#DIY #miniatures in 1:6 scale with free printable #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Barbie in gray wig wearing a harlequin style outfit and medieval or Renaissance-style cape with hood. The doll carries a bottle of wine with tiny labels that have been made to give it more authenticity. Caption reads: Chelly Wood dot com for free printable sewing patterns and tutorials.

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

The image above shows the Barbie™ whom I’ve cast to play Sampson in my dolly version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. He wears bi-colored trousers, a distinctly harlequin-esque tunic, boots, and a cloak. He also carries a bottle of wine through the town square or marketplace.

For today’s blog post, I’m going to share with you the patterns and tutorials to make each of these items:

This was one of the earliest costumes that I made for my Romeo and Juliet production, so unfortunately, I didn’t keep the pattern for the boots. However, you’re welcome to use Romeo’s boot pattern and here’s a link to the tutorial for making Romeo’s boots (but you’d have to shrink them down to fit female fashion dolls’ feet, more than likely).

It should be noted that the cloak looks great on female fashion dolls, but it will also fit most male fashion dolls. I used the same pattern to make Romeo’s brown cloak, which Juliet wears in this scene from Act 4 of Romeo and Juliet (after Romeo offers her his cloak as a parting gift):

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Momoko doll wearing elegant Renaissance doll clothes facing a Texas A&M Ken doll wearing a medieval monk's hood and robes. They hold hands in a church. Visit ChellyWood.com to find out more about this doll version of Romeo and Juliet.

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

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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 pinlike, 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.

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