Image of "Sew-Easy Patterns by Advance" vintage Mattel, Inc. Toymakers Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern #2895 with the ChellyWood logo, surrounded by a variety of quilting fabrics in turquoise blue and purple.

The biggest problem with Barbie doll wedding dresses is… #JuneWedding #DollClothes

The biggest problem with Barbie doll wedding dresses is making a veil that actually stays on the doll’s head! Let’s have a good look at my “Sew-Easy Patterns by Advance” vintage Mattel, Inc. Toymakers Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern #2895. This is a prime example of how the patterns for Barbie wedding dresses (if they include a veil pattern at all) never seem to make … Continue reading The biggest problem with Barbie doll wedding dresses is… #JuneWedding #DollClothes

Here we see the Chelly Wood doll (she's actually a Liv doll that has had a make-over so it looks like the real person, Chelly Wood) holding up McCall's vintage Barbie pattern #6420 which has images of Barbie wearing six different outfits. The pattern's container is very worn but the images are colorful and sharp. This pattern was marked with a copyright of 1962.

Vintage Barbie doll clothes patterns with underpants! #VintageBarbie #VintageSewing

If you’ve been sewing for dolls for very long, you’re probably aware that doll underpants patterns are hard to come by. Of course, I have free underpants patterns on this website, and my patterns will fit lots of dolls, including the 6 inch American Girl dolls, Skipper, Barbie, and many Barbie-sized dolls, in addition to my baby doll bloomers and 18″ doll underpants pattern. (Click … Continue reading Vintage Barbie doll clothes patterns with underpants! #VintageBarbie #VintageSewing

Here we see a vintage Crissy doll with lovely ginger hair wearing a handmade felt sleeveless dress with a collar that is trimmed in blue ribbon tied in a bow at the front. The sleeveless dress is made of white felt. The image includes the words "Free Pattern" and the name Chelly Wood on a logo of a bodice pattern.

Crissy doll’s shift dress with collar tutorial and free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollCollector #SewingProject

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. For today’s sailor shirt or shift dress with rounded collar, you’ll need to use some craft felt, Offray ribbon, and snaps. Any time you’re sewing a collar, it’s important to have at least a basic understanding of sewing concepts. In other words, today’s project is not for the beginner. But if … Continue reading Crissy doll’s shift dress with collar tutorial and free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollCollector #SewingProject

Here we see the Chelly Wood doll holding up the McCall's crafts pattern #5462, which is under discussion in this blog post.

I made a poodle skirt with this old pattern, but I had a few problems… #SewingFail #SewingProjects

Last Monday I shared an old vintage Barbie pattern that I thought would be ideal for sewing a poodle skirt. But I mentioned that these older patterns are designed for vintage Barbie, and those older Barbies have a narrower waist than today’s Barbies. So what pattern would be better for a modern Barbie? Well before giving you my answer to that question, I wanted to … Continue reading I made a poodle skirt with this old pattern, but I had a few problems… #SewingFail #SewingProjects

In this graphic, we see a BFC Ink doll standing so she faces a little to our right. She wears a pink sleeveless crop top shirt (which is also reversible) and a pair of indigo blue denim cropped pants or capris. The left side of the graphic shows a white sewing machine. There are words at the bottom of the sewing machine which say, "Let's sew..." followed by "a summer outfit for BFC Ink dolls." The watermark in the corner of the graphic image tells where you can go to get the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this outfit: ChellyWood.com

Let’s sew a pair of denim capris and a summer top for BFC Ink dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s sewing patterns and tutorial videos will help you make the outfit shown at the top of this page. You may have seen my recent pioneer dress tutorial video, which featured a doll I called “my niece, Emily.” The doll who played my niece in that video is actually a BFC … Continue reading Let’s sew a pair of denim capris and a summer top for BFC Ink dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

The image shows a 1970s vintage Crissy doll from Ideal Toy Corporation wearing handmade doll clothes on the right side of a text box. The doll is dressed in a yellow square-neck shirt with shoulder-length sleeves that end in lace. The bottom of her shirt is also trimmed in lace. Beneath the lace, we see the elastic waist of her denim capri pants. She wears denim sneakers that match. The text box contains a graphic image of a sewing machine that says "Let's sew" and beneath this the phrase is completed with... ["Let's sew] ... a pair of capris for Crissy." At the bottom of the combined text box and photograph, the URL ChellyWood.com is provided.

Let’s Sew a Pair of Denim Capris for Ideal Crissy Dolls w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #CrissyDoll

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing pattern. This week’s tutorial shows you how to sew a pair of denim capri pants to fit 18-inch dolls with pre-teen bodies (like the vintage Crissy doll from Ideal and the wonderfully articulated BFC Ink dolls). This capri pants pattern will NOT fit the 18-inch American Girl dolls and other dolls with … Continue reading Let’s Sew a Pair of Denim Capris for Ideal Crissy Dolls w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #CrissyDoll

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding up a McCall's Crafts sewing pattern which displays the finished projects of a Barbie sized wedding dress, various pants and shirts, a cape, and evening gowns. The article that goes with this image offers advice for buying sewing patterns for making doll clothes, using the eBay auction platform. Please visit ChellyWood.com for additional sewing ideas plus free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

  Have you ever purchased doll clothes sewing patterns on eBay? I have. In fact, the pattern pictured above was one I purchased about a year ago. Yes, the pattern you see in the image above is outdated, but there are some timeless patterns in this set, as well as out-of-style fashions. The wedding dress pattern can be used for a Disney princess character dress, … Continue reading Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

The image shows a Mattel Made-to-Move Barbie modeling handmade shorts and a white tank top. She stands in a decorative diorama with a fall harvest theme. There are autumn leaves of orange and yellow scattered around at her feet. There's a wishing well nearby and a white metal bucket. The 11.5 inch Mattel Barbie doll leans against a stack of baled hay. She wears a white tank top that has been delicately embroidered with a long row of feather stitches along the collar of the shirt. She also wears red shorts that have a tiny white polka dot pattern and a pair of red rubber boots. She appears to be out working in her garden, perhaps getting water from the well. Her black hair is done up in a pony tail. The doll is an Asian-looking Barbie doll, whose name is Miko, Kira, Dana, Becky,, or Nikki (depending on variations in the Barbie story line). The watermark on this image offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where you can find FREE printable sewing patterns to fit this Asian Made-to-Move Mattel Barbie and other similar-sized fashion dolls.

Sew shorts and a pretty sleeveless shirt for Barbie or similar-sized dolls w/ free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SummerClothes #MTMbarbie

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free printable PDF sewing pattern has been used in creating a number of different styles of fashions for Barbie (and similar-sized dolls), and it goes back to the earliest days of this website. Because it’s an older pattern, it doesn’t show the seam allowance lines, but the seam … Continue reading Sew shorts and a pretty sleeveless shirt for Barbie or similar-sized dolls w/ free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SummerClothes #MTMbarbie

Let’s sew a reversible London Print shirt and super easy matching skirt for Hearts for Hearts Girls w/#FreePatterns from ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. This outfit was first posted as an outfit designed to fit Wellie Wisher dolls, but I wanted to add the image above to the Hearts for Hearts Girls doll clothes pattern gallery. So I’m re-posting the outfit today with Consuelo modeling it. If you’d like to learn more about the Hearts … Continue reading Let’s sew a reversible London Print shirt and super easy matching skirt for Hearts for Hearts Girls w/#FreePatterns from ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a Wellie Wisher doll lifting the skirt of her gingham dress to show her pretty lace-trimmed bloomers and a pair of Victorian boots with tiny buttons. The overlay says, "Victorian bloomers with free pattern" and offers the website, ChellyWood.com

Sew a pair of Victorian-style bloomers (undergarments) for 15-inch dolls with today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VictorianEra #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s tutorial shows you how to make a pair of cute little bloomers with lace edging, which should fit a number of different dolls in the 13-inch to 18-inch doll size range. *For the 18-inch dolls, you’ll notice that these bloomers do not fit the American Girl 18-inch dolls, but they … Continue reading Sew a pair of Victorian-style bloomers (undergarments) for 15-inch dolls with today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VictorianEra #DollClothes

The image shows a Curvy Barbie walking in a garden. She wears handmade high-waisted shorts and a handmade crop top. The purple floral cotton fabric of her shirt and shorts contrasts against the green background of the garden. The overlay reminds you to visit ChellyWood.com for your free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this adorable summer outfit for Curvy Barbie dolls and similar sized dolls.

Sew a pretty summer outfit for Curvy Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Curvy #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. I’ve had these patterns available in JPG form on this website since 2014, but it’s time to switch these popular patterns to a PDF format for easier download. *You need to be aware that the list of dolls who “fit” these doll clothes patterns isn’t exactly right. Curvy Barbie … Continue reading Sew a pretty summer outfit for Curvy Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Curvy #DollClothes

The image shows a printer that has paper in the back. A pattern for making a doll's handkerchief head covering is being printed at the front of the printer. The wording on theis youtube video's header says, "How to Print Patterns" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (a website that offers free, printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and other craft items).

How to Print Sewing Patterns for Dolls’ Clothes Online @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

I occassionally get emails from fans and followers who are having trouble printing their free sewing patterns from my website. Of course, everyone’s printer and device is different, so it’s impossible to solve all printing problems in one quick tutorial. However these two tutorials are available on my site on the Home page (the main gallery), right at the top of the page. And these … Continue reading How to Print Sewing Patterns for Dolls’ Clothes Online @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes