If you look closely, Momoko’s bonnet is a lot like the bonnets the pilgrims wore, and let’s face it, the Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner. But this dress would also make a nice gown for the Christmas season as well.
The elegant red and gold fabric made a gorgeous Renaissance-style gown for my Momoko doll. As you can imagine, I’ve created patterns and tutorials, so you can make this dress too. But beware! This dress is not for the beginner. Even intermediate sewists may find this costume difficult to make.
The bonnet is easy enough, though, and I’ve included that pattern and tutorial on this post too. The undergarment pattern actually doubles as a sundress, nightgown, and modern-day wedding gown which can fit other fashion dolls, like Barbie® and similar-sized dolls.
Here are the links to help you make this fabulous gown:
- Pattern for Momoko’s Renaissance bonnet
- Tutorial for sewing a Renaissance bonnet
- Pattern for gown bodice and skirt
- Pattern for sleeves
- Tutorial showing how to make the gown
- Pattern for undergarment (the creamy-colored skirt and its corset-like bodice)
- Tutorial showing how to make the undergarment (also called a shift)
If you’re new to sewing, don’t worry. I also have lots of sewing tutorials for easy-to-make doll clothes as well. Just look below…
I’ve 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 gather fabric, 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!
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.