The image shows a Tall Barbie wearing the salmon-colored side of the reversible tank top with polka dot high-waist, fly front shorts. An arrow connects her to the image of a vintage Barbie wearing the polka dot side of the reversible tank top with the same high-waist, fly-front polka dot shorts. The watermark reminds us that these images come from ChellyWood.com, a website best known for offering free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. If you'd like the free doll clothes patterns for making this reversible tank top with high-waist fly front shorts to fit your 11 inch fashion dolls, please click on the link in the caption.

Reversible Tank Top and Shorts #FreePatterns #DollClothes @ ChellyWood.com

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the third set of bullets. That’s right! The tank top pattern I’m sharing with you today is reversible! But please be advised: I’m linking you to a tank top tutorial for making a Bratz-sized tank top. That’s okay though… Bear with me! The patterns look slightly different, but the instructions are exactly the same. … Continue reading Reversible Tank Top and Shorts #FreePatterns #DollClothes @ ChellyWood.com

DIY Shorts with High Waist and Fly Front #SummerTime #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the third set of bullets. Today’s video tutorial will show you how to make a pair of 11 inch fashion doll shorts with a front fly. To make today’s project, I recommend that you use the following items: small print cotton fabric for the outer fabric cotton broadcloth in a solid color for the … Continue reading DIY Shorts with High Waist and Fly Front #SummerTime #DollClothes

Here we see an image of the 17 inch Endless Hair Kingdom Barbie from Mattel, wearing a handmade short-sleeved shirt, skirt, and even handmade shoes. The words on the purple polka dot background frame say, "Free Pattern!" and the logo for ChellyWood.com is provided.

Free doll clothes patterns for 17 inch Barbie @ ChellyWood.com #ArticulatedDoll #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Yesterday’s blog post talked about how tricky it is to make a pleated skirt, so guess what… Today we’re making a pleated skirt! The pleats will be in a ruffle-form, though, which is slightly simpler than a fully pleated skirt. But please bear in mind that today’s skirt project is not … Continue reading Free doll clothes patterns for 17 inch Barbie @ ChellyWood.com #ArticulatedDoll #DollClothes

Image of "Sew-Easy Patterns by Advance" vintage Mattel, Inc. Toymakers Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern #2895 with the ChellyWood logo, surrounded by a variety of quilting fabrics in turquoise blue and purple.

The biggest problem with Barbie doll wedding dresses is… #JuneWedding #DollClothes

The biggest problem with Barbie doll wedding dresses is making a veil that actually stays on the doll’s head! Let’s have a good look at my “Sew-Easy Patterns by Advance” vintage Mattel, Inc. Toymakers Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern #2895. This is a prime example of how the patterns for Barbie wedding dresses (if they include a veil pattern at all) never seem to make … Continue reading The biggest problem with Barbie doll wedding dresses is… #JuneWedding #DollClothes

Here we see the Chelly Wood doll holding up the McCall's crafts pattern #5462, which is under discussion in this blog post.

I made a poodle skirt with this old pattern, but I had a few problems… #SewingFail #SewingProjects

Last Monday I shared an old vintage Barbie pattern that I thought would be ideal for sewing a poodle skirt. But I mentioned that these older patterns are designed for vintage Barbie, and those older Barbies have a narrower waist than today’s Barbies. So what pattern would be better for a modern Barbie? Well before giving you my answer to that question, I wanted to … Continue reading I made a poodle skirt with this old pattern, but I had a few problems… #SewingFail #SewingProjects

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding up Mattel Sew-Easy pattern #2896, which offers a series of patterns for vintage Barbies including a shirt-like dress, a circle skirt with waistband, a T-shirt like top, a Jackie-Kennedy style of dress, a pair of pajamas with top and bottom, a pair of capri pants with boat neck shirt, and a pretty sleeveless dress with ruffle. These patterns are not for sale on ChellyWood.com, but you can find similar patterns that can be downloaded for free on ChellyWood.com (a website best known for its free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes).

What pattern would be best for a Barbie Poodle Skirt? — fan mail answers @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

People use my Contact Form to ask me all kinds of questions about sewing doll clothes. One question I’ve seen a few times in the past couple of years is… What pattern would you recommend for sewing a Barbie-sized poodle skirt? A classic poodle skirt is usually made using a circular pattern with a waistband. Traditionally, the skirt will be embellished with a felt image … Continue reading What pattern would be best for a Barbie Poodle Skirt? — fan mail answers @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

If you'd like to make this retro Barbie bikini with "booty shorts" style swimsuit bottoms, please click on the link in the caption. This image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a Marilyn Monroe-style 1950s or early 1960s swimsuit / bikini with a halter style swimsuit top and booty-shorts-style swimsuit bottoms. The doll stands on sandy ground, surrounded by 1:6 scale wicker lawn furniture with a sun swept bay behind her. There's a cottage behind her on a grassy slope that leads to the beach. The watermark reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns.

Sew a 1960’s bikini swimsuit for Barbie with today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SummerFun #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s sewing project is an adorable retro-style bikini swimsuit which will fit most 11 inch or 11 and a half inch fashion dolls. This project uses the same pattern as last week’s capri pants, but this time we’re going to make the swimsuit top and “booty” shorts. If you … Continue reading Sew a 1960’s bikini swimsuit for Barbie with today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SummerFun #DollClothesPatterns

Sew a raglan-sleeve T-shirt and stretchy-fabric pencil skirt for Barbie w/today’s free doll clothes patterns @ ChellyWood.com #CasualStyle #BarbieClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This week I’m giving you the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making the “business casual” style outfit shown at the top of this blog post. Granted, these patterns have been available before, but only as a JPG image file. Now they will be easy to find in PDF … Continue reading Sew a raglan-sleeve T-shirt and stretchy-fabric pencil skirt for Barbie w/today’s free doll clothes patterns @ ChellyWood.com #CasualStyle #BarbieClothes

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. The image shows the Chelly Wood (repainted Liv) doll holding up a copy of Simplicity doll clothes pattern number 7073, which fits most 11 to 11 and a half inch fashion dolls like Barbies. The watermark on this image directs you to go to ChellyWood.com for free doll clothes patterns and tutorials.

A great set of Barbie clothes sewing patterns for beginners: Sewing for Dummies #DollClothes #SewingPattern Review @ ChellyWood.com

From time to time, a visitor to this website will use my contact form to ask “Which sewing pattern is best for beginners?” When my niece, Zoë, started to sew, I bought her the Simplicity 11 and a half inch fashion doll clothes sewing pattern 7073 (“Sewing for Dummies”) that you see in the images above and below this text. I own a copy of … Continue reading A great set of Barbie clothes sewing patterns for beginners: Sewing for Dummies #DollClothes #SewingPattern Review @ ChellyWood.com

Did you own a Barbie car? Join the conversation @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #VintageToys

Do you remember any of the goodies pictured in my Barbie “World of Fashion” catalog from 1985? I own an old catalog insert that came with a Barbie from this era, and I’m selling this little catalog in my eBay store this week. As I got my Barbie catalog ready for this sale, I decided this would make a great blog topic! So I thought … Continue reading Did you own a Barbie car? Join the conversation @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #VintageToys

This image is a screenshot of the Barbie gallery page, showing all the sewing patterns Chelly Wood has designed to fit just the Mattel Made-to-Move and regular Barbie dolls. There are probably close to 50 outfits pictured here. Some are marked with a star, and all of these photos represent free patterns found on the ChellyWood.com website of free patterns. To learn more about what the star means (it appears on a small portion of the photos) please visit ChellyWood.com and search for Chelly's New Year's goals for 2021. The article that accompanies this image celebrates Chelly Wood's accomplishments at creating a library of free doll clothes sewing patterns, but it also helps her set her New Year's resolution to convert JPG patterns to PDFs for easier downloads for all who frequent this website.

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern PDF Conversion Goals for 2021 @ ChellyWood.com #BarbiePatterns #FreeSewingPatterns

As I type this blog post, it is 1 January 2021. Yes, I type up my blog posts at least one week before they go public on this website. So you might be wondering what the image at the top of this page is all about… It’s a celebration of all I’ve accomplished in 2020, and this blog post is also a public declaration of … Continue reading Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern PDF Conversion Goals for 2021 @ ChellyWood.com #BarbiePatterns #FreeSewingPatterns

In this image, the Chelly Wood doll holds up McCall's "teen doll" pattern #3429 which was published in 1972. In the blog post at ChellyWood.com, where this pattern is discussed, Chelly Wood (a doll clothing pattern designer) asks the question, "Do you prefer to come up with your own fabric concepts, or do you like to choose a fabric that matches the illustration on the front of the doll clothes pattern?" The Chelly Wood doll is actually a Spin Master Liv doll that has been made over to look like the actual doll clothes pattern designer, Chelly Wood.

Do you follow fabric suggestions on patterns? Join the discussion @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #Fabric

Do you prefer to come up with your own fabric concepts, or do you like to choose a fabric that matches the illustration on the front of a doll clothes pattern? When I was younger, I used to scour my small town’s tiny fabric store for fabric that sort of matched what was in the illustration on the front of a pattern. I’d make my … Continue reading Do you follow fabric suggestions on patterns? Join the discussion @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #Fabric