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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

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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

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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

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How to Repair and Store Old Patterns

This week I’m working to finalize my class with my editor at Creative Spark, so hang in there! The class is almost ready! Today I’m giving you a little sneak peek of what we’ll be learning in my upcoming class, on Creative Spark’s website. So watch today’s video clear to the end, where I talk about what my Creative Spark class will offer. In case … Continue reading How to Repair and Store Old Patterns

The image shows a purple, white, and turquoise colored infographic with the title "Buyer's Gide" at the top, and the following elements listed within the text boxes of the infographic: buttons, snaps, ribbon, elastic, labels, zippers. The watermark says "ChellyWood" to remind you that you can get lots of doll clothes sewing advice and free patterns at ChellyWood.com

Buyer’s Guide for Sewing Doll Clothes: #SewingTips for Making #DollClothes

I’ve compiled a few questions I’ve been asked over the years, about where to buy fabric, notions, buckles, buttons, snaps, ribbon, elastic, and more. So today’s blog post will hopefully address answers to some of the more common questions I get in my inbox. This is just a list of where to buy and what to buy, but keep in mind that it’s always good … Continue reading Buyer’s Guide for Sewing Doll Clothes: #SewingTips for Making #DollClothes

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Kwanza craft project: make a miniature Unity Cup @ ChellyWood.com #KwanzaaCrafts #KidsCrafts

  This week I posted patterns for Kwanzaa doll clothes, including a free, printable poncho pattern. But what else does a fashion doll need for his/her Kwanzaa celebration? How about a unity cup? This tutorial video shows you how to make a unity cup from three simple objects you can find around the house: half of a nut shell a bead connector a slice of … Continue reading Kwanza craft project: make a miniature Unity Cup @ ChellyWood.com #KwanzaaCrafts #KidsCrafts

On a turquoise blue linen background, we see the words "Free Patterns," accompanying a photo of a Rainbow High Sheryl doll from MGM. The doll wears a handmade red, green, white, and black plaid dress with red ribbon straps. The dress's skirt is almost long enough to cover the doll's knees, but not quite. The doll's light brown eyes glisten as if wet. Her golden locks float around her shoulders and down her back. In the left corner of the turquoise blue linen frame, we see the logo for Chelly Wood dot com.

Let’s sew a little holiday party dress for Rainbow High dolls with today’s NEW FREE dress pattern! #DollClothes #DollCollector

  For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Since this time last year, I’ve received a dozen or so requests for patterns that will fit the Rainbow High dolls. So this year for Christmas, I asked my family and friends to buy me one. And guess what… My “Secret Santa” from work (who turned out to … Continue reading Let’s sew a little holiday party dress for Rainbow High dolls with today’s NEW FREE dress pattern! #DollClothes #DollCollector

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Miniature Christmas Stockings and Free Doll Clothes Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayToys #ChristmasStockings

Today’s tutorial video shows you how to make a Christmas stocking for your 1:6 scale dollhouse or diorama. And the pattern for the stockings also has a pattern for sewing a simple outfit that will fit dolls like modern and Made-to-Move Barbie, Queens of Africa, and Disney Princess 11 inch fashion dolls. The following links will help you make not only the miniature Christmas stockings, … Continue reading Miniature Christmas Stockings and Free Doll Clothes Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayToys #ChristmasStockings

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More Free Christmas Pajama Patterns for Barbie @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #HolidaySewing

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Collectors and children alike enjoy getting a brand new pair of holiday jammies for their Barbie dolls for Christmas, so why not make some this holiday season? To make the outfit shown on this page, you will need 1/4 inch bias tape (for the straps), craft felt (for the … Continue reading More Free Christmas Pajama Patterns for Barbie @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #HolidaySewing

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Make Mary Jane Shoes for MH or EAH 10 inch dolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollShoes #HolidayCrafts

  For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s tutorial goes with a pattern for making a pair of Mary Jane style shoes that will fit Monster High dolls, Ever After High dolls, and Moana 10 inch dolls (among other dolls with similar-sized feet). It’s a nice tutorial for the holidays because in the video, I … Continue reading Make Mary Jane Shoes for MH or EAH 10 inch dolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollShoes #HolidayCrafts