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

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

Did you own a Barbie car? Join the conversation @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #VintageToys

Do you remember any of the goodies pictured in my Barbie “World of Fashion” catalog from 1985? I own an old catalog insert that came with a Barbie from this era, and I’m selling this little catalog in my eBay store this week. As I got my Barbie catalog ready for this sale, I decided this would make a great blog topic! So I thought … Continue reading Did you own a Barbie car? Join the conversation @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #VintageToys

The photo shows a SuperStar Barbie in front of a turquoise-colored canvas. She wears a pair of handmade jeans and a handmade T-shirt. Would you like to make these doll clothes for your vintage Barbie? The free printable PDF sewing patterns for these and other vintage Barbie doll clothes can be found at ChellyWood.com, along with hundreds of additional patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew a pair of jeans and a T-shirt for your vintage Barbie with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #BarbieStyle

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. I often have people contact me with pattern requests, and one of the requests that pops up frequently is, “Please make more patterns for vintage Barbies.” Some of the doll clothes patterns I’ve posted in the Modern and Made-to-Move Barbie clothes pattern gallery will fit your vintage Barbie dolls, … Continue reading Sew a pair of jeans and a T-shirt for your vintage Barbie with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #BarbieStyle

This is the featured image for an article on mixing and matching doll clothes patterns. It shows Butterick Craft pattern 4687 followed by a plus sign, followed by a close-up image of two doll clothes items from McCall's Craft Pattern 83428, followed by an "equals" sign, followed by a completed doll dress and pinafore. The dress pattern came from McCall's craft pattern 83428 while the pinafore pattern came from Butterick pattern #4687. This outfit was made by Chelly Wood, the doll clothing designer. She combined the McCall's pattern (which was incomplete) with the Butterick pattern to create the handmade dress and pinafore we see in this featured image. The website where Chelly Wood posts her sewing adventures in making doll clothes like this is watermarked on this "formula" image: ChellyWood.com so please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Mix and match doll clothes patterns when a pattern piece is missing #SewingTips #DollClothes @ ChellyWood.com

Last week I showed you a pretty elastic-waist and elastic-neckline Barbie dress that I made, using McCall’s “Teen Doll” Barbie Clothes Sewing Pattern #3429, which was first published in the 1970’s. Here’s the link to that blog post, if you’re curious, and here’s the doll dress I made, using that pattern: Unfortunately, the McCall’s “Teen Doll” Barbie Clothes Sewing Pattern #3429 was missing its pinafore … Continue reading Mix and match doll clothes patterns when a pattern piece is missing #SewingTips #DollClothes @ ChellyWood.com

Here we see the full front display of Vogue Craft Pattern #9964, which offers patterns for making doll clothes that will fit a vintage Tutti, vintage Skipper, Vintage Barbie, Bubble Hair Barbie, and vintage Midge dolls.

Chelly Wood recommends this Vogue pattern for vintage Skipper or Skooter dolls… #SkipperDoll #DollCollectors

I often get doll clothes requests for doll clothes patterns for vintage dolls. I don’t actually own a vintage Skipper or Skooter, though, so I haven’t been able to help anyone who requests doll clothes for those two dolls. However, I do own the Vogue Craft pattern shown at the top of this page. I bought this pattern in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s, … Continue reading Chelly Wood recommends this Vogue pattern for vintage Skipper or Skooter dolls… #SkipperDoll #DollCollectors

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)

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 Free Sewing Patterns for Vintage Barbie Dolls (Gallery)

The image shows a screenshot of numerous doll clothes that have been sewn to fit a Mattel vintage Francie doll. Outfits include jeans with a T-shirt, several stand-alone dresses, a pajama, doll shirts, a purse, and a 3-tier skirt with a raglan-sleeved tee shirt.

Free Sewing Patterns for Vintage Francie Dolls (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 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