Let’s sew a Renaissance cape for Ken dolls w/today’s FREE PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #RenFaire

Image shows Texas A & M Ken doll dressed in medieval clothing. He wears a black cloak. Above his head is a miniature torch, with its flame painted red, orange, and yellow. The doll stands over another male doll, whose face is obscured. The doll laying on the ground wears richly decorated Renaissance clothing with gold embroidery and a fancy muffin cap. The expression on the face of the Texas A & M ken doll is one of grief and regret. Part of the scene to the right appears to be obscured. This is a miniature "Barbie and Ken" version of Romeo and Juliet, and we find ourselves looking at the scene in the tomb, when Romeo has just stabbed Tybalt. To learn more, please visit ChellyWood.com.
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Today I’m giving you the free, printable PDF sewing patterns for making a medieval or Renaissance cloak that will fit Mattel’s Ken dolls and many other dolls in this size range.

My Texas A&M Ken wears this cloak in my stop motion video, Romeo and Juliet with Dolls, which is free to watch on my YouTube channel, ChellyWood1. I’m getting ready to post Act IV of this video, in celebration of having reached 10,000 followers!

So please take a moment to share Romeo and Juliet with Dolls with an English teacher you know! Help spread the word that this fantastic free resource exists for English and literature teachers, as well as Shakespeare fans and doll lovers.

In the stop-motion video, my Romeo character wears a black version of the cloak in the tomb scene (shown at the top of this page) and a brown version of the cloak in the “farewell” scene with Juliet. Here’s a photo of Romeo’s brown cloak from Romeo and Juliet with Dolls on a new Ken doll that I recently bought:

In this photo, a Ken doll appears to be walking toward the photographer. The doll wears a long brown Renaissance or medieval cloak. Its outer layer is made of brown flannel; its lining is made of brown floral cotton. Even the cloak's hood is lined, and it is drawn together under his chin with a gold clasp. The doll is dressed in a cream-colored tunic with lace sleeves and a pair of rust-colored cotton trousers. He wars a pair of black felt boots with yellow laces and yellow embroidery stitching around the tops of the boots. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower right corner. The floor or ground beneath the doll's feet is white as snow. The color behind him is a mottled purple and pink.
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I’ve posted today’s cloak pattern here before, in the Barbie section, but this is the first time I’ve pointed out that you can also use this cloak pattern for Ken dolls. So you may remember me posting this image:

Image of Barbie doll in Medieval cloak, holding a sword.
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And yes, I have a tutorial that shows you how to make the swords as well. Just look in the pattern-and-tutorial section below for that.

These Renaissance faire-type of patterns and tutorial videos date back to the earliest stages of my website, so the film quality isn’t as good as my more modern tutorial videos. So please be forgiving!

But if you decide you’d like to make a Renaissance or medieval cloak for your Ken (or other male fashion dolls or action figures), you will need solid-colored flannel fabric on the outside (for that fuzzy look that keeps my doll looking all cozy-warm) and cotton fabric for the lining.

You may have noticed that I cut the brown cloak’s flannel fabric in such a way, that it left the natural fringe-like selvage to create a faux-fringe edge.

There are two photos side by side on a purple background. The photo on the left is a cloaked figure from behind. It has tiny black felt boots. The cloak is so long, that the boots barely stick out beneath it. The photo on the right shows a close-up of the bottom of the cloak, where we can see blue embroidery floss forming two rows of parallel straight stitches above the cloak's fringe at the very bottom of it.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

For Ken’s brown flannel cloak in particular, I used blue embroidery floss with a straight stitch to create an embroidered trim, and this link will take you to a toggle clasp like the one I used.

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

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As always, feel free to pin, like, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials. Here’s an image you’re welcome to share on social media:

This overhead photo of a Ken doll wearing a hooded cloak shows the detailed stitching along the the part of the cloak that's closest to the doll's face. The outer fabric of the cloak is brown flannel, and two rows of blue embroidery floss have been straight stitched to form a boarder around the hood's opening. There's a gold colored clasp holding the cloak around the Ken doll's neck. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in one corner of this photo.
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To honor the trademark rights of the doll and action figure 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.

Tammy’s Dad dolls were part of Ideal’s “Tammy” family of dolls. The Ideal Toy Corporation no longer exists, but you can learn more about the dolls they became famous for at the Doll Reference website.

Ever After High, all Ken dolls, and the Endless Hair Princess Barbie 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.

Tonner fashion dolls are products that were once offered by the Tonner doll company, which held the registered trademark for them (™), but it is no longer in business. However you can still learn about this company’s history on Wikipedia and purchased used dolls from eBay.

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