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FREE patterns for #easyDIY Barbie #dolls #dresses @ ChellyWood.com

If you stumbled at this website, hoping to find some easy-to-sew patterns and tutorials for fashion doll clothes, let me say that you’ve come to the right place! I actually designed this halter-style dress for my cousin’s little girl to sew. She was only 11 years old at the time, and she was pretty new to sewing. So I designed this pattern to be as … Continue reading FREE patterns for #easyDIY Barbie #dolls #dresses @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a made-to-move Barbie wearing a green and white striped retro-style swimsuit top, as part of a two-piece 1950's style bikini. The overlay says, "DIY retro bikini top" and offers the URL: ChellyWood.com

#DIY retro #bikini top for #Dolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Yesterday I gave you the pattern; today I’m showing you how to make the retro swimsuit top. I’m very pleased with the way this pattern turned out. In fact, as the pattern implies, I’d really like to try making a pair of panties and a bra with plain white fabric (or possibly lace fabric), using the same pattern. But I’ll save that for another day. … Continue reading #DIY retro #bikini top for #Dolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a lined printable pattern for both a bikini style swimsuit (top and bottoms) and a pair of capri pants (capris). Overlaid text offers the name of the website where this free printable sewing pattern can be found: ChellyWood.com.

#Retro swimsuit pattern for fashion #Dolls is free @ ChellyWood.com #CraftyMom

Here’s my free, printable sewing pattern for a retro swimsuit. As you can see by the heading, you could potentially make the bikini top into a bra; similarly, you could make the shorts/bikini bottom into underpants. I haven’t created a bra and panties set with this pattern yet, but I’m anxious to do so! I’m currently working on the capris (along with a turtleneck in … Continue reading #Retro swimsuit pattern for fashion #Dolls is free @ ChellyWood.com #CraftyMom

Image shows African American Barbie wearing a mini skirt with tulle petticoat. The miniskirt fabric is black and glittery, with a shamrock print for St. Patrick's Day. The doll wears a black felt sleeveless shirt. Overlay says, "DIY Barbie skirt" and the watermark says "ChellyWood.com."

Sew a #StPaddysDay skirt for #Barbie, #Skipper, or other dolls @ ChellyWood.com

With St. Paddy’s Day right around the corner, I decided to whip up some quick and easy skirt patterns and tutorials. As you can see in the video, this pattern will fit Barbie®, Curvy Barbie®, Skipper®, and even Monster High® dolls. The trick is in the elastic. When you get to the part of the video where it tells you to measure your doll’s waist … Continue reading Sew a #StPaddysDay skirt for #Barbie, #Skipper, or other dolls @ ChellyWood.com

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How to design your own #DollClothes

Over the years, a few of my followers and friends have asked me, “How do you design your own doll clothes? Is there a trick to it?” Well some patterns are easier than others, of course, but the video above sort of explains my process. You’ll notice, in the video, that I often make errors. I check for these errors by trying my paper patterns on the … Continue reading How to design your own #DollClothes

Image of sewing pattern for a shirt (with either long sleeves or short sleeves) and a pencil skirt. Patterns are designed to fit Mattel's Tall Barbie, and there's an image of her wearing a pencil skirt and the long-sleeved top.

FREE Printable #DollClothes Pattern @ ChellyWood.com fits #TallBarbie #TheDollEvolves

Yes, here’s the pattern for the pencil skirt I showed you yesterday. “But wait! Isn’t that the same pattern you gave us last week?” Why, yes it is. The pencil skirt pattern is at the top of the shirt pattern, so in a sense, this is a re-post. But on this copy, I added the image of the doll in the pencil skirt. Feel free … Continue reading FREE Printable #DollClothes Pattern @ ChellyWood.com fits #TallBarbie #TheDollEvolves

Now You’ve Got the Whole Costume for #Barbie and the #Musketeers!

Just in case you forgot, here’s the link to the Renaissance hat pattern for Barbie, and here’s the tutorial for making that hat: I love making Barbie clothes and sharing my patterns and projects with the world, but it’s always nice if you also show your appreciation by liking this video, tweeting about it, blogging about it, or pinning it to your Pinterest page! Thanks! Continue reading Now You’ve Got the Whole Costume for #Barbie and the #Musketeers!