Here we see a Made-to-Move Barbie being measured for sewing purposes by the Chelly Wood doll sewist. In the background, the little 6" Kit Kittredge American Girl mini doll is sitting in Chelly Wood's office chair watching the two ladies take measurements with the tape measure. Diorama scene is a 1:6 scale sewing room, complete with a desk, cabinet (filled with fabrics), dress form, ironing board, and a little window. The website where this image comes from is ChellyWood.com, a website offering free printable pdf patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini #AGdoll measure up against #Barbie (Part 2)?

Last week we took a look at how the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls measured up to Barbie dolls. Assuming that Barbie‘s measurements were pretty universally known, I offered the measurements of just the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls. However, one of my blog followers, Dodi, suggested that we also need to see the measurements for Barbie. So today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday offers both the measurements for … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini #AGdoll measure up against #Barbie (Part 2)?

This image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding a tape measure next to the 6 inch Mini American Girl doll. Beside these two is a blond haired, tan-bodied made-to-move Barbie doll. All three dolls wear handmade doll clothes. They appear to be standing in a tiny sewing room, complete with a desk, a sewing machine, and other sewing-related furnishings. It looks like the dolls are about to use the tiny tape measure to take measurements of the little American Girl 6 inch doll, for a sewing project. This image accompanies a blog post for hashtag tape measure Tuesday in which we learn the specific measurements for the 6 inch American girl doll mini. The blog post for measuring a 6 inch doll is found at ChellyWood.com, and this watermark appears on the photograph of these dolls.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini American Girl doll measure up against Barbie?

Recently ChellyWood.com received a comment from blog follower “PlayScaleTheater,” asking if the 6-inch American Girl Mini dolls looked like they would fit in 1:6 scale dioramas with Barbie dolls. So today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday offers both the measurements for the little 6″ AG dolls, and a couple of photos showing the six-inch American Girl dolls with the Made to Move Barbie. First, let’s take a look at … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How does the 6″ Mini American Girl doll measure up against Barbie?

Let’s #sew an outfit for 28″ #dolls with free #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

In the image above, you can see my 28-inch “Just Play” Barbie wearing a handmade sweater and an argyle skirt with knife pleats. This Barbie is a lot of fun to sew for because she’s so big, like sewing for a little child! Right now, there are not a lot of outfits available for these 28″ beauties. But, I’m here to help! With the free … Continue reading Let’s #sew an outfit for 28″ #dolls with free #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Sew a #Ballerina tutu for 28-inch Barbie #dolls with FREE #Patterns at ChellyWood.com

Sew a ballerina dress or ice skater’s leotard with tutu, to fit your 28″ dolls (like Mattel’s “Just Play” Barbie), using the following patterns and tutorial videos: MS Word downloadable pattern for a 28″ doll’s swimsuit or leotard PDF pattern download for a 28″ doll’s swimsuit or leotard Link to tutorial showing how to make the swimsuit or leotard Link to tutorial video showing how … Continue reading Sew a #Ballerina tutu for 28-inch Barbie #dolls with FREE #Patterns at ChellyWood.com

Free printable #sewing patterns for #pajamas to fit Barbie and similar-sized #dolls

As a wrap-up to this week’s tutorials and free patterns, I’m going to go back to revisit the Barbie pajamas you see in the image above. I designed these a while back, but I’m not quite done working with them. This post offers all the patterns and tutorials needed to make each piece of the outfit, including the babydoll top, the shorts, and the slippers. … Continue reading Free printable #sewing patterns for #pajamas to fit Barbie and similar-sized #dolls

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows modern Barbie dolls and MTM (made-to-move) Barbies modeling a variety of handmade doll clothes including a sun dress with a maxi skirt, a hairdresser's apron, a hairdresser's smock, a Valentine's day pencil skirt with heart-patterned outer gathered skirt, a winter coat and pants set, a raglan sleeve Tee shirt, a prom dress or quinceanera dress, a ball gown, a sleeveless summer shirt, capri pants, a skirt with ruffle, and shorts. These free patterns and many more can be found at ChellyWood.com all all of these patterns for Barbie dolls are free and downloadable. Some are offered as PDF downloads as well.

Free Sewing Patterns for Modern Barbies and Made-to-Move Barbie Dolls

ATTENTION BLOG FOLLOWERS: Today’s blog post is part of the new 2019 website renovations. I’m working behind the scenes to make it easier to find the patterns you want. If you’d like to make one of the outfits shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the outfit you’d like to sew. This will take you to a larger image … Continue reading Free Sewing Patterns for Modern Barbies and Made-to-Move Barbie Dolls

The image shows a doll's foot posed to show that she's wearing handmade felt slippers -- house slippers made of felt-- and the overlay says "doll slippers" and offers the website URL ChellyWood.com where you can find the free pattern and tutorial for making a pair of fashion doll's slippers to fit Barbie, Skipper, vintage Francie dolls, Liv dolls, and many other dolls in the 10 inch to 11.5-inch doll size range.

#SewingBlogger Friday: Sew #Felt Slippers for Fashion #Dolls

In case you missed them, here are this week’s patterns once again: Free printable sewing pattern for fashion doll pajamas and slippers (MS Word Download) Free printable sewing pattern for fashion doll pajamas and slippers (PDF Download) These are the free, printable sewing patterns for pajamas–a top, plus shorts– and a pair of slippers, like the ones you see in the video above. Not only … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Friday: Sew #Felt Slippers for Fashion #Dolls