Soul, one of the 9-inch World of Love dolls from Hasbro, stands alone in a room with a single office chair and window. She wears capri pants made of a cotton fabric that's decorated with tiny pink flowers and lavender-colored vines. She wears a matching lavender shirt with two tiny buttons at the top. The shirt has long sleeves and a conservative rounded neckline but no collar. She wears tiny white plastic flats. If you would like to make an outfit like this for your 9-inch (23 cm) dolls, you can find the free, printable PDF patterns at along with tutorial videos showing how to make both the shirt and the capri pants. The website is marked with the creative commons attribution mark, so by downloading these patterns, you agree to share them on social media and tell where they came from.

Capri pants for 9-inch / 23 cm #dolls : this week’s #sewingproject

This week on, we’re going to sew a pair of capris for 9-inch (23 cm) dolls like my Soul doll, from the World of Love doll collection from Hasbro. Soul was my very favorite doll when I was a kid, but I didn’t own her. My cousin, Virginia, did–and I was terribly jealous! Every time we got together to play dolls, I would ask, … Continue reading Capri pants for 9-inch / 23 cm #dolls : this week’s #sewingproject

Tips and tricks for making your own #OOAKdoll @ #dollstagram #instadoll

For all of my regular followers, I must explain… This website has been in limbo for most of the month of March, while I went without a computer at home. Mine crashed! But all of those Barbie patterns I was working on right before the crash have been salvaged, and I plan to post them here soon. So stick with me to get more patterns … Continue reading Tips and tricks for making your own #OOAKdoll @ #dollstagram #instadoll

Image of Christi Doll (African-American Barbie doll) dressed in dress, pinafore, apron, and bonnet, and wearing a natural-hair wig.

#BlackBarbie Plays #Juliet’s nurse in doll version of #RomeAndJuliet @

Before people get all in-my-face about an African-American doll playing a servant in my upcoming stop-motion film of Romeo and Juliet with dolls, let me remind you that Romeo’s cousin, Benvolio, is also played by an AA doll, as is Friar Laurence. I felt it was important to include characters of African heritage in the cast of this play because, as everyone knows, people of African heritage … Continue reading #BlackBarbie Plays #Juliet’s nurse in doll version of #RomeAndJuliet @

Image of Spin Master Liv Doll wearing custom-made African American doll wig with overlay that says "best doll wigs ever!"

I recommend buying your custom #LivDoll wigs from @tabloach #dollstagram #dolls

As the video says, I recently bought a Liv Doll who really needed a new wig. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the work of this doll wig designer at Tabloach Productions! At first I was a little nervous about sending two Liv Dolls in the US Postal Service to be fitted for wigs. I thought, “What if I never get my dolls back? Or … Continue reading I recommend buying your custom #LivDoll wigs from @tabloach #dollstagram #dolls

Image of African American doll with natural afro hair under a cap. Doll is wearing medieval garb.

Who is your favorite #AfricanAmerican doll? Leave a comment @

This is “Soul” from Hasbro’s World of Love doll collection. She has always been my favorite African American doll, even though she’s only moderately articulated. Why do I love this doll so much? She brings me happy memories of my childhood! When I was growing up in the early 1970’s, dolls who really looked African American were unheard-of. True, they had Barbies who were dark complected, … Continue reading Who is your favorite #AfricanAmerican doll? Leave a comment @