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
Every now and then, someone will ask me which doll clothes patterns I recommend for the Creatable World dolls. As you’ll see in this #TapeMeasure Tuesday feature, their measurements are truly unique among dolls, but they most closely match Mattel’s Skipper dolls. So I recommend searching for modern Skipper patterns, if you’re sewing a wardrobe for Creatable World dolls. Vintage Skipper dolls have different measurements, … Continue reading Creatable World Doll Sewing Measurements (Comparing Them to Skipper) @ ChellyWood.com #CreatableWorld #TapeMeasureTuesday
I recently had someone send me a message using my Contact Form, and she wasn’t sure how to best measure her doll for sewing purposes. So I thought it wouldn’t hurt to re-post this tutorial video and my written tips. For the neck circumference, measure around the widest part of the doll’s neck. That’s usually at the base of the neck. For the neck-to-shoulder-seam, measure from … Continue reading How to measure a doll for sewing doll clothes #SewingLove #DollCrafts
Last month I did a survey, in which I asked my regular followers this simple question and got the following answers as a result: Question: What would you like me to post on Tuesdays? 26.92% = Just give us more patterns. That’s the best! 26.92% = Tell us which additional dolls can wear that week’s sewing project. 15.38% = Continue offering body measurements for dolls. … Continue reading The results of the survey are in: MORE FREE PATTERNS! for #Sewing #DollClothes
Today I’m sharing an interesting question that I found among my fan mail recently. Marti asked, “What [is] the measurement tool… and how [do you use it]?” I live in Idaho, in the United States, and we use the old English (imperial) measurement system and Standard American printer paper. If you also live here in the US, then you may not realize that the whole … Continue reading Fan Mail: What’s the measurement tool for on Chelly Wood’s patterns? #paperproducts and #crafting
You might be wondering whether or not this week’s patterns will fit your fashion dolls. Take a look back at the original posting of these patterns to see additional dolls which can definitely fit into this week’s free patterns. But also, for your convenience, I’m posting measurements for my Queens of Africa doll, Azeezah, so you can be sure your dolls will truly be able … Continue reading Which dolls will this week’s free Valentine’s Day dress patterns fit? @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday
UPDATE TO THIS POST: Please note that the 4.75 inch (blond and pink-haired) Greenbrier doll that appears in this post has recently been discovered to contain harmful chemicals! Visit this website to learn more or go to the CPSC.gov website for more detailed information on toy recalls. This week we’re making a teeny-tiny easy-to-sew felt-and-cotton dress for 4-inch or 5-inch dolls. My Greenbrier doll which … Continue reading Does my 4 and 3/4-inch Greenbrier doll match a 4-inch or 5-inch doll of yours? #TapeMeasureTuesday #dolls
A seam allowance is a bit of extra room that’s given along the edge of a pattern, to allow for the sewist to include seams in a garment and still have it fit the doll properly. Think of it like this… When you’re driving a car, there’s a curb (spelled kerb in some countries) that gives you a little extra sway room at the sides … Continue reading Sewing Tip Tuesday: What is a seam allowance used for? #DollBlogger @ChellyWood1 @ ChellyWood.com
Today’s video tutorial will show you how to make a “Votes for Women” sash for your 1:6 scale dolls. The following additional tutorials will likely help you with this sewing and embroidery project: Couching stitch (embroidery) How to attach bias tape Whipstitch Backstitch How to sew snaps on fabric If you’re looking for a fun project that teaches a child or a beginning sewist how … Continue reading In 2020 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the USA #suffrage #votes4women #embroidery
In May and June, I gave you some free printable sewing patterns to fit the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls. Well guess what… these patterns also fit the 8″ Dora the Explorer dolls! These images show my Dora and Friends “Alana” doll wearing an outfit I designed to fit 6″ American Girl dolls. She looks fantastic in this outfit! For your convenience, here are the … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Dora the Explorer #dolls can wear 6-inch American Girl Doll Clothes!
Last week we took a look at how the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls measured up to Barbie dolls. Assuming that Barbie‘s measurements were pretty universally known, I offered the measurements of just the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls. However, one of my blog followers, Dodi, suggested that we also need to see the measurements for Barbie. So today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday offers both the measurements for … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini #AGdoll measure up against #Barbie (Part 2)?
Recently ChellyWood.com received a comment from blog follower “PlayScaleTheater,” asking if the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls looked like they would fit in 1:6 scale dioramas with Barbie dolls. So today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday offers both the measurements for the little 6″ AG dolls, and a couple of photos showing the six-inch American Girl dolls with the Made to Move Barbie. First, let’s take a look at … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini American Girl doll measure up against Barbie?