Mix-N-Match 3: #Lammily #dolls can wear #CurvyBarbie’s free shorts pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Yes, to my pleasant surprise, when I designed shorts for Curvy Barbie, I found that Lammily® could wear them too. “Who is Lammily®?” you may wonder. I’ve actually designed some commercial patterns for her company in the past, and they have an amazing story about how this wonderful doll company came to be. Check out this link to see their “average is beautiful” dolls and … Continue reading Mix-N-Match 3: #Lammily #dolls can wear #CurvyBarbie’s free shorts pattern @ ChellyWood.com

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Preview of FREE #CurvyBarbie Shorts and Shirt #Patterns

Here’s a preview of the outfit I’ll be showing out how to make this week. The crop top is primarily designed to fit the new Curvy Barbie™ from Mattel’s Fashionista™ line. However, it can be altered to fit Lammily™, and my video will show you how to alter the pattern by creating cloth-covered buttons and embroidery floss loops that widen the top at the back: … Continue reading Preview of FREE #CurvyBarbie Shorts and Shirt #Patterns

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I’ve created a pattern for #Fashionista #CurvyBarbie™!

Yessss! Here it is! I’ve finally created a dress pattern that fits Mattel’s new Curvy Barbie™ from the Fashionista line. Incidentally, it also fits my vintage Tammy Doll from Ideal: Doesn’t she look cute in that modern-style dress? I’d like to thank Marsha for inspiring the high-low skirt on this doll. She’s a Facebook friend of mine who asked me if I’d ever designed a … Continue reading I’ve created a pattern for #Fashionista #CurvyBarbie™!

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Design #dollclothes for #Barbies or other #dolls

Since the new Curvy Barbie, Tall Barbie, and Petite Barbie dolls were introduced as part of Mattel’s Fashionista line, I’ve been getting a lot more questions on my website about how I design my own doll clothes patterns. It’s a little tricky, but in this video, I’ve tried to simplify the process for the lay person to attempt to do what I do. However if this … Continue reading Design #dollclothes for #Barbies or other #dolls

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Sew Pants for #Fashonistas #TallBarbie w/free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #TheDollEvolves

Here’s the tutorial I promised you! As I’ve said before, the pattern I gave you yesterday will fit your Tall Barbies™. Did you notice anything different in this video? I tried to create a storyline with my dolls, including a little bit of stop-motion activity. My daughter, Emily Teapot, who designs gorgeous saddles and saddle blankets for Breyer model horses, also does fabulous face repaints. She’s … Continue reading Sew Pants for #Fashonistas #TallBarbie w/free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #TheDollEvolves

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Sew Pants or Jeans for Tall #Barbie w/free #sewingPattern @ ChellyWood.com

Here’s the tutorial I promised you! On Monday I gave you a preview of these jeans/pants; on Tuesday I offered a free, printable pattern for sewing them; today I’m showing you exactly how to sew the jeans/pants for your Tall Barbies™. Did you notice anything different in this video? I tried to create a storyline with my dolls, including a little bit of stop-motion activity. … Continue reading Sew Pants or Jeans for Tall #Barbie w/free #sewingPattern @ ChellyWood.com