The image above shows one of the dolls who’ll be playing a minor character in my doll stop-motion version of Romeo and Juliet. The costume looks a lot like a musketeer costume, like you might see in Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers. For this costume, I designed each of the following patterns (and each pattern link is followed by its coinciding tutorial):
- Bicolored Pants Pattern for Fashion Dolls
- Bicolored Pants Tutorial (you don’t have to make them bi-colored, as you can see in the image above)
- Harlequin Top or Musketeer Tunic for Fashion Dolls (Printable Pattern)
- Harlequin Top or Musketeer Tunic Tutorial
- Pattern for Sewing Musketeer Coat for Fashion Dolls
- Tutorial for Sewing a Musketeer Coat for Fashion Dolls
- Pattern for Making a Musketeer Hat for Fashion Dolls
- Tutorial for Sewing a Musketeer Hat for Fashion Dolls
This was one of the earliest costumes that I made for my Romeo and Juliet production, so unfortunately, I didn’t keep the pattern for the boots. However, you’re welcome to use Romeo’s boot pattern and here’s a link to the tutorial for making Romeo’s boots (but you’d have to shrink them down to fit female fashion dolls’ feet, more than likely).
It should be noted that the musketeer-style coat looks great on female fashion dolls, but it will also fit most male fashion dolls. I don’t doubt that it would be easy enough to alter the musketeer hat pattern to fit male fashion dolls as well.
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I’ve also got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
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.