Framed by purple polka dot cotton fabric, we see the images of two dolls in handmade felt flat shoes. Above this photo of the doll's legs in their handmade felt shoes, we read the words "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo is also visible.

How to make felt shoes for Ideal Crissy dolls w/today’s FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the third set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today we’ll be sewing a pair of flat shoes for dolls like vintage Crissy, vintage Velvet, and similar-sized dolls. I normally offer a first set of bullets demonstrating which dolls will fit into my patterns, but today I’ve broken the first set of bullets into two subsets. That’s because these flats … Continue reading How to make felt shoes for Ideal Crissy dolls w/today’s FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #DollClothesPatterns

In a purple cotton frame with tiny white polka dots, we see an 18 inch doll (like American Girl dolls) modeling a Halloween outfit of a candy corn skirt and soft felt top. Over the top of the photo of the doll are the words "free pattern" at a slight left-tilted angle. In one corner of the image is the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Super simple sewing tutorial for 18 inch dolls: candy corn Halloween skirt with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s sewing tutorial shows how to make a super simple above-the-knee, elastic-waist skirt for an 18 inch doll. It’s an ideal sewing tutorial for anyone who’s teaching a child to sew or learning how to sew for themselves. My cousin, who runs the YouTube channel ASMR Tingle and Taps requested that … Continue reading Super simple sewing tutorial for 18 inch dolls: candy corn Halloween skirt with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #DollClothesPatterns

This is a thumbnail image with a turquoise blue background and the words "free pattern" over the top of a photo of an 18 inch little girl doll wearing a purple sleeveless felt crop top shirt with a barely visible jersey fabric skirt or pants. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left corner of the thumbnail image.

Super simple sewing tutorial for 18 inch dolls: felt crop top with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LearningToSew #DollClothesPatterns

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s sewing tutorial shows how to make a super simple crop top out of craft felt for an 18 inch doll. It’s an ideal sewing tutorial for anyone who’s teaching a child to sew or learning how to sew for themselves. My cousin, who runs the YouTube channel ASMR Tingle … Continue reading Super simple sewing tutorial for 18 inch dolls: felt crop top with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LearningToSew #DollClothesPatterns

A vintage Velvet doll from Ideal Toy Corporation models a pair of blue jeans and a white shirt. She stands in the center of a blue linen frame with the words "free pattern" slightly angled over her head. To the side of the this photo is the ChellyWood.com logo.

Make these doll clothes for vintage Ideal Velvet dolls w/today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #CollectibleDolls #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Yesterday I gave you the pattern and tutorial video for making the shirt you see in the image above. Last week you got the patterns and tutorial video for making the high-waisted pants or jeans. Today I’m putting the whole ensemble together in one place, so you can easily find all … Continue reading Make these doll clothes for vintage Ideal Velvet dolls w/today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #CollectibleDolls #DollClothes

A square cotton fabric background with tiny white polka dots surrounds the image of a short-sleeved white cotton shirt dotted with teeny-tiny multi-colored daisy-shaped flowers. Over the top of the shirt, tilted to the left, are the words "free pattern" and in the lower left corner, is a logo for ChellyWood.com, a website that offers free printable PDF sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew a V-neck shirt with short sleeves for vintage Ideal Velvet dolls w/today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #ToyCollector #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. You may recognize today’s shirt pattern. I first posted it as part of my Wellie Wisher’s “scrubs” doll clothing set. Velvet is shown below wearing that set, which is still available on this page, if you want to make her a pair of cropped pants to go with the grey version … Continue reading Sew a V-neck shirt with short sleeves for vintage Ideal Velvet dolls w/today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #ToyCollector #DollClothes

Here we see a turquoise blue linen border around a photo of a vintage Ideal Velvet doll, looking at her from the back, regarding the jeans she's wearing from the waist down. Her long hair has been pulled up, and we can see that these are jeans or dungarees with a high waist, like the kinds of pants or jeans that were popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The doll stands with her back to us. The words above the photo say "free pattern" and below that is the logo for Chelly Wood dot com.

Make a pair of high-waisted 70’s pants for vintage Velvet with today’s #FreePatterns for sewing #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s tutorial video is actually related to a class I’m working on for Creative Spark. I do a lot of my blog posts weeks in advance, and so, by the time this posts, my new class (which teaches people how to design doll pants from scratch) may already be available on … Continue reading Make a pair of high-waisted 70’s pants for vintage Velvet with today’s #FreePatterns for sewing #DollClothes

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

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

Surrounded by a quilted frame in the colors turquoise blue and various shades of purple, we see the ChellyWood.com logo and beside it, the envelope for Simplicity 9138 (a pattern that will fit vintage Crissy dolls).

I just added this Crissy doll pattern to my private collection! #HappyToday about #DollClothesPatterns

I’ve been an Ideal Crissy doll fan since my childhood, when these hair-growing dolls first became popular, so it may seem hard to believe that I’ve never owned a Crissy doll clothes pattern. Until now! My birthday was in March, and for my birthday, I splurged and purchased this lovely Simplicity 9138 doll clothes pattern for 17 and a half inch dolls. Now you may … Continue reading I just added this Crissy doll pattern to my private collection! #HappyToday about #DollClothesPatterns

On a turquoise blue linen background, we read the words "free pattern" overlaid near the photo of a vintage Ideal Velvet doll with one hand raised, modeling a pioneer style dress.

Make a pioneer dress for 15 and a half inch (39 cm) dolls with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #VintageToys

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. If you’re a regular follower of ChellyWood.com, this dress is going to look familiar to you. I first posted these patterns for American Girl’s Wellie Wisher dolls, about a year ago. But with Easter right around the corner, I thought it might be fun to re-post the patterns and show the … Continue reading Make a pioneer dress for 15 and a half inch (39 cm) dolls with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #VintageToys

In a purple square frame, a Crissy doll models handmade doll clothes, including a skirt with pleated ruffle and a sleeveless shirt. The words over the top of the purple background say "free pattern" and the ChellyWood.com logo appears in one corner.

Sew a pleated skirt and felt shirt for vintage Crissy or Velvet dolls #VintageToys #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. This argyle skirt pattern has been available on my website for some time now, but today is the first time I’ve offered it (with the felt shirt) for 18 inch Crissy and 16 inch Velvet dolls. It appeared on Velvet, though, on the gallery links page, as shown below: So you … Continue reading Sew a pleated skirt and felt shirt for vintage Crissy or Velvet dolls #VintageToys #DollClothesPatterns