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!
As today happens to be Martin Luther King Day in the United States, I’d like to write about the fact that images on doll clothes sewing patterns available in the US today do not accurately reflect the demographics of our nation. Before Caucasian people came to North America, only Native American people lived here. To this day, Native American people and mixed-race Native Americans live … Continue reading Why aren’t there more multicultural dolls on sewing patterns? Join the #SewingChat @ ChellyWood.com for #MLKday
Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Yesterday I gave you the pattern and tutorial for making the skirt shown in the image above, but today I’m going to include both the skirt pattern and the shirt pattern, so you can make the whole outfit. If the long-sleeved shirt with V-neck for 18-inch dolls looks familiar to you, … Continue reading Sew this beautiful holiday outfit for your 18-inch dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DIYgifts #AmericanGirlDolls
Over the summer, I’ve been posting daily free doll clothes patterns, but I’m about to go back to work. Some of you know that in my “day job,” I work as a school librarian. We librarians come back to work a week or two before the teachers and about three weeks before the students return. It takes me about 5 hours to make a single … Continue reading Save money by recycling second-hand clothing for sewing doll clothes! #MoneyMaker #Sewing
Here’s a preview of this week’s easy-to-sew doll dress project, which fits dolls in the 4-inch to 4 and a half-inch size range. The doll modeling this week’s dress project is a Greenbrier doll. She looks a lot like a Strawberry Shortcake doll, though, and I’d venture to guess that 4 to 5 inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls could easily wear this dress project, although it … Continue reading Preview of 4″ or 4.5-inch doll dress project for this week @ ChellyWood.com #sewingproject
On the advice of my family, followers, and friends, I’m taking a much needed vacation. Blog posts will resume again on January 2nd. If you wish to submit a question at this time, you may certainly do so, but I will not be answering my messages regularly until the start of the new year. Meanwhile, happy holidays everyone! Continue reading On Vacation…
This website is best known for its free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes. It also offers free printable sewing patterns for craft projects and free tutorial videos for embroidery. (Click those links for easy access.) Today’s tutorial is designed to help you navigate ChellyWood.com’s new layout, using your mobile device (tablet, smartphone, etc.). If you’re more comfortable using a desktop or laptop computer, please … Continue reading How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Smartphone or Tablet Method
This website is best known for its free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes. It also offers free printable sewing patterns for craft projects and free tutorial videos for embroidery. (Click those links for easy access.) Today’s tutorial is designed to help you navigate ChellyWood.com’s new layout, using your desktop or laptop computer. If you’re more comfortable using a cell phone / smartphone / tablet … Continue reading How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Laptop or Desktop Method
I recently found a new website that is designed for doll-related bloggers to reblog on various doll topics and generally meet other doll-related bloggers. It’s called AGBC, but it’s not just for American Girl fans. Other doll bloggers are welcome too. They just got their blog underway, so they’re still brand new. But I love the idea! The initials AGBC stand for American Girl Bloggers … Continue reading #FridayFollow : AGBC is a place where #doll #bloggers can connect
Sorry everyone, but I’m about to take a wee little family vacation. I do get fan mail every day or so, and that’s why I thought I’d give everyone a heads up about my absence. To keep you entertained while I’m away, I’m going to re-post the video tutorials that are mentioned most often in my YouTube videos. Next Thursday, though, I’ll post something brand … Continue reading Chelly Wood Out of the Office / #Sewing Room
Not only does the Barbie pajama pattern fit Skipper, but as you can see in the image above, the shorts I designed to fit Barbie will also fit Skipper. However if you want the waist to fit Skipper snugly, you should really measure Skipper’s waist for your elastic when you make the shorts, not Barbie’s. Skipper’s waist is 8 cm in circumference, whereas my MTM … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What are the modern Skipper doll’s #sewing measurements?
I thoroughly enjoyed photographing my Made-to-Move Barbie® in this lovely quinceañera dress, for this video. If you haven’t purchased a Made-to-Move Barbie® of your own, I highly recommend considering it. These dolls are amazing! They can sit cross-legged in a natural way, they can touch their own face, and they are super fun to photograph in stop-motion because they are so flexible! Well I’m gushing a bit, so … Continue reading #DIY #Quinceañera Dress for Barbie #Dolls