Here we see each of the doll clothing items found in Simplicity doll clothes sewing pattern #4510 from the early 1960's. This vintage pattern includes a wedding dress with a train and veil, a half-sleeve jacket, a business skirt, and off-the-shoulder evening gown with short pencil skirt, an overskirt pattern which ties in the back, a day dress, a pair of underpants and bra (or 1950's style bikini), a super short swimsuit coverup with ruffle, and an evening gown with straps and lace bodice.

Why bother buying a used pattern that’s missing pieces? Old Patterns => New Ideas @ ChellyWood.com #VintageSewing #VintagePatterns

About a week ago, I found this pattern at a second hand store. It cost me only 50 cents (American), but it was missing all of the pattern pieces except three skirt pieces. So why did I buy it? There’s a lot more to a commercial pattern than just the pattern pieces! For example, take a look at the drawn images of the doll clothes, … Continue reading Why bother buying a used pattern that’s missing pieces? Old Patterns => New Ideas @ ChellyWood.com #VintageSewing #VintagePatterns

Image of Mattel's Curvy Barbie wearing hand-made skirt, top, and vest. Overlay says, "Design your own doll clothes patterns."

#Design your own #skirt pattern for #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Monday’s post shows a cute little purple easy-peasy felt top to sew for your fashion dolls, like Barbie, Liv dolls, Momoko, Queens of Africa, and similar-sized dolls. Tuesday I gave you the free pattern for this felt top. Wednesday you got to view the video that shows you how to make the felt top. But how do I design my patterns? What’s the step-by-step process … Continue reading #Design your own #skirt pattern for #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Image of Mattel's Curvy Barbie wearing hand-made skirt, top, and vest. Overlay says, "Design your own doll clothes patterns."

How to design your own #dollclothes for #CurvyBarbie @ ChellyWood.com #theDollEvolves

Here we have it; the tutorial you’ve all been requesting! How do I design my own doll clothes to fit Curvy Barbie, Tall Barbie, Petite Barbie, or any other doll? Granted, this shows you how to make your own skirt, which is very simple. But how do you design your own shirts for dolls? Well, I’ll share that tutorial tomorrow. Need help printing my patterns? … Continue reading How to design your own #dollclothes for #CurvyBarbie @ ChellyWood.com #theDollEvolves