This photograph shows a Crissy doll wearing a handmade shift dress and blue plastic shoes in front of a turquoise mottled background screen. The watermark reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for the free pattern to make this "sailor-style" shift dress with a round collar trimmed in ribbon. Click on the link in the caption to find the free printable PDF sewing pattern for this short shift dress.

Sew a little “sailor-style” shift dress for your vintage Crissy dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewFun #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Whenever I create a brand new pattern, I have to make a blog post that connects the gallery page to the pattern and tutorials. That’s what today’s blog post is all about. Now collars can be challenging for beginners, but this little sailor-style shift dress is made of easy-to-sew felt! So … Continue reading Sew a little “sailor-style” shift dress for your vintage Crissy dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewFun #DollClothes

Here we see a vintage Crissy doll with lovely ginger hair wearing a handmade felt sleeveless dress with a collar that is trimmed in blue ribbon tied in a bow at the front. The sleeveless dress is made of white felt. The image includes the words "Free Pattern" and the name Chelly Wood on a logo of a bodice pattern.

Crissy doll’s shift dress with collar tutorial and free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollCollector #SewingProject

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. For today’s sailor shirt or shift dress with rounded collar, you’ll need to use some craft felt, Offray ribbon, and snaps. Any time you’re sewing a collar, it’s important to have at least a basic understanding of sewing concepts. In other words, today’s project is not for the beginner. But if … Continue reading Crissy doll’s shift dress with collar tutorial and free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollCollector #SewingProject

A skipper doll from the early 1970s wears handmade doll clothes that include a pink poodle skirt and a summer shirt. Her hair is pulled back with pink hair clips.

Let’s sew a circle skirt for vintage Skipper or modern Stacie dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #1950s #PoodleSkirt

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Today’s circle skirt tutorial shows me making both a pink poodle skirt and a red circle skirt with eyelet trim. So if you’ve navigated to this page because you want to make a poodle skirt for your 9 inch dolls, you’ve … Continue reading Let’s sew a circle skirt for vintage Skipper or modern Stacie dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #1950s #PoodleSkirt

Let’s sew a reversible London Print shirt and super easy matching skirt for Hearts for Hearts Girls w/#FreePatterns from ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. This outfit was first posted as an outfit designed to fit Wellie Wisher dolls, but I wanted to add the image above to the Hearts for Hearts Girls doll clothes pattern gallery. So I’m re-posting the outfit today with Consuelo modeling it. If you’d like to learn more about the Hearts … Continue reading Let’s sew a reversible London Print shirt and super easy matching skirt for Hearts for Hearts Girls w/#FreePatterns from ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a Wellie Wishers doll modeling a beautiful, handmade Victorian-style dress. It has slightly puffed sleeves that taper to the doll's wrists. The full skirt flares a bit and gathers at the waist. The doll smiles slightly at the camera. The dress is made of blue gingham check cotton fabric, and the simplicity of the dress reminds us of the character of Laura from the Little House on the Prairie books and television show. The watermark on this image reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for all our free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew Victorian (19th century pioneer) doll clothes for 14 to 15 inch (35 cm to 38 cm) dolls with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #15inchDolls #SewingProjects

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. My free printable sewing patterns for making the dress pictured at the top of this blog post will fit 14 to 15 inch dolls (that’s 35 cm to 38 cm tall). A list of dolls that fit this pattern is found in the first set of bullets on this page. Need … Continue reading Sew Victorian (19th century pioneer) doll clothes for 14 to 15 inch (35 cm to 38 cm) dolls with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #15inchDolls #SewingProjects

This image shows an American Girl Wellie Wishers doll modeling a handmade gingham dress. The overlay says, "Free patterns and D. I. Y. tutorial at Chelly Wood dot com. There's also a clipart image of a sewing machine on this header.

Make a Victorian era or pioneer-style dress for 14 to 15 inch dolls w/today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns for #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today I’m giving you a free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making a pioneer-style or Victorian era dress to fit 14 to 15 inch dolls (that’s 35 cm to 38 cm tall). Need some blue gingham fabric? Click here to purchase navy blue 1/8 inch gingham check cotton-polyester blend fabric (like … Continue reading Make a Victorian era or pioneer-style dress for 14 to 15 inch dolls w/today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns for #DollClothes

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As I said on Wednesday last week, my agent has been in talks with C&T Publishing, and they have asked me to teach a class on their Creative Spark Online Learning platform. Last week I asked, “What type of class would you like me to teach?” but very few people left comments. So let’s try Plan B… If I offered the following classes, which one … Continue reading Please vote! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingProjects #DollClothes

The image shows a 15 inch doll's feet modeling a pair of Victorian style boots made of felt. The boots have white tops that look like Edwardian spats, but the lower part of the boot is navy blue. There are teeny-tiny black buttons along the curved edge of the boot's "upper" area. The watermark reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable patterns and tutorials for making these adorable felt boots for dolls like Wellie Wishers, Hearts for Hearts Girls, and similar sized dolls.

Let’s make a pair of Victorian (or Edwardian-looking) boots for 15 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers @ ChellyWood.com #Historical #SewingProject

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Yes, as today’s heading implies, these boots will fit most of your 14-inch or 15-inch dolls, like Wellies and H4H Girls. See the bulleted list below for a complete list of dolls who will fit today’s free boot pattern. And these boots are more-or-less Victorian in style, although they resemble a … Continue reading Let’s make a pair of Victorian (or Edwardian-looking) boots for 15 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers @ ChellyWood.com #Historical #SewingProject

Chelly Wood will be teaching a class! Please offer your ideas! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingClass #CraftClass

I have some fun and exciting news! My agent has been in talks with C&T Publishing, and they have asked me to teach a class on their Creative Spark Online Learning platform. Your input is needed, my faithful followers! What type of class would you like me to teach? Please leave a comment to help generate some ideas. Here are some thoughts I’ve had, but … Continue reading Chelly Wood will be teaching a class! Please offer your ideas! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingClass #CraftClass

The image shows the ChellyWood doll with a humorous face. Her tongue is sticking out, and she wears a huge smile. There's a dialog bubble above her head that says L O L with an exclamation point.

Announcement: Chelly Wood will now begin affiliate marketing, and here’s why… #FreeThings #FreeStuff

Last summer, when I discovered that this website had reached its limit of how many patterns could be loaded onto a free WordPress site, I was shocked and discouraged. I’d grown to love this website! I had built it, together with my daughters, to be a sort of “journal” of my doll craft experiences, but it grew to be so much more! Income from this … Continue reading Announcement: Chelly Wood will now begin affiliate marketing, and here’s why… #FreeThings #FreeStuff

The image shows Mattel's Curvy Barbie modeling a hand-made shirt with cloth-covered tiny buttons. Each button is encompassed by a floss loop, all hand-made by the seamstress who blogs here, at ChellyWood.com.

What can you do with mismatched miniature buttons? Try this trick…

Today I’m sharing an older tutorial for making a Curvy Barbie crop top with embroidery floss fringe. Back when I made this video, I used to film on the kitchen table, so you can actually hear my kids and husband in the background. (Sorry about the noise…) But there’s a gem at the end of this tutorial… I show you how to take a pile … Continue reading What can you do with mismatched miniature buttons? Try this trick…

The image shows a fashion doll holding a handmade purse. The purse is made of cotton fabric with a simple ribbon as its purse strap. The overlay says, "easy doll purse D I Y project." Would you like to make this super simple purse for your fashion dolls? It fits lots of dolls in sizes ranging from eight inches tall to 12 inches tall (20 centimeters to 30 and a half centimeters tall). Click on the link in the caption if you'd like to watch the video that shows you how to make this super easy doll's purse for beginners.

Sew an easy tiny doll purse — no pattern needed! Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #AprilFoolsDay

I made this purse in February, but I never got this video posted in time to accompany my other Valentine’s Day doll clothes projects. So I decided to have fun with the creation of this video by adding the purse to dolls wearing clothing from various holidays. Can you name all the holidays featured in this video? Feel free to add your guesses in the … Continue reading Sew an easy tiny doll purse — no pattern needed! Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #AprilFoolsDay