The doll shown in the image above plays an extra (primarily the role of Peter) in Chelly Wood’s stop-motion version of Romeo and Juliet. Below you’ll find free patterns and tutorials so you can make your own outfit like the one she’s wearing, to fit your fashion dolls, like Mattel’s Barbie™ and similar-sized dolls.
Unfortunately, this was one of the first costumes I designed for my dolly version of Romeo and Juliet, so I’ve misplaced the patterns for the boots and vest. But the boots for various other outfits, including Benvolio’s and Romeo’s boot patterns can be found on this site. Just click on those links to find them.
Otherwise, here are the patterns for the hat, pants, top, and even for the bell-guard of the sword shown in the picture (plus an additional pattern and tutorial for making a sword belt and sheath):
- Pattern and Tutorial for Medieval Hat
- Pants Pattern for Fashion Dolls
- 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
- Sword Tutorial Video
- Sheath and Belt Sewing Tutorial for Barbie or Ken
If you have any questions about my patterns, instructions, or about sewing for dolls, in general, just submit a question.
Please be aware, however, that I may not be answering emails until August, as I’m on a business trip to France right now, where I’m doing some doll photography for a doll company. (There will be more news about this later on.) So if you need answers to your sewing questions right away, you’ll probably want to search elsewhere.
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.
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.
2 thoughts on “#Sew a #medieval outfit for #fashiondolls w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com”
I am a 1:12 scale miniaturist. Recently I’ve been sewing for my doll’s house family. I found your wide variety of patterns while searching for a suit coat jacket for a father doll, (6 inches tall) Since porcelain dolls have wrapped wire upper arms, sleeves have to be longer than usual and their body shape makes for unique challenges. I have downloaded a few patterns and will size them accordingly. Once I’ve completed a few outfits I’ll try to send you a picture.
I’m glad you’re able to adapt my small patterns, Sara. I can’t wait to see the pictures! One way to share pics is through Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. You can find links to all my online venues on my “About” page: https://chellywood.com/about/