A light blue square is framed by a white tape measure. Inside the frame, the words "Tape Measure Tuesday" are angled above the Chelly Wood dot com website logo. To the right of these, we see an articulated African American Texas A and M Ken doll back to back with a regular Ken doll with blond hair. Both Ken dolls wear handmade shorts with elastic waists.

Articulated Ken dolls vs. Regular Ken Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday

Articulation is a term that refers to the number of joints a doll or action figure has. In today’s Tape Measure Tuesday feature, I want to share with you the comparison between an articulated Ken doll and a regular Ken doll. Here on my website, I’ve grouped clothing patterns for both of these dolls together, and as you’ll see in their measurements, they’re not far … Continue reading Articulated Ken dolls vs. Regular Ken Dolls #TapeMeasureTuesday

The image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie with blond hair and tan skin bent over and peering into a full-to-overflowing wheelbarrow full of harvested vegetables, flowers, and leaves. Behind Barbie is a pair of hay bales stacked on top of each other. MTM barbie wears a handmade dress and apron. The dress is made of sunflower-designed cotton Fabric and its wide skirt (which comes down to just below Barbie's knees) is trimmed in yellow rickrack. On the grass in the foreground, there are a smattering of orange and gold fall leaves. Behind Barbie is a garden scene with a bridge that crosses a still lake. Some of the foliage around the lake is turning yellow, to indicate that autumn is at hand. The image has a watermark: ChellyWood.com, a website where one can find numerous free printable sewing patterns to fit Barbie and many other dolls of different shapes and sizes.

Sunflower harvest dress and apron patterns #SewingLove #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today we’re making the pretty little “sunflower harvest dress” with its pinafore apron, which fits a number of different fashion dolls (see list below). This pattern has been available on my website as a JPG image in the past, but today I’m finally converting this popular pattern set to … Continue reading Sunflower harvest dress and apron patterns #SewingLove #DollClothes

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

The image shows a Tall Barbie wearing the salmon-colored side of the reversible tank top with polka dot high-waist, fly front shorts. An arrow connects her to the image of a vintage Barbie wearing the polka dot side of the reversible tank top with the same high-waist, fly-front polka dot shorts. The watermark reminds us that these images come from ChellyWood.com, a website best known for offering free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. If you'd like the free doll clothes patterns for making this reversible tank top with high-waist fly front shorts to fit your 11 inch fashion dolls, please click on the link in the caption.

Reversible Tank Top and Shorts #FreePatterns #DollClothes @ ChellyWood.com

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the third set of bullets. That’s right! The tank top pattern I’m sharing with you today is reversible! But please be advised: I’m linking you to a tank top tutorial for making a Bratz-sized tank top. That’s okay though… Bear with me! The patterns look slightly different, but the instructions are exactly the same. … Continue reading Reversible Tank Top and Shorts #FreePatterns #DollClothes @ ChellyWood.com

DIY Shorts with High Waist and Fly Front #SummerTime #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the third set of bullets. Today’s video tutorial will show you how to make a pair of 11 inch fashion doll shorts with a front fly. To make today’s project, I recommend that you use the following items: small print cotton fabric for the outer fabric cotton broadcloth in a solid color for the … Continue reading DIY Shorts with High Waist and Fly Front #SummerTime #DollClothes

This preview for a blog post about sewing basics shows a close-up of the Chelly Wood doll in her little blue apron. She stands beside her sewing room's dress form. The words in the overlay say, "Basic sewing tutorials."

Helpful Tutorial Videos for Sewing Basics #HowToSew #DollClothes

Overview: Today’s blog post is designed to give you all of my “sewing basics” tutorials in one location. That way, if you bookmark this blog post, you can swing back here, any time you need to review how to do a baste stitch or how to sew snaps on fabric, or any of my other “sewing basics” tutorial videos. By the way, many of these … Continue reading Helpful Tutorial Videos for Sewing Basics #HowToSew #DollClothes

The image shows a Vintage Barbie wearing a pink strappy sundress with white shoes. She stands on a wooden floor with a turqoise background behind her. The square shape that encloses this photo is purple with white polka dots (like a cotton dotted Swiss fabric) and the words on this background say, "Free pattern." There's also a logo for ChellyWood.com on the image.

Sew a Vintage Barbie Dress w/Free Pattern #WayBackMachine #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This tutorial is unlike some of the other sundress tutorials I’ve created because it’s designed to hide your gathers inside the bodice of the dress. This makes it a little more difficult than most of my other sundress patterns. That’s why it’s marked with four flowers. If you’d like … Continue reading Sew a Vintage Barbie Dress w/Free Pattern #WayBackMachine #DollClothes

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's fashionista tall Barbie dressed in a wedding gown with veil and Mattel's fashionista Ken wearing a handmade felt dinner jacket with lapels, a collared dress shirt, a tie, and black pants/trousers. The two dolls stand in an elegant but simple 1:6 scale diorama that includes a window on one wall, a bust of a musician, and a pillar with climbing vines surrounding it. The two dolls seem to look at one another lovingly, as two dolls who are very much in love on their wedding day! In the lower-right corner of the image, a watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

Wedding Gown Ensemble for Tall Barbie #SewingPatterns #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. As most Barbie collectors know, Mattel’s Tall Barbie has different body measurements than the more traditional Barbie. At the request of one of my cousins, I designed and made this wedding dress pattern to fit Mattel’s Tall Barbie. To sew this dress, you’ll want at least 1/3 of a … Continue reading Wedding Gown Ensemble for Tall Barbie #SewingPatterns #DollClothes

The image shows a Mattel "Curvy" Barbie with bright pink hair modeling a pair of handmade shorts and a handmade shirt. She appears to be walking forward in white sneakers. Her summer top is sleeveless or has a "barely" cap sleeve. It's made of felt. There are two tiny buttons near the neckline. Her shorts are made of purple floral print cotton fabric. The watermark reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this outfit.

Free summer top and shorts patterns for Curvy! #FreePatterns #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Once again, this is how I’m updating my patterns, converting old JPG images to PDFs for your easy download. Today’s project is a felt sleeveless shirt and cotton shorts, which are designed to fit Curvy Barbie and similar-sized dolls. For today’s project, you’ll need some felt, a swatch of … Continue reading Free summer top and shorts patterns for Curvy! #FreePatterns #DollClothes

The image shows a modern Barbie modeling handmade doll clothes, including a lime green felt shirt with lace trim and lace straps along with a separate floral cotton skirt with lace trim. The doll's boots are green. She stands facing the camera. Beside her is a miniature apple barrel. If you'd like to make the outfit shown, please click on the link in the caption.

Summer Skirt and Top for Barbie #DollClothes #FreePatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This pattern has been available on this website for a while, but only as a JPG image. Now that I’ve converted it to PDF, I wanted to re-post the project for everyone to enjoy. Here’s another image of the outfit we’re making today: For this project, you’ll need some … Continue reading Summer Skirt and Top for Barbie #DollClothes #FreePatterns

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

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a fashion doll like Barbie wearing a hankerchief-print headscarf, matching blouse, white skirt, and carrying a black purse. This is a pattern for a headscarf and purse only, and it uses the Creative Commons Attribution label. All items are watermarked "chellywood.com"

Sew a summer shirt, purse, scarf, and skirt for Barbie with free patterns found at ChellyWood.com #SummerSewing #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Like yesterday’s patterns, the patterns for making this outfit have been available on my website for a very long time. And just like I said with yesterday’s patterns, I’ve re-designed today’s skirt and shirt to include more details. I apologize for the poor quality of my older tutorial videos, … Continue reading Sew a summer shirt, purse, scarf, and skirt for Barbie with free patterns found at ChellyWood.com #SummerSewing #DollClothes