The image shown above is the Texas A and M Ken doll, wearing the costume he sports in my stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet. I designed a whole series of costumes for various dolls who will star in my video production of Romeo and Juliet, but I think this costume is probably my favorite.
You will find the free sewing patterns and tutorials for all the pieces to this costume below, but I must warn you: this Renaissance Faire-style costume is not easy to make! It’s not for the beginning sewist; rather, I’m posting it for those regular followers who enjoy a good sewing challenge!
By themselves, the boots and hat aren’t too tough to make, and I’ll wager the average sewist can conquer the puffy-sleeved shirt without too much trouble. But the doublet with lace-up sleeves is a doozie! It’s possible to make the bi-colored pants without the inset, and that makes the pants pattern quite easy too.
If you’re looking for a Prince Charming outfit that’s ten times easier to make, I’ll recommend this one. You could certainly add the hat and boots if you wanted to.
And without further ado, here are the patterns and tutorials for making a Romeo costume to fit Ken and similar-sized male fashion dolls:
- FREE pattern for Romeo’s cavalier hat and boots
- Tutorial showing how to make Romeo’s cavalier hat
- Tutorial showing how to make Romeo’s boots
- FREE pattern for Romeo’s puffy-sleeved shirt
- Tutorial showing how to make Romeo’s puffy-sleeved shirt
- FREE pattern for Romeo’s Renaissance faire doublet
- Tutorial showing how to make Romeo’s Renaissance faire doublet
- FREE pattern for Romeo’s bi-colored trousers
- Tutorial showing how to make Romeo’s Renaissance style bi-colored pants
Now if you really want to go with the Renfaire look, you’ll need to make your male fashion doll a sword, belt, and sheath as well. Take a look at this older post for links to those free patterns and tutorials:
And there you go!
Remember that you need to enlarge my patterns to fit an American-sized sheet of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm), without margins, before printing. Feel free to pin, like, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials. If you can’t find a specific pattern, just submit a question to me directly.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
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.
And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls coming out soon, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.