Please scroll to the very bottom of this page for today’s free ghost costume pattern. Happy Halloween everyone! I’m afraid this is a repeat post, but this little ghost pattern gets a lot of downloads at Halloween time each year. So here you go! Last week on Friday, I gave you my free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making the little pumpkin Halloween candy basket, … Continue reading Sew a ghost costume for Chelsea (Barbie’s little sister) with today’s free patterns!
Please scroll to the very bottom of this page for today’s free pumpkin candy bucket pattern. Imagine my surprise when I went to print this pattern recently and discovered that (at least in the 5 inch doll area of the website), the pumpkin jack o’lantern part of the pattern was still in JPG form! I had not yet converted it to a PDF! So today’s … Continue reading Sew a miniature pumpkin (jack-o’-lantern) trick-or-treat Halloween candy bucket with today’s free patterns!
Every time I look at the pictures on the cover of my Simplicity 7737 doll clothes pattern envelope, I remember the little sewing room my mother and I shared, when I was in junior high and high school. I made every single outfit offered on this pattern by the time I was 16, and those pants suits — the ones that are designed like a … Continue reading Learning to sew with Simplicity 7737 doll clothes patterns #VintageDolls #DollClothesPatterns
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Look at this pretty freckle-faced beauty! She’s modeling a lovely pleather jacket that my sister-in-law made from black pleather and (I believe cotton) cheetah print fabric. My sister-in-law used my Ken jacket pattern and made some alterations to the jacket, so it would basically fit a Barbie doll. I … Continue reading A sister-in-law who shares your passion is a treasure indeed!
The pattern we’re learning about today is McCall’s 2686 doll clothes patterns for fashion dolls. It has three different styles of coats that will fit Barbie and other fashion dolls, which is what makes this McCall’s Barbie-sized patterns stand out among the others. View A offers a long fur coat; view B shows how to make a shorter winter coat, which would work well with … Continue reading Learning to sew with McCall’s 2686 doll clothes patterns #WinterCoats #DollClothesPatterns
It’s the start of October, which is winter coat season in Idaho, where I live, so I thought I’d write a blog post about Simplicity Barbie doll clothes pattern 7601 because it offers a very nice coat and hat pattern, along with a purse. I’ve written several blog posts on this particular pattern, often with a focus on “how to cut out doll clothes patterns,” … Continue reading Learning to sew with Simplicity 7601 Barbie doll clothes pattern with coats and hats #VintageBarbie #DollClothesPatterns
I had so so much fun sewing the red satin dress in this Simplicity 8466 doll clothes pattern! I’ll never forget that feeling of satisfaction, when it turned out perfectly! Just have a look: It looks pretty similar, doesn’t it? Wow. I couldn’t have been more pleased… I’ve created blog posts that describe how I made this satin dress, and over the years, I’ve talked … Continue reading Learning to sew with Simplicity 8466 vintage Barbie doll clothes pattern #VintageBarbie #DollClothesPatterns
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. I honestly believe today’s sewing project is not too difficult, even for those of you who are just getting your feet wet, when it comes to sewing. The trickiest part is sewing the bodice to the thickly gathered skirt, but as long as you’re using high-quality felt for … Continue reading How to sew a beautiful (but kind of easy) wedding dress for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com
Have you ever made a plush doll? Well I have. In fact, this Holly Hobbie doll and clothing pattern provided me with the patterns for making my first plush doll, and I have happy memories of working with this pattern. To read what I’ve written about this pattern in past blog posts, just click on a title below that sounds interesting to you: Tips for … Continue reading Learning to sew with a vintage Holly Hobbie plush doll pattern #HollyHobbie #DollClothesPatterns
Today it’s time to create a lovely, circular table for your 1:6 scale doll dioramas. Just follow along, and this easy-peasy tutorial will show you exactly how it’s done. This tutorial video goes back to 2016, though, so I didn’t have the software to make a voiceover for my videos back then. You’ll have to just read the text and follow along as photos … Continue reading Make a super simple DIY dollhouse table for Barbie and similar-sized dolls
The Sew-Easy by Advance doll clothes patterns in my collection are among some of my all-time favorites because they’re just… well… SO vintage! The projects in this Advance 2895 envelope have inspired me to create new patterns, they have taught me techniques I’d never seen before, and I’ve written articles on this website, sharing the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. If you’d … Continue reading Learning to sew with Sew-Easy by Advance 2895 vintage doll clothes patterns for Barbie #VintageBarbie #DollClothesPatterns
I’m calling today’s vintage Barbie pattern, the “bridal honeymoon set” because Simplicity 4510 has everything a fashionable lady of the 1960’s would need, if she was going to get married and enjoy a vacation honeymoon! There’s a swimsuit, a coverup, a lace-top nightgown, an evening gown for dinner parties, a jacket and skirt for a shopping day, an everyday dress, and of course, a beautiful … Continue reading Learning to sew with Simplicity’s vintage Barbie bridal honeymoon doll clothes pattern 4510 #vintageBride #DollClothesPatterns