The image shows an American Girl Kaya doll modeling a pale blue, tan, and white argyle print cotton skirt with a knife pleated ruffle, and a simple sleeveless felt shirt. She wears patent leather Mary Jane shoes. The background behind her is a blue sky with a concrete slab she appears to be standing on. The watermark reminds us to go to Chelly Wood dot com for all the free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos we will need to enjoy sewing this outfit for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Adora Amazing Girls, Madame Alexander dolls, Journey Girls, and more in this size range.

Sew a pleated skirt and felt shirt for 18 inch dolls #FreeSewingPattern #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. As I said in yesterday’s blog post, 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 dolls. For today’s doll clothes sewing project, you’ll need some craft felt  for the … Continue reading Sew a pleated skirt and felt shirt for 18 inch dolls #FreeSewingPattern #DollClothes

Crissy’s ready for beach combing in this summer outfit made with free patterns from ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Crissy dolls were “created in the Ideal Toy Corporation’s prototype department in 1968,” according to Wikipedia. My cousin, Virginia, and I both got one for Christmas in about 1974 or 1975, and we absolutely loved them! But today, it’s hard to find sewing patterns for Crissy dolls. For one thing, … Continue reading Crissy’s ready for beach combing in this summer outfit made with free patterns from ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

This photograph shows a Crissy doll wearing a handmade shift dress and blue plastic shoes in front of a turquoise mottled background screen. The watermark reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for the free pattern to make this "sailor-style" shift dress with a round collar trimmed in ribbon. Click on the link in the caption to find the free printable PDF sewing pattern for this short shift dress.

Sew a little “sailor-style” shift dress for your vintage Crissy dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewFun #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Whenever I create a brand new pattern, I have to make a blog post that connects the gallery page to the pattern and tutorials. That’s what today’s blog post is all about. Now collars can be challenging for beginners, but this little sailor-style shift dress is made of easy-to-sew felt! So … Continue reading Sew a little “sailor-style” shift dress for your vintage Crissy dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewFun #DollClothes

Here we see a vintage Crissy doll with lovely ginger hair wearing a handmade felt sleeveless dress with a collar that is trimmed in blue ribbon tied in a bow at the front. The sleeveless dress is made of white felt. The image includes the words "Free Pattern" and the name Chelly Wood on a logo of a bodice pattern.

Crissy doll’s shift dress with collar tutorial and free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollCollector #SewingProject

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. For today’s sailor shirt or shift dress with rounded collar, you’ll need to use some craft felt, Offray ribbon, and snaps. Any time you’re sewing a collar, it’s important to have at least a basic understanding of sewing concepts. In other words, today’s project is not for the beginner. But if … Continue reading Crissy doll’s shift dress with collar tutorial and free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollCollector #SewingProject

In this graphic, we see a BFC Ink doll standing so she faces a little to our right. She wears a pink sleeveless crop top shirt (which is also reversible) and a pair of indigo blue denim cropped pants or capris. The left side of the graphic shows a white sewing machine. There are words at the bottom of the sewing machine which say, "Let's sew..." followed by "a summer outfit for BFC Ink dolls." The watermark in the corner of the graphic image tells where you can go to get the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this outfit: ChellyWood.com

Let’s sew a pair of denim capris and a summer top for BFC Ink dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s sewing patterns and tutorial videos will help you make the outfit shown at the top of this page. You may have seen my recent pioneer dress tutorial video, which featured a doll I called “my niece, Emily.” The doll who played my niece in that video is actually a BFC … Continue reading Let’s sew a pair of denim capris and a summer top for BFC Ink dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

The image shows a 1970s vintage Crissy doll from Ideal Toy Corporation wearing handmade doll clothes on the right side of a text box. The doll is dressed in a yellow square-neck shirt with shoulder-length sleeves that end in lace. The bottom of her shirt is also trimmed in lace. Beneath the lace, we see the elastic waist of her denim capri pants. She wears denim sneakers that match. The text box contains a graphic image of a sewing machine that says "Let's sew" and beneath this the phrase is completed with... ["Let's sew] ... a pair of capris for Crissy." At the bottom of the combined text box and photograph, the URL ChellyWood.com is provided.

Let’s Sew a Pair of Denim Capris for Ideal Crissy Dolls w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #CrissyDoll

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing pattern. This week’s tutorial shows you how to sew a pair of denim capri pants to fit 18-inch dolls with pre-teen bodies (like the vintage Crissy doll from Ideal and the wonderfully articulated BFC Ink dolls). This capri pants pattern will NOT fit the 18-inch American Girl dolls and other dolls with … Continue reading Let’s Sew a Pair of Denim Capris for Ideal Crissy Dolls w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #CrissyDoll

The image shows a Wellie Wishers doll modeling a beautiful, handmade Victorian-style dress. It has slightly puffed sleeves that taper to the doll's wrists. The full skirt flares a bit and gathers at the waist. The doll smiles slightly at the camera. The dress is made of blue gingham check cotton fabric, and the simplicity of the dress reminds us of the character of Laura from the Little House on the Prairie books and television show. The watermark on this image reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for all our free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew Victorian (19th century pioneer) doll clothes for 14 to 15 inch (35 cm to 38 cm) dolls with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #15inchDolls #SewingProjects

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. My free printable sewing patterns for making the dress pictured at the top of this blog post will fit 14 to 15 inch dolls (that’s 35 cm to 38 cm tall). A list of dolls that fit this pattern is found in the first set of bullets on this page. Need … Continue reading Sew Victorian (19th century pioneer) doll clothes for 14 to 15 inch (35 cm to 38 cm) dolls with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #15inchDolls #SewingProjects

This image shows an American Girl Wellie Wishers doll modeling a handmade gingham dress. The overlay says, "Free patterns and D. I. Y. tutorial at Chelly Wood dot com. There's also a clipart image of a sewing machine on this header.

Make a Victorian era or pioneer-style dress for 14 to 15 inch dolls w/today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns for #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today I’m giving you a free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making a pioneer-style or Victorian era dress to fit 14 to 15 inch dolls (that’s 35 cm to 38 cm tall). Need some blue gingham fabric? Click here to purchase navy blue 1/8 inch gingham check cotton-polyester blend fabric (like … Continue reading Make a Victorian era or pioneer-style dress for 14 to 15 inch dolls w/today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns for #DollClothes

The image shows a 15 inch doll's feet modeling a pair of Victorian style boots made of felt. The boots have white tops that look like Edwardian spats, but the lower part of the boot is navy blue. There are teeny-tiny black buttons along the curved edge of the boot's "upper" area. The watermark reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable patterns and tutorials for making these adorable felt boots for dolls like Wellie Wishers, Hearts for Hearts Girls, and similar sized dolls.

Let’s make a pair of Victorian (or Edwardian-looking) boots for 15 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers @ ChellyWood.com #Historical #SewingProject

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Yes, as today’s heading implies, these boots will fit most of your 14-inch or 15-inch dolls, like Wellies and H4H Girls. See the bulleted list below for a complete list of dolls who will fit today’s free boot pattern. And these boots are more-or-less Victorian in style, although they resemble a … Continue reading Let’s make a pair of Victorian (or Edwardian-looking) boots for 15 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers @ ChellyWood.com #Historical #SewingProject

The image shows a Wellie Wisher doll lifting the skirt of her gingham dress to show her pretty lace-trimmed bloomers and a pair of Victorian boots with tiny buttons. The overlay says, "Victorian bloomers with free pattern" and offers the website, ChellyWood.com

Sew a pair of Victorian-style bloomers (undergarments) for 15-inch dolls with today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VictorianEra #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s tutorial shows you how to make a pair of cute little bloomers with lace edging, which should fit a number of different dolls in the 13-inch to 18-inch doll size range. *For the 18-inch dolls, you’ll notice that these bloomers do not fit the American Girl 18-inch dolls, but they … Continue reading Sew a pair of Victorian-style bloomers (undergarments) for 15-inch dolls with today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VictorianEra #DollClothes

The image shows an 18-inch "Kaya" American Girl doll, wearing handmade doll clothes that were sewn using the free printable PDF sewing patterns found at ChellyWood.com. These free 18 inch doll clothes sewing patterns included a pattern for a long holiday skirt made of glittery red fabric and a long-sleeved V-neck blouse made of winter berry red and white cotton fabric. The doll's long braided hair goes all the way down her back, looking especially elegant with her long skirt. She wears white Mary Jane "patent leather" style shoes. The overlaying watermark tells you to go to ChellyWood.com for your free printable PDF sewing pattern for making doll clothes for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew this beautiful holiday outfit for your 18-inch dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DIYgifts #AmericanGirlDolls

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Yesterday I gave you the pattern and tutorial for making the skirt shown in the image above, but today I’m going to include both the skirt pattern and the shirt pattern, so you can make the whole outfit. If the long-sleeved shirt with V-neck for 18-inch dolls looks familiar to you, … Continue reading Sew this beautiful holiday outfit for your 18-inch dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DIYgifts #AmericanGirlDolls

The image shows a 14 inch Wellie Wisher doll from American Girl doll company wearing a pair of handmade elastic-waist jeans and a lace-trimmed shirt with a square neckline. The watermark tells where you can download the free PDF sewing patterns for making this outfit for your Wellie Wishers: ChellyWood.com

Let’s make jeans and a pretty shirt for Wellie Wishers w/ today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #WellieWishers #amSewing

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Last week we got the pattern and tutorial for making just the jeans, but this week I’m adding the shirt to the whole project. Be advised that the tutorial for the shirt shows a Hearts for Hearts Girls doll wearing the shirt, but trust me, it fits Wellie Wishers too. Today’s … Continue reading Let’s make jeans and a pretty shirt for Wellie Wishers w/ today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #WellieWishers #amSewing