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This was one of the earliest costumes I made for my Romeo and Juliet with Dolls stop motion video. When I designed it, I was thinking I was making the outfit for Romeo, but of course I later decided this would be Tybalt’s costume instead.
Here we see my newest Made-to-Move Ken modeling the Tybalt costume, although in the film, the role of Tybalt is played by my Finnick Odair doll, who wears a black wig.
The tutorial videos for making this outfit are some of the earliest videos I made for my YouTube channel. Back then, I didn’t have very good software, so they are very simplistic tutorials. For that I apologize.
The patterns lack extensive instructions, and none of them have any drawn-on seam allowances (although as patterns, they do include a 4 mm seam allowance).
Furthermore, I should let you know that over time, the pattern for the original shirt that Tybalt wore (the one with a gathered collar) has been lost. So I’m incorporating the Romeo shirt into the patterns below.
Frankly, I think the Romeo shirt is the better pattern anyway, but to make a shirt similar to the one you see below, you’ll want to attach lace instead of a cotton cuff, to the bottom of the sleeves, and you won’t have to gather the shirt at the neckline:
I also altered those sleeves to include a casing at the wrist, and then I added elastic above the lace.
Furthermore, the sleeves use a Renaissance “slashed sleeve” style, which you can see below.
Needless to say, this project is not for the beginners out there. If I were revising this pattern, using all the methods I use today, I’d give it five flowers on my difficulty scale, meaning this Tybalt outfit is only for the very, very experienced sewists out there.
It even uses epaulettes at the shoulders, for that military-look.
But if you wish to brave this Renaissance costume for Ken-sized dolls, you’ll need some cotton fabric, 1/8 inch elastic (for the shirt’s wrists), lace, Dritz snaps, embroidery floss, and craft felt,
Here’s a link to yesterday’s blog post, which offered a few extra details on making the sword’s belt, sheath, and even the sword itself.
In a nutshell, though, you’ll need a little bit of craft foam, a toggle clasp, and for the sword you’ll need a piece of pre-cut wood in the shape of a picket. (Wooden stir sticks can be used, but you’ll need to cut them to a point at one end.)
There are a few differences between the sword belt and sheath shown above and the ones in the tutorial video, so go back to yesterday’s blog post for details about those differences.
The fabric I used for my jacket was a Christmas fabric, and I bought it at JoAnn’s Fabrics. Last time I was there, they still had some of this fabric, which really looks fantastic as a Renaissance style fabric!
Today’s free printable PDF patterns will fit the following dolls or action figures:
- 12 inch (30 cm) Ken dolls (modern)
- 12 inch (30 cm) Articulated Ken dolls
- 12 inch (30 cm) Regular Fashionista Ken dolls
And here are the free patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for the “Tybalt costume” from Romeo and Juliet with Dolls
- Tybalt’s jacket tutorial
- Tybalt’s pants tutorial
- Tybalt’s shirt tutorial
- Video showing how to make the belt and sheath
- Video demonstrating how to make the sword
- Tybalt’s boot tutorial
As I said above, these are some of my oldest tutorial videos, so please be forgiving! The quality of the videos was not my best, but I was just starting my YouTube channel back then and didn’t have the nice videography software that I use today.
You may also find it helpful to look through these tutorials:
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- Tips on sewing with lace
For more of my free tutorials, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, ChellyWood1.
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
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.