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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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