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This is the full “Rosaline” character costume from Romeo and Juliet with Dolls. So once again, the seam allowances on today’s free patterns are sometimes marked and sometimes not marked, but they are there.
Yesterday I gave you just the tiara pattern and tutorial; today I’m incorporating the full costume, including the dress.
To make today’s long-sleeved undergarment dress (worn beneath the pinafore part of the dress), I recommend using a solid cotton fabric (that’s the burgundy or maroon fabric, in the photo). Then you’ll need some print fabric for the pinafore and sleeves.
Notions for the dress and undergarment include embroidery floss (for the sleeve ties), very small jump rings (also for the sleeves), and some 1/8 inch ribbon. You’ll also need a few size 4/0 Dritz snaps for the back closure on both the undergarment dress and the pinafore.
To make the tiara, you’ll need some 1/8 inch ribbon, solid cotton fabric, 1/4 inch elastic, some craft foam, a chenille stem (AKA pipe cleaner), and tulle or ribbon made of tulle (for the puffy stuff on top).
The pinafore should use the long skirt pattern, not the “Yellow Floral Dress” skirt pattern. However the pinafore and sleeves will be using the “Yellow Floral Dress” pattern’s bodice and sleeve patterns. This may seem a bit confusing, so let me give you some helpful videos, so you can see what I mean…
The original pinafore skirt pattern (the shorter one) is for the yellow pinafore — click here to see that video. The longer pinafore skirt pattern will be used in exactly the same manner as the skirt that Lady Montague wears in Romeo and Juliet with Dolls — click here to see how the Lady Montague skirt is put together. You’ll want to imitate the Lady Montague skirt when you sew your pinafore together, leaving the pinafore skirt open in front.
There are instructions at the very bottom of the dress pattern, for cutting out your fabric for the Lady Montague style dress. Follow these instructions and just ignore the shorter pinafore skirt pattern. But you will need to cut out the pinafore bodice and sleeves, using the pinafore pattern.
The bodice for the “Princess Dress” is actually the bodice for the shift or undergarment dress (shown in burgundy or maroon in my photo).
As you might have guessed, based on the directions above, this is another very complex costume to make. On my difficulty scale, I’d give it five flowers!
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the whole costume shown at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for an 11 inch fashion doll undergarment dress and pinafore with detached sleeves
- Tutorial video showing how to make the undergarment dress
- Tutorial video showing how to make the pinafore with sleeves
- Tutorial video showing the Lady Montague dress with her longer skirt style (for reference)
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a fashion doll tiara
- Tutorial video showing how to make the tiara
If you like this pattern but you wish you could change it a bit, you may enjoy my class called “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” on the Creative Spark online learning platform.
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.
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