With the tutorial above and the links below, you can make the merchant’s pinafore from Romeo and Juliet (a stop-motion video that’s in production). You can also make her basic dress (an undergarment called a “shift”) and snood. Here are the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to finish this project:
- Here’s the pattern for the shift’s bodice (the top portion of the basic dress)
- Here’s the pattern for the shift’s skirt (the bottom portion of the basic dress)
- Here’s the tutorial showing how to make the shift
- Here’s the pattern for the pinafore
- Here’s the tutorial showing how to make a snood
And, of course, the tutorial for making the pinafore is shown at the top of this page.
I hope you enjoy this project! If you do, be sure to tell your friends about my website!
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.)
Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
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. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
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- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve 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.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some 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.