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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.
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.
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…
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.
Today’s free printable PDF patterns will fit the following dolls or action figures:
- 11 3/4 inch (29.8 cm) Ever After High male dolls*
- 12 inch (30 cm) Ken dolls (modern)
- 12 inch (30 cm) Articulated Ken dolls
- 12 inch (30 cm) Jake dolls (Spin Master)**
- 12 inch (30 cm) Regular Fashionista Ken dolls
- 12 inch (30 cm) vintage Ken dolls (crew cut Ken and Allen)
- 13 inch (33 cm) Tammy’s Dad vintage dolls
*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.
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a Prince’s costume or Father Montague costume to fit 12 inch fashion dolls like Ken
- Free PDF sewing pattern for a fashion doll’s muffin cap
- Tutorial video showing how to make the muffin cap
- Tutorial video showing how to make the tunic
- Tutorial video showing how to make the trousers or pants with an elastic waist
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.
To read more about my free sewing patterns and tutorials, please visit the “Helpful Tips” page.
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