Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern. Today’s doll dress has appeared on ChellyWood.com before, but this is the first time I’ve associated this free pattern with my lovely “G” doll from the Kuu Kuu Harajuku animated television show. But isn’t she so, so sweet in this dress? Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing … Continue reading Sew a beautiful party dress for Kuu Kuu Harajuku dolls w/today’s free patterns!
If you weren’t alive in 1972, then you probably think the early 70’s were all about hippies and Woodstock. But actually, pioneers were in fashion, and a favorite TV show for family viewing was Little House on the Prairie. I remember my parents participating in square dancing as a fun event for couples, and it was very popular from 1972 all the way through … Continue reading Let’s Do a Pick — Take your Barbie Dolls to a Square Dance!
Today it’s time to create a lovely, circular table for your 1:6 scale doll dioramas. Just follow along, and this easy-peasy tutorial will show you exactly how it’s done. This tutorial video goes back to 2016, though, so I didn’t have the software to make a voiceover for my videos back then. You’ll have to just read the text and follow along as photos … Continue reading Make a super simple DIY dollhouse table for Barbie and similar-sized dolls
The Sew-Easy by Advance doll clothes patterns in my collection are among some of my all-time favorites because they’re just… well… SO vintage! The projects in this Advance 2895 envelope have inspired me to create new patterns, they have taught me techniques I’d never seen before, and I’ve written articles on this website, sharing the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. If you’d … Continue reading Learning to sew with Sew-Easy by Advance 2895 vintage doll clothes patterns for Barbie #VintageBarbie #DollClothesPatterns
Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. My free printable sewing patterns for making the dress and pinafore pictured at the top of this blog post will fit 14 to 15 inch dolls (that’s 35 cm to 38 cm tall). A list of dolls that fit this pattern is found in the first set of bullets on this … Continue reading Sew a Victorian (19th century pioneer) doll dress and pinafore for 14 to 15 inch (35 cm to 38 cm) dolls with my free patterns!
Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Okay, everybody… It’s confession time! Have you ever started a project, got discouraged, and then walked away for several years? And then you went back to the project and tried to pick up where you left off… Have you ever done that? Well today’s pinafore project is one of those. I … Continue reading Sew a pioneer-style pinafore for 15 inch dolls with today’s free PDF sewing patterns!
Yesterday we looked at “How to Unbraid a Doll’s Braided Hair” (see link), and today we’re going to learn how to get a doll’s bangs (or as they say in the UK, “fringes”) to lay flat. If you’ll notice in the photos above and below, the Anna doll from Frozen II has been played with a lot! And for whatever reason, her bangs/fringes are split … Continue reading How to Improve a Doll’s Bangs (Fringes)
I found this little wild child at my local Goodwill store, and bought her for $2.50 American. As you can see in the images above, she had clearly been played with a lot and generally loved by a child. The biggest challenge with cleaning this doll was her hair. Those tiny braids! But I have found a way to unbraid a doll’s braided hair that … Continue reading How to Unbraid a Doll’s Braided Hair
The blog posts I’ve written about my McCall’s 9449 “toddler doll clothes” patterns are some of my best blog posts, in my humble opinion. There’s just so much to say about this pattern! And I discovered that it fits not only my 15 inch dolls, but also my 12 inch Baby Alive — well, kind of. Click on the relevant blog posts below to learn … Continue reading Learning to sew with McCall’s 9449 “toddler doll clothes” pattern #VintageSewing #DollClothesPatterns
At the start of July, we shared our summer sewing goals and summer doll projects in this blog post. At that time, I was hoping to make some of the doll clothes from the McCall’s 4716 Sunshine Family pattern set (the purple arrow in the image above points to it), and I was planning to make a few things for Barbie too. However, I got … Continue reading Did you get some of your summer sewing goals accomplished?
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. *Please note: when you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include Amazon, JoAnn Fabric, Etsy, and the eBay Partner Network. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying … Continue reading Let’s make a pair of shoes for 13 inch Barbie or Judy Littlechap dolls w/today’s free shoe pattern!