Image of Barbie doll in medieval male costume, holding sword aloft.

Sew a #Medieval Tunic for #BarbieDolls and other #FashionDolls (free pattern & tutorial)

Today I’m sharing a costume that you’ll see in the marketplace scene, in my upcoming stop-motion dolly version of Romeo and Juliet. Today I’ll offer free, printable patterns and tutorials for making her tunic, pants, hat, and sword. Scroll down for these links. And don’t forget that I’m giving away a free summer wardrobe for Barbie! If you haven’t signed up for that, you should! The … Continue reading Sew a #Medieval Tunic for #BarbieDolls and other #FashionDolls (free pattern & tutorial)

Image of Barbie doll in Renaissance gown playing stringed instrument in a market square

#Sew a #Renaissance Doll Costume for Rosaline in #Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Free Pattern)

I’ve posted this picture before, but the pattern is unique. You see, I’ve adapted the pattern from the yellow Basque-style dress to make this Renaissance gown. I’ll offer links to the patterns below the picture, and I’ll describe how I used each pattern. However the tutorial links will show you how to make the Basque dress (yellow floral pinafore). You’ll just have to work with … Continue reading #Sew a #Renaissance Doll Costume for Rosaline in #Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Free Pattern)

Image of four Barbie dolls dressed in handmade summer clothing. One holds an American flag.

Win a #Dolling #Summer Wardrobe for Your #Dolls

SORRY GUYS! THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. A winner will be announced on Friday, July 10. But watch for my next contest! Yes, I’ve made and am giving away this entire summer wardrobe set to one winner! Take a look at the pic, then scroll down for the contest instructions: Like I did with the Barbie quinceañera dress sweepstakes giveaway, I’ll post patterns and tutorials for making … Continue reading Win a #Dolling #Summer Wardrobe for Your #Dolls

Image of Barbie doll in Medieval cloak, holding a sword.

Make a #Medieval Cloak and #Miniature Swords for Your #BarbieDolls

In my upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, some of our dolls will provide the “extras” in scenes like the Capulet family’s ball and the marketplace. This costume was designed for one of the extras who starts a fight in the marketplace (see photo at right). This is actually one of the easiest costumes to make for our film, and I’m sure even novice … Continue reading Make a #Medieval Cloak and #Miniature Swords for Your #BarbieDolls

Image of Barbie doll dressed in traditional Basque dress with Renaissance Snood

Sew a #Basque #BarbieDoll Dress for Your #Barbies

When I first designed and posted this doll dress, someone told me its style was very much like that of the Basque people. That wasn’t my original intention, but hey! I love Basque food, so I’m gonna go with it! I also live in a part of the US where there are lots of Basque people. One of the principals I worked for in my … Continue reading Sew a #Basque #BarbieDoll Dress for Your #Barbies

Barbie Doll Cast of Romeo and Juliet

Who’s Who in #Shakespeare’s #RomeoandJuliet: Cast of #Dolling Characters

I took this photo today. It shows who’s who in my up-coming stop-motion production of Romeo and Juliet: I’d like to re-post each doll’s costume, with links to the patterns in the posts. I’ll start with the doll in the back row, far left tomorrow; then I’ll move to the extra in the diamond top; then I’ll post Rosaline’s dress, etc… Watch for those postings … Continue reading Who’s Who in #Shakespeare’s #RomeoandJuliet: Cast of #Dolling Characters