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This pattern has been available here, on ChellyWood.com, for a very long time. In fact, it goes back to the earliest days of this blog. However today I’m posting the PDF version of this doll dress for the first time.
As my regular followers know, I’m slowly converting all of my old JPG patterns to PDFs, and it’s a slow process. But with one or two posts a week, I do hope to convert every single pattern before too long.
The tutorial video for making this dress is also quite old, so bear with me. I didn’t have a studio back in those days, and my daughters and I were just making the doll clothes as part of a family stop-motion video project. We worked together to film Romeo and Juliet in stop motion. Have you seen it?
Only Acts I through III are available on my YouTube Channel at this time, but we do have the whole production filmed. It’s just a matter of finding time for splicing the last two acts together. In my day job, I’m a school librarian, though, so I never seem to have time to get the task done!
Here’s a link if you’d like to watch it.
My daughters and I used today’s dress on the character of Lady Montague, so if you’re watching the Romeo and Juliet video, be sure to watch for her.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for an 11 inch fashion doll Renaissance Gown
- Tutorial video showing how to make this dress
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.
Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, and Vintage Barbie dolls are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.
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This dress is adorable. The eyelet is a wonderful compliment to the fabric. So many ways people can change fabric on this dress. I hope all your Barbie seamstresses make it.
Thanks Dodi. Your comments are always so thoughtful!