Simplicity 5861 is an amazing ensemble of sewing patterns for Skipper, including two coats: a bolero and a winter coat. When I found this pattern on eBay last summer, I’d been searching for a high-quality version of it for years, so I snatched this up as soon as I saw that it was an uncut pattern — and let me tell you, this adorable pattern … Continue reading Does a doll’s coat need a lining, and if so, how do I choose the lining fabric?
Over the summer, I purchased Simplicity 5861, a vintage pattern for the earliest version of Skipper dolls. This pattern offers pattern pieces for a coat and three different shirt styles, plus a bolero. These garments’ sleeves were remarkably easy to make! You might wonder why that is. Well take a look at the skipper T-shirt that I designed, displayed on a more modern skipper below: … Continue reading Is there an easy way to sew sleeves? Yes! And it begins with your choice of patterns…
Sometimes I make doll clothes using other people’s patterns. I take lots of pictures, but what can I do with those pictures, since it’s not my pattern to offer up for free on this website? Today I decided to make another “Sewing Inspiration” video, using Simplicity’s 5861 doll clothes patterns for vintage Skipper, which I’m really enjoying making! As a fan of jazz, I … Continue reading New music video to inspire your crafts… With Skipper Simplicity patterns 5861!
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. In the past, I’ve posted patterns for this outfit under the Skipper gallery and the gallery for Creatable World dolls from Mattel. Skipper, the Creatable World dolls, and Momoko are very compatible, when it comes to clothing-swapping. Please look back at Tuesday’s blog post, which gave you measurements for … Continue reading Make a T-shirt and jeans for Momoko dolls with today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #MomokoDoll #DollClothes
Today’s “Do a Pick” game features the following: Lots of Lace Budding Beauty Daisy Crazy What’s the story behind this game? When I was a kid, whenever it was playtime with dolls, we would lay out all our dolls and their clothing items. Then we would “do a pick.” That’s where you take turns picking which doll or dolls you’ll play with and which outfits … Continue reading Let’s Do a Pick — Skipper Plays Jan on the Brady Bunch! #DoApick #vintageDolls
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today I’m sharing my free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making this sweet little strappy sundress with a “cottage core” feel to it. I first designed this pattern to fit the Rainbow High dolls, but I’ve since discovered that it will fit a number of other dolls too. So … Continue reading Sew a strappy sundress for vintage 1980’s Skipper dolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DollCollector #DollClothesPatterns
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 in doll clothing design techniques, so you can design your own doll clothes patterns 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 … Continue reading FREE 10 inch (25.4 cm) Vintage 1980’s Skipper Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. I first posted these patterns for the Creatable World dolls from Mattel. But they also fit modern Skipper, and as you’ll see in the image below, modern Skipper’s body isn’t that different from a 1980’s skipper’s body. I still see these older Skipper dolls in second hand stores and … Continue reading Make a T-shirt and jeans for vintage 1980’s Skipper with today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #DollClothes
For your free patterns and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday I posted about my new-used “lucky find” at the Goodwill: a Judy Littlechap doll. Well another recent Goodwill discovery was this vintage Skipper from the 1980’s. However, she didn’t arrive in nearly as good of condition as Judy did. In fact, even after cleaning her up and … Continue reading Sew a pretty sun dress for vintage 1980’s Skipper dolls w/free sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Easter #DollClothes
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free sundress pattern may look familiar to you. A while back I converted the pattern to a PDF for the Skipper Gallery of patterns. Today I’m updating the old tutorial video as well, since I made the original tutorial video while on vacation at Yellowstone Park. Because I … Continue reading Teach your child to sew Skipper doll clothes this summer with today’s FREE #MommyAndMe #DollClothesPattern @ ChellyWood.com
As the heading for today’s blog post states, “Not all Skipper patterns are alike!” You see, Skipper has undergone quite a few changes over time. The earliest rendition of Skipper was a nine-inch doll with no bust and a fairly inflexible body. Here’s my vintage Skipper, modeling a poodle skirt: In the 1980’s, she became taller but still didn’t have much of a bust. During … Continue reading Not all Skipper patterns are alike! #BuyerBeware #DollClothesPatterns
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. A couple of weeks ago, I posted this pattern for the Creatable World dolls from Mattel. Skipper and the Creatable World dolls are very compatible, when it comes to clothing-swapping. And let’s face it, Skipper gets purchased and given to children for birthdays and Christmas, but she usually has … Continue reading Make a T-shirt and jeans for Skipper with today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #CreatableWorld #DollClothes