For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Once again, this Momoko doll dress sewing project is one of my older patterns, from back in the days when this blog was really just a personal journal.
Momoko’s ball gown was her costume for the masquerade scene, when she played Juliet in my stop motion video, Romeo and Juliet with Dolls, for which I have produced Acts 1 through 3 so far.
In today’s set of costume patterns, I’m including the pattern and tutorial video for the Mardi Gras style masquerade mask, so watch for those in the second set of bullets, along with the veil, undergarment (shift) and ball gown with detached sleeves.
In order to make today’s masquerade ball gown, including the veil and Mardi Gras style mask, you’ll need the following items: feathers, craft foam, glitter glue and a toothpick for the mask; plus a printed cotton fabric and a solid color cotton fabric, along with 1/8 inch ribbon for the dress; and finally white tulle (for the veil), embroidery floss (for the shift), and size 3/0 Dritz snaps.
The shift dress (the undergarment) looks like this:
There’s another little item you’ll need to make the laces work on your doll’s detached sleeves. They’re called “jump rings,” and people use these for beading projects like necklaces and bracelets. You’ll want to purchase some of the very small sizes of jump rings, and I found that oval shapes and round shapes worked best.
You can kind of see the jump rings where her sleeves lace up, in this photo:
It should be noted that today’s sewing project is for the most advanced sewists out there — not recommended for beginners.
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 undergarment (shift), pinafore (main dress shown in blue), masquerade mask, and veil
- Tutorial video showing how to make the shift dress
- Tutorial video showing how to make the Renaissance pinafore with sleeves
- Tutorial video showing how to make the veil
- Tutorial video showing how to make a Mardi Gras style masquerade mask
- Link to my embroidery tutorial page for the embroidered stitch work
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- Tips on sewing with lace (including tulle)
Please note that whenever you buy sewing notions or fabrics using the links I’ve provided, this website will receive a small commission, which helps fund the ChellyWood.com website, so I can continue to provide you with all the free patterns and tutorial videos offered here.
Another great way to help fund this website is to take my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” which is now live on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want, and for any class on Creative Spark, once you’re signed up, you can take as long as you like to finish the class. You’re not under pressure or a time constraint to finish your lessons.
You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.
Feel free to pin, like, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials. Here’s an easy-to-share JPG image of the bodice you will need to use, to make the pretty white “wedding” or shift dress, and you’re sure welcome to share this pattern on social media, crediting this website, ChellyWood.com:
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Links:
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, but the links below do not necessarily help support this website (whereas the links in the bulleted list at the top DO support this website, as the top links are affiliate marketing links).
Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Project MC Squared dolls and Rainbow High dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Project MC Squared website or the Rainbow High website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.