The image, which is purely decorative, shows a heart-shaped pincushion with needles and pins in it. Beside this are two spools of thread.

Chelly Wood wants to hear YOUR opinion on TapeMeasureTuesday posts! #sewingblog #topicideas

Every now and then I’ll do a blog post that takes the measurements of one or two dolls for sewing purposes. I’ve noticed that these #TapeMeasureTuesday blog posts don’t get as many readers as other blog posts. Should I continue offering the #TapeMeasureTuesday blog posts? Is anyone actually using these doll body measurements to aide them in their sewing projects? Is there something else you’d … Continue reading Chelly Wood wants to hear YOUR opinion on TapeMeasureTuesday posts! #sewingblog #topicideas

The image shows a Queens of Africa doll wearing a Valentine's Day dress. Her strapless dress fits 11-inch or 11.5-inch fashion dolls. The dress has a pencil skirt topped with a flouncy skirt. The fabric is pink with multi-colored hearts splattered across the fabric in random patterns. The watermark on this image tells you that ChellyWood.com offers free printable PDF sewing patterns and free tutorial videos.

Happy Valentine’s Day, my lovely dolls! #FreeStuff #DollClothes

  This week we’re making a series of Valentine’s Day dresses for fashion dolls. Below you’ll find my free printable PDF sewing pattern and a link to an older tutorial video for the dress shown in the image at the top of the page: Free printable sewing pattern for Valentine’s Day dresses to fit 11.5-inch fashion dolls. Video tutorial showing how to make the dress … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day, my lovely dolls! #FreeStuff #DollClothes

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns to make doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image is the header for a YouTube video that instructs you through spoken words, visuals, and video clips, how to make a pencil skirt dress for 11 inch fashion dolls. The header title is "Special Valentine's Day Dress for 11-inch Dolls" and it shows a Queens of Africa doll modeling the handmade dress in Valentine's Day red.

How to sew a Valentine’s Day dress for 11 inch fashion dolls #tutorial for #dollclothes

    If today’s Valentine’s Day dress project looks familiar, that’s because I have posted the same project here in years past. However I’ve updated the pattern for easier download this year: Free printable sewing pattern for Valentine’s Day dresses to fit 11.5-inch fashion dolls. If you enjoy my tutorials and free patterns, please show your appreciation by sharing them with others. You can pin … Continue reading How to sew a Valentine’s Day dress for 11 inch fashion dolls #tutorial for #dollclothes

This is the JPG image of a PDF sewing pattern that's available at ChellyWood.com as a free downloadable doll clothes sewing pattern to fit dolls in the 11-inch to 11.5-inch size range (28 to 29 cm). This is a pattern for sewing a pencil skirt dress with a simple bodice. The image shows three flowers on the difficulty scale for this website's patterns, for making the pencil skirt dress.

Time for another free PDF sewing pattern: a special Valentine’s Day dress! #sewhappy #sewcute #dolls

The pattern above appears here so you can easily pin JPG images of my patterns on Pinterest. This is the pencil skirt dress pattern that we previewed in Monday’s blog post. (Click here to see that post again.) This week’s free PDF sewing pattern also includes the flouncy skirt version and the short skirt version, which appear in the JPG image below: Again, please share … Continue reading Time for another free PDF sewing pattern: a special Valentine’s Day dress! #sewhappy #sewcute #dolls

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

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 I’ve been designing patterns for (shown in the center, in the photo above) is 4.75 inches tall, as you’ll see in the measurements below… Can you guess which other 4-inch or 5-inch dolls can fit into this week’s dress project? Leave your guesses in the comments below … Continue reading Does my 4 and 3/4-inch Greenbrier doll match a 4-inch or 5-inch doll of yours? #TapeMeasureTuesday #dolls

This is a YouTube video header for a video that shows you how to use the #TapeMeasureTuesday feature to locate a doll's measurements on ChellyWood.com

How to find which dolls can wear each other’s sewing patterns (clothes swaps)! #Dolls #DollClothes

I recently received a question from a blog follower named Sylvia. She asked, “Do you do Sindy Doll patterns? And also Penny Bright 8-inch doll patterns?” Well, Sylvia, I wasn’t able to email you. Scroll down, please, to see my response to your very helpful question… Today’s video is designed to help blog followers answer these kinds of questions for themselves. On this website, ChellyWood.com, … Continue reading How to find which dolls can wear each other’s sewing patterns (clothes swaps)! #Dolls #DollClothes

The image shows a Tammy doll (from Ideal Toy Corp) together with a Spin Master Liv doll holding up a vintage Simplicity pattern for making Tammy doll clothes. This photo illustration is used for a display on ChellyWood.com, where the exact sewing measurements for the vintage Tammy doll are given.

What other dolls can fit in Ideal Toy Corp Tammy doll patterns? #Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday #vintage

This week I’m focusing on vintage Tammy dolls (made by the Ideal Toy Corporation). This was the original fashion doll, back when the idea of a “fashion doll” was still pretty new. The image above shows my Tammy doll and the Chelly doll holding up a vintage Simplicity pattern for sewing a wardrobe to fit Tammy dolls. This pattern (not this exact one, but one … Continue reading What other dolls can fit in Ideal Toy Corp Tammy doll patterns? #Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday #vintage

This week we'll be sewing these ankle pants for 9 inch fashion dolls like the World of Love "Flower" doll shown in this image wearing a pair of tiny ankle pants with a harvest-themed pattern (decorated with acorns, leaves, autumnal flowers, and a few cornucopias scattered across the fabric). To download the free printable sewing patterns for making the ankle pants and the accompanying doll clothes, please go to ChellyWood.com

Can your doll fit into these harvest-themed pants for 9-inch #Dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday #Harvest

Last week, on Tuesday, I offered a contest. Blog followers had to guess the name of one of three different dolls who can also wear these doll clothes: Look back at last Tuesday’s post and scroll down to the comments to see if your doll can also wear this week’s pattern. These doll clothes will fit a lot of dolls! So it’s worth it to … Continue reading Can your doll fit into these harvest-themed pants for 9-inch #Dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday #Harvest

Today's blog post is a poll. Chelly Wood, the doll clothes designer, is wondering whether her blog followers prefer measurements in inches or cm. Feel free to cast your vote at ChellyWood.com where doll clothes sewing patterns can be downloaded for free.

Inches or Centimeters: Which form of #measurement do you prefer when #sewing for #dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday

Today I’d like to get a little feedback from my followers. The question is simple: when sewing for dolls, do you prefer to measure in inches or centimeters (or millimeters — or all of these)? Feel free to leave your thoughts, regarding my “Tape Measure Tuesday” feature in the comments at the bottom of the page. Do you find this feature useful? Or would you … Continue reading Inches or Centimeters: Which form of #measurement do you prefer when #sewing for #dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday

The image shows a BFC Ink doll standing next to a Hearts for Hearts Girl (Consuelo). They both wear felt shirts with no sleeves. The BFC Ink doll's clothes can be described like this: white felt sleeveless top with blue plaid skirt that has knife pleats. The skirt is knee-length on the BFC Ink doll. The Hearts4Hearts doll's clothes can be described thus: pink sleeveless top with knee-length polka dot skirt. The image is part of a hashtag tape measure Tuesday measurements comparison on ChellyWood.com, which is meant to help doll clothes sewists / seamstresses with doll measurements for sewing projects. The image should be compared to another similar image toward the bottom of the blog post, in which the two dolls stand side by side again, but wearing each other's clothing in a clothes swap.

Let’s measure BFC Ink #dolls on #TapeMeasureTuesday and compare to a 14″ #doll

This week’s sewing project not only fits the little 14 inch (35.5 cm) Hearts for Hearts Girls, but surprisingly, it can also fit the 18 inch (45 cm) tall BFC Ink dolls. How can this be possible? Here are the sewing measurements for both dolls: BFC Ink Neck circumference… 9.5 cm Neck to shoulder seam… 3 cm Bust… 20.4 cm Collar to true waist… 8 … Continue reading Let’s measure BFC Ink #dolls on #TapeMeasureTuesday and compare to a 14″ #doll

The image shows a Hearts-for-hearts girl doll wearing a handmade rain coat with a hood. The accompanying website offers measurements for the Hearts4Hearts Girls so anyone wanting to sew this raincoat (using Chelly Wood's free coat patterns) can easily take measurements of their own 14-inch or 15-inch or 16-inch doll to see if the free coat pattern will fit or not.

Hearts4Hearts Girls: measure your #doll for this week’s #raincoat #sewing project

These lovely little Hearts4Hearts dolls are super fun to pose for the camera because they have more articulation than some of the other dolls in the 14-inch size range. These dolls are also connected to humanitarian aide. For each H4H doll purchased, the company donates a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization. To learn more about the Hearts4Hearts Girls and … Continue reading Hearts4Hearts Girls: measure your #doll for this week’s #raincoat #sewing project