For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. We’ve seen today’s free pattern on ChellyWood.com in the past, but the older version of this pattern used a ribbon for the strap, and I’ve never posted it for Francie before. Here’s the earlier version on my Queens of Africa doll: In today’s rendition of the pattern, I’ve included … Continue reading Sew a strappy business dress for Francie with a faux bias cuff bodice and matching purse #SummerActivities #DollClothesPatterns
When I was a kid, whenever it was playtime with dolls, we would lay out all our dolls and their clothing items. Then we would “do a pick.” That’s where you take turns picking which doll or dolls you’ll play with and which outfits or accessories you’ll get to play with. Your playtime companion would take a turn picking her dolls, clothes, and accessories too. … Continue reading Let’s Do a Pick — Laugh-in with Francie as Goldie Hawn! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector
Today’s “Do a Pick” game features the following: Corduroy Cape Long on Leather Pony Coat My #DoApick shorts on My YouTube Channel let you choose from retro dolls and their clothing items and/or accessories, while imagining a fun playtime adventure from a bygone era. Join the fun! Leave your “pick” in the comments! At the end of today’s Do-a-Pick #Shorts video, I mentioned my … Continue reading Let’s Do a Pick — on a rainy day, under a covered porch with Francie #DoApick #vintageDollCollector
As a wrap-up to this week’s tutorials and free patterns, I’m going to go back to revisit the Barbie pajamas you see in the image above. I designed these a while back, but I’m not quite done working with them. This post offers all the patterns and tutorials needed to make each piece of the outfit, including the babydoll top, the shorts, and the slippers. … Continue reading Free printable #sewing patterns for #pajamas to fit Barbie and similar-sized #dolls
In case you missed them, here are this week’s patterns once again: Free printable sewing pattern for fashion doll pajamas and slippers (MS Word Download) Free printable sewing pattern for fashion doll pajamas and slippers (PDF Download) These are the free, printable sewing patterns for pajamas–a top, plus shorts– and a pair of slippers, like the ones you see in the video above. Not only … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Friday: Sew #Felt Slippers for Fashion #Dolls
You may have noticed in yesterday’s post, that Francie was shown wearing my latest free Barbie doll clothes pattern: a babydoll pajama pattern (to be posted here on ChellyWood.com tomorrow). Which brings us to today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday doll-clothes-swapping question: Can vintage Francie dolls wear Barbie doll clothes? The answer is a bit vague: it depends on the garment. You see, Francie is a bit smaller in … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: Can Francie wear Barbie’s clothes?