Today I’m posting the free, printable sewing patterns and links to the tutorial videos you’ll need to follow to make the gorgeous Renaissance gown shown in the image above. It was designed to fit Momoko™, who stars as Juliet in my stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet.
I’m told Momoko’s clothes will also fit Blythe and Pullip dolls, if you collect either of these. However, as I said yesterday, this pattern isn’t the easiest one I’ve got. If you’re looking for easier patterns to sew, click on “Tutorials: Sewing Basics” in the side margin or visit my “Easy-Sew” series on my YouTube channel.
Without further ado, here are today’s patterns and tutorials:
- Pattern for Renaissance cap
- Tutorial showing how to make the Renaissance cap
- Pattern for the lace shift (undergarment/slip or nightgown)
- Tutorial showing how to make the shift
- Pattern for the red gown’s bodice and skirt
- Pattern for the red gown’s sleeves
- Tutorial showing how to make the red gown
- Pattern for red flat shoes
- Tutorial showing how to make the red flats
For those of you who are regular followers of ChellyWood.com, you might be wondering why I haven’t posted anything new for a while. I’ve been designing some Halloween costumes for a sweepstakes giveaway! Visit that link to a Facebook page to enter the contest. Of course, I’ll offer the free patterns too, so you can make your dolls some neat Halloween costumes in October.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
Please note: you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations.
In case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
I’ve also got a series 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, just like I do!