Laid out on a pale blue canvas, we see items of doll clothes in a gold-and-white color ensemble. This wardrobe will fit Sunshine Family female parent dolls, and it consists of a skirt, a pair of pants, two felt shirts, a purse, and one vintage dress. All but the dress are handmade doll clothes designed and sewn by Chelly Wood.

My 8″ doll clothes are for sale on eBay including a vintage Sunshine Family dress #SunshineFamily #VintageToys

This week I’m parting with some of my handmade doll clothes in my eBay store. You may remember seeing some of the doll clothes in the photo above in a few tutorials and patterns here on ChellyWood.com. I’m really just trying to clean out my closet to make room for new projects. My doll clothes storage is PACKED! So I’m selling this and that to … Continue reading My 8″ doll clothes are for sale on eBay including a vintage Sunshine Family dress #SunshineFamily #VintageToys

You are viewing a Mattel Stacie doll wearing a white handmade crop top and yellow handmade underpants. The doll appears to be doing jumping jacks with arms up in the air and legs spread wide.

What should you do when the doll clothes you’ve sewn do not fit? #DollClothes #sewing

Yes, as you can see in the image above, even I have epic fails in the world of sewing! Those undies definitely do not fit that doll! I made those underpants to go with an ensemble I’m planning to sell in my eBay store, starting tomorrow. It’s a collection of vintage and handmade doll clothes for the old Sunshine Family dolls from the 1970’s. However … Continue reading What should you do when the doll clothes you’ve sewn do not fit? #DollClothes #sewing

Please note: the links to free patterns are found in the caption. This is an image of Petite Barbie wearing the long version of a sun dress and Skipper wearing the short version of the same sun dress. This pattern set is for a beginner who is just learning to sew, and it's an ideal sewing project for children learning to sew their very first doll clothes. Visit ChellyWood.com to learn more about sewing basics as they related to making doll clothes for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Free printable sun dress pattern fits 10 inch (25-26 cm) fashion dolls #SkipperDoll #PetiteBarbie

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free sun dress pattern may look familiar to you. That’s because it has been available on this website as a JPG-only pattern. Today I’m converting it to a PDF pattern for your easy download. I designed it for the absolute beginner sewists out there, after a mother requested … Continue reading Free printable sun dress pattern fits 10 inch (25-26 cm) fashion dolls #SkipperDoll #PetiteBarbie

The image shows Chelly Wood's niece holding her baby doll as she displays the footie pajamas her Aunt Chelly made for her baby doll. The image includes an arrow pointing at the pajama top which has elastic sleeve cuffs and a ruffle around the doll's tummy. The arrow is indicating that this blog post will offer a tutorial and free printable PDF sewing pattern for making the pajama top only, at ChellyWood.com (next week we'll get the patterns and tutorial for making the pajama bottoms with feet).

Sew PJ’s with this week’s free patterns and 1st of 2 tutorials @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #Sewing

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. It has been a long time since I offered a new pattern for baby dolls, but I frequently get requests for more. So to kick off the new year, I’m going to give you first a tutorial and pattern for making a pajama top, and then next week a tutorial … Continue reading Sew PJ’s with this week’s free patterns and 1st of 2 tutorials @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #Sewing

The image shows a super easy-to-sew felt summer top that looks like a tank top made of purple felt with purple ribbon straps. The model is a blond made-to-move Barbie with an olive complexion. The overlay says "Easy Summer Top DIY" and it offers the URL where you can download this free bodice or summer shirt pattern to fit many 11 inch or 11.5 inch (28 cm) fashion dolls like Barbie, Momoko, Queens of Africa, and more: ChellyWood.com

Today’s free PDF doll top sewing patterns is one of the easiest for beginners to make! #LearningToSew #BarbieClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. I’ve had this pattern on my website for quite some time, but it has never been offered as a free printable PDF pattern before. So today I’m upgrading this pattern to a PDF. When you print the pattern, you’ll see the image of the purple summer top displayed on … Continue reading Today’s free PDF doll top sewing patterns is one of the easiest for beginners to make! #LearningToSew #BarbieClothes

Let’s make pajamas and a robe for vintage Tammy w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #VintageDolls

For your free patterns and links to the tutorial videos you’ll find helpful, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Happy New Year! Yesterday I gave you the free pattern and tutorial for just the bathrobe. Today I’m giving you patterns and tutorial videos for the whole ensemble! This outfit will include pajama shorts, a pajama top, felt slippers, and a bathrobe. For … Continue reading Let’s make pajamas and a robe for vintage Tammy w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #VintageDolls

The image shows a 1:6 scale doll bathrobe. It's made of white flannel decorated with tiny multi-colored snowflakes. The robe is trimmed in red 1/4 inch bias tape. The overlaid text says "free pattern" and suggests that you visit ChellyWood.com for your free printable doll clothes sewing patterns.

Sew a Bathrobe for 12 Inch Fashion Dolls Like Vintage Tammy or Sindy Dolls #VintageToys #Sewing

  For your free patterns, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This week I’m giving you a brand new pattern for making a bathrobe to fit vintage Tammy dolls (from Ideal Toy Corp.) and similar-sized dolls. I recommend using flannel for your bathrobe with cotton bias tape trim in a contrasting color. You should use 1/4 inch (6mm) double-fold bias tape for … Continue reading Sew a Bathrobe for 12 Inch Fashion Dolls Like Vintage Tammy or Sindy Dolls #VintageToys #Sewing

This image shows two Mattel Stacie (sister of Barbie) dolls. One is an African American Stacie doll and the other is a white or Caucasian Stacie doll. They both are wearing a pretty handmade dress that has red and white fabric designed like a peppermint candy. For the patterns and tutorial videos showing how to make this dress, please visit ChellyWood.com, a website best known for its free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew my “Peppermint Candy” dress for your 8″ Stacie dolls w/this free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns #StacieDoll

For your free pattern and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Last week I posted this “Peppermint Candy” dress pattern with a display that showed the Monster High and Ever After High dolls wearing it, but I want to include this dress in the Stacie doll clothes gallery. So I thought it would be nice to re-post it with … Continue reading Sew my “Peppermint Candy” dress for your 8″ Stacie dolls w/this free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns #StacieDoll

This photograph shows the Chelly Wood doll clothing designer doll measuring Skipper's arm with a tiny 1:6 scale tape measure. Skipper extends her arm while the Chelly Wood doll looks at the tape measure to determine how long Skipper's arm is from the underarm to the wrist. Skipper stands barefoot in a swimsuit beside Chelly Wood's tiny 1:6 scale sewing desk. On the desk, a Creatable World doll is seated, waiting her turn for measurements. The creatable World doll seems to be wearing a training bra and panties. Their legs are crossed so the CW doll leans back on the sewing table elegantly. Behind them is a dress form, ironing board, and a tiny window. There's also a miniature china hutch filled with fabric. This is clearly a teeny-tiny doll sewing room. All the dolls seem to be having fun as they prepare for a new wardrobe that fits both Skipper and the Creatable World doll. If you'd like to see the wardrobe of free printable sewing patterns that Chelly Wood has designed for either Skipper dolls or Creatable World dolls, please visit ChellyWood.com and click on the 10 inch doll size from the main Home page gallery.

Creatable World Doll Sewing Measurements (Comparing Them to Skipper) @ ChellyWood.com #CreatableWorld #TapeMeasureTuesday

Every now and then, someone will ask me which doll clothes patterns I recommend for the Creatable World dolls. As you’ll see in this #TapeMeasure Tuesday feature, their measurements are truly unique among dolls, but they most closely match Mattel’s Skipper dolls. So I recommend searching for modern Skipper patterns, if you’re sewing a wardrobe for Creatable World dolls. Vintage Skipper dolls have different measurements, … Continue reading Creatable World Doll Sewing Measurements (Comparing Them to Skipper) @ ChellyWood.com #CreatableWorld #TapeMeasureTuesday

This image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding a tape measure next to the 6 inch Mini American Girl doll. Beside these two is a blond haired, tan-bodied made-to-move Barbie doll. All three dolls wear handmade doll clothes. They appear to be standing in a tiny sewing room, complete with a desk, a sewing machine, and other sewing-related furnishings. It looks like the dolls are about to use the tiny tape measure to take measurements of the little American Girl 6 inch doll, for a sewing project. This image accompanies a blog post for hashtag tape measure Tuesday in which we learn the specific measurements for the 6 inch American girl doll mini. The blog post for measuring a 6 inch doll is found at ChellyWood.com, and this watermark appears on the photograph of these dolls.

Tips and Tricks for Teaching Kids to Sew w/Doll Clothing Designer Chelly Wood @ ChellyWood.com #AfterChristmas #familyfun

It’s that time of year again. You got your child/grandchild a new doll for Christmas, and now the doll needs a wardrobe. What better incentive to start some sewing lessons? So here are a few tips and tricks to teaching a child how to sew: Have young children begin sewing with felt. It’s much more forgiving than cotton and inexpensive when they make mistakes. Begin … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Teaching Kids to Sew w/Doll Clothing Designer Chelly Wood @ ChellyWood.com #AfterChristmas #familyfun

The image shows an Ever After High doll with bright yellow hair wearing a handmade doll dress with a ruffled skirt, cap sleeves, and a bodice made out of red and white striped fabric reminiscent of peppermint candies. That's why this is called the "Peppermint Candy" dress pattern and tutorial.

Let’s make shoes and a dress for Ever After High or Monster High dolls @ ChellyWood.com #DollShoes #DollDress

For your free pattern and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday’s list of dolls that will fit in the “Peppermint Candy” dress is quite extensive, and I’m leaving it here for you to see. But please keep in mind that this list is just for the dress. The Mary Jane -style shoes will not fit all of these dolls. … Continue reading Let’s make shoes and a dress for Ever After High or Monster High dolls @ ChellyWood.com #DollShoes #DollDress

Sew my “Peppermint Candy” dress for your MH or EAH dolls w/this free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #PeppermintCandy #DollClothes

  For your free pattern and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. If you look at the list just below here, you’ll see that today’s free printable PDF sewing pattern for making what I’m calling my “Peppermint Candy” dress will fit many more dolls than just the Monster High and Ever After High dolls that appear in the tutorial … Continue reading Sew my “Peppermint Candy” dress for your MH or EAH dolls w/this free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #PeppermintCandy #DollClothes