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. If you scroll down, you will find my free, printable patterns and tutorials for making her tunic, pants, hat, surcoat, and sword.
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!
Here’s a picture of the musketeers costume I’m showing you how to make:
The musketeer hat pattern can be found at this link, and here’s the link to the musketeer hat tutorial, showing you how to make it for your own dolls.
Download this pattern to make the tunic, and here’s the tunic tutorial, showing you how to make it (just add gathered skirting instead of hemming the base of the harlequin top).
This pattern for pants was used to make her trousers, and this general pants-making tutorial can help you create them.
And this is my tutorial for making doll swords. Although it’s not shown in the picture, I also have a pattern for making a sheath and belt, along with a tutorial for making a sheath and belt for swords.
Here’s the pattern for the pretty blue doublet, and by the way, my tutorial for making the doublet shows you how to make it reversible like mine! I can actually turn this doublet inside-out, so it appears brown on the dolls. It’s one of my favorite costumes from my stop-motion Romeo and Juliet film, because I can use it with multiple characters by simply flipping it inside-out! 😉
Just a couple more things to note: when you print my patterns, it’s always friendly and kind to like it on FB, tweet about it, and/or pin it to your Pinterest page. That way you’re helping to spread the word that these free, printable sewing patterns exist.
Also, you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. For the musketeer coat, you’ll need to enlarge it onto a “landscape” page (horizontal, not vertical) before printing, for it to fit. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects). If you have any questions about piecing this costume together, feel free to contact me, using my “Submit a Question” form. I’m always happy to help!