The quickest way to contact me is through my “Submit a Question” form. You don’t have to ask questions; it’s okay to just email me that way.

I’m also available on the following social media platforms:

  • PinterestChelly Wood — Most of my boards offer free patterns for doll clothes and tutorials for my doll-related hobbies. I use this platform a lot!
  • YouTubeChelly Wood’s Channel — If you subscribe to my YouTube channel, you’ll get a notice whenever I create a new video.
  • Etsy: Chelly Wood — I do have an Etsy store account, although I don’t sell my creations as frequently as other sewing bloggers do. I also use Etsy to purchase things like tiny doll buttons and buckles.
  • FacebookChellyWood — This is my personal page on Facebook. Through this account, I connect with other doll collecting groups and sewing blog groups. I won’t friend you on Facebook unless you are actively involved on as well, so please leave relevant comments now and then if you want me to friend you on FB.
  • NaNoWriMo: Chelly Wood — From time to time, I will be active on this website in November, which is National Novel Writers’ Month. I like to use CritiqueCircle for my editorial work and beta reading. If you’re also a writer, you may find me on one of those websites.
  • Instagram: @ChellyWood1 — On Instagram, there’s a hashtag for #ChellyWoodPatterns. When you finish making something using my patterns, feel free to post using the #ChellyWoodPatterns hashtag. Thanks for that hashtag, GingerBarbie64! I have an Instagram account, but I don’t use it very often.
  • Twitter@ChellyWood1 — I have a Twitter account, but I don’t use it much.

If you have a question or suggestion, feel free to contact me through my Submit a Question form. It goes directly to my email, and unless I’m out of town, I try to respond within one week’s time (and often much sooner).

I have a snail mail Post Office box where you can send me “fan mail” or thank you cards or  sewing patterns or fabric scraps or whatever you like:


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    1. Hi Margaret. Thanks for the comment. I’m really not sure which pattern would fit a vintage Vogue Ginny doll. I’ve been watching for one on eBay, so I can try dresses on her and post a gallery of pictures to give folks like you some idea of which patterns will fit her. But I haven’t found one in my price range yet.

      My best guess is to try my 8″ baby doll dress with felt bodice. Felt is super flexible, so it should fit most dolls in that size range (if your Ginny is 8″ tall). Here’s the link to that dress:

      It may be a bit too big for your doll around the middle, but at least with felt, you don’t have to hem it or put a lot of time into it if the pattern doesn’t fit and needs alterations. Best of luck to you!

  1. Watched how to print patterns, was totally confused by so many steps. I usually just set my paper to 0.1 margins and then size image to fit. Haven’t sewn anything so don’t know how well this works. I just downloaded an image in pdf format, Does printing in pdf , print to accurate size? Since I notided quite a bit of space on each side of the page?? Couldn’t find any information on the website regarding pdfs

    I too am a retired “specialized” ie corporate librarian.

    1. Welcome to the site, Arrian! I’m a librarian too!

      PDFs actually print to scale, as long as you’re using American printer paper. If you live outside the US, you may use A4 paper for your printer, and you may need to adjust the patterns to fit your paper. Because of this, I include a “measurement tool” on all the patterns I’ve designed since about 2016 or so. Once you print your pattern, set a ruler or tape measure alongside the “measurement tool” to help you decide whether or not you’ve got your pattern printed correctly.

      Best of luck to you, and thank you for leaving a comment!

  2. Love all your patterns. But your comments are turned off. So can’t comment on youtube.

    1. Hi Angela. Because my videos feature toys (specifically dolls), I must mark them as “Made for Kids” according to the new COPPA laws. That automatically turns off commenting, unfortunately. Sorry about that!

      But you’re always welcome to leave comments here. Each of my videos appears on this website simultaneously with its YouTube appearance.

      If you’d like to know more about the COPPA laws, I did a blog post on that a while back. Here’s the link:

  3. I’ve printed off the 18-inch doll shorts and halter top/dress but am unable to find instructions for how to sew them! The dress pattern shows no seam allowance and I need help on how to finish off the armhole opening, neckline, etc. Is there a video specifically for this pattern? Please send me the direct link.

    1. Hi Sharon. Thank you for leaving a comment. Please go to the following page and look for “video tutorial showing how to make the halter tops” and “video tutorial showing how to make the larger shorts” on the page:

      The purple words are a hyperlink to the tutorial pages for each. Hopefully you find this helpful. Have a pleasant day! 🙂

  4. Hi: My granddaughter has an 18″ floppy baby doll. The doll does not have stiff legs like an American Girl. Do you have patterns for this type of doll?

  5. Do you have any patterns for boy baby doll clothes? I have a 12.5 inch baby alive and a 9 inch baby doll?

  6. Hi Chelly.
    I love seeing all that you have done and reading about your plans for the future. I did some of the same things you do, but life took some turns and I lost my good health, my huge web site filled with free doll customizing tips and techniques, and my book drafts. Perhaps some of your tips were part of that web site. I don’t know, but I do want to offer a huge thanks to you and all the other generous doll artists who share their knowledge freely. It has been almost 20 years now, but I still consider starting over. You are an inspiration, and thank you for your genius spirit.

    1. Wow! What a kind-hearted comment! Thank you for that!

      And it’s never too late to jump back in the game. If you enjoy it, then why not? Right?

  7. I love your patterns. I was wondering, do you think you could make patterns for Carpatina dolls? I have a few Carpatina dolls, who I don’t have very many clothes for, so I’d love to use some of your patterns to make clothes for them. 😀

    1. Hi Quinley. I don’t own a Carpatina dolls, but they look like they have a body type that’s similar to a vintage Crissy doll. Have you tried my Crissy doll clothes patterns for your Carpetina dolls yet?

      If you do try some of my Crissy patterns, and you find they don’t quite fit, you may consider taking my Creative Spark class on doll clothes pattern alterations; it will focus on that exact concept: altering a pattern that doesn’t quite fit, so it will fit your dolls.

      The class should be available later in December or at least in January — so coming right up!

  8. I was asked if i could make clothing for a 6″ Coastguard Action figure! I said i could try! LOL. where to start??
    Then i found your site,, i was able to use your pattern for the 6″ doll , t shirt and pants..
    it worked perfectly,,
    Thank you so very much for all your inspiring helpful information. I am sure i will be using more of your pattern.
    Carol Fox

    1. Hi Naomi. I think you’re referring to the “Creative Commons Attribution” symbol that’s on my patterns.

      This symbol means that if you share my patterns online, you should tell people where they come from. You are more than welcome to sell any doll clothes you make using my patterns.

      It helps my website grow if you do choose to share my patterns online, telling people about my website in the process. This is just one of many ways that people say “thank you” for the service I’m providing. You can share my patterns by pinning them on Pinterest, mentioning them or “liking” them on Facebook, drawing people’s attention to them on Twitter, etc…

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