Sew 2 Dresses for #Momoko Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #MomokoPh

Image of Momoko Doll in Renaissance ball gown, standing in front of the Palace at Verseille, with a bust before her. She wears a Pilgrim-like bonnet and an elegant lace shift as well as the elegant over-dress which has been embellished with gold braided ribbons and rick-rack. Overlay says, "Chelly Wood Dot Com. Free printable Sewing patterns for dolls and free tutorials."

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

This week I’m going to show you how to make two “dresses” for Momoko dolls. Momoko is a highly articulated, gorgeous doll, made my the Sekiguchi company of Japan. She’s not usually a “play with” doll, but more of a woman’s collectible doll, having a price tag of a hundred American dollars on up (that’s approximately 1100 yen or 89 euros).

If you’re thinking about buying a Momoko doll for your collection, I’d like to recommend searching eBay for them. The Sekiguchi website isn’t easy to navigate, and you’ll save quite a bit of money buying your doll used.

For this week’s lineup, I’ll start by posting the pattern for the undergarment. This will actually be a re-post. When I first designed the undergarment, I posted it as a fashion doll negligee. (It does fit Barbie as well as Momoko, although the skirt is a bit shorter on Barbie.) In my upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet, the lacy undergarment you see pictured below is what Juliet will wear in bed in the “It was the nightingale and not the lark” scene. So the label of “fashion doll negligee” fits, even though this is also the garment Juliet wears beneath her red gown.

Image of Momoko doll standing next to Ken doll. Momoko doll wears a lace and cotton/polyester shift (undergarment worn as a night gown) and Ken doll wears a puff-sleeve shirt with bi-colored Renaissance pants and boots. They stand next to a four-poster bed made for dolls.

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns to make these doll clothes and many others.

So on Tuesday, I’ll re-post the negligee pattern; then on Wednesday, I’ll re-post the tutorial showing how to make it. On Thursday I’ll post the brand new pattern for the red Renaissance gown; on Friday, I’ll post the new tutorial showing how to make it.

If you’d like to make the bonnet, I recently posted that pattern and tutorial. Click on those links to revisit those pages. This style of bonnet, which is designed a lot like a Pilgrim’s bonnet, was quite popular during the Renaissance. In my production of Romeo and Juliet, the red gown and bonnet will be worn by Juliet (played by Momoko) in the final scenes in Capulet’s tomb:

Image of Momoko doll standing in a dark room (like a tomb) wearing a red gown and bonnet. Behind her is a rectangular dias; before her is the statue of a bust obscured by black tulle. The gown is an elegant red with gold trim and lace under-skirting. Overlay says, "Chelly Wood Dot Com offers free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Free tutorials too!"

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Incidentally, I’m told Momoko’s doll clothes also fit Pullip and Blythe dolls. If I’ve been given misinformation about this, feel free to leave a comment.

Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.

If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.

Want to show your appreciation for my free patterns and tutorials? Please do so by likingpinning, tweeting, and/or somehow sharing my watermarked images (above) with others.

Did you know Chelly Wood has designed patterns for the Lammily doll company? She has! And this website will tell you more about Lammily, if you’re curious. Also, this link will take you to Chelly’s patterns on the Lammily website. Please consider showing your appreciation for Chelly’s free pattern website by purchasing patterns for your Lammily dolls.

Thanks for stopping by!

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