I’ve been asked this question often, over the years, and I can tell you a little about my own experiences with older patterns on modern Barbies. However I do not work for Mattel or one of the professional pattern makers. I have been sewing for Barbie since I was a child in the 1970’s, though, and I sew for both vintage and newer Barbies. I have measured … Continue reading Do #Vintage Barbie #Patterns Fit New #Barbies?
Here’s my sewing tutorial for a dolly hat and veil, in the tradition of Lebanese ladies. The pattern was posted yesterday, and the whole outfit has been posted over the course of the past two weeks. All of my sewing patterns are available on this page. Please show your appreciation for my free patterns and tutorials by liking, pinning, tweeting, and/or somehow sharing this video … Continue reading DIY #MiddleEast Hat and Veil #Sewing Tutorial (Fits #BarbieDolls)
Now that our 4th of July contest is over (I plan to announce the winner some time this week), I’ve been posting the stuff you’ll need to make the summer wardrobe I created for my Barbies. Yesterday’s post offered the pattern for the sleeveless top. Today I’m showing you the free sewing tutorial that matches yesterday’s sleeveless top pattern. So without further ado, here it is: … Continue reading Free #Sewing Tutorial… Make a Sleeveless Top for #BarbieDolls @ ChellyWood.com
I’ve been asked this question often, over the years, and I can tell you a little about my own experiences with older patterns on modern Barbies. However I do not work for Mattel or one of the professional pattern makers. I have been sewing for Barbie since I was about three years old, though, and I sew for both vintage and newer Barbies. I have measured … Continue reading Do #Vintage Barbie #Patterns Fit New #Barbies?
Yesterday I showed you the dress we’ll be making this week. It’s a lovely Renaissance-style pinafore that goes over the top of the wedding dress I’ve designed. Tomorrow I’ll share my video tutorial, showing you exactly how to piece this thing together. Today I’m posting the pattern we’ll be using. Remember, when you print my patterns, you need to enlarge them to fit a regular-sized … Continue reading #Barbie Dress #Patterns Free & Printable: Floral #Renaissance Pinafore
I’m wrapping up the month of January with my most popular doll hat tutorial. Remember to like it on Facebook, tweet about it, and/or pin it to your Pinterest page. Thanks a bunch! Continue reading #Sew a Hat for #Barbie, #Momokodoll, or Hasbro World of Love Dolls
This week I’ll be posting my pattern and a video tutorial for making the hat shown here. It fits most Barbie dolls, all Momoko dolls, and as you can see in the picture, it easily fits World of Love dolls from Hasbro. Continue reading #Sew a Hat for #Barbie, #Momokodoll, or Hasbro World of Love Dolls
Here’s the latest video tutorial I’ve made for my YouTube channel. The Medieval cloak or Renaissance-style cape is probably one of the easiest patterns I’ve created (next to the apron pattern or the nurse’s bonnet pattern) for Barbie dolls. It will fit Momoko dolls too. Just about anyone can make one of these, if you follow my tutorial. Remember, if you enjoy my patterns and … Continue reading Video Tutorial Shows You How to Make a #MedievalCloak for #Barbies
Yesterday I posted the pattern for a Barbie doll dress’s bodice and sleeves. Today I’m posting the skirt pattern. Again, please like it, pin it, or tweet about it, to show your appreciation for sharing these patterns. Continue reading More Printable Patterns for Barbie Doll Wedding Dress
In addition to writing books, I design Barbie doll clothes. Here’s the pattern I use for a basic wedding dress or prom dress. (Today I’m posting the bodice and sleeves. Tomorrow I’ll post the skirt.) It’s free to download, print, cut out and use. If you like it, tweet about it, or pin it, that’s always appreciated. Continue reading Printable Pattern for a Barbie Wedding Dress