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

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

The image shows a Ken doll dressed as Romeo and a Momoko doll dressed as Juliet. The image has been altered using Paint2 style in Comic Life, to give it a soft, painted look to the photograph.

Which Romeo and Juliet do you like best? Please VOTE! #GraphicNovel #LiteraryClassics

As some of my regular followers already know, I’ve created three acts of Romeo and Juliet in stop motion, but the fourth and fifth acts have not yet been completed. (My shortened version didn’t do well on YouTube, so I removed it.) And many of you know that I’m both a school librarian and a writer. As such, I’m aware that schoolteachers all over the … Continue reading Which Romeo and Juliet do you like best? Please VOTE! #GraphicNovel #LiteraryClassics

This image shows a handmade apron for 11 to 12 inch fashion dolls like Barbie, Liv Dolls, Queens of Africa and Poppy Parker. The apron has three front pockets, a ribbon that ties the apron in the back, and a snap closure at the neck of the apron. The fabric of the apron is a pink checkerboard while the pockets are a solid pink fabric. Visit for the free printable sewing pattern and tutorial video showing how to make this doll clothes sewing project using our free printable PDF sewing pattern.

This week’s sewing project: make a doll’s apron w/ pockets! #amsewing #dollcrafts

Those of you who are regular or ChellyWood1 followers are already familiar with the blue apron that the Chelly Wood doll wears in the opening and closing sequence of many of my doll clothes sewing videos. In that opening and closing sequence, the Chelly Wood doll wears a blue apron with yellow ribbons to tie it in back and at the neck. Well, guess … Continue reading This week’s sewing project: make a doll’s apron w/ pockets! #amsewing #dollcrafts

The image shows a vintage Tammy doll taking her pink poodle for a walk in Paris. She wears a handmade dress in pink, black, and white, and she has a little baret with a pom pom on her head. It's a cute little scene with Tammy doll looking very fresh-cheeked and adorable in the streets of Paris (with the Eiffel Tower behind her).

#FridayFollow: Who do you follow on #Etsy?

Since I’ve been busy sewing for Tammy dolls lately, I wanted to see who sells quality outfits for Tammy dolls online. Lo and behold, I discovered Sherri, who (like me) sews and seems to design and/or alter a lot of her patterns for Tammy (see image above). She has the best Tammy doll board on Pinterest–the BEST! And her Francie board on Pinterest is WAY … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Who do you follow on #Etsy?

The image shows a swirling cluster of vines which are actually part of a wedding dress image from iClipart. At the bottom of the image is the website URL and company logo for, a website that offers free, printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos that show you how to make doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes including but not limited various sizes of Barbie dolls, American Girl dolls, and more. The doll clothes patterns are free and printable, easy to find, and easy to sew even for beginners and children.

#DollClothes #Sewing Pattern Blog Gets a #Holiday #MakeOver @

As most of my regular followers have already noticed, the face of my blog,, has changed. I’ve tried to update the blog to offer a more user-friendly approach for those of you who are using mobile devices. What motivated this change? At some point, I had uploaded well over 100 images with links to my free doll clothes patterns in the main Gallery Page, … Continue reading #DollClothes #Sewing Pattern Blog Gets a #Holiday #MakeOver @

The image is a cover art design for a virtual tour YouTube video. This virtual tour will take the viewer on a tour of the "Historical Fashion Doll" portion of the Museum of America in Polson, Montana. The image shows a black-and-white dollhouse and its heading states, "Doll Museum Tour" offering the website URL as a watermark.

Visit #Montana’s Miracle of America #Museum for a Tour of #Fashion #Dolls Through #History

Over the summer, my family made a trip to the Flathead Lake area of Montana. While we were on vacation, we visited the Miracle of America Museum in scenic Polson, Montana. There’s a lot more to the museum than what you see here, but I focused my video on a subject that I thought doll clothing designers and seamstresses/sewists would appreciate… The museum offers a huge … Continue reading Visit #Montana’s Miracle of America #Museum for a Tour of #Fashion #Dolls Through #History

Image of green face with large eyes and overlaid words say "My Froggy Stuff"

@FroggyStuff makes a #dolls #DIY #RoyalWedding dress! (posted w/permission @

Did you see the royal wedding? And did you love Meghan Markle’s dress? Oh my gosh! So elegant! This video (used with permission) was made by one of my favorite dolly DIY creators on YouTube: Froggy. Her video shows exactly how to make your own 1:6 scale wedding dress just like Meghan Markle’s. (Froggy’s video has tips for the diorama, bouquet, and veil too!) Now … Continue reading @FroggyStuff makes a #dolls #DIY #RoyalWedding dress! (posted w/permission @

Visit for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a Cat costume and a Polly Pocket wearing a ghost costume. Both costumes are hand-sewn. The Polly Pocket doll carries a jack-o-lantern, and the two dolls stand before a felt haunted house with a full moon rising behind it. The ground at their feet is sandy. Overlay says, " free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Win this #FashionDoll #Halloween costume set for your #Dolls!

Would you like to win this adorable fashion doll Halloween costume set? I’ve made these and donated them to a friend, Angela, who runs a Facebook page where she teaches people to make OOAK fashion dolls. She’s hosting this sweepstakes giveaway contest on her Facebook page. Just click this link to join the fun! The contest winners will receive the following handmade items, designed and … Continue reading Win this #FashionDoll #Halloween costume set for your #Dolls!

Image of tall Barbie wearing white jeans. Overlay says, "Sew pants for tall fashion dolls (includes free pattern)"

Sew Pants for #Fashonistas #TallBarbie w/free Pattern @ #TheDollEvolves

Here’s the tutorial I promised you! As I’ve said before, the pattern I gave you yesterday will fit your Tall Barbies™. Did you notice anything different in this video? I tried to create a storyline with my dolls, including a little bit of stop-motion activity. My daughter, Emily Teapot, who designs gorgeous saddles and saddle blankets for Breyer model horses, also does fabulous face repaints. She’s … Continue reading Sew Pants for #Fashonistas #TallBarbie w/free Pattern @ #TheDollEvolves

Tips and tricks for making your own #OOAKdoll @ #dollstagram #instadoll

For all of my regular followers, I must explain… This website has been in limbo for most of the month of March, while I went without a computer at home. Mine crashed! But all of those Barbie patterns I was working on right before the crash have been salvaged, and I plan to post them here soon. So stick with me to get more patterns … Continue reading Tips and tricks for making your own #OOAKdoll @ #dollstagram #instadoll

Barbie Dress Up Game Romeo and Juliet Costumes for Barbies

#Barbie is seriously #offoffbroadway in her LadyCapulet #gown @

Lady Capulet is Juliet’s mother in William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. As most of you know, I’m making a stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet, using Barbies and other dolls as the movie stars. Doesn’t Barbie make a lovely Lady Capulet? To see an image of her after her make-under, wearing the wig from the play production, visit my Pinterest page. With white streaks … Continue reading #Barbie is seriously #offoffbroadway in her LadyCapulet #gown @

Image of Vintage Tammy doll wearing white wig, black gown, and harlequin-style pinafore

#Antique #TammyDoll from #Ideal has Free Sewing Pattern @

Yes, this little actress is the vintage Tammy Doll, made by the Ideal company. I designed her costume, snood, and a masquerade ball mask, and I plan to share those patterns and videos with you today. Scroll down for links to each one. Tammy will be playing an “extra” at the Capulets’ feast scene, in my upcoming stop-motion dolly version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. … Continue reading #Antique #TammyDoll from #Ideal has Free Sewing Pattern @