ATTENTION BLOG FOLLOWERS: Today’s blog post is part of the new 2019 website renovations. I’m working behind the scenes to make it easier to find the patterns you want. If you’d like to make one of the outfits shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the outfit you’d like to sew. This will take you to a larger image … Continue reading FREE Lammily Doll Clothes Patterns
Here’s the tutorial to accompany the pattern I posted yesterday. If you’d like to make Ken’s outfit in this video, just go back to Tuesday’s post to find all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make his hat, shirt, and pants. I’m actually on vacation when this posts (I usually type these blog posts and set them up to self-publish, in advance of their … Continue reading Here’s a #Dolls #Kwanzaa poncho #DIY!
As I started typing today’s blog post, it occurred to me that I’d chosen the “Photographer” doll–how ironic for a post about photgraphy! But she really is one of my favorite dolls to photograph. She has those adorable dimples and such a genuine smile! So even though Monday’s post was about the importance of choosing a highly articulated doll, another thing to consider is your … Continue reading Doll #Photography Tip #3: Photograph #Dolls You LOVE
How cute is that? The photo above is of Lammily’s “Photographer” doll. She’s absolutely gorgeous, and so much fun to photograph! As I said yesterday, she’s wearing a pair of hiking boots made for Hunter Huntsman® from the Ever After High® collection of dolls. They fit her feet perfectly, and they have that little slit in the back, so they’re easy to put on and … Continue reading #Lammily’s “Photographer” #doll goes for a #hike in the forest
I don’t usually do a lot of boasting on my website about the dolls I think are most awesome. However, I recently took my “Photographer” doll from the Lammily doll company on a hike with me in the Snake River Canyon, and I discovered that she’s an amazing model! Yes, these dolls are curvy. No, they don’t fit the normal body type of fashion dolls. … Continue reading #SnakeRiver Hike w/ #Lammily’s Photographer #Doll
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
Addendum: There’s a newer version of this video, which includes links (in the description below the video) to additional tutorials, including one that helps you embellish the shirt with bias tape. Here’s the video that shows you how to make the easiest dolls’ shirt ever! Like me, you may find yourself making one in every color of felt because it’s so darned easy to … Continue reading Easiest #dolls’ shirt ever w/ free #DIY #sewing pattern.
As some of you know, I’ve designed some of the doll clothes patterns available at Lammily.com. These patterns are specially designed to fit the Lammily doll. The story behind the Lammily doll company is amazing! To learn more about how this normal-body-style doll came to be, go to the Lammily website. If you’re looking for a doll to give a girl this Christmas, Lammily is … Continue reading Where can you buy #handmade #dollclothes for your #Lammily doll? Etsy!
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
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
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
Have you heard of Lammily? It’s a company that was crowd funded a couple of years ago, in the hope that artist Nickolay Lamm could design a doll with a more natural-looking figure than Mattel’s Barbie. And the “Traveler” doll he designed is absolutely gorgeous! Her hair is a lovely chestnut brown with a silky-soft texture. She bends at the head/neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, … Continue reading ChellyWood.com designed some #DollClothes for #Lammily