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#Medieval monk or #SundaySchool character #DIY project w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

By the heading I’ve chosen, you probably won’t be surprised when I tell you that the costume I designed for my Friar Laurence to wear in the stop-motion video I’m producing of Romeo and Juliet is quite popular with Sunday School teachers. I guess they use it to make costumes for Father Christmas, Jesus, holiday angels, and various Bible characters. I’ve received a number of emails … Continue reading #Medieval monk or #SundaySchool character #DIY project w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Pattern segments for making a cavalier-style hat and boots to fit 11.5 inch dolls like Ken, Barbie, or possibly GI Joe.

Make a #CavalierHat for an 11.5-inch #FashionDoll w/ FREE Printable #Sewing Pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Here’s my pattern for the cavalier hat and boots that Texas A&M Ken doll will be wearing in my stop-motion video of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. You’re welcome to download, print, and use any of my free patterns, but please show your gratitude by sharing the pattern with others: tweet about it, pin it on your Pinterest page, download and share it on Facebook, or … Continue reading Make a #CavalierHat for an 11.5-inch #FashionDoll w/ FREE Printable #Sewing Pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image of African American Ken doll dressed as Friar Laurence from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Who Will Play #FriarLaurence in #Shakespeare’s #RomeoAndJuliet?

A couple of weeks ago, I looked at the costume components used by Texas A&M Ken, who will be playing Romeo in my upcoming YouTube version of Romeo and Juliet. We also looked at Momoko’s costume in great detail. This week I want to focus on the minor characters. So here’s another Texas A&M Ken, who will be playing Friar Laurence in the stop-motion video … Continue reading Who Will Play #FriarLaurence in #Shakespeare’s #RomeoAndJuliet?

Image of Ken doll wearing dashing "Romeo" costume with feathered cavalier hat and high boots.

#TexasA&M Ken Doll Starring as Romeo in #Shakespeare’s #RomeoandJuliet

Look who’s playing Romeo in our up-coming stop-motion film, Romeo and Juliet… It’s Texas A&M Ken Doll! I’ve posted patterns for his costume, plus video tutorials showing how to make his pants, shirt, doublet, and even his sword and sheath. I chose this doll to play Romeo because he has such a handsome, serious, lovelorn face. It also helps that he’s very flexible, bending at … Continue reading #TexasA&M Ken Doll Starring as Romeo in #Shakespeare’s #RomeoandJuliet

Image of Ken doll dressed as a monk

Here’s the #FriarLawrence Theatrical #Costume that I Made for My #Texas A&M Ken Doll!

Oh my gosh! I had so much fun taking pictures of Ken in his Friar Lawrence costume! I ended up deleting a bunch of them because it’s ridiculous to keep fifty pics of the same doll! This Friar Lawrence is truly photogenic! Tomorrow I’m going to post the pattern and tutorial for making Friar Lawrence’s clever sandals. They sort of look like Jesus’ sandals, don’t … Continue reading Here’s the #FriarLawrence Theatrical #Costume that I Made for My #Texas A&M Ken Doll!