The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding out a hand toward a clipart image of a sewing box that stands open, and that contains thread and scissors. The words above the image say "sewing box ASMR."

Sewing Box ASMR — a special treat from ASMR Tingle and Taps! #ASMR #Sewing

Special thanks to ASMR Tingle and Taps for creating this video especially for me and my followers. The ASMR Tingle and Taps channel on YouTube is owned and hosted by my cousin, who collaborated with me to create this special video for all of you, my followers. If you’re not familiar with the term ASMR, its acronym stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. According to … Continue reading Sewing Box ASMR — a special treat from ASMR Tingle and Taps! #ASMR #Sewing

Here we see the Chelly Wood doll displaying three new computer buttons: a shopping button, a blog button, and a sewing basics button.

New additions to ChellyWood.com #Blogging #DollClothesPatterns

  I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but my home page has a few new additions. One day, on my Facebook page, I mentioned that I’d been doing blog posts on “How to Sew Doll Shirt Collars,” and someone said, “Wait, there’s a blog on your website? How do I get to that?” I guess she only accessed my website from her phone, and for … Continue reading New additions to ChellyWood.com #Blogging #DollClothesPatterns

On a turquoise blue linen background, we see an angled photo of the Chelly Wood doll (really a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-designed by Chelly's daughters to look like her), and she's seated at her laptop computer with the "Share Your Creations" page uploaded to her computer. The words over the top of this photo say "Share the doll clothes you've made!" There's a pink arrow pointing from the words to the laptop.

Have you ever noticed my “Share Your Creations” page? #SocialMedia #DollClothesPatterns

Have you ever noticed that ChellyWood.com has a “Share Your Creations” page? If you’re on a desktop or laptop computer, just go up to the website’s main menu (on a mobile device, look for the hamburger menu in the corner). Where it says “About the Designer,” there’s a drop-down menu. Click on that drop-down menu, and at the bottom of the list, it says, “Share … Continue reading Have you ever noticed my “Share Your Creations” page? #SocialMedia #DollClothesPatterns

The Chelly Wood doll (a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-designed to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood) is seated at her desk in her office. The wall of the office is a mottled purple color behind her open laptop. The doll's fingers touch the keyboard which is resting on an extended arm of the desk. Her computer screen shows the ChellyWood.com "Share Your Creations" page with three doll clothes displays under the introductory text. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left corner of the image.

Announcement: a change to the “Share Your Creations” page on ChellyWood.com

In 2019, I first launched my Share Your Creations! page. Starting today, July 15, 2022, students who have taken one of my online courses through the Creative Spark online learning platform are being offered an opportunity to post images of their handmade doll clothes, along with a link to and/or watermark for their website or social media handles, for the Share Your Creations! page on … Continue reading Announcement: a change to the “Share Your Creations” page on ChellyWood.com

The image shows a women holding up a poster of three dolls wearing handmade doll clothes. There's a tripod holding a DSLR camera nearby, and the woman is smiling as she looks toward the camera. The text over the top of this image says, "how to really shine on video" and there is, in fact, a sparkle of tiny pale colored dots all around the woman's head, like stars.

Doll Photography Tip #12: How to really SHINE in your doll-related videos (thank you @salmajafri !) #Photography #Dollstagram

I get fan mail from my followers every now and then, and through our conversations, I’ve come to realize that many of you are using my free doll clothes patterns to help cut costs in your doll-related businesses, whether that’s selling your doll clothes on Etsy, selling your doll crafts on eBay, or making doll clothes or doll crafts for various in-person sales venues. About … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #12: How to really SHINE in your doll-related videos (thank you @salmajafri !) #Photography #Dollstagram

Framed by a purple and turquoise blue quilt, here we see a photo of vintage Ken doll clothes pattern number 2899 from Sew-Easy Patterns by Advance. Over the top of the vintage Ken doll clothes pattern, the words "BTS doll" are followed by a question mark. The ChellyWood.com logo appears beside the photo, to the left of the photo.

Do vintage Ken clothes fit modern BTS dolls? #BTSfan #DollClothesPatterns

I’ve had this vintage Ken doll clothes pattern number 2899 from Sew-Easy Patterns by Advance for a couple of years now, and I’ve wanted to try sewing these patterns, just to see if they will fit my BTS doll that I got for Christmas two or three years ago. Why haven’t I gotten them sewn? Time. There’s just not enough of it. But maybe if … Continue reading Do vintage Ken clothes fit modern BTS dolls? #BTSfan #DollClothesPatterns

Velcro or snaps? Which one do you prefer and why…? #SewingChat #DollClothesPatterns

Velcro. It’s that fabulous hook-and-eye stuff that you can sew onto fabric, making a doll dress or shirt’s back closure easy for children to take off and put back on. But is it the best closure method for your doll clothes? In today’s blog post, I’m going to explain when I use Velcro for my doll clothes and when I use snaps. Plus, at the … Continue reading Velcro or snaps? Which one do you prefer and why…? #SewingChat #DollClothesPatterns

The Chelly Wood doll points to a pink dress. In America, we would call this type of dress (that's sort of strappy at the shoulders and is intended to go over the top of a blouse) a "jumper," but in the UK they don't say "jumper" for this type of dress. The dress, which is very straight (not flared or A-line at all) is pink with tiny multi-colored polka dots.

Upcoming Tutorials, Videos, Projects, and Patterns

Today I’m going to give you a brief preview of the many projects I’m working on behind the scenes. As I’ve said in a previous blog post, I’ve started filming for my next class. That takes a lot of time and concentration, so I have to get lots of blog post materials prepped before I start to work on my Creative Spark coursework. And here’s … Continue reading Upcoming Tutorials, Videos, Projects, and Patterns

On a purple background of fabric we see the words "which dolls will Chelly design patterns for in 2022?" and below this is an image of a doll silhouette with a question mark superimposed over it.

It’s time for a doll-clothes-designer’s New Year’s resolution!

I’m actually pretty good at following through with my New Year’s resolutions. As my most faithful followers may recall, in 2019 and 2020 I resolved to a.) re-design my website with galleries and b.) switch all JPG patterns to PDFs for easier downloads. I’m still working on the resolution from 2020 (which carried over into 2021 and still goes on to this day) — that’s … Continue reading It’s time for a doll-clothes-designer’s New Year’s resolution!

The image shows a purple, white, and turquoise colored infographic with the title "Buyer's Gide" at the top, and the following elements listed within the text boxes of the infographic: buttons, snaps, ribbon, elastic, labels, zippers. The watermark says "ChellyWood" to remind you that you can get lots of doll clothes sewing advice and free patterns at ChellyWood.com

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I often get questions about where to buy tiny buttons, small-print fabrics, snaps, itty-bitty buckles, miniature zippers, and even sewing machines and their parts. So I’ve put together a “Buyer’s Guide” to help you with that. Please note that if you do make a purchase, using these links, this website will get a small percentage of your purchase. To learn more about how affiliate marketing … Continue reading Shop

The image shows a doll that looks like Chelly Wood (doll clothes designer at chellyWood.com) sitting at her desk, staring at her computer screen which offers the URL for her website.

Yes, my some of my links aren’t working… Here’s a Quick Fix!

It appears that WordPress (my web hosting company) has created an update that made it harder for my followers to access the links beneath my images. I’m working behind the scenes to re-create all of my galleries, but meanwhile, this video will help you navigate to any pattern links that aren’t working. Sorry for the inconvenience, but as I say in the video, “When the … Continue reading Yes, my some of my links aren’t working… Here’s a Quick Fix!

A square purple and turquoise quilt image frames the McCalls M6233 Baby doll Clothes sewing pattern. The watermark for ChellyWood.com accompanies the photograph of the doll clothes pattern.

Baby BOY doll clothes? Yup! #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

I often get “fan mail” asking, “Will you please design more doll clothes for boy dolls?” and then the email mentions the type of doll they want “male doll clothes” for. Chances are, I already have a pattern that will most likely work. That’s because boys’ clothes and girls’ clothes really aren’t that different, if you use your imagination. Take the McCall’s Craft Pattern M6233 … Continue reading Baby BOY doll clothes? Yup! #DollClothes #SewingPatterns