The square turquoise-and-purple frame looks like a miniature quilt frame surrounding the image of Simplicity doll dress pattern number 4364 and the new Chelly Wood logo. Visit ChellyWood.com to read the article that accompanies this image, entitled, "What are the easiest doll dress patterns to sew?"

Simplicity 4364: a great pattern for 18 inch dolls’ holiday dresses! #18inchDolls #DollClothesPatterns

Are you looking for a holiday dress pattern to fit 18 inch dolls like Adora Amazing Girls, American Girl dolls, My Generation Journey Girls, and some of the other popular brands of 18 inch dolls? Well Simplicity 18″ doll clothing pattern #4364 is a really good choice! It only shows one dress in holiday fabric on the envelope for this pattern, but use your imagination and … Continue reading Simplicity 4364: a great pattern for 18 inch dolls’ holiday dresses! #18inchDolls #DollClothesPatterns

This image shows four different fabrics that remind us of knitted sweaters. The top fabric is ivory colored, the next fabric down is a rich burgundy color, the third fabric down is off-white, and the bottom fabric is sort of a peach color. The words above this say, "sweater fabric" and the whole thumbnail image is framed by a turquoise blue linen fabric.

Tips for Sewing Sweater Fabric for #SewingTip Tuesday #DollClothesPatterns

This 28″ doll’s sweater uses “sweater fabric” that I purchased on the sale tables at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts. As winter approaches here in the northern hemisphere, you may find sweater fabric becomes available at your local fabric stores, so the time to buy it is drawing near. With a little bit of sweater fabric in your stash, you can try making different doll shirt … Continue reading Tips for Sewing Sweater Fabric for #SewingTip Tuesday #DollClothesPatterns

In this image, a quilted frame surrounds a close-up of the swimsuit image from McCalls Teen doll fashion 3429 doll clothes pattern, but the swimsuit (which normally appears in blue) has been redesigned in a salmon or coral colored-shade of pink. It's very becoming on the strawberry blond haired doll drawn there as the model.

Vintage McCall’s “Teen Fashion Doll” swimsuit pattern Part Deux #Vintage #DollClothesPatterns

As you may recall from last week’s swimsuit pattern discussion, the Southern Hemisphere of our lovely planet Earth is currently enjoying summer, so in honor of my southern-hemisphere followers and fans, I’m doing some blog posts about the swimsuit/bodysuit pattern shown as View B, on the vintage McCall’s Teen Doll Fashion pattern number 3429, which appears above. Two weeks ago, I showed you my sewing … Continue reading Vintage McCall’s “Teen Fashion Doll” swimsuit pattern Part Deux #Vintage #DollClothesPatterns

In this image, the Chelly Wood doll (a spin master Liv doll in a grey wig) holds out her hand toward an open cardboard box. The words above the box say Fab Scrap unboxing and Swimsuit Fabric. Inside the box, we can see purple swimsuit fabric spilling over the edge of the box.

Fabric Scrap Haul from FabScrap, a fabric recycling center in New York #Sustainability #TextileWaste

Please consider sharing this video on social media, to help spread the word about FabScrap, and the good things they’re doing to help our planet. I’m not sure where I first heard about FabScrap. It could have been from my sister, who is super conscientious about being good to our beautiful planet earth. In any case, I wasn’t sure whether or not FabScrap would be … Continue reading Fabric Scrap Haul from FabScrap, a fabric recycling center in New York #Sustainability #TextileWaste

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

Framed by a turquoise blue and purple quilted frame, we see the shabby envelope for McCall's teen fashion doll pattern number 3429, with a close-up of its view A (a body suit with wrap-around pants) and view B (a swimsuit) doll clothes sketches. The ChellyWood.com logo appears alongside the pattern.

Read the directions! McCall’s “Teen Fashion Doll” pattern 3429 #SewingFail #DollClothesPatterns

  Today’s blog post is dedicated to all my followers who live south of the equator. Summer is about to start down there, so it’s time to do a blog post on swimsuits! Sorry for the terrible condition of my pattern in today’s blog post. Not only is the envelope in bad physical condition, but when I purchased it, this pattern was also missing quite … Continue reading Read the directions! McCall’s “Teen Fashion Doll” pattern 3429 #SewingFail #DollClothesPatterns

In a quilted frame, we see the image of a Butterick vintage-style pattern for Barbie and Ken doll clothes which includes three outfits for vintage Ken dolls and three outfits for vintage Barbie dolls. The pattern number is 6668 Butterick. This image accompanies a discussion on ChellyWood.com about how sewing doll clothes is different from sewing clothes for human beings.

What is a pattern alteration? #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

The class I’m teaching on Creative Spark is called, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” but what does “alter” even mean? Altering a pattern is exactly what it sounds like. You take a pattern and change it up — alter it — to be something different than its original designer intended. This is actually legal, especially when it comes to patterns. The Ohio State University … Continue reading What is a pattern alteration? #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

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

An apron is a simple Christmas gift to make. You can usually whip one up in a couple of hours. On ChellyWood.com, the doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood, offers advice for making aprons for the whole family for Christmas. This image shows a quilted background with the photo of Simplicity Apron pattern 2691, showing an apron with a pocket and contrasting colors of fabric, along with a quilt-look table runner and a placemat pattern. Visit ChellyWood.com to join the chat.

How to Sew Apron Ties — Aprons make great gifts for the whole family! #HolidaySewing #ChristmasGiftIdeas

Maybe you’ve been thinking about sewing an apron for each of your family members as Christmas gifts, or even to use at Thanksgiving, when the whole family is visiting. They don’t take long to make. Simplicity apron pattern number 2691 is a simple pattern to follow. It comes with a table runner and placemats, and although it was published in 2009, it’s a timeless shape … Continue reading How to Sew Apron Ties — Aprons make great gifts for the whole family! #HolidaySewing #ChristmasGiftIdeas

A purple and turquoise blue frame surrounds the Chelly Wood dot com logo and a close-up of a drawing of a vintage Barbie or Francie doll modeling a lovely rust or wine-colored evening gown dress with gold trim.

What to do when you don’t have quite enough scrap fabric… #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

After my youngest daughter moved away to college, I boxed up a lot of the things she left behind in what used to be her bedroom, and I found a lovely satin pajama top that dated back to her middle school or early high school days, when she was pretty small. She has more of a woman’s figure now, so I assumed this little pajama … Continue reading What to do when you don’t have quite enough scrap fabric… #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

Within a quilted frame, we see a stitched-style title that says "Doll Clothes Collars" and three different images of dolls wearing doll clothes with collars. On the far left is a baby doll in a plaid suit with his little white shirt having a pressed collar; in the middle is an 18 inch doll wearing a dress with a jacket that has a pretty pink collar, and on the right is a Ken doll wearing a Hawaiian shirt with a collar. In the lower left is the ChellyWood.com logo.

5 tips for making doll clothes collars — all in one place @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

For the whole month of August, we’ve been learning my five tips for making doll clothes collars that really work well. But I thought it would be nice to have a single blog post that I can link to, whenever people need to find these tips all in one place. So here we go again with the tips and tricks about sewing doll clothes collars… … Continue reading 5 tips for making doll clothes collars — all in one place @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

This image is part of a series of blog posts about how to sew doll clothes collars. This image is part of a series of blog posts about how to sew doll clothes collars. A purple and blue frame surrounds a vintage doll clothes pattern, with the words above stating "Doll Clothes Collars Part 5". In this photo, a sweet little Baby doll wears a yellow gingham handkerchief in his/her hair, along with a typical white collared shirt over which he/she seems to be wearing overalls or a vest with a jacket (also made of yellow gingham). The ChellyWood.com logo appears at the bottom of the image.

5 Ways to Make Doll Clothes Collars that WORK (Tip #5) @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

Collar Tip #5: Use Bias Tape This is my final segment offering my five tips for creating doll clothes collars that really work, and it’s the one I truly use most. I’ve been using bias tape for collars since I was in high school. It’s such an easy solution to the collar conundrum, and most sewists have a plethora of bias tape in their collection, … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Doll Clothes Collars that WORK (Tip #5) @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns