Today I’m sharing my patterns for the costumes shown above. The patterns are free and printable, right here on ChellyWood.com!
The image shows the dolls I’ve dressed as Lord and Lady Montague for my dolly version of Romeo and Juliet. Visit that link to see a trailer for the stop-motion film I’m in the process of making. If you’re new to my YouTube channel, it will be the first video you see at the top of the page.
These two dolls make a fantastic royal couple, don’t they? Lady Montague’s dress is quite regal, with its pattern of French style fleur-de-lis. And of course, her handsome dance partner, with his muffin cap and elegant tunic, matches her in a fleur-de-lis pattern as well. The costumes will fit most fashion dolls, including but not limited to Mattel‘s Barbie™ and Ken™, Spin Master Liv Dolls, Ever After High™, and many others (although the muffin cap only fits dolls with smaller heads like Barbie™, Ken™, and Momoko™ dolls).
So let’s get to the patterns and tutorials, shall we?
Lady Montague’s Costume:
- FREE printable pattern for Lady Montague’s bodice
- FREE printable pattern for Lady Montague’s skirt
- Tutorial for sewing Lady Montague’s gown
Father Montague’s Costume:
- FREE printable pattern for muffin cap
- Tutorial for sewing a muffin cap for fashion dolls
- FREE printable pattern for male Renaissance tunic
- Tutorial for sewing a Renaissance tunic
- FREE printable pattern for trousers
- How to sew elastic-waist pants for male fashion dolls tutorial
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.