Lord Montague’s costume uses the same pattern as the prince’s, but I believe this is a brand-new pattern for my website. I don’t think I’ve posted this one before. It’s a slashed-sleeve Renaissance tunic with pants, and for old Montague, I’ve included a black muffin cap to top it all off.
Want to make a costume like this for your ken dolls? Here’s what you need…
This is the tunic pattern, and although the pattern itself looks a little complicated, it’s actually not that hard to make. Follow this tunic tutorial as you’re sewing, and the average seamstress should have no problems. (People new to sewing might find it somewhat challenging though.)
Here’s the pattern for his pants. These are the easiest, elastic-waist pants. Here’s the tutorial for making elastic-waist pants for Ken, and I think you’ll find they fit snugly. If you’re making this costume for very young children who struggle to get pants on and off Ken, I’d use this pattern instead and follow this tutorial to make them. These pants don’t look as period-correct, but they’re easier to get on and off.
Finally, this is the pattern for my medieval muffin cap, and here’s the muffin cap tutorial showing you how to make one. The muffin cap is relatively easy to make by hand, but a little tougher (though not impossible) to make with a sewing machine.
And those are the patterns I used to create Lord Capulet’s costume (as well as the prince’s costume) in my Dolly version of Romeo and Juliet, stop-motion style. To see a preview of the upcoming stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet with dolls, check out this link.
Don’t forget that I’m giving away a free summer wardrobe for Barbie! If you haven’t signed up for that, you should!
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. 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!