This thumbnail shows a cloud-shaped 1970's style rainbow in the colors yellow, blue, green, and purple, superimposed on the usual purple cotton fabric background frame that Chelly Wood dot com often uses for its thumbnails. This frame surrounds a cell phone with a photo of a vintage Barbie in an ice skating outfit (Skate Mates). The theme for this "Do a Pick" post is "outdoor winter fun." If you click on this thumbnail in the gallery, it will take you to the "do a pick" game where you get to choose three costume options from a vintage Barbie catalog.

Let’s Do a Pick — Outdoor Winter Fun! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

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 or accessories you’ll get to play with. Your playtime companion would take a turn picking her dolls, clothes, and accessories too. … Continue reading Let’s Do a Pick — Outdoor Winter Fun! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

This thumbnail shows a cloud-shaped 1970's style rainbow in the colors yellow, blue, green, and purple, superimposed on the usual purple cotton fabric background frame that Chelly Wood dot com often uses for its thumbnails. This frame surrounds a cell phone with a photo of a vintage Barbie wearing the Burr Furr vintage doll clothes outfit. The text reads "Do a Pick" winter fashion show. If you click on this thumbnail in the gallery, it will take you to the "do a pick" game where you get to choose three costume options from a vintage Barbie catalog.

Let’s Do a Pick — a winter fashion show with vintage dolls! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

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 or accessories you’ll get to play with. Your playtime companion would take a turn picking her dolls, clothes, and accessories too. … Continue reading Let’s Do a Pick — a winter fashion show with vintage dolls! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

This thumbnail shows a cloud-shaped 1970's style rainbow in the colors yellow, blue, green, and purple, superimposed on the usual purple cotton fabric background frame that Chelly Wood dot com often uses for its thumbnails. This frame surrounds a cell phone with a photo of Twist and Turn Casey in her shorts swimsuit. The text reads "Do a Pick" swimsuit edition. If you click on this thumbnail in the gallery, it will take you to the "do a pick" game where you get to choose three swimsuit options from a vintage Barbie catalog.

Let’s Do a Pick — Swimsuit Edition! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

  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 or accessories you’ll get to play with. Your playtime companion would take a turn picking her dolls, clothes, and accessories … Continue reading Let’s Do a Pick — Swimsuit Edition! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

The image shows a white cell phone on a purple polka dot cotton background. The screen on the cell phone shows a scene from Romeo and Juliet with dolls, which is a stop motion video that doll clothes designer Chelly Wood created, together with the help of her two children. This is the thumbnail image for her first "Let's do a pick" youtube shorts video suggestions and concept announcement.

Let’s play a game with dolls in 2023! #DollCollectors #DollClothesPatterns

If you’re a regular follower on my YouTube channel, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been playing around with YouTube #Shorts lately. My cousin, who runs the ASMR channel, ASMR Tingle and Taps, gave me tips on how to grow my YouTube channel using YouTube Shorts. The Shorts videos I’ve uploaded so far have been doing extremely well, but I haven’t found my “niche” yet. If … Continue reading Let’s play a game with dolls in 2023! #DollCollectors #DollClothesPatterns

This is a blue thumbnail image of a Sunshine Family mom doll wearing an orange witch dress with a tall pointy black hat that has a wide brim. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in one corner and the words "free pattern" are at an angle over the photo of the Sunshine Family doll modeling her dress and hat.

Sew a super cute “witchy” outfit for your collectible Sunshine Family dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #CollectibleDolls #DollClothesPatterns

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. My Sunshine Family “mom doll” is so adorable in my handmade “witchy” costume for Halloween! I just love this outfit on her! And of course, this outfit will fit a bunch of different dolls in this size range, as you’ll see … Continue reading Sew a super cute “witchy” outfit for your collectible Sunshine Family dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #CollectibleDolls #DollClothesPatterns

Inside a purple and turquoise quilted frame, we see the ChellyWood.com logo and a curvy Barbie with pink hair standing next to the vintage 5731 Simplicity Tressy doll clothes pattern. The Curvy Barbie wears a white top and burgundy short skirt / miniskirt / mini-skirt.

Can a Curvy Barbie wear Tressy doll clothes? #DollClothesPatterns #SewVintage

Yes, this blog post gives you one more fashion option for your Curvy Barbie! The outfit shown above was part of an ensemble I put together for a little girl I know. As you can see in the image below, I re-created the ruffle blouse from View 2 of this Simplicity Tressy doll clothes pattern 5731. To give you a little history, I found this … Continue reading Can a Curvy Barbie wear Tressy doll clothes? #DollClothesPatterns #SewVintage

A made-to-move Barbie doll holds up a copy of Simplicity's American Character Inc. Tressy doll pattern number 5731. The Chellywood.com logo is sideways standing next to and parallel to Made to Move Barbie. The whole image is framed by a purple and blue quilt.

Can a modern Made-to-Move Barbie wear “Tressy” doll clothes? #DollClothesPatterns #SewingProjects

Please take a close look at View 2 in the Simplicity Tressy doll clothes pattern #5731, in the image above. I was very curious about this frilly little blouse that the doll is wearing in View 2, and I especially wondered if Tressy (a 12 inch doll made by American Character, Inc.) could clothing swap with my Made-to-Move Barbies. So to nobody’s surprise, I sewed … Continue reading Can a modern Made-to-Move Barbie wear “Tressy” doll clothes? #DollClothesPatterns #SewingProjects

In a purple square frame, a Crissy doll models handmade doll clothes, including a skirt with pleated ruffle and a sleeveless shirt. The words over the top of the purple background say "free pattern" and the ChellyWood.com logo appears in one corner.

Sew a pleated skirt and felt shirt for vintage Crissy or Velvet dolls #VintageToys #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. This argyle skirt pattern has been available on my website for some time now, but today is the first time I’ve offered it (with the felt shirt) for 18 inch Crissy and 16 inch Velvet dolls. It appeared on Velvet, though, on the gallery links page, as shown below: So you … Continue reading Sew a pleated skirt and felt shirt for vintage Crissy or Velvet dolls #VintageToys #DollClothesPatterns

Crissy’s ready for beach combing in this summer outfit made with free patterns from ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Crissy dolls were “created in the Ideal Toy Corporation’s prototype department in 1968,” according to Wikipedia. My cousin, Virginia, and I both got one for Christmas in about 1974 or 1975, and we absolutely loved them! But today, it’s hard to find sewing patterns for Crissy dolls. For one thing, … Continue reading Crissy’s ready for beach combing in this summer outfit made with free patterns from ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

This photograph shows a Crissy doll wearing a handmade shift dress and blue plastic shoes in front of a turquoise mottled background screen. The watermark reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for the free pattern to make this "sailor-style" shift dress with a round collar trimmed in ribbon. Click on the link in the caption to find the free printable PDF sewing pattern for this short shift dress.

Sew a little “sailor-style” shift dress for your vintage Crissy dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewFun #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Whenever I create a brand new pattern, I have to make a blog post that connects the gallery page to the pattern and tutorials. That’s what today’s blog post is all about. Now collars can be challenging for beginners, but this little sailor-style shift dress is made of easy-to-sew felt! So … Continue reading Sew a little “sailor-style” shift dress for your vintage Crissy dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewFun #DollClothes

In this graphic, we see a BFC Ink doll standing so she faces a little to our right. She wears a pink sleeveless crop top shirt (which is also reversible) and a pair of indigo blue denim cropped pants or capris. The left side of the graphic shows a white sewing machine. There are words at the bottom of the sewing machine which say, "Let's sew..." followed by "a summer outfit for BFC Ink dolls." The watermark in the corner of the graphic image tells where you can go to get the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this outfit: ChellyWood.com

Let’s sew a pair of denim capris and a summer top for BFC Ink dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s sewing patterns and tutorial videos will help you make the outfit shown at the top of this page. You may have seen my recent pioneer dress tutorial video, which featured a doll I called “my niece, Emily.” The doll who played my niece in that video is actually a BFC … Continue reading Let’s sew a pair of denim capris and a summer top for BFC Ink dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns

The image shows a 1970s vintage Crissy doll from Ideal Toy Corporation wearing handmade doll clothes on the right side of a text box. The doll is dressed in a yellow square-neck shirt with shoulder-length sleeves that end in lace. The bottom of her shirt is also trimmed in lace. Beneath the lace, we see the elastic waist of her denim capri pants. She wears denim sneakers that match. The text box contains a graphic image of a sewing machine that says "Let's sew" and beneath this the phrase is completed with... ["Let's sew] ... a pair of capris for Crissy." At the bottom of the combined text box and photograph, the URL ChellyWood.com is provided.

Let’s Sew a Pair of Denim Capris for Ideal Crissy Dolls w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #CrissyDoll

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing pattern. This week’s tutorial shows you how to sew a pair of denim capri pants to fit 18-inch dolls with pre-teen bodies (like the vintage Crissy doll from Ideal and the wonderfully articulated BFC Ink dolls). This capri pants pattern will NOT fit the 18-inch American Girl dolls and other dolls with … Continue reading Let’s Sew a Pair of Denim Capris for Ideal Crissy Dolls w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #CrissyDoll