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 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 of the photo. Beneath the larger image is a link to a blog post for all the free doll clothes patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit. … Continue reading Free Sewing Patterns for Making Doll Clothes to Fit Vintage 5-inch Strawberry Shortcake Dolls (Gallery)
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 of the photo. Beneath the larger image is a link to a blog post for all the free doll clothes patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit. … Continue reading Free Sewing Patterns for Making Doll Clothes to Fit 9-inch (22 cm) Vintage Sunshine Family Dolls (Gallery)
Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. This week I’m featuring the Sunshine Family vintage dolls from the 1970’s. Did you have a Sunshine Family? If so, please share your memories in the comments! Today’s free pattern will fit the following dolls: Monster High female dolls (but the … Continue reading Share your memories of the Sunshine Family dolls @ ChellyWood.com #vintagedolls #vintagetoys
Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Recently I bought a Sunshine Family “mom” doll on eBay. I took her into my sewing room and tried some of my recent creations on her. Lo and behold! She could fit into these easy-to-sew patterns! This week I’m going to … Continue reading Remember the Sunshine Family dolls? I have free patterns to fit them! @ ChellyWood.com #dollclothes #sewingprojects
This week I’m focusing on vintage Tammy dolls (made by the Ideal Toy Corporation). This was the original fashion doll, back when the idea of a “fashion doll” was still pretty new. The image above shows my Tammy doll and the Chelly doll holding up a vintage Simplicity pattern for sewing a wardrobe to fit Tammy dolls. This pattern (not this exact one, but one … Continue reading What other dolls can fit in Ideal Toy Corp Tammy doll patterns? #Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday #vintage
In the image above, we see a preview of the shirt you can make with this week’s free pattern, which will be posted here on Wednesday. This is the same shirt concept that we saw last week, but in the image above, I used a leafy fabric instead of the solid lavender-colored fabric that you saw in last week’s photos: Notice how the lavender top … Continue reading Sew a shirt for 9-inch dolls (20 cm to 22 cm) with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #dollclothes
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 Vintage Velvet Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns
When I posted my first #FridayFollow on January 11, I told you I was following Dodi’s Shop of Stuff on eBay because they had such a great selection of cool Barbie collectibles and miniatures. But at that time, I had not yet purchased anything from Dodi’s Shop of Stuff. Well today I’m sharing my unboxing of a set of “Little Extras” shoes for Posable Barbies. … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Here’s a #FollowUp on DodisShopOfStuff Barbie #dolls’ supplies…
You may have noticed in yesterday’s post, that Francie was shown wearing my latest free Barbie doll clothes pattern: a babydoll pajama pattern (to be posted here on ChellyWood.com tomorrow). Which brings us to today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday doll-clothes-swapping question: Can vintage Francie dolls wear Barbie doll clothes? The answer is a bit vague: it depends on the garment. You see, Francie is a bit smaller in … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Can Francie wear Barbie’s clothes?
If you look at the photo I’ve posted today, you can see that vintage Tammy dolls (made by the Ideal Toy Corporation) can’t swap clothes with Barbie very well. My Curvy Barbie (right) is wearing pants made with the same pattern as Tammy’s plaid pants. Curvy looks more like a samurai than a fashion model in these pants! Tall Barbie looks like she’s waiting for … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What #dolls’ clothes can Ideal’s Tammy #doll wear?
Last week we made the skirts. This week we’re going to sew up some cute little felt shirts to go with our back-to-school skirts. Once again, this week’s free pattern for a felt shirt will fit the 14-inch Hearts4Hearts Girl doll (Consuelo is pictured in the center above), the 15-inch Wellie Wisher doll (my Kendall doll is on the right), and the 16-inch Crissy/Velvet doll from … Continue reading Free Shirt Pattern for 14 inch, 15 inch, and 16 inch #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing 4#Kids