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

In this thumbnail image, we see a doll wearing a sandwich board shaped like a candy corn over the top of leggings, a felt shirt, and a mini skirt that's orange and black. The words 'free pattern" are at a slight angle above the doll's photo. Beneath the words "free pattern" is the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Halloween costume (complete) for 18 inch dolls with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #FamilyFun #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Yesterday I posted the pattern and tutorial for making the skirt portion of this outfit, and that’s the final item to create the whole Halloween candy corn costume, as seen at the top of this page. My cousin, who runs the YouTube channel ASMR Tingle and Taps requested that I design … Continue reading Halloween costume (complete) for 18 inch dolls with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #FamilyFun #DollClothesPatterns

In a purple cotton frame with tiny white polka dots, we see an 18 inch doll (like American Girl dolls) modeling a Halloween outfit of a candy corn skirt and soft felt top. Over the top of the photo of the doll are the words "free pattern" at a slight left-tilted angle. In one corner of the image is the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Super simple sewing tutorial for 18 inch dolls: candy corn Halloween skirt with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s sewing tutorial shows how to make a super simple above-the-knee, elastic-waist skirt for an 18 inch doll. It’s an ideal sewing tutorial for anyone who’s teaching a child to sew or learning how to sew for themselves. My cousin, who runs the YouTube channel ASMR Tingle and Taps requested that … Continue reading Super simple sewing tutorial for 18 inch dolls: candy corn Halloween skirt with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #DollClothesPatterns

Surrounded by a turquoise blue frame is a photo of an 18 inch doll (perhaps an American Girl doll) wearing a Halloween costume that looks a lot like a candy corn, with white on top, orange in the middle, and yellow candy at the bottom. The words to the left of the doll's photo say "free pattern" and below that is the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Let’s make a NO-SEW Candy Corn Halloween costume for 18 inch dolls @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns #HalloweenCostume

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today I’m giving you an easy-to-follow NO-SEW tutorial and a free printable pattern for making a “sandwich board” style Halloween costume to fit many 18 inch dolls. There’s a list of dolls that will fit this “sandwich board” costume in the first set of bullets below. You might be wondering … Continue reading Let’s make a NO-SEW Candy Corn Halloween costume for 18 inch dolls @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns #HalloweenCostume

This is a thumbnail image with a turquoise blue background and the words "free pattern" over the top of a photo of an 18 inch little girl doll wearing a purple sleeveless felt crop top shirt with a barely visible jersey fabric skirt or pants. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left corner of the thumbnail image.

Super simple sewing tutorial for 18 inch dolls: felt crop top with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LearningToSew #DollClothesPatterns

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s sewing tutorial shows how to make a super simple crop top out of craft felt for an 18 inch doll. It’s an ideal sewing tutorial for anyone who’s teaching a child to sew or learning how to sew for themselves. My cousin, who runs the YouTube channel ASMR Tingle … Continue reading Super simple sewing tutorial for 18 inch dolls: felt crop top with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LearningToSew #DollClothesPatterns

With a quilted frame around it, we see a section of a McCall's vintage fashion doll clothes sewing pattern for making a cape that will fit a fashion doll like Barbie and similar-sized dolls.

What are the best patterns for Fashion Doll capes? #DollClothesPatterns #ToyCollectors

It’s fall, so we need to keep our little dolls warm. A coat is easy enough to make, but capes are usually even easier! You’ll notice, that in the image of Simplicity 8466 above, there’s an adorable cape pattern for fashion dolls. It’s short (hip-length), made of bright blue fabric, and appears to have a red ribbon for its trim. But if you’re looking for … Continue reading What are the best patterns for Fashion Doll capes? #DollClothesPatterns #ToyCollectors

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

Framed by a purple and turquoise blue quilt, we see the Simplicity 4652 Chatty Cathy doll clothes pattern for six outfits, plus under garments. The ChellyWood.com logo appears on the image as well.

Chatty Cathy Patterns, Talking Dolls, and Vintage Fabric @ ChellyWood.com #Collectibles #DollClothesPatterns

Have you ever heard of Chatty Cathy dolls? According to Wikipedia, in the 1960’s, Chatty Cathy “was the second most popular doll of the 1960s after Barbie.”* Like Barbie, these dolls were the brain child of Ruth Handler. When you pulled a string, Cathy would say endearing phrases like, “I love you” and “Let’s play school.” But these weren’t the first talking dolls. You’ll probably … Continue reading Chatty Cathy Patterns, Talking Dolls, and Vintage Fabric @ ChellyWood.com #Collectibles #DollClothesPatterns

A turquoise blue cotton or linen fabric frames the words "charitable donation 2022: full disclosure" with an image of a gift box filled with money, bread, and clothing. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower left corner.

Charity Work Annual Announcement @ ChellyWood.com #CharityWork #InternationalDayOfCharity

As my regular followers know, I’ve been donating 10% of my website’s annual funds to a charitable cause since 2016. This past year I was a little slow in announcing my donation, but I had a good reason, which I’m about to explain. Now as you know, this website is a dot com, not a dot org, and I actually like it that way. I … Continue reading Charity Work Annual Announcement @ ChellyWood.com #CharityWork #InternationalDayOfCharity

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

A purple and turquoise blue quilt frames the words "how do you box your doll clothes" which float above a 3-D photo of a box wrapped in craft paper with a turquoise blue ribbon delicately tied around the box. The ChellyWood.com logo appears to one side of the text and photo.

How do you box your doll clothes for mailing (shipping)? #Handmade #DollClothesPatterns

The ensemble shown at the top of this page was part of a doll clothes gift I made for a friend’s little girl, Navy. What a cool name this little girl has, don’t you think? Navy? I love it! That’s even a color of fabric! Okay, so when I gave her this gift, consisting of all these handmade doll clothes, how did I package them? … Continue reading How do you box your doll clothes for mailing (shipping)? #Handmade #DollClothesPatterns

With a quilted purple and blue frame, a photo of a Made to Move Curvy Barbie with bright pink Anime-style hair stands next to and looks down at vintage 8281 Simplicity Barbie doll clothes pattern, which contains the patterns for making the very same raglan-sleeved shirt or blouse that the Made-to-Move Curvy Barbie is wearing. She also wears a miniskirt that is not pictured on the envelope for Simplicity 8281 vintage Barbie doll clothes patterns. The ChellyWood.com logo appears to the side of the photo.

Can a Vintage Simplicity 8281 Barbie doll clothes pattern fit Curvy Barbie? #SewVintage #DollClothesPatterns

Based on the photo you see above, which shows my Curvy Made-to-Move Barbie wearing the raglan-sleeved blouse from View 3 in Simplicity Barbie doll clothes pattern 8281 from the early 1980’s, you would think Curvy Barbies could wear all of the patterns from this set. But it may not be wise to make assumptions about this vintage pattern just yet. The pattern was originally designed … Continue reading Can a Vintage Simplicity 8281 Barbie doll clothes pattern fit Curvy Barbie? #SewVintage #DollClothesPatterns