Free Barbie Renaissance Faire doll clothes sewing patterns @ #RenaissanceFaire #DollClothesPatterns

In this photograph, we see a Barbie doll dressed in a Renaissance ball gown with detached, lace-up sleeves. The gown is made of teal blueish green cotton fabric, and it is decorated with tiny flowers in a Renaissance tapestry style. Her undergarment -- a Renaissance or medieval shift dress with long sleeves, is burgundy, to match some of the burgundy colored flowers in the print of the dress. She wears a burgundy colored tiara hat with a renaissance style hat made of cotton and tulle with elastic to hold it in place. The hat is much like a tiara in the way it fits, with tulle splayed all around the head in lacy ruffles. The doll holds a medieval or Renaissance period stringed instrument (it's actually of Japanese origin). She stands in a marketplace beside a wooden crate and a straw wheeled basket. She appears to be selling pottery, balls of yarn, and logs of firewood. The logo floats above the scene in the upper left hand corner of the photo. This doll dress is worn in the Chelly Wood production of "Romeo and Juliet with Dolls" on YouTube, found at ChellyWood1.
Please visit for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.

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:

Feel free to pinlike, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials. Here’s a great pattern image to share on social media:

Visit for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image shows a lovely African-American doll wearing a white ball gown (reminiscent of wedding gowns, though not particularly adorned). The pattern itself offers a bodice front, bodice back, and sleeve with cuff. The skirt pattern is provided elsewhere. These are pieces to a whole doll gown which is designed to fit playscale sized (1:6 scale) fashion dolls like Mattel's Barbie, the Queens of Africa dolls, Liv dolls from Spin Master, and many similar-sized dolls. A measurement tool is provided with the printable doll dress pattern, to make it easy to tell whether or not the pattern has been printed at the correct scale.
Visit for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

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:

* earns money by linking to Amazon, eBay, Michaels, Etsy, and other online affiliate programs. Links provided above may be affiliate links. For a full list of my affiliate programs, and to understand how cookies are used to help this website earn money, please see my “Privacy Policy” page.

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, 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.

2 thoughts on “Free Barbie Renaissance Faire doll clothes sewing patterns @ #RenaissanceFaire #DollClothesPatterns

  1. Amazing sewing skills! To think that renaissance dresses are very detailed, you were able to create a small version that fits a doll. I would gladly wear the same clothing for renaissance faire, only with my size though. Do you sell your crafts after making them?

    1. No, I don’t usually sell my creations. Some I keep for future projects — this outfit for example is used in Romeo and Juliet with Dolls, but I may use it again for a fairy tale stop motion video some time down the road — but other doll clothes projects I give away to friends and family.

      I’ve found less joy in the process of selling goods on eBay and Etsy. Yes, it makes a bit of pocket money, but in some ways the money isn’t worth the hassle of packaging, shipping, and dealing with people’s reviews.

      I like to give them away because it’s so much more emotionally rewarding.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.