1st Day of Fall: Sew a Doll Dress that Suits the Season @ ChellyWood.com #autumn #Thanksgiving #etsy

Since it’s the first day of fall today, I thought I’d revisit this already-been-posted tutorial that shows you how to make the pinafore warn by Juliet’s nurse in my upcoming stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet. Her costume is one of the easiest to make, and it’s very versatile. She looks great without the apron and bonnet as well.


To sew her dress, use the basic wedding dress pattern (here’s pattern 1 for that, and pattern 2) found on my Doll Clothes Patterns page. This wedding or quinceañera dress tutorial will show you how to make the basic white dress she’s wearing beneath her pinafore.


This is the pattern for the yellow pinafore, and here’s the tutorial showing you how to make a pinafore just like it. The bonnet and apron patterns can be printed on one sheet of paper, but there are two different tutorials showing you how to make these. Here’s the tutorial for the bonnet, and here’s the tutorial for the apron.


With Thanksgiving coming up (for those of us living in the US and Canada), you might consider using this pattern to sew a pilgrim’s dress for your Barbie and/or fashion dolls. Wouldn’t she make a great pilgrim? For Ken, you might consider altering the Prince’s costume to suit your male pilgrims. If you take this challenge, think about sending me pictures! I’d love to see what you come up with!


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 my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of US 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!

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