On a turquoise blue background, we read the words "Skates, boots, and high-tops." Below this and at a slight angle is a photo of the following (left to right): silver cowboy boots, black army boots, and white ice skates.

The Woes of Buying Doll Boots, Skates, and High-tops on eBay #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns

Doll boots can be a lot of fun to dress your doll in, when you’re making winter raincoats and ponchos for them to wear in your fall dioramas. But if you’ve ever tried to buy vintage Barbie boots, you’ll probably already be familiar with this little problem: Some sellers on eBay are experts at hiding the flaws in their products. Then, when you buy it … Continue reading The Woes of Buying Doll Boots, Skates, and High-tops on eBay #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a bare-footed Barbie doll wearing a skirt with a flared ruffle. The words above the photo of the bare feet say, "Where to buy doll shoes."

Where to Buy CUTE Doll Shoes #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns

Almost exactly a month ago, one of my followers, Nancee, left a comment here in response to my blog post about making the Curvy Barbie High-low dress you see pictured above. Nancee asked, “Where did you get the adorable strappy, yellow shoes in today’s picture? I bought a Yoga Barbie and she did not come with any footwear – not even socks. The shoes I … Continue reading Where to Buy CUTE Doll Shoes #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns

In a purple frame, a doll wearing Renaissance clothes including a cloak, the harlequin tunic, and bicolored pants, holds up a handmade wine bottle. The words over this photo say, "free pattern" and the ChellyWood.com logo appears in one corner. The photo of the doll is from Chelly Wood's "Romeo and Juliet with Dolls," a stop motion video.

Make my harlequin costume and miniature wine bottle w/today’s free patterns and tutorial videos @ ChellyWood.com #Harlequin #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. In my Romeo and Juliet with Dolls stop motion video, there’s a minor character, Samson, who “begins the fray” in the marketplace, by biting his thumb. This character is played by a Barbie (shown above), wearing what I like to call my “Harlequin” costume (because of the fabric I … Continue reading Make my harlequin costume and miniature wine bottle w/today’s free patterns and tutorial videos @ ChellyWood.com #Harlequin #DollClothesPatterns

On a purple cotton background with tiny white polka dots, we see the words "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo, featured beside an image of a blond, cocoa-complexion Made-to-Move Barbie doll wearing pretty white pants and a white summer top. The background within the photograph of the Barbie doll is a colorful city street reminiscent of the Caribbean islands.

Sew cotton pants and a summer shirt for Barbie with today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #AugustProjects #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Earlier this month, we saw this outfit on my Curvy Barbie, but today I’m converting my old JPG image patterns to an easy-to-print PDF sewing pattern, so regular Barbies and Made-to-Move Barbie dolls can wear this outfit too. To make today’s pants for your Barbie doll (or similar sized … Continue reading Sew cotton pants and a summer shirt for Barbie with today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #AugustProjects #DollClothesPatterns

In this photograph, we see a Barbie doll dressed in a Renaissance ball gown with detached, lace-up sleeves. The gown is made of teal blueish green cotton fabric, and it is decorated with tiny flowers in a Renaissance tapestry style. Her undergarment -- a Renaissance or medieval shift dress with long sleeves, is burgundy, to match some of the burgundy colored flowers in the print of the dress. She wears a burgundy colored tiara hat with a renaissance style hat made of cotton and tulle with elastic to hold it in place. The hat is much like a tiara in the way it fits, with tulle splayed all around the head in lacy ruffles. The doll holds a medieval or Renaissance period stringed instrument (it's actually of Japanese origin). She stands in a marketplace beside a wooden crate and a straw wheeled basket. She appears to be selling pottery, balls of yarn, and logs of firewood. The ChellyWood.com logo floats above the scene in the upper left hand corner of the photo. This doll dress is worn in the Chelly Wood production of "Romeo and Juliet with Dolls" on YouTube, found at ChellyWood1.

Free Barbie Renaissance Faire doll clothes sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #RenaissanceFaire #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This is the full “Rosaline” character costume from Romeo and Juliet with Dolls. So once again, the seam allowances on today’s free patterns are sometimes marked and sometimes not marked, but they are there. Yesterday I gave you just the tiara pattern and tutorial; today I’m incorporating the full … Continue reading Free Barbie Renaissance Faire doll clothes sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #RenaissanceFaire #DollClothesPatterns

Image of Barbie doll dressed in traditional Basque dress with Renaissance Snood

Free Basque traditional dress patterns for Barbie@ ChellyWood.com #Euskadi #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This is yet another of my costumes from Romeo and Juliet with Dolls. Like the others, this pattern is an older one, so the seam allowances do exist on the pattern… but you have to imagine them since they’re not drawn in. Sorry about that. To make today’s long-sleeved … Continue reading Free Basque traditional dress patterns for Barbie@ ChellyWood.com #Euskadi #DollClothesPatterns

Framed in purple, there's a photo of an Endless Hair Kingdom Princess Barbie (the African or African American or brown-complexion doll with dark brown hair) wearing a handmade pair of summer pajamas. This is framed in a tiny white border, one side of which is decorated with pastel-colored button gifs. The chellyWood.com logo image appears in the lower-left of the purple main frame, with the white words "free pattern" above it.

Sew a Pajama Top and PJ Pants for 17-inch Endless Hair Princess Barbie with #Free #DollClothesPatterns @ ChellyWood.com

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns and tutorials for making these pajamas. Would you like to make the pajamas shown in the image at the top of this page? It’s actually a lot like the outfit I posted for the 17 inch Dreamtopia Endless Hair Kingdom Barbie dolls almost a year ago exactly, only you would be … Continue reading Sew a Pajama Top and PJ Pants for 17-inch Endless Hair Princess Barbie with #Free #DollClothesPatterns @ ChellyWood.com

On a turquoise blue linen background, we see a photo framed in purple of a Petite Barbie with a dark chocolate complexion modeling a purple and pink sundress. Over the top of the photo are the words "free pattern" and beside the photo to its left is the ChellyWood.com logo (a bodice pattern outlined in turquoise blue, overlapped by the name Chelly Wood in purple letters).

Sew a sundress for Petite Barbie w/today’s FREE #SewingPattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPattern

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s blog post is a lot like the one I posted yesterday, but I’m focusing on Petite Barbie today, instead of Skipper. Did you know that Petite Barbie and modern Skipper dolls can swap clothes? Absolutely they can, with very few exceptions! So if you like to sew for … Continue reading Sew a sundress for Petite Barbie w/today’s FREE #SewingPattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPattern

In this featured image, we see the words "free pattern" hovering over a photo of a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a harlequin-like costume, including bi-colored pants and a puff-sleeve top. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the corner. There's a purple cotton fabric background with tiny white polka dots behind all elements of this image.

Here’s another Renaissance Faire costume for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Freebies #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Like yesterday’s blog post, this outfit appears in my Romeo and Juliet with Dolls stop motion video. In the past, I’ve referred to this as a “Harlequin” costume because of the fabric I used for the shirt, which coordinates so nicely with the bi-colored pants. And yes, I know … Continue reading Here’s another Renaissance Faire costume for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Freebies #DollClothesPatterns

A purple and turquoise blue quilt frames the words "how do you box your doll clothes" which float above a 3-D photo of a box wrapped in craft paper with a turquoise blue ribbon delicately tied around the box. The ChellyWood.com logo appears to one side of the text and photo.

How do you box your doll clothes for mailing (shipping)? #Handmade #DollClothesPatterns

The ensemble shown at the top of this page was part of a doll clothes gift I made for a friend’s little girl, Navy. What a cool name this little girl has, don’t you think? Navy? I love it! That’s even a color of fabric! Okay, so when I gave her this gift, consisting of all these handmade doll clothes, how did I package them? … Continue reading How do you box your doll clothes for mailing (shipping)? #Handmade #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a typical fashion doll like Barbie wearing a handmade skirt of holiday fabric and a blouse made of solid color yellow fabric. The skirt appears to be made of shamrock print cotton fabric, but there are tiny yellow shamrocks in the print, which matches the yellow of her blouse. The logo reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns to make our 4th of July or other holiday outfits for doll clothes.

Make a 4th of July Outfit for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #IndependenceDay #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. If you’re from the United States, like I am, you’re probably wondering, “What in the heck?” Yes, I’m re-posting my St. Patrick’s day maxi skirt with reversible blouse pattern for my Independence Day “inspiration” page! Use your imagination… What if you made the shamrock skirt out of one of … Continue reading Make a 4th of July Outfit for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #IndependenceDay #DollClothesPatterns

On a turquoise blue linen fabric background, the words "free pattern" are splayed to one side beside a Made to Move Barbie who wears a multicolored bell-shaped skirt and a pink tank top. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left hand corner of the image.

Let’s make a new combination of shirts and skirts for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SummerFashion #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free pattern is for a reversible tank top and a short skirt. But do you have any idea how easy it is to turn a short skirt into a long skirt? See, look: And today’s free pattern for the tank top is also reversible, so you can create … Continue reading Let’s make a new combination of shirts and skirts for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SummerFashion #DollClothesPatterns