An apron is a simple Christmas gift to make. You can usually whip one up in a couple of hours. On ChellyWood.com, the doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood, offers advice for making aprons for the whole family for Christmas. This image shows a quilted background with the photo of Simplicity Apron pattern 2691, showing an apron with a pocket and contrasting colors of fabric, along with a quilt-look table runner and a placemat pattern. Visit ChellyWood.com to join the chat.

How to Sew Apron Ties — Aprons make great Christmas gifts for the whole family! #HolidaySewingProjects

Maybe you’ve been thinking about sewing an apron for each of your family members as Christmas gifts. They don’t take long to make. Simplicity apron pattern number 2691 is a simple pattern to follow. It comes with a table runner and placemats, and although it was published in 2009, it’s a timeless shape and design. What most people struggle with are those apron ties, so … Continue reading How to Sew Apron Ties — Aprons make great Christmas gifts for the whole family! #HolidaySewingProjects

The image shows Simplicity teen fashion pattern number 5390 from 1981 surrounded by a quilted frame and the ChellyWood.com logo.

What “people clothes” have inspired your doll clothes? #SewingPatterns #DollClothes

The image above shows Simplicity pattern number 5390, which was published in 1981. I would have been 14 years old when I bought this. The Simplicity 5390 pattern brings to mind my earliest memories of sewing “people clothes” for myself. I believe I made every single outfit shown on the cover of the pattern… except maybe the pants — and I may have made them … Continue reading What “people clothes” have inspired your doll clothes? #SewingPatterns #DollClothes

This image shows a photo of the Simplicity doll clothes sewing pattern 7600 which will fit Skipper dolls from the 1980's. The photo is framed by a turquoise blue and purple quilted frame and the logo for Chelly Wood dot com. This image accompanies a discussion about hard to find skipper patterns, like a panties pattern for Skipper dolls, a swimsuit pattern for Skipper dolls, and a hoodie pattern for Skipper dolls. There's even a Cheerleader costume for Skipper in this set of doll clothes patterns. Please visit ChellyWood.com to join the discussion about rare and hard to find patterns for your Skipper dolls, and to find free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

A Versatile Old Pattern for Skipper Underpants and Swimsuits! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #DollClothes

Just looking at the image above, you would realize that this Simplicity doll clothes pattern number 7600 comes with a lot of great stuff: it’s got a cheerleader costume, a formal gown, shorts, pants, shirts, and a swimsuit. What a versatile pattern! But what you don’t see is that it also includes a pair of bloomers, which are meant to go under the cheer outfit, … Continue reading A Versatile Old Pattern for Skipper Underpants and Swimsuits! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #DollClothes

The image shows a turquoise blue fabric square with the words "class announcement" superimposed on top of the fabric square. Inside the square is a photo of someone drafting a doll clothes pattern.

News: Class Announcement! #DollClothes #PatternDesign

So many of you have contributed to my ever-growing list of requests for doll clothes patterns, and I’m mentioning you in this announcement about the class I’ll be teaching with Creative Spark‘s online platform. We still don’t know how much the class will cost, but shorter classes tend to be less expensive than longer ones on the platform. So as I build my videos for … Continue reading News: Class Announcement! #DollClothes #PatternDesign

In a turquoise blue and purple fabric quilted frame, we see the logo for the Chelly Wood dot com free doll clothes pattern website, along with an image of the McCall's Crafts doll clothes pattern number 2862, which offers six different baby doll outfits including two variations on doll pajamas or PJ's including a nightgown and a pair of footie pajamas.

Baby Doll Pajamas with McCall’s Crafts Pattern 2862 #DollClothes #DollClothesPatterns

I get requests for doll pajamas all the time, and occasionally I’ll mention McCall’s Crafts Pattern #2862 as a good option. What my fans and followers don’t realize is that pajama patterns are readily available for nearly all the dolls I’ve designed patterns for… right here on ChellyWood.com! Yep. If there’s a dress pattern, it can become a nightgown pattern. It just depends upon how … Continue reading Baby Doll Pajamas with McCall’s Crafts Pattern 2862 #DollClothes #DollClothesPatterns

A quilted frame surrounds the Chelly Wood website logo and Simplicity doll clothes craft pattern number 9144, published in 1989.

How to choose ribbons for doll clothes #OffrayRibbon #DollClothes

Today I’m using a 1989 Simplicity Craft doll clothes pattern (number 9144) to discuss the many uses of ribbons when making doll clothes. If you take a closer look at the outfits offered in Simplicity Craft Pattern 9144, you’ll see that 5 of the 7 outfits suggested on the cover include ribbon, and these patterns are for large baby dolls: I love that the pattern … Continue reading How to choose ribbons for doll clothes #OffrayRibbon #DollClothes

This is a quilted frame surrounding an image of vintage Simplicity doll clothes pattern number 1844 along with the logo for the free doll clothes pattern website Chelly Wood dot com.

The trim makes all the difference with vintage Simplicity 16 inch baby doll clothes #pattern #1844

When I was a little girl, any doll dress that had lace, rickrack, or ribbon trim was always a favorite of mine. My cousin and I would “do a pick” for doll clothes before we started our play time. That’s where you lay out all the doll clothes on a bed, table, or floor, and take turns picking which doll clothes were part of your … Continue reading The trim makes all the difference with vintage Simplicity 16 inch baby doll clothes #pattern #1844

This is a screenshot of the gallery of free doll clothes sewing patterns you can download for free at Chelly Wood dot com. It includes a set of pajamas for 16 to 17 inch Tonner dolls, a Christmas skirt and long sleeved shirt, a pair of jeans with business jacket, and a pencil skirt with sleeveless blouse. These free printable sewing patterns will fit most dolls designed by Robert Tonner for the 16 to 17 inch dolls in his various doll lineups, like Tyler Wentworth, Maxine, Sydney, Ellowyne Wilde, Cami dolls, Sydney Chase, Antoinette, etc...

16 to 17 inch Tonner Dolls’ FREE Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

Please click on the doll clothes you would like to make. Not what you’re looking for? Behind the scenes, I’m creating a series of classes that will teach you how to design your own doll clothes. My classes will be available through C&T Publishing’s Creative Spark platform, starting in 2022. Click on the link provided to learn more about my own classes and the other wonderful courses you can take … Continue reading 16 to 17 inch Tonner Dolls’ FREE Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

This image is a quilt-like square with the Chelly Wood logo turned on its side. Beside the logo, we see a photo of Simplicity doll clothes pattern 8466 from the late 1960's or early 1970's. The dolls on the cover of this pattern are dressed in various fashions including one long dress pattern that uses an empire waist.

Vintage Barbie pattern for dress with an “empire waist” #SewVintage #DollClothes

Every now and then, I have people request that I design “Jane Austen character dresses.” What I suspect they want is a dress with an “empire waist.” As you can see in the image below, the vintage Simplicity doll clothes pattern number 8466 actually offers a ball gown with an empire waist (see View 4): However the empire waist style of dress that women actually … Continue reading Vintage Barbie pattern for dress with an “empire waist” #SewVintage #DollClothes

In this screenshot, we see a 17 inch Barbie modeling several different doll clothes that are offered on Chelly Wood dot com, a free doll clothes pattern sewing website. 17 inch Barbie models jeans, shorts, shirts, a skirt, and a jacket in various combinations and fabrics.

17 inch Dreamtopia Endless Hair Kingdom Princess Barbie FREE Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

Please click on the doll clothes you would like to make. Not what you’re looking for? Behind the scenes, I’m creating a series of classes that will teach you how to design your own doll clothes. My classes will be available through C&T Publishing’s Creative Spark platform, starting in 2022. Click on the link provided to learn more about my own classes and the other wonderful courses you can take … Continue reading 17 inch Dreamtopia Endless Hair Kingdom Princess Barbie FREE Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

This is the featured image for a page that offers a gallery of different doll clothes patterns that are free on the internet. It shows Gooliope Jellington the 17 inch doll in two different outfits including a summer dress and a pair of jeans with a shirt. These patterns are free and printable at Chelly Wood dot com

Freak du Chic 17 inch Monster High FREE Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

Please click on the doll clothes you would like to make. Not what you’re looking for? Behind the scenes, I’m creating a series of classes that will teach you how to design your own doll clothes. My classes will be available through C&T Publishing’s Creative Spark platform, starting in 2022. Click on the link provided to learn more about my own classes and the other wonderful courses you can take … Continue reading Freak du Chic 17 inch Monster High FREE Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

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.

Barbie gloves or mittens #VintageBarbie #DollClothes

Back in June, I did a review of this Mattel Advance Sew Easy pattern number 2895, with a focus on the wedding dress and veil. Today I’m going to look at the Barbie gloves. Every now and then, I’ve gotten requests in my in-box for designing Barbie gloves or mittens. I’d like to be able to tell you that this Mattel Advance doll clothes pattern … Continue reading Barbie gloves or mittens #VintageBarbie #DollClothes