A Mattel Barbie doll wears a lovely Basque traditional dress in yellow and white with tiny red flowers. She also has a snood holding her auburn hair back. She stands in a diorama with a bust of a composer, two oak doors, a candelabra, and a red and blue family crest draped down one wall.

Free #BasqueCountry dresspattern fits #Barbie and other #FashionDolls

There are five pieces to this Basque-style dress, which I designed to fit Barbie™-sized (1:6 scale) fashion dolls. There’s a long-sleeved gown worn under the pinafore, like a shift or undergarment; there’s the apron-like pinafore with the lace-up bodice; there are two lace-up sleeves which don’t have to be worn with it (but look very elegant); and there’s a snood (the hat thing). The easiest to … Continue reading Free #BasqueCountry dresspattern fits #Barbie and other #FashionDolls

Image of Barbie doll in Renaissance gown playing stringed instrument in a market square

#Sew a #Renaissance Doll Costume for Rosaline in #Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Free Pattern)

I’ve posted this picture before, but the pattern is unique. You see, I’ve adapted the pattern from the yellow Basque-style dress to make this Renaissance gown. I’ll offer links to the patterns below the picture, and I’ll describe how I used each pattern. However the tutorial links will show you how to make the Basque dress (yellow floral pinafore). You’ll just have to work with … Continue reading #Sew a #Renaissance Doll Costume for Rosaline in #Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Free Pattern)