This is the Ryan® doll from Mattel®, who will be playing the prince in my stop-motion dolly version of Romeo and Juliet. The pants he’s wearing are probably the easiest pants pattern, of all the pants patterns I’ve designed. They don’t take more than a few minutes to make! Even beginners will be able to make these pants for Ken®-sized dolls.
The princely tunic looks more complicated than it really is, but I only recommend it for intermediate sewists. Beginners might find it challenging. (Sleeves can be tricky to start with, and these sleeves have an unusual design.) However, if you’re planning to make someone a fairy tale costume set for Barbie® and Ken®, this would be the perfect “Prince Charming” style costume!
Here are all the patterns and tutorials you will need to make this costume for some lucky person during this holiday season:
- Free printable tunic pattern
- Free tutorial for making the tunic
- Free printable easy elastic-waist pants pattern (ignore the inlay on that pattern)
- Free tutorial showing how to make elastic-waist pants
- Free tutorial showing how to make miniature swords for dolls
Now, if you’re thinking you need a “princess costume” to go with Ken®, check out this lovely princess-style dress for Barbies®. It goes great with the prince costume! For any beginners out there, this dress is a lot easier to make and also looks lovely with Prince Ken.
If you’re searching for a different pattern, have a look at the Gallery Page. That’s the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for 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.
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) without margins, before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).
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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 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!