Sew a “Father Montague” costume for Ken or Ryan dolls w/today’s free patterns @ #RomeoAndJuliet #DollClothesPatterns

In the photo, a repainted Ken doll with a nonchalant expression models the following handmade doll clothes: a black cotton muffin cap; a long-sleeved tunic with puff sleeves and a fleur de lis pattern which is a white pattern over a black cotton fabric (this tunic has puffy sleeves in a renaissance style and gold bars of ribbon running down the front of the garment); a pair of black trousers; a pair of black plastic shoes. The doll stands in a stucco walled room with double-doors behind him, and metal wall hangings adorning the walls near the doorway. The Ken doll stands very close to a feasting table with green squash plants on a decorative tier table, a ceramic pitcher, a basket filled with some type of food -- possibly eggplants -- and a cutting board that has bread and a knife on it. These items are spread out over two layers of table cloths. The top table cloth is more of a banner in green and black with a family crest showing a lion surrounded by white with a black border. The second layer of table cloth is a white scalloped edge cloth that has tiny cutwork. The logo appears in the upper left corner of the photo.
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This is one more of my costumes from Romeo and Juliet with Dolls. Like the others, this pattern is an older one, so the seam allowances do exist in parts of the costume, but not all of the pattern pieces have seam allowances drawn on. The seam allowances DO exist though, so keep that in mind.

You don’t have to add the seam allowances, in other words.

And yes, as I’ve already said in earlier posts this week, these are patterns that were available here as JPG images only, and today I’m converting this Ken-doll-sized costume to a PDF sewing pattern, for your easy doll clothes pattern printing.

I used today’s patterns to make costumes for the prince (shown just below) and Father Montague (shown at the top of the page) because, well… of all my male fashion doll Renaissance or medieval costumes, I found this one the easiest to work with. So that’s why I used it to make two different costumes.

In this photo, a Ryan doll is dressed in the costume that the prince wears in Chelly Wood's stop motion video, "Romeo and Juliet with Dolls" and he stands beside the Momoko doll (who plays Juliet in the video graphic novel with dolls), and she wears a long white gown and veil. Ryan's costume is made of a blue tunic with a gold dragon-scale-like print, puff sleeves, and a beaded front closure (at least that's how it appears to close from this angle). The Ryan Ken doll also wears gold trousers and blue shoes. The two dolls stand in front of a wrought iron gate which opens out onto a garden. There are potted plants and hanging plants nearby, along with some sort of ivory pedestal. The logo appears in the lower right hand corner.
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With that said, it’s still not for the beginners who are just learning to sew. In fact, I’ve marked this pattern (the tunic part anyway) with four flowers on my difficulty scale.

See Momoko’s dress in the image above, where she’s standing in Capulet’s garden with the prince? If you’d like to make that dress, click here please.

And of course, Father Montague parades around with Lady Montague in my Romeo and Juliet with Dolls video series. Have a look at Lady Montague’s dress in the image below. If you’d like to make that dress, click here.

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, where you will find free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the gown shown in these photos.
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Okay, so let’s talk about what you’ll need to buy, if you want to make this “Prince Charming” or “handsome prince” costume for your Ken dolls or similar sized fashion dolls…

For the pants and the under-garment portion of the prince’s tunic’s sleeve, you’ll need some solid cotton; the top layer of the tunic will require print fabric.

If you’d like to find some medieval or renaissance small print cotton fabric, Etsy has some wonderful options!

When I made the Father Montague version of the tunic, I sewed two rows of very, very small buttons on either side of the “straps” at the front of my tunic, but this is optional. I think it would look just as nice to sew the straps alone, or to use seed beads for your buttons.

When I made the Prince costume (the blue and gold one), instead of ribbon straps with buttons, I just sewed some tube beads down the front, which also had a sort of masculine, almost military-looking effect.

You’ll also need a few size 4/0 Dritz snaps for the back closure and some 1/8 inch elastic for the waist of the pants.

Today’s free printable PDF patterns will fit the following dolls or action figures:

*Note: the Ever After High male dolls fit the pattern loosely. If you are enrolled in my Creative Spark “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course, I would suggest using the formula you’ve learned, to re-size the patterns just a bit, so they will fit these dolls more accurately. A chest vs. chest measurement difference would be a good place to start making your adjustments.

** Jake dolls also fit the pattern a little loosely, but it’s a closer fit than the Ever After High male dolls.

And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:

These are, as I’ve said, some of my oldest tutorial videos, so I wasn’t using nice software to make these videos. Please excuse the simplicity of them.

If you’re looking for a pattern that’s slightly different than the one I’m offering here, you might want to think about taking my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” which is available on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want!

That’s right; for any class on Creative Spark, you don’t have to sign up any time soon. Just sign up when you’re ready.

And there’s no specific time limit to your courses. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.

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This is a free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making doll clothes to fit Ken dolls, articulated Ken dolls, and some action figures in the 12 inch size range. This is an elastic-waist pants pattern for modern or Renaissance period doll clothes. Both the characters of Father Montague and The Prince wear this style of pants in Chelly Wood's "Romeo and Juliet with Dolls" a stop motion doll video graphic novel on YouTube. These pants are also seen on Chelly Woods male fashion doll outfit for Kwanzaa, the wedding tuxedo doll clothing for Ken, and the blue jeans with a pinstripe shirt shown on Texas A&E African American Ken dolls. logo and Creative commons attribution symbols appear on this free printable ken doll pattern.
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