch.” This is a super helpful stitch to know how to do, when sewing doll clothes. But did you know my website also has a whole embroidery tutorial section? The whipstitch tutorial is just one of many embroidery tutorials I’ve made over the years. Click here to see them all. Now be … Continue reading How to do a whipstitch with Chelly Wood #Embroidery #SewingByHand

With a purple frame around it, we see a hand with a tiny sewing project right in the middle of the palm of the hand. Beside this photo, we read the words "sewing in the time of covid." Below these images is the ChellyWood.com logo overshadowed by a graphic image of the corona virus.

Sewing with Covid Fingers… #SewingProjects with #DollClothesPatterns

These are the projects I’m working on. I don’t know if you can tell, but those are some awfully tiny little doll clothes. Teeny tiny! Itsy bitsy! And… I have covid again. Ugh. At least, it’s the form of covid that I always seem to get. Whenever my husband gets covid, I get… something. I’m one of those weird freaky people who gets “covid toes” … Continue reading Sewing with Covid Fingers… #SewingProjects with #DollClothesPatterns

In this photo, the Chelly Wood doll (actually a Spin Master Liv doll that has had its face re-painted and its wig dyed grey to look like the doll clothing designer, YouTuber, and writer Chelly Wood) stands in her sewing room with her arms spread out wide in a welcoming stance. On the doll's right (your left) we see her hutch filled with tiny folded fabrics. There's a window directly behind her. At her side is her sewing desk with tiny fabrics, a miniature sewing machine, and other sewing supplies on top. To her left (your right) behind the doll, there's a sea blue mannequin displaying an in-progress sun dress with a tape measure around the mannequin's neck. Hanging from a sea blue hanger on the wall is the white party dress with tiny polka dots that often appears in Chelly's videos on the mannequin. The floor is hard wood. The wall is purple. Chelly's desk chair has been upholstered in sea blue fabric. In the corner of the image is the logo for ChellyWood.com

Help me choose the topic of my next Creative Spark class! #DollClothesPatterns #SmallTalk

Please scroll down to the images below to see examples… In January, I finished my first Creative Spark class, and I’ve learned a lot about online classes along the way. The folks at Creative Spark would like me to teach another class, but what would YOU like me to teach next? Please use this form to cast your vote: These images represent examples, showing what’s … Continue reading Help me choose the topic of my next Creative Spark class! #DollClothesPatterns #SmallTalk

Within the square frame of a quilted image, we see a photo of a Made to Move Barbie wearing a handmade kilt-style wrap around skirt, made of green plaid fabric, side-by-side with the image from the cover of Simplicity pattern 8281 from 1977. The real doll and the drawn image from the pattern are standing in identical poses, with feet spread slightly apart and hands at their sides. Both wear a tee shirt with the wrap skirts.

Make a doll’s wrap skirt into a kilt for St. Patrick’s Day @ ChellyWood.com #FreeDollClothesPatterns #StPatricksDay

The image above shows the Simplicity 8281 vintage sewing pattern from 1977, and I have to admit that I’ve been sort of obsessed with the skirt in View 5 of this pattern for quite some time. So last night I decided to make a St. Patrick’s Day green plaid kilt, using this wrap-around skirt pattern. Here’s how it turned out, and I must say I’m … Continue reading Make a doll’s wrap skirt into a kilt for St. Patrick’s Day @ ChellyWood.com #FreeDollClothesPatterns #StPatricksDay

The background image shows a basket of sewing goodies. In the foreground, we see the words "how to store unfinished sewing projects."

How to Store Unfinished Sewing Projects #SewingProjects #DollClothesPatterns

We all have them. Yes, you know you do. Those projects that you have cut out and left sitting on the ironing board–those unfinished sewing projects–we like to think they will disappear if we just kick them under the bed, but they do not. They stick around. For years. Until you face them… Yep, even I have unfinished sewing projects. Would you like to know … Continue reading How to Store Unfinished Sewing Projects #SewingProjects #DollClothesPatterns

Framed in purple, a brunette Barbie with Steffie face mold stares out of a photo at the camera past the words "who is this lovely lady?" and the logo for ChellyWood.com

Can you help identify this Barbie doll? #CollectibleToys #VintageDolls

Can you help me identify this Goodwill find? I recently discovered this lovely lady at my local Goodwill, for less than $3.00, and what a find! Her hind quarters indicated that she was a vintage Barbie doll, but her face doesn’t look that old. So I think we have a “mix-and-match” going on here. Sometimes a year will be printed on the back of the … Continue reading Can you help identify this Barbie doll? #CollectibleToys #VintageDolls

A new variation on yesterday’s free Valentine’s Day dress pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDay #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Isn’t this the perfect fabric for my pencil-skirt Valentine’s Day dress? I just love how this dress turned out! Yesterday I re-posted the Valentine’s Day pencil skirt dress pattern that’s always so popular here on ChellyWood.com right around the start of February, but today I’m posting another variation on … Continue reading A new variation on yesterday’s free Valentine’s Day dress pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDay #DollClothesPatterns

On a square purple cotton background, we see the words "How to alter doll clothes patterns is live" and a bright pink arrow points at a scene from Chelly Wood's class on how to alter doll clothes patterns.

Update on my Creative Spark class… #DollClothes #SewingClass

  Yes, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” is now live on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want! Here are a few FAQ’s people have asked me about my paid course(s): Will you be teaching any more classes for Creative Spark? Yes! To see all of the courses I’m offering, click here on my Instructor’s … Continue reading Update on my Creative Spark class… #DollClothes #SewingClass

On a purple polka dot background, we see the words "how to make doll-sized cloth-covered buttons" along with three buttons laying on a piece of pink cloth with a needle and thread overlaid.

Take your doll clothes sewing to a new level with cloth-covered buttons #DollClothes #SewingTutorial

Today’s tutorial is not for the beginning sewist. There. Now you’ve been warned! But if you ever find yourself unable to close a garment in the back, this tutorial may help. It shows you how to make covered buttons with little embroidery floss loops. If, however, you’re looking for a much easier way to extend the back closure of a doll clothes garment, this is … Continue reading Take your doll clothes sewing to a new level with cloth-covered buttons #DollClothes #SewingTutorial

On a square purple cotton background, we see the words "How to alter doll clothes patterns is live" and a bright pink arrow points at a scene from Chelly Wood's class on how to alter doll clothes patterns.

YAY! You can sign up for my class on Creative Spark! #DollClothes #DesignClass

  As you can see by the “official announcement” video above, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” is now live on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want! And don’t panic if it seems like too much to add to your plate right now — sometimes our lives get really busy. I totally understand. But for … Continue reading YAY! You can sign up for my class on Creative Spark! #DollClothes #DesignClass