Crissy’s ready for beach combing in this summer outfit made with free patterns from ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Crissy dolls were “created in the Ideal Toy Corporation’s prototype department in 1968,” according to Wikipedia. My cousin, Virginia, and I both got one for Christmas in about 1974 or 1975, and we absolutely loved them! But today, it’s hard to find sewing patterns for Crissy dolls. For one thing, … Continue reading Crissy’s ready for beach combing in this summer outfit made with free patterns from ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

This photograph shows a Crissy doll wearing a handmade shift dress and blue plastic shoes in front of a turquoise mottled background screen. The watermark reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for the free pattern to make this "sailor-style" shift dress with a round collar trimmed in ribbon. Click on the link in the caption to find the free printable PDF sewing pattern for this short shift dress.

Sew a little “sailor-style” shift dress for your vintage Crissy dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewFun #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Whenever I create a brand new pattern, I have to make a blog post that connects the gallery page to the pattern and tutorials. That’s what today’s blog post is all about. Now collars can be challenging for beginners, but this little sailor-style shift dress is made of easy-to-sew felt! So … Continue reading Sew a little “sailor-style” shift dress for your vintage Crissy dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewFun #DollClothes

In this graphic, we see a BFC Ink doll standing so she faces a little to our right. She wears a pink sleeveless crop top shirt (which is also reversible) and a pair of indigo blue denim cropped pants or capris. The left side of the graphic shows a white sewing machine. There are words at the bottom of the sewing machine which say, "Let's sew..." followed by "a summer outfit for BFC Ink dolls." The watermark in the corner of the graphic image tells where you can go to get the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this outfit: ChellyWood.com

Let’s sew a pair of denim capris and a summer top for BFC Ink dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s sewing patterns and tutorial videos will help you make the outfit shown at the top of this page. You may have seen my recent pioneer dress tutorial video, which featured a doll I called “my niece, Emily.” The doll who played my niece in that video is actually a BFC … Continue reading Let’s sew a pair of denim capris and a summer top for BFC Ink dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

The image shows a 1970s vintage Crissy doll from Ideal Toy Corporation wearing handmade doll clothes on the right side of a text box. The doll is dressed in a yellow square-neck shirt with shoulder-length sleeves that end in lace. The bottom of her shirt is also trimmed in lace. Beneath the lace, we see the elastic waist of her denim capri pants. She wears denim sneakers that match. The text box contains a graphic image of a sewing machine that says "Let's sew" and beneath this the phrase is completed with... ["Let's sew] ... a pair of capris for Crissy." At the bottom of the combined text box and photograph, the URL ChellyWood.com is provided.

Let’s Sew a Pair of Denim Capris for Ideal Crissy Dolls w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #CrissyDoll

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing pattern. This week’s tutorial shows you how to sew a pair of denim capri pants to fit 18-inch dolls with pre-teen bodies (like the vintage Crissy doll from Ideal and the wonderfully articulated BFC Ink dolls). This capri pants pattern will NOT fit the 18-inch American Girl dolls and other dolls with … Continue reading Let’s Sew a Pair of Denim Capris for Ideal Crissy Dolls w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #CrissyDoll