The patterns for the costume shown above have actually been some of my most popular for Ken and other 1:6 scale male dolls. The tutorial videos for making these pants and these boots have reached 2,311 views and 2,835 views, respectively, as of Sunday, June 26, 2016, when I wrote this blog post.
I have to admit, though, this pattern and this tutorial for Ken pants is, by far, my favorite one to use. The pants shown in the image above use a snap for a closure, whereas the other Ken pants pattern (my favorite), uses an elastic waist. So that may help you decide which Ken pants pattern you prefer. Do you prefer snaps or elastic?
The jacket is quite tricky to make, so I only recommend that pattern for the advanced sewist. However those boots are a breeze. Even a beginner could make those little Ken boots out of felt; no problem!
Believe it or not, I’ve also got patterns and tutorials showing how to make the sword, the belt, and the sheath for this costume, but it surprises me that those videos have very few views. All three of these props are quite easy to make though.
So let me offer you the links for the patterns and tutorials for each piece in the costume shown above. (It’s being modeled by my Finnick Odair doll, who is wearing a wig and is dressed as Tybalt in my stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet.)
- Tybalt’s jacket and pants pattern
- Tybalt’s jacket tutorial
- Tybalt’s pants tutorial
- Tybalt’s shirt pattern
- Tybalt’s shirt tutorial
- Tybalt’s sword belt, bell guard, and sheath pattern
- Video showing how to make the belt and sheath
- Video demonstrating how to make the sword
- Tybalt’s boot pattern
- Tybalt’s boot tutorial
Tybalt’s costume was one of the earliest ones I made, when I was designing costumes for my dolly production of Romeo and Juliet, so please excuse the limited quality of these early videos. My later videos are of a much higher quality and resolution!
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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.
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.