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In my Romeo and Juliet with Dolls stop motion video, there’s a minor character, Samson, who “begins the fray” in the marketplace, by biting his thumb. This character is played by a Barbie (shown above), wearing what I like to call my “Harlequin” costume (because of the fabric I used for the shirt).
Now, in recent weeks, I gave you the harlequin costume alone, which is shown in the image below. It consists of a tunic with a harlequin-style medieval print, and a pair of wine-and-white bi-colored pants or trousers.
There’s more to Samson’s costume than just the tunic and pants though. Have a look:
He wears a beautiful hooded cloak in Romeo and Juliet With Dolls as well, and he carries a sword, which I made also, and for which I have a DIY tutorial video:
Please be aware that some of these earlier tutorial videos are very amateur. Back when I made my “Barbie Swords” video, I didn’t own any of the fancy software I use today, and this ChellyWood.com blog was really just about my personal sewing journey more than the library of free doll clothes patterns that it has become today.
So please be forgiving of the quality of my earlier tutorials.
But so many of you have reached out and asked me to convert my older patterns to PDFs, so you can download and use them without converting them yourselves. So I’ve taken it upon myself to re-post these very old blog posts and tutorials, which is what I’m doing today.
In the past, I’ve also offered my “How to Make 1:6 Scale Wine Bottles” tutorial whenever I’ve posted patterns for characters from the marketplace scene in Romeo and Juliet With Dolls because, as you can see below, my handmade wine bottles were part of the marketplace set.
I guess that’s enough introduction to today’s free patterns and tutorials.
If you want to make this Renaissance Faire costume, the tunic and bi-colored pants will require some solid colored cotton in two different shades for the bi-colored trousers, along with a printed fabric for the tunic. Both of these garments will also require some Dritz snaps.
Now the cloak uses solid-colored flannel on the outside, white cotton for the lining, and these tiny decorative clasps for the closure.
For the wine bottles, I used air-dry clay and an actual cork from my own wine bottles (which is actually about the right size for the body of the wine bottle, in 1:6 scale). I also printed out an actual Renaissance wine label, downsized the images, and glued them onto my wine bottles with Elmer’s glue.
I used cranberry colored acrylic paint applied with acrylic paint brushes to give the wine bottles their color, although I think they turned out a little too brown-looking. There are bound to be better paint options than what I came up with. Feel free to offer your ideas in the comments, if you can think of a better way to paint the wine bottles! I’m up for ideas there!
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 an 11 inch fashion doll Renaissance “Harlequin” costume
- Bicolored Pants Tutorial
- Harlequin Top or Musketeer Tunic Tutorial
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for an 11 inch fashion doll medieval cloak or cape with hood
- Tutorial video showing how to make the cloak or cape with hood
- Tutorial video showing how to make the wine bottles
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
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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.
Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, 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.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.