Sew a Renaissance “princess dress” for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Handmade #DollClothes

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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.

A made-to-move Barbie models a Renaissance gown decorated with tiny fleur de lis patterns. She stands with one hand at her hair, where she wears a cute little blond messy bun. (There's also a clamp in her hair reminiscent of the combs women wore in their hair back in the 1600's or so.) She poses before a spackled lavender colored wall, and her dress, which is black with white embellishments sharply contrasts against this pretty background color. The watermark in the lower left corner of the photo says "Chelly Wood."
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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.

In this photograph, a Vintage Barbie models a Renaissance princess-style ball gown or long dress. She has dark brown hair with bangs (or fringe in the UK). Her sleeves are long with two layers; the under-side layer is made of cream eyelet lace and the sleeve over the top is made of solid black fabric. The dress also has a petticoat made of cream colored eyelet fabric. This is visible at the front of the dress, as the upper layer of skirt is split from the navel down to the floor. The bodice and top layer of skirt are made of black cotton fabric printed with tiny "fleur de lis" patterns like a Renaissance era dress that had been embroidered or woven as a tapestry. The watermark on this image reminds us that the free printable PDF sewing pattern and tutorial videos for making this dress can be found at Chelly Wood dot com.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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:

Barbie poses in profile, wearing a handmade lady's princess dress. This dress is the "Lady Montague" gown from Chelly Wood's stop motion doll video of Romeo and Juliet. To make this fashion doll dress, please go to ChellyWood.com, where you will find free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the gown shown in these photos.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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Here we see a bodice front and back, plus a sleeve (short and long) pattern for Barbie and other 11 inch fashion dolls. This is part of a "princess dress" pattern that's free as a PDF printable sewing pattern at ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Sew a Renaissance “princess dress” for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Handmade #DollClothes

  1. 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.

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