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 pattern — try McCall Pattern #6420 #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 pattern — try McCall Pattern #6420 #VintageBarbie #VintageSewing

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding up Mattel Sew-Easy pattern #2896, which offers a series of patterns for vintage Barbies including a shirt-like dress, a circle skirt with waistband, a T-shirt like top, a Jackie-Kennedy style of dress, a pair of pajamas with top and bottom, a pair of capri pants with boat neck shirt, and a pretty sleeveless dress with ruffle. These patterns are not for sale on ChellyWood.com, but you can find similar patterns that can be downloaded for free on ChellyWood.com (a website best known for its free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes).

What pattern would be best for a Barbie Poodle Skirt? — fan mail answers @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

People use my Contact Form to ask me all kinds of questions about sewing doll clothes. One question I’ve seen a few times in the past couple of years is… What pattern would you recommend for sewing a Barbie-sized poodle skirt? A classic poodle skirt is usually made using a circular pattern with a waistband. Traditionally, the skirt will be embellished with a felt image … Continue reading What pattern would be best for a Barbie Poodle Skirt? — fan mail answers @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

The image shows a Vintage Teresa Barbie doll modeling a pretty chiffon and cotton strapless wedding dress along side three other clothing items that a Vintage Barbie might wear: shirts, an apron, and a purse. To locate, download, and print these and many more free patterns for vintage Barbie dolls, please go to ChellyWood.com where you can find hundreds of free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Free Sewing Patterns for Vintage Barbie Dolls (Gallery)

If you’d like to make one of the outfits shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the outfit you’d like to sew. This will take you to a larger image of the photo. Beneath the larger image is a link to a blog post for all the free doll clothes patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit. … Continue reading Free Sewing Patterns for Vintage Barbie Dolls (Gallery)

Free Sewing Patterns for Vintage Francie Dolls (Gallery)

If you’d like to make one of the outfits shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the outfit you’d like to sew. This will take you to a larger image of the photo. Beneath the larger image is a link to a blog post for all the free doll clothes patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit. … Continue reading Free Sewing Patterns for Vintage Francie Dolls (Gallery)

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows a Mattel Barbie doll wearing a polka dot party dress with a summer sleeveless style and pretty flouncy skirt. This youtube video header links to a tutorial video showing how to use Chelly Wood's free printable sewing pattern to make a dolls dress to fit Mattel's Barbie (including both the vintage dolls with bigger chests /busts, and the more modern dolls with smaller chest /bust. Overlay says "Barbie party dress."

Free Barbie #dolls #summer dress pattern and tutorial #youcanbeanything

Today’s tutorial shows you how to make a summer dress, using the free, printable sewing pattern I posted yesterday, but just in case you missed that pattern, here it is again: Free printable sewing pattern for a Barbie summer dress As the tutorial video explains, this pattern will fit the older Barbies (which have a bigger bust), and it will also fit the newer Barbies … Continue reading Free Barbie #dolls #summer dress pattern and tutorial #youcanbeanything

Image shows Superstar Barbie, nude, standing next to the modern Teresa doll, with a ruler in between the two dolls. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials."

Vintage #Barbie #patterns on new Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Sorry about the nude dolls everyone! But I often get questions about the differences between vintage Barbies made by Mattel and today’s Barbies. The photo above shows that their bodies are definitely different. How are they different, though? Will the older doll’s clothes fit the newer dolls and vice versa? I’ve been asked this question often, over the years, and I can tell you a … Continue reading Vintage #Barbie #patterns on new Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows Superstar Barbie, nude, standing next to the modern Teresa doll, with a ruler in between the two dolls. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials."

Do #Vintage Barbie #Patterns Fit New #Barbies?

Sorry for the nude Barbies®, everyone, but I wanted to show you how different these dolls look. Note the significant change in the bust, waist, and hip areas in particular. So do the two dolls’ patterns match up exactly?   I’ve been asked this question often, over the years, and I can tell you a little about my own experiences with older patterns on modern … Continue reading Do #Vintage Barbie #Patterns Fit New #Barbies?

Do #Vintage Barbie #Patterns Fit New #Barbies?

I’ve been asked this question often, over the years, and I can tell you a little about my own experiences with older patterns on modern Barbies. However I do not work for Mattel or one of the professional pattern makers. I have been sewing for Barbie since I was a child in the 1970’s, though, and I sew for both vintage and newer Barbies. I have measured … Continue reading Do #Vintage Barbie #Patterns Fit New #Barbies?

Printable sewing pattern for doll dress and pinafore

#Vintage Tammy #Dolls Wedding Dress or Gown #Sewing Pattern

Here’s my pattern for Tammy doll’s vintage wedding dress or ball gown. It’s a pretty simple dress pattern, easy to make. If you use white fabric, it makes a wedding dress, but for my Romeo and Juliet video, Tammy doll will be playing an extra at the Capulets’ ball. So I made the gown out of black fabric, and it forms a shift beneath her … Continue reading #Vintage Tammy #Dolls Wedding Dress or Gown #Sewing Pattern

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Do #Vintage Barbie #Patterns Fit New #Barbies?

I’ve been asked this question often, over the years, and I can tell you a little about my own experiences with older patterns on modern Barbies. However I do not work for Mattel or one of the professional pattern makers. I have been sewing for Barbie since I was about three years old, though, and I sew for both vintage and newer Barbies. I have measured … Continue reading Do #Vintage Barbie #Patterns Fit New #Barbies?

This week I’m featuring Barbie’s Three Musketeers hat pattern–free to download and print!

To make this hat, simply click on the image of the hat pattern, right-click the unframed image, save it to your computer, and enlarge it to fit Microsoft Word. Make sure it prints at exactly the same size as a printer-sized piece of paper. That way you can be sure the pattern will fit your Barbie. This may also fit other fashion dolls, like Momoko … Continue reading This week I’m featuring Barbie’s Three Musketeers hat pattern–free to download and print!