With a close-up photo of Made to Move Barbie's Bermuda shorts from the back, we can see the double-stitching detail around the pocket, the fact that the tank top is lined with a burgundy-on-white print cotton fabric, and the tank top closes at the back with red Velcro. The words that slant across this image sideways say, "make room for a pocket." The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower right hand side of the image.

A sewing tip: something to think about when you add a pocket! #SewingTips for #DollClothesPatterns

Yesterday I did a blog post showing you how I made a pair of Bermuda shorts from my Simplicity 7928 doll clothes pattern, along with my own reversible tank top pattern, which is, of course, free on this website. As I said yesterday, I’ve found that I can learn a lot by sewing other people’s patterns, and I especially love to take other people’s patterns … Continue reading A sewing tip: something to think about when you add a pocket! #SewingTips for #DollClothesPatterns

In the middle of a quilted frame, Simplicity 7928 craft pattern (for making Barbie and Ken doll clothes) is shown, with a bright blue arrow pointing at View 2, which shows Barbie in a Hawaiian shirt, a summer swimsuit top, and a pair of Bermuda shorts. There are other outfits on the pattern as well, including Ken shorts, a Ken Hawaiian shirt, a Ken pair of pants, a Ken T-shirt, and a Barbie muumuu dress, a Barbie strapless evening gown, a Barbie business dress with jacket, and a Barbie cotton shirt that ties at the waist with a pair of Barbie ankle pants.

Sew a pair of Bermuda shorts with vintage Simplicity 7928 #DollClothesPatterns for #FashionDolls

Today’s project was part of my adventure in sewing some of my vintage patterns, in combination with some of my own patterns. You’ll remember that I made this adorable ensemble for a little girl who lives in my area: See those Bermuda shorts in the foreground? They came from my Simplicity 7928 pattern, from my collection of old doll clothes patterns. Over the years, I’ve … Continue reading Sew a pair of Bermuda shorts with vintage Simplicity 7928 #DollClothesPatterns for #FashionDolls

Surrounded by a quilted frame in the colors turquoise blue and various shades of purple, we see the ChellyWood.com logo and beside it, the envelope for Simplicity 9138 (a pattern that will fit vintage Crissy dolls).

I just added this Crissy doll pattern to my private collection! #HappyToday about #DollClothesPatterns

I’ve been an Ideal Crissy doll fan since my childhood, when these hair-growing dolls first became popular, so it may seem hard to believe that I’ve never owned a Crissy doll clothes pattern. Until now! My birthday was in March, and for my birthday, I splurged and purchased this lovely Simplicity 9138 doll clothes pattern for 17 and a half inch dolls. Now you may … Continue reading I just added this Crissy doll pattern to my private collection! #HappyToday about #DollClothesPatterns

Ah, the power of tulle! #FunWithFabric #DollClothesPatterns

About a year and a half ago, I used my McCall’s fashion doll clothes pattern 4400 (shown above) to make the pretty purple seashell dress you see on my vintage 1977 Superstar Barbie below. Do you see that cloudy white stuff at the bottom of her skirt? That’s called tulle. In Idaho, where I live, we say the word “tulle” the same way we say … Continue reading Ah, the power of tulle! #FunWithFabric #DollClothesPatterns

Framed by a purple and blue quilt, we see three cabbage patch dolls dressed in handmade doll clothes. This looks like it is a photo from the front of a commercial pattern. There's a "Goodwill" sticker on the front as well, indicating that the pattern was purchased from a second-hand store. The ChellyWood.com logo also appears on the image to the side of the pattern photo.

I’m feeling inspired to design some dolly overalls… #DollClothesPatterns #SewingProjects

How cute are those little overalls? I’ve been feeling inspired to design a sewing pattern for making a pair of doll-sized overalls, but I’m not sure which doll(s) I want to make them for. Lately I’ve been sewing a lot of teeny-tiny stuff for my niece’s 6 inch Elsa and 5 inch Anna dolls. That’s one option, but they seem awfully tiny for the project. … Continue reading I’m feeling inspired to design some dolly overalls… #DollClothesPatterns #SewingProjects

This is a square image with two colors: turquoise blue linen look on top and purple with tiny white polka dots on the bottom. Overlapping the turquoise blue fabric are the words "free doll clothes patterns" and overlapping the purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots, we see three photos of a Disney Elsa toddler doll from Disney's Frozen 2. In these photos, Elsa models (left) a pair of pants with a sleeveless felt shirt; (center) a play dress of white with a floral heart print cotton fabric that has a velvet belt; (right) a yellow felt jacket over an Easter-egg print pink skirt with a pink felt shirt. The free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns for making these doll clothes can be found at ChellyWood.com

Free doll clothes patterns for 6 inch (15 cm) Disney mini toddler dolls (Gallery)

Please click on the clothes you would like to make. These patterns will fit the Disney Mini Elsa dolls from the Disney Frozen 2 Arendelle family set with toddlers Anna and Elsa.   Not what you’re looking for? Behind the scenes, I’ve created a course called “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns.” With this course, you can take the free patterns provided here and re-design … Continue reading Free doll clothes patterns for 6 inch (15 cm) Disney mini toddler dolls (Gallery)

The drawings of a Donny Osmond doll and a Marie Osmond doll from the cover of a simplicity doll clothes pattern are framed by a quilted blue and purple fabric border and beside the photo of the cover art from this Simplicity pattern, we also see the words "ChellyWood" from the ChellyWood.com website and its subsequent logos.

Donny and Marie Osmond Doll Clothes Patterns #RetroSewing #DollClothesPatterns

Last Monday I wrote a blog post about the Dusty and Skye dolls from the 1970’s. Today I’m taking another look at Simplicity doll clothes pattern 7737, but let’s have a closer look at the Donny and Marie Osmond dolls that are displayed on the cover of this vintage pattern. Yep, I had the Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond dolls, back in the 1970’s, and … Continue reading Donny and Marie Osmond Doll Clothes Patterns #RetroSewing #DollClothesPatterns

Surrounded by a quilted frame, we see the ChellyWood.com logo and images of dolls modeling doll clothes from the 1970's. This image comes from Simplicity doll clothes pattern 7737, dated with a copyright of 1976.

Whatever happened to Kenner’s Dusty dolls and Skye dolls? #VintageDolls #DollClothesPatterns

Are you old enough to remember Kenner’s Dusty and Skye dolls? Want to know why nobody seems to collect them these days? The Simplicity 7737 doll clothes pattern shown at the top of this blog post was one I owned back in the 1970’s and ’80’s. The patterns loosely fit Barbie, but they fit Dusty and Skye really well. Dusty was a doll with an … Continue reading Whatever happened to Kenner’s Dusty dolls and Skye dolls? #VintageDolls #DollClothesPatterns

In this photo, we see a gallery of three different garments you can make for your WWE Action Figures: a cowboy outfit, a pair of boxer shorts, and a pith helmet. All are marked with the ChellyWood.com logo.

FREE 12-inch WWE Action Figure Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

Please click on the clothes you would like to make. Not what you’re looking for? Behind the scenes, I’m creating a series of classes in doll clothing design techniques, so you can design your own doll clothes for your dolls, using simple techniques, household tools, and your amazing imagination! Click on this link to learn more about my paid courses on the Creative Spark Online Learning platform. If you would like to … Continue reading FREE 12-inch WWE Action Figure Clothes Patterns (Gallery)

With a quilted frame around it, we see a section of a McCall's vintage fashion doll clothes sewing pattern for making a cape that will fit a fashion doll like Barbie and similar-sized dolls.

What are the best patterns for Fashion Doll capes? #DollClothesPatterns #ToyCollectors

You’ll notice, that in the image of Simplicity 8466 above, there’s an adorable cape pattern for fashion dolls. A cape is a super easy design, for even the newest beginners to sew. The cape above is short (hip-length), made of bright blue fabric, and appears to have a red ribbon for its trim. But if you’re looking for more of a floor-length medieval-style cape, I … Continue reading What are the best patterns for Fashion Doll capes? #DollClothesPatterns #ToyCollectors

A new variation on yesterday’s free Valentine’s Day dress pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDay #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Isn’t this the perfect fabric for my pencil-skirt Valentine’s Day dress? I just love how this dress turned out! Yesterday I re-posted the Valentine’s Day pencil skirt dress pattern that’s always so popular here on ChellyWood.com right around the start of February, but today I’m posting another variation on … Continue reading A new variation on yesterday’s free Valentine’s Day dress pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDay #DollClothesPatterns

In a quilted frame, we see the image of a Butterick vintage-style pattern for Barbie and Ken doll clothes which includes three outfits for vintage Ken dolls and three outfits for vintage Barbie dolls. The pattern number is 6668 Butterick. This image accompanies a discussion on ChellyWood.com about how sewing doll clothes is different from sewing clothes for human beings.

What is a pattern alteration? #SewingTips #DollClothes

The class I’m teaching on Creative Spark is called, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” but what does “alter” even mean? Altering a pattern is exactly what it sounds like. You take a pattern and change it up — alter it — to be something different than its original designer intended. This is actually legal, especially when it comes to patterns. The Ohio State University … Continue reading What is a pattern alteration? #SewingTips #DollClothes