I typically post this costume around Thanksgiving time in the US, because it’s quite popular for people to want to make Pilgrim costumes for Thanksgiving. But I didn’t think it would hurt to post it in July, as it also works well as a Renaissance Faire costume, and ’tis the season for RenFaires! (Incidentally, I designed this dress for the doll who plays the Nurse in my stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet.)
The free, printable sewing patterns for this outfit are listed below, along with links to the downloadable patterns and free tutorials showing exactly how to make these doll clothes:
- Pinafore Pattern for Barbie (as Juliet’s Nurse)
- Pinafore Sewing Tutorial for Barbie
- Apron and Bonnet Pattern for Barbie (as Juliet’s Nurse)
- Apron Sewing Tutorial
- Bonnet Sewing Tutorial
Continue reading below for more free patterns and tutorials needed to make this doll’s outfit…
The white part of the dress, is simply a wedding dress pattern with no embellishments. Here are the patterns and tutorials for that:
- Image of Barbie in a Wedding Dress
- Pattern 1 for Barbie’s Wedding Dress
- Pattern 2 for Barbie’s Wedding Dress
- Tutorial for Sewing Barbie’s Wedding or Quinceñera Dress
The bonnet is surprisingly easy to make. If you’re looking for an easy-peasy sewing pattern for a child to do, I recommend that pattern. You sew straight lines, and there are very few steps to making it.
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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.
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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.