Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
This week I’m giving you the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making my “Father Capulet” costume for 12 inch (30.5 cm) male fashion dolls, like Ken, Tammy’s father, and similar-sized male fashion dolls and action figures.
The tunic has been marked with five flowers, in terms of the difficulty scale, so be wary that it takes a lot of detailed work to make those sleeves, as shown in the photo:
I’m also including my Renaissance muffin cap, even though Father Capulet doesn’t wear a hat in most of the scenes in my stop-motion doll version of Romeo and Juliet, if I remember that right. (Leave a comment correcting me, if I’m wrong about that.)
And today’s pants pattern is for both the bi-colored Renaissance pants and the black ones that my Twilight Jasper doll wears in the Romeo and Juliet video series. But to make Father Capulet’s pants, you’ll want to follow the directions for single-colored pants, so just cut two of the front and two of the back patterns.
Sorry these patterns don’t have seam allowances drawn on them, but as it says in the information page of the PDF doll clothes pattern print-out, all seam allowances are already included in the patterns. Just use a 1/4 inch (4 mm) seam allowance after cutting them out following my patterns.
These are older patterns, from way back when my website was still just a fun project I was doing with my daughters. So these patterns and tutorial videos look sort of amateur-ish, and I apologize for that. Someday, when I’m not so busy, I’ll revise these old tutorials. But for now, this will have to do.
You’ll need cotton fabric (here’s a grey print similar to the fabric I used), size 4/0 Dritz snaps, and grey embroidery floss to make this Renaissance costume for your Ken dolls. Please note that, to make the stitches down the pants, I did a variation on the herringbone stitch. I also used a herringbone stitch for the yellow stitching on the red muffin cap.
Today’s free printable PDF patterns will fit the following dolls or action figures:
- 12 inch Mattel Ken and Made to Move Ken
- 12 inch Twilight Male Dolls
- 12 inch Tammy’s Dad Dolls from Ideal Toy Corp (Vintage)
Please note that the tunic fits the upper bodies of additional dolls, like Broad Ken, and other dolls and action figures, but if you’re sewing for one of them, you might want to make some tights to go with the tunic instead of sewing pants. With GI Joe, though, his fisted hands are too big to fit through the bottom part of the sleeves.
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for Renaissance costume with muffin cap
- Tutorial video showing how to make the muffin cap (scroll down after you link to that page)
- Tutorial video showing how to make the tunic
- Tutorial video showing how to make the trousers/pants (note this video is for bi-colored OR single-colored pants, for Ken or Barbie-sized dolls)
- Link to my embroidery stitches gallery of tutorials
- Link to my Romeo and Juliet stop motion video playlist on YouTube
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To honor the trademark rights of the doll and action figure 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.
GI Joe is owned and distributed by Hasbro Pulse, which holds the registered trademark for these toys (™). Please visit the Hasbro Toy website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Broad Ken, regular Ken, and Made to Move Ken 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.
Tammy’s Dad dolls were once made by Ideal Toy Corp., which held the registered trademark for them (™), but it is no longer in business. However you can still learn about this company’s history on Wikipedia and purchased used dolls from eBay.