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?"

What are the easiest doll dress patterns to sew? #18inchDolls #DollClothes

There are several factors that contribute to the ease or difficulty in sewing a doll dress pattern. In my humble opinion, as a doll clothing designer who has been sewing for half a century, here are four factors to consider when picking out an “easy-to-sew” doll dress pattern: Pattern maker Type of skirt Sleeves Collars   Let’s talk about pattern makers. The Simplicity pattern company … Continue reading What are the easiest doll dress patterns to sew? #18inchDolls #DollClothes

The image shows a Madame Alexander 18 inch doll (45-46 cm tall) wearing handmade holiday clothes. Her outfit includes a V-neck shirt in holiday green with creamy eyelet lace sleeves and a white skirt decorated with tiny holly leaf and holly berry print fabric. The doll wears patent leather Mary Jane shoes, and she stands before a purple wall on which hangs a miniature quilt with a zig-zag pattern of fabrics in greens, purples, pinks, and yellows. The watermark on the image says "ChellyWood.com: free doll clothes patterns and tutorials." If you would like to make this outfit for your 18 inch doll, please visit ChellyWood.com and navigate to the page for 18 inch doll clothes patterns and tutorials. This outfit will fit most 18-inch dolls such as the Adora Amazing Girls dolls, the Our Generation Journey Girls, the “My Life As” Dolls, 18-inch Dolls from American Girl doll company, City Girls from the New York Doll Collection, and as shown, the Madame Alexander 45 to 46 cm dolls.

Free Holiday Patterns for Making Doll Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayCrafts #FreeCraftPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Last week I posted the tutorial for making the blousy top you see in the image above. Then yesterday I posted the tutorial video for making the calf-length holly skirt. So today I’m posting patterns and tutorials for sewing the whole outfit! Happy holiday crafting, everyone! Today’s free printable PDF doll … Continue reading Free Holiday Patterns for Making Doll Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayCrafts #FreeCraftPatterns

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. This image shows the header for a youtube tutorial video that shows people how to sew a medium length skirt for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls, Amazing girls, and Journey girls dolls.

Free Patterns and Tutorials for Making Doll Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayCrafts #FreeCraftPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Last week I posted the tutorial for making the ruffle-sleeved top you see in the video, but last week’s skirt pattern is an older one. So today I’ve got a brand new skirt pattern for you, along with this tutorial showing how to make it! This week’s skirt should come down … Continue reading Free Patterns and Tutorials for Making Doll Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayCrafts #FreeCraftPatterns

This is a photo of an 18-inch doll wearing a handmade sunny yellow shirt with an eyelet ruffle sleeve of white eyelet lace. She also wears a multi-colored floral skirt with an elastic waist and an above-the-knee "schoolgirl" length. The free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this entire outfit can be found at ChellyWood.com along with hundreds of other free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Let’s Sew a Sunny Eyelet Ruffle Sleeve Shirt and Schoolgirl Skirt for 18-inch Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #FreePattern #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Last Thursday I gave you a pattern and tutorial video for making a cute V-neck “holiday top” with a ruffle for a sleeve. This pattern was designed to fit most 18-inch dolls. Well today I’m combining that ruffle-sleeve top concept with my “schoolgirl skirt” for 18″ dolls to make the outfit … Continue reading Let’s Sew a Sunny Eyelet Ruffle Sleeve Shirt and Schoolgirl Skirt for 18-inch Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #FreePattern #DollClothes

The image shows the YouTube header for a video tutorial in which Chelly Wood, the doll clothing designer, shows her fans and followers how to make a holiday top (shirt) with eyelet ruffle sleeves, using her free printable PDF sewing pattern for a simple V-neck sleeveless shirt. Visit ChellyWood.com to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern for this and other 18-inch doll clothes patterns (along with patterns for sewing doll clothes for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes).

Free 18 Inch Doll Clothes Patterns for Holiday Top / Shirt with Eyelet Ruffle Sleeve @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns #DollClothes

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. For those of you who live in the United States (like me), happy Thanksgiving holiday! I don’t know about you guys, but Thanksgiving usually marks the point where I really have to pick up the pace, if I plan to get enough doll clothes sewn for holiday gift giving! So … Continue reading Free 18 Inch Doll Clothes Patterns for Holiday Top / Shirt with Eyelet Ruffle Sleeve @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns #DollClothes

This photograph of a Best Friends Club Ink doll appears to be taken indoors at an art museum. The doll stands before a modern art poster with the name "Ruth Stone" inside identical side-by-side cream-colored circles on a blue background. The doll's back is to us, so we can clearly see that her elastic shorts have one working back pocket, and her close-in-back shirt has several tiny buttons running down the back closure area of the short-sleeved shirt. The shorts outfit she models is made of mint green cotton fabric.

Free printable PDF sewing patterns for doll clothes that fit 18″ BFC Ink #Dolls #PDFpattern

My regular followers know that after I’ve posted lots of tutorial videos and patterns, there’s a “catching up” period, where I have to post links to all the patterns and tutorials needed to make that particular outfit. This week’s blog posts are all “catch-up” posts. Today I’m posting all the patterns and tutorial videos you’ll need to help you make your BFC Ink 18-inch doll … Continue reading Free printable PDF sewing patterns for doll clothes that fit 18″ BFC Ink #Dolls #PDFpattern

The image shows the 18-inch BFC Ink Kaitlin doll wearing handmade shorts with an elastic waistband and a lace-trimmed (and rick rack trimmed) short-sleeved shirt made of the same springtime yellow fabric as the shorts. She wears glittery pink high-top sneakers with the whole ensemble and her hair is pulled up in a pony tail. She's looking closely at a poster on the wall of the diorama in which she stands. The poster advertisement says "Galway Kinnel" and is a retro-style poster for a poetry reading at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The wording slightly resembles piano keys but instead of white ivory, the lines of the keys are made of oak-like wood. The watermark on this image says you can find free doll clothes patterns and tutorials at Chelly Wood dot com.

Free printable PDF sewing patterns for doll clothes that fit 18″ BFC Ink #Dolls #sewinglove

Together with the previous week’s posts, we now have patterns and tutorials for making the lace shirt plus the shorts that my 18-inch BFC Ink doll is wearing in this photo. Here are the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make this outfit: Free printable sewing pattern for doll shorts and square-neck lace shirt Tutorial video showing how to make the shorts Tutorial video showing … Continue reading Free printable PDF sewing patterns for doll clothes that fit 18″ BFC Ink #Dolls #sewinglove

The image shows vintage Crissy doll (from Ideal Toy Co.) wearing handmade doll clothes including an easy to sew felt shirt and polka dot skirt. Beside this image is a photo of a BFC Ink doll from MGA Entertainment Toys and Games. The BFC Ink doll wears handmade doll clothes as well, including in her outfit a v-neck blouse and embellished spotty skirt. Both dolls are posed in lovely diorama scenes: the Crissy doll stands between two palm trees on a beach; the retired BFC Ink doll (Best Friends Club Ink) appears to be in an art museum with a 1970’s poster on the wall behind her. On each image is the watermark of the website where you can download the FREE sewing patterns to make the outfits shown on the Crissy doll and BFC Ink dolls: ChellyWood.com (free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes). Chelly Wood’s free printable patterns are offered as PDF downloads.

Free 18 Inch Doll Clothes Patterns for Vintage Crissy Doll and BFC Ink Dolls (Gallery)

Please click on the doll clothes you would like to make. Not what you’re looking for? Behind the scenes, I’m creating a series of classes that will teach you how to design your own doll clothes. My classes will be available through C&T Publishing’s Creative Spark platform, starting in 2022. Click on the link provided to learn more about my own classes and the other wonderful courses you can take … Continue reading Free 18 Inch Doll Clothes Patterns for Vintage Crissy Doll and BFC Ink Dolls (Gallery)

This image shows an 18" doll wearing a red velvet shirt with tiny white buttons. It's a shirt with long sleeves. She also wears an elastic-waist skirt made of a cotton fabric that has a sky blue background and tiny snowmen patterns all over the fabric. The doll stands in a snow-scene diorama with pine trees and willow branches behind her on a snowy hillside. The sky in the diorama seems to be spotted with little snowflakes. The image has been watermarked with the URL ChellyWood.com (a website that offers hundreds of free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes). If you download one of their free printable PDF sewing patterns for making these doll clothes, you are obligated to share images of the doll clothes and/or patterns with your friends, family, and followers, to fulfill the requirements of the "Creative Commons Attribution" mark that's shown on each pattern. Once again, these doll clothes PDF patterns are free to the public, as long as you share the information about where you got these free doll clothes PDF patterns for 18 inch dolls.

#Sew an 18-inch #dolls’ shirt and skirt with free #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

I realize winter is behind us now, but I’m reposting this, the first ChellyWood.com sewing project of 2019, a semi-lined long-sleeve shirt for 18″ dolls and a simple skirt, because tomorrow’s project could easily be confused with this one. You see, tomorrow I’ll be posting a pattern for making a skirt to fit a more narrow-bodied 18-inch doll, like the vintage Crissy dolls and the … Continue reading #Sew an 18-inch #dolls’ shirt and skirt with free #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a Madame Alexander 18 inch doll and an American Girl 18 inch doll posing in handmade doll clothes including a swimsuit, tank top, pants, shorts, a skirt, a velvet top with long sleeves, a felt top with no sleeves, and a traditional Swedish folk costume. Each of these outfits has free printable sewing patterns available for download at ChellyWood.com where you can find free patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Free 18 Inch Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

Please click on the doll clothes you would like to make. Not what you’re looking for? Behind the scenes, I’m creating a series of classes that will teach you how to design your own doll clothes. My classes will be available through C&T Publishing’s Creative Spark platform, starting in 2022. Click on the link provided to learn more about my own classes and the other wonderful courses you can take … Continue reading Free 18 Inch Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

Here we see a Kaya doll in a beach diorama. she wears a white felt easy-to-sew top and a pair of elastic waist shorts made of nautical-themed blue cotton fabric. She also wears handmade black sandals.

#Sew summer clothes for 18-inch (46 cm) #dolls w/free #patterns and tutorials @ ChellyWood.com

Here are all the patterns and tutorial videos you’ll need, for making the adorable summer outfit shown in the images above and below: Free felt shirt pattern for 18-inch dolls / 46 cm dolls Easy sewing instructions for making the felt shirt Free shorts pattern for 18-inch dolls / 46 cm dolls Easy sewing instructions for making the shorts Free pattern for 18-inch doll / … Continue reading #Sew summer clothes for 18-inch (46 cm) #dolls w/free #patterns and tutorials @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows the thumbnail for a YouTube tutorial video showing how to sew a bikini swimsuit for 18-inch dolls like American Girl dolls and Madame Alexander dolls. The American Girl doll called Kaya is shown modeling this two-piece swimsuit for dolls, and her swimsuit forms a training-bra-style bikini top and briefs or bikini bottoms that go up to her true waist. The watermark on this youtube header says "ChellyWood.com," the website where the free pattern for this 18-inch doll swimsuit pattern can be downloaded and printed for free. The words on the youtube tutorial header state: "Doll bikini Part 2" because this is the second tutorial in the series.

Today’s #tutorial shows how to make a #dolls swimsuit top @ ChellyWood.com w/FREE #patterns!

Here’s the tutorial for the 18-inch doll bikini swimsuit top that I’ve been tooting my own horn about! I’m really excited about this swimsuit project, and I hope you really enjoy making it! As a reminder, this swimsuit pattern uses jersey fabric, but you could probably just as easily use real swimsuit fabric for it. In addition to making a bikini out of this free … Continue reading Today’s #tutorial shows how to make a #dolls swimsuit top @ ChellyWood.com w/FREE #patterns!