The image shows the Chelly Wood doll (a Spin Master Liv doll which has been re-designed as an OOAK doll to look like Chelly Wood the doll clothing designer, blogger, and YouTuber) and she is holding up a clipboard in 1:6 scale. The clipboard has a tiny piece of graph paper on it, with scribbled writing and check marks. The Liv doll wears handmade doll clothes including pants with an elastic waist, a long-sleeve shirt, and an apron. The doll's dyed-grey hair is held up in a bun with an octopus clip. Behind her is a purple backdrop with the ChellyWood.com logo hanging on it.

The results of the survey are in: MORE FREE PATTERNS! for #Sewing #DollClothes

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

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The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding an envelope. Beside her is a sewing machine and behind her is a dess form modeling a handmade doll dress. The watermark says, "Chelly Wood dot com : free patterns and tutorials."

Fan Mail: What’s the measurement tool for on Chelly Wood’s patterns? #paperproducts and #crafting

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

This image shows a Queens of Africa doll wearing a pretty handmade dress made of thin pink material decorated with polka dots and flowers on pink and white striped fabric. The dress has a short, straight skirt and a summery bodice with straps made of ribbon. The watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: Free doll clothes patterns and tutorials." The Queens of Africa dolls have a body shape similar to a Barbie-sized doll. She stands 11 inches high and has dark chocolate complexion. Her hair is quite curly. To purchase a Queens of Africa doll, go to https://queensofafricadolls.com/

Which dolls will this week’s free Valentine’s Day dress patterns fit? @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday

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

The image shows the Chelly Wood character doll in her sewing room. She's kneeling down, looking at a tape measure. Beside her are two different Greenbrier dolls. One looks like a Strawberry Shortcake knockoff and the other looks like a Kelly doll knockoff. The two dolls appear to be waiting their turns for sewing measurements.

Does my 4 and 3/4-inch Greenbrier doll match a 4-inch or 5-inch doll of yours? #TapeMeasureTuesday #dolls

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

Visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image is used in a blog post that answers the question, "What is a seam allowance used for?" The image shows the seam at the shoulder of a doll's shirt from the underside of the garment.

Sewing Tip Tuesday: What is a seam allowance used for? #DollBlogger @ChellyWood1 @ ChellyWood.com

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

The image shows a 1:6 scale sash worn by an Ever After High doll (same size as a Monster High doll), and the sash has the following words embroidered on it: "Votes for Women." The overlay says, "DIY 1:6 scale suffrage sash" and the image also offers the URL of the website where you can find this easy-to-sew project for kids or grown-ups to make: ChellyWood.com (creative commons attribution mark is shown as well, which means you must tell people where you found this video tutorial).

In 2020 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the USA #suffrage #votes4women #embroidery

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

This picture shows the 6-inch American Girl doll standing next to an "Alanna / Alana" doll from the Dora and Friends doll collection. The photograph accompanies a page which offers measurements for both the American Girl 6" doll and the 8" Dora the Explorer doll. These measurements are used for sewing purposes.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: Dora the Explorer #dolls can wear 6-inch American Girl Doll Clothes!

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!

Here we see a Made-to-Move Barbie being measured for sewing purposes by the Chelly Wood doll sewist. In the background, the little 6" Kit Kittredge American Girl mini doll is sitting in Chelly Wood's office chair watching the two ladies take measurements with the tape measure. Diorama scene is a 1:6 scale sewing room, complete with a desk, cabinet (filled with fabrics), dress form, ironing board, and a little window. The website where this image comes from is ChellyWood.com, a website offering free printable pdf patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini #AGdoll measure up against #Barbie (Part 2)?

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)?

This image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding a tape measure next to the 6 inch Mini American Girl doll. Beside these two is a blond haired, tan-bodied made-to-move Barbie doll. All three dolls wear handmade doll clothes. They appear to be standing in a tiny sewing room, complete with a desk, a sewing machine, and other sewing-related furnishings. It looks like the dolls are about to use the tiny tape measure to take measurements of the little American Girl 6 inch doll, for a sewing project. This image accompanies a blog post for hashtag tape measure Tuesday in which we learn the specific measurements for the 6 inch American girl doll mini. The blog post for measuring a 6 inch doll is found at ChellyWood.com, and this watermark appears on the photograph of these dolls.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini American Girl doll measure up against Barbie?

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?

#TapeMeasureTuesday: Can Francie wear Barbie’s clothes?

You may have noticed in yesterday’s post, that Francie was shown wearing my latest free Barbie doll clothes pattern: a babydoll pajama pattern (to be posted here on ChellyWood.com tomorrow). Which brings us to today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday doll-clothes-swapping question: Can vintage Francie dolls wear Barbie doll clothes? The answer is a bit vague: it depends on the garment. You see, Francie is a bit smaller in … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Can Francie wear Barbie’s clothes?

The image shows an African American or African doll wearing her underpants and bra. All around her are images of outfits someone has made for her. She stands next to a tape measure.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How to measure a doll for #sewing measurements

  Today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday tutorial video shows you how to measure your doll for sewing purposes, but just in case you didn’t get enough out of the video, here’s a breakdown for you: 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 the base of the neck (at the side of … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How to measure a doll for #sewing measurements

The image shows Mattel's "Broad Ken" doll modeling a pair of plaid pajama pants made with a free printable sewing pattern (like a pdf pattern but using google docs to print the patterns) for pants to fit the broad sized ken dolls. The overlay offers the website where you can find the free printable sewing pattern for these ken doll pants: ChellyWood.com (offering free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes).

#Sewing Measurements for Broad Ken #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

The pattern above (also available here) not only fits GI Joe action figures, but it also fits the new Broad Ken dolls. I recently received a question from one of my followers about the differences between Broad Ken and Original Ken dolls. This is an important question, because the tinier the doll clothes, the more essential it is to get every inch–or in this case … Continue reading #Sewing Measurements for Broad Ken #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com