This handsome young man will be playing Count Paris in my dolly rendition of Romeo and Juliet. While we wait for the stop-motion film of Romeo and Juliet to be released, I’m giving away free patterns for all the costumes I’ve designed for this play/film. These patterns will fit many fashion dolls including Ken, G.I. Joe, and more. And here they are for you to download and print, along with links to the free sewing tutorials that show you exactly how to make every piece of the costume:
- Male fashion doll’s shirt pattern
- Free sewing tutorial showing how to make the shirt
- Printable vest pattern for male fashion dolls
- Sewing tutorial showing how to make the vest
- Printable bi-colored pants pattern
- Tutorial showing how to make pants
- Boot pattern
- How to make felt boots for fashion dolls
You may have noticed that the Ken™ doll shown in the picture is wearing a wig. How did I create this wig? I used the same method as one of my favorite YouTubers, Froggie. Here’s a link to the tutorial where she shows everyone how to make doll wigs.
Coming soon: easy-peasy sewing lessons for the beginner doll sewists. I’ve been getting requests for tutorials that even the brand-new sewists can make, so I’m working on a series of easy-to-sew patterns and tutorials for just that sort of person. These beginner tutorials will be suitable for both children and adults. I plan to begin posting those easy-sew lessons and patterns this fall, so stay tuned for more news about that.
That’s all I have for today, but please come back tomorrow for more free patterns and sewing tutorials!
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 mid-August, as I’m on a business trip right now, 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.