This is a pattern review for the See and Sew 18 inch doll pattern for a bathrobe, dress, and sweat pants set. The review is written by doll clothing designer, ChellyWood. The image shows the front of the original pattern, published by Butterick in 2009.

18-inch doll bathrobe and pajamas #Sewing #DollClothes

On this website, I get frequent requests for new patterns to fit 18 inch dolls. One request that pops up more often than others is a request for pajamas and a bathrobe. When I get these requests, I remind my followers that such patterns exist, and they’re not that hard to find! Today’s pattern review for the See & Sew B5414 is one such pattern. … Continue reading 18-inch doll bathrobe and pajamas #Sewing #DollClothes

At the top of this purple polka dot square image, it says, "Let's get crafty." Below these words, six boxes suggest the following topics: sewing tips, dioramas, miniatures, doll shoes, embroidery, and a final category called "and more."

Let’s Get Crafty! @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns and #CraftTutorials

Click on the links below to access the craft advice, free patterns, and crafty tutorial videos that interest you: Buyer’s Guide Dioramas and Miniatures Doll Play Videos Doll Sandals, Shoes, and Boots Fan Mail Holiday Crafts Links Measurements Paper Crafts Pillows Pincushions Plush Toys Selling Your Crafts Sewing Tips Vintage and Collectible Patterns Yarn and Embroidery Continue reading Let’s Get Crafty! @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns and #CraftTutorials

Holly Hobby Patterns Past and Present! #HollyHobby #DollClothes

Are you old enough to remember the original Holly Hobby? Today’s vintage pattern on the discussion table is a Holly Hobby doll and clothes (Simplicity #6006) pattern which is marked with a copyright from 1973. In the comments, feel free to write your memories of Holly Hobby. Or, if you’re a fan of the new Holly Hobby show on Hulu, leave a comment on that … Continue reading Holly Hobby Patterns Past and Present! #HollyHobby #DollClothes

This image shows a Lemon Meringue doll from the vintage Strawberry Shortcake collection wearing a handmade dress. The photo of the doll is overlaid on a turquoise cloth background with the words "free pattern" boldly expressed in the side margin. The bodice of the dress is bright yellow, like Lemon Meringue's curly yellow hair. It's a felt bodice, so it has a certain fluffy texture to it. The lower half of the dress--the skirt part--is made of multicolored cotton fabric. This fabric is decorated with little lines formed by aligned letter exes, in the colors blue, yellow, red, green, orange, and black on a white cotton background color. The doll stands with chubby cheeks and sparkling eyes, looking straight at the camera in anticipation. The watermark reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for a free printable PDF sewing pattern to make this and other doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Strawberry Shortcake toddler doll dress pattern @ ChellyWood.com #StrawberryShortcake #DollClothes

Are you looking for the patterns? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday’s tutorial video showed you how to make a teeny-tiny felt-and-cotton dress for 4 inch dolls (10 cm dolls) like Mattel’s Kelly doll. But did you notice that the same dress fits Strawberry Shortcake? Well this morning, I got up and tried it on my Lemon Meringue doll — a toddler-sized … Continue reading Strawberry Shortcake toddler doll dress pattern @ ChellyWood.com #StrawberryShortcake #DollClothes

The image shows a little 4 inch Kelly doll wearing a handmade dress. The bodice portion of the dress is made of easy-to-sew yellow felt. The skirt portion of the dress is made of multicolored cotton. The overlay says, "free pattern" and reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Kelly doll dress! @ ChellyWood.com #Miniature #DollClothes

Are you looking for the patterns? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free pattern has existed here, on ChellyWood.com, for some time, but today I’m showing you a new dress to make with that existing pattern. I used a simple yellow felt for the bodice and a tiny-print cotton fabric for the skirt. You’ll also need some very small size 1/0 Dritz … Continue reading Kelly doll dress! @ ChellyWood.com #Miniature #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

The square turquoise-and-purple frame looks like a miniature quilt frame surrounding the image of Simplicity doll dress pattern number 4364 and the new Chelly Wood logo. Visit ChellyWood.com to read the article that accompanies this image, entitled, "What are the easiest doll dress patterns to sew?"

What are the easiest doll dress patterns to sew? #18inchDolls #DollClothes

There are several factors that contribute to the ease or difficulty in sewing a doll dress pattern. In my humble opinion, as a doll clothing designer who has been sewing for half a century, here are four factors to consider when picking out an “easy-to-sew” doll dress pattern: Pattern maker Type of skirt Sleeves Collars   Let’s talk about pattern makers. The Simplicity pattern company … Continue reading What are the easiest doll dress patterns to sew? #18inchDolls #DollClothes

The image shows the Chelly Wood look-alike doll (actually a repainted Spin Master Liv doll) holding up Simplicity doll clothes pattern 2296, which is designed by Simplicity pattern company to fit 18 inch dolls like the American Girl dolls. this doll clothes pattern includes five different styles of dresses and two pants suit separates. The image is watermarked with the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Simplicity patterns can inspire your own pattern designs! #Simplicity #DollClothes

Can you guess which of my own doll clothes designs was inspired by one of the outfits on this Simplicity doll clothes pattern #2296? I don’t copy other people’s patterns, but sometimes I sew Simplicity doll clothes patterns to get ideas about how to create my own patterns and how my own version of the pattern might fit together. For example, the Crissy “beach comber” … Continue reading Simplicity patterns can inspire your own pattern designs! #Simplicity #DollClothes

This image shows a smattering of printed doll clothes patterns laying on a turquoise-colored fabric with a mottled print.

How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online and… Changes Are Underway at ChellyWood.com #SewingBlog #SummerProjects

This website is best known for its free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes. It also offers free printable sewing patterns for craft projects and free tutorial videos for embroidery. (Click those links for easy access.) The tutorial at the top of this page is designed to help you navigate ChellyWood.com’s current layout, using your desktop or laptop computer. If you’re more comfortable using a … Continue reading How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online and… Changes Are Underway at ChellyWood.com #SewingBlog #SummerProjects

The image shows a sewing machine that says "Let's learn" at its base, followed by the words, "how to pull elastic through a casing." The image a the right shows a woman's fingers holding a piece of elastic with a safety pin attached to one end. This image comes from ChellyWood.com

How to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dollclothes

A lot of my free printable doll clothes patterns use an elastic waistband, which requires that you understand how to create a casing and how to pull elastic through that waistband’s casing. For your convenience, I’ve created a tutorial video showing you, one step and a time, how to sew a casing and how to pull elastic through the casing of a doll’s garment’s waistband. … Continue reading How to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dollclothes

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding up a McCall's Crafts sewing pattern which displays the finished projects of a Barbie sized wedding dress, various pants and shirts, a cape, and evening gowns. The article that goes with this image offers advice for buying sewing patterns for making doll clothes, using the eBay auction platform. Please visit ChellyWood.com for additional sewing ideas plus free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

  Have you ever purchased doll clothes sewing patterns on eBay? I have. In fact, the pattern pictured above was one I purchased about a year ago. Yes, the pattern you see in the image above is outdated, but there are some timeless patterns in this set, as well as out-of-style fashions. The wedding dress pattern can be used for a Disney princess character dress, … Continue reading Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

The image shows the close-up of a human hand holding ten different tiny books. The one on top is particularly small and has a paper dustjacket. The title of the book reads as follows: "How to measure your dolls, by Chelly Wood." All other books appear to be painted with tiny white pages and covers of various colors including tan, brown, red, purple, bright blue, yellow, and pink. The watermark reminds you to visit ChellyWood.com for free doll clothes patterns and tutorials.

Miniature Library Craft Project with Free Printable Book Dust Jacket @ ChellyWood.com #MiniatureLibrary #TinyBooks

Today’s tutorial shows you how to create a large collection of tiny books, for making a miniature library. I offer my suggestions for solving some of the problems I faced in creating my library, and there’s a free printable PDF of the paper dust jacket / flap jacket that I show in the video. Scroll down to the bullets for the free PDF pattern of … Continue reading Miniature Library Craft Project with Free Printable Book Dust Jacket @ ChellyWood.com #MiniatureLibrary #TinyBooks