The Chelly Wood dot com logo and Simplicity doll clothes and child's pajama pattern number 7841 are surrounded on all four sides by a quilted frame in fabrics that come in the colors of turquoise blue and various shades of purple.

How to make dolly-and-me pajamas with a recycled tee shirt @ ChellyWood.com #EarthFriendly #DollClothes

Recently my niece, Emily, asked me to make her a set of dolly-and-me pajamas for her Consuelo doll and herself. So I was excited to discover Simplicity “Just like you” pattern number 7841 at a second hand store near where I live. Now when I looked at the pattern for this set, I made note of the fact that it was for an 18 inch … Continue reading How to make dolly-and-me pajamas with a recycled tee shirt @ ChellyWood.com #EarthFriendly #DollClothes

This image represents a gallery of free printable PDF sewing patterns for making dolls clothes to fit Lottie dolls (a 7 inch doll). Click on this link at ChellyWood.com, and it will take you to a gallery of free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit your Lottie doll.

FREE 7 inch (18 cm) Lottie Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

Please click on the doll clothes you would like to make. Not what you’re looking for? Behind the scenes, I’m creating a series of classes that will teach you how to design your own doll clothes. My classes will be available through C&T Publishing’s Creative Spark platform, starting in 2022. Click on the link provided to learn more about my own classes and the other wonderful courses you can take … Continue reading FREE 7 inch (18 cm) Lottie Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

Framed by a turquoise blue and purple quilt, we see the Chelly Wood dot com logo and a photo of the Chelly Wood doll (a re-painted Spin Master Liv Doll) wearing an apron and holding up Simplicity Barbie doll clothes pattern number 7601 (published in 1991).

Make Barbie a winter coat, hat, and purse with Simplicity doll clothes pattern 7601 #Sewing #DollClothes

Have a look at view 5 in the image above. Today I’m talking about Simplicity Barbie doll clothes pattern #7601, which was published in 1991. This pattern set offers a very easy winter coat pattern for all the beginner sewists out there. And although they don’t appear on the sketches on the back of the pattern, it does come with the hat and purse pictured … Continue reading Make Barbie a winter coat, hat, and purse with Simplicity doll clothes pattern 7601 #Sewing #DollClothes

On a fabric background (purple with white polka dots) we read the words "how to repair and store old patterns" along with the Chelly Wood dot com logo. Beside these is a photo of a woman's hand repairing an old doll dress pattern.

How to Repair and Store Old Patterns

This week I’m working to finalize my class with my editor at Creative Spark, so hang in there! The class is almost ready! Today I’m giving you a little sneak peek of what we’ll be learning in my upcoming class, on Creative Spark’s website. So watch today’s video clear to the end, where I talk about what my Creative Spark class will offer. In case … Continue reading How to Repair and Store Old Patterns

Sew a wrap-around skirt for your doll, following these simple instructions @ ChellyWood.com #FreeDollClothesPatterns #DollClothes

The image above shows the Simplicity 8281 vintage sewing pattern from 1977. I’ll be using this pattern in a tutorial I plan to post this Thursday on my YouTube channel, teaching you how to organize and archive your vintage patterns. As you can see in the photo below, this pattern was definitely in need of some help: The Simplicity pattern 8281 for Barbie, Quick Curl … Continue reading Sew a wrap-around skirt for your doll, following these simple instructions @ ChellyWood.com #FreeDollClothesPatterns #DollClothes

The image shows a purple, white, and turquoise colored infographic with the title "Buyer's Gide" at the top, and the following elements listed within the text boxes of the infographic: buttons, snaps, ribbon, elastic, labels, zippers. The watermark says "ChellyWood" to remind you that you can get lots of doll clothes sewing advice and free patterns at ChellyWood.com

Buyer’s Guide for Sewing Doll Clothes: #SewingTips for Making #DollClothes

I’ve compiled a few questions I’ve been asked over the years, about where to buy fabric, notions, buckles, buttons, snaps, ribbon, elastic, and more. So today’s blog post will hopefully address answers to some of the more common questions I get in my inbox. This is just a list of where to buy and what to buy, but keep in mind that it’s always good … Continue reading Buyer’s Guide for Sewing Doll Clothes: #SewingTips for Making #DollClothes

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Sew this beautiful holiday outfit for your 18-inch dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #AmericanGirlDolls

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Take a look at the images above and below… For today’s outfit, I’m using a cotton print fabric instead of the red velvet shown above, and I’m coupling the shirt with a pretty glittery long skirt, so your 18 inch dolls will be well-dressed at all the holiday parties this winter … Continue reading Sew this beautiful holiday outfit for your 18-inch dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #AmericanGirlDolls

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Kwanza craft project: make a miniature Unity Cup @ ChellyWood.com #KwanzaaCrafts #KidsCrafts

  This week I posted patterns for Kwanzaa doll clothes, including a free, printable poncho pattern. But what else does a fashion doll need for his/her Kwanzaa celebration? How about a unity cup? This tutorial video shows you how to make a unity cup from three simple objects you can find around the house: half of a nut shell a bead connector a slice of … Continue reading Kwanza craft project: make a miniature Unity Cup @ ChellyWood.com #KwanzaaCrafts #KidsCrafts

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Sew a Christmas Outfit for 18″ Dolls w/Free PDF Sewing Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HolidaySewing #DollClothes

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! Have you decorated in red and green for the holidays? Ah, but red and green aren’t the only colors of Christmas. Just look at that adorable blue snowman skirt in the photo at the top of this post! Would you like to make this outfit for … Continue reading Sew a Christmas Outfit for 18″ Dolls w/Free PDF Sewing Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HolidaySewing #DollClothes

The image shows a turquoise blue fabric square with the words "class announcement" superimposed on top of the fabric square. Inside the square is a photo of someone drafting a doll clothes pattern.

Wondering about my class? I have an update!

Behind the scenes, I’m creating a series of classes that will teach you how to design your own doll clothes. The first of my classes, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” is currently available through C&T Publishing’s Creative Spark platform. Click on the link provided to learn more about my own classes and the other wonderful courses you can take on the Creative Spark platform. This first class will teach … Continue reading Wondering about my class? I have an update!

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

FREE Holiday sewing patterns for Dora and Friends Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #FavoriteToys #ChristmasShopping

If you’ve been following my blog lately, you’ve seen these patterns and tutorials before, but when I’m done posting all the bits and pieces of an outfit, I like to post everything in one easy-to-find post. This is that post! As you can see, these patterns will fit the 8-inch Dora and Friends dolls, but they also fit many other dolls too. Just look back at … Continue reading FREE Holiday sewing patterns for Dora and Friends Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #FavoriteToys #ChristmasShopping

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Free dress pattern for 8 inch baby dolls @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #HolidaySewing

  It’s December! Let’s get that holiday sewing done! To make the dress pictured above, you’ll need some small print holiday cotton fabric, 1/8 inch elastic, and size 3/0 Dritz snaps. Below are the links to the patterns and tutorial videos that will help you create today’s candy cane dress, which is pictured at the top of this post. Free printable PDF sewing pattern for … Continue reading Free dress pattern for 8 inch baby dolls @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #HolidaySewing