Surrounded by a quilted purple and blue frame, we see the logo for Chelly Wood dot com beside a close-up photo of a vintage bubble-cut Barbie wearing a white short sleeved blouse and a puffy green skirt with a waistband. The photo is somewhat pixelated, indicating that it's a vintage photo.

Sewing a shirt from vintage Sew-Easy Advance Barbie Pattern #2896 with varied results… #SewingVintage #DollClothesPatterns

A colleague of mine has two little girls who love Barbie, so of course, I’m sewing them a wardrobe of Barbie clothes for Christmas this year. The first project I decided to tackle was the shirt shown in View 3 of the Sew-Easy Advance Barbie Pattern #2896. When I started the project, I was imagining a super simple short-sleeved top that buttoned in the back. … Continue reading Sewing a shirt from vintage Sew-Easy Advance Barbie Pattern #2896 with varied results… #SewingVintage #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows Butterick doll craft sewing pattern number 4687 inside a quilted square. The pattern includes an old-fashioned pioneer dress, a wedding dress, and a set of joggers or jogging pants with a sweatshirt jacket.

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

You may remember seeing the 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 original blog post, if you’re curious, and here’s the doll dress I made, using that pattern: Unfortunately, my 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

Within a quilted blue and purple frame, we see the logo for ChellyWood.com and a photo of Butterick vintage doll clothes pattern 4687, which is designed to fit Mattel Barbie dolls and similar sized 11 inch fashion dolls. The dolls pictured on the cover are wearing a white wedding dress, a pioneer style gown with a pinafore, and a sporty sweats suit.

What to do when a pattern piece is missing #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns @ ChellyWood.com

A couple of years ago, for my niece, I made a pretty elastic-waist and elastic-neckline Barbie dress, using McCall’s “Teen Doll” Barbie Clothes Sewing Pattern #3429, which was first published in the 1970’s. Here’s the link to a previous blog post on that pattern, if you’re curious, and here’s the doll dress I made, using that pattern: Unfortunately, the McCall’s “Teen Doll” Barbie Clothes Sewing … Continue reading What to do when a pattern piece is missing #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns @ ChellyWood.com

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 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 … Continue reading Free Sewing Patterns for Vintage Barbie Dolls (Gallery)