For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. I honestly believe today’s sewing project is not too difficult, even for those of you who are just getting your feet wet, when it comes to sewing. The trickiest part is sewing the bodice to the thickly gathered skirt, but as long as you’re using high-quality felt for … Continue reading How to sew a beautiful (but kind of easy) wedding dress for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com
Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern. Today’s doll dress has appeared on ChellyWood.com before, but this is the first time I’ve associated this free pattern with my lovely “G” doll from the Kuu Kuu Harajuku animated television show. But isn’t she so, so sweet in this dress? Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing … Continue reading Sew a beautiful party dress for Kuu Kuu Harajuku dolls w/today’s free patterns!
Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. My free printable sewing patterns for making the dress and pinafore pictured at the top of this blog post will fit 14 to 15 inch dolls (that’s 35 cm to 38 cm tall). A list of dolls that fit this pattern is found in the first set of bullets on this … Continue reading Sew a Victorian (19th century pioneer) doll dress and pinafore for 14 to 15 inch (35 cm to 38 cm) dolls with my free patterns!
At the start of July, we shared our summer sewing goals and summer doll projects in this blog post. At that time, I was hoping to make some of the doll clothes from the McCall’s 4716 Sunshine Family pattern set (the purple arrow in the image above points to it), and I was planning to make a few things for Barbie too. However, I got … Continue reading Did you get some of your summer sewing goals accomplished?
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. *Please note: when you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include Amazon, JoAnn Fabric, Etsy, and the eBay Partner Network. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying … Continue reading Let’s make a pair of shoes for 13 inch Barbie or Judy Littlechap dolls w/today’s free shoe pattern!
As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Yesterday I shared some pictures of the 18 inch doll beach diorama that I built about four years ago or so: The video at the top of the page today shows you how to make your own doll beach, just like the one in the image above. It’s ideal for 18 inch dolls, but of course … Continue reading How to make a BIG beach diorama for your dolls!
These two doll-friends really remind me of myself and my cousin, Virginia. I was always afraid of the water, whereas Virginia would dive in the minute we got out of the car! Virginia and I took our dolls to the beach, built sand castles for them to live in, and played like our Barbies were mermaids in the ocean water. The American Girl dolls, like … Continue reading Did you play with your dolls in the water?
I frequent second-hand stores when I feel like having a “fun day out,” and I like to look for used dolls that can be repaired and given a new wardrobe. But one of the most challenging problems with used dolls is matted up, tangled hair. I’ve had some amazing successes with dolls that had such horrendous hair problems, I honestly didn’t think I could do … Continue reading Doll Hair Repair — Is it ever a hopeless endeavor?
Let’s share! What are you working on this summer? What sewing projects do you have underway? Leave your summer sewing project descriptions in the comments section to give inspiration to everyone who reads this blog post! See the pile of vintage sewing patterns at the top of this post? That’s what I’ve been working on… I found all of these lovely uncut, vintage doll clothes … Continue reading What are you sewing this summer? Let’s share for inspiration! #Summer #Sewing
Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos. Today’s skirt and sleeveless summer top doll clothes project will not only fits the Disney Animators toddler dolls (13 inches tall), but many other dolls in a similar size range, including Wellie Wishers. It will even fit the 17 inch Velvet and 18 inch Crissy dolls from the … Continue reading Make Disney princess summer doll clothes w/my free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #summercrafting #dollclothes
Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos. Today’s skirt project not only fits the Disney Animators toddler dolls (13 inches tall), but many other dolls in a similar size range, including Wellie Wishers. It will even fit the 17 inch Velvet and 18 inch Crissy dolls from the 1970’s. To make today’s skirt project, … Continue reading Easy DIY skirt for Disney Princess dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #summerprojects #dollclothes
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. On Wednesday this week, we learned how to add a bias tape trim to the top of this dress, to make a business-y look, and I would highly recommend that you go back and read that post, to learn how to apply Velcro to the back of the dress: … Continue reading Sew a “fruity” sun dress for vintage Francie dolls with a beach bag or purse! #VintageFrancie #DollClothesPatterns