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Way back in March 2012, I devoted the entire month to historical costuming for art dolls. I've decided to have a little revival and find you some new historical costuming tutorials for art dolls that have come out since then. Here they are:
Rajendora of Sewing Box Designs shared a tutorial for how to create a pattern and sew a chemise for an art doll on BJDCollectasy. Click the link to see the full tutorial.
Rajendora also shared the tutorial for how to make a petticoat for an art doll.
Rajendora of Sewing Box Designs also created this spiral dress art doll tutorial which is evocative of 1920's fashion. Click the link to visit BJDCollectasy to see how to make it for yourself.
Martha Boers shared her creative process including how she drafted the bodice of a historical costume in this blog post on her website Antique Lilac. Click the link to check it out.
If you want to create a pattern that is even more custom, then try Part 1 of Designing a Custom Pattern for your art dolls tutorial from Rajendora from Sewing Box Designs.
Rajendora from Sewing Box Designs then shows you how to carry on customising your art doll clothing pattern with this free tutorial on BJDCollectasy.
This free art doll lace collar tutorial on BJDCollectasy is nice and simple, but gives your dolls that historical twist.
The amazingly talented Martha Boers shared a tutorial on her website Antique Lilac for how to create these high heeled Rococo style shoes.
This heart headdress reminds me of hat styles of the late 19th century. Click the link to get the free tutorial on BJDCollectasy.
This no pattern art doll bonnet tutorial on BJDCollectasy has more of the feel of the early 19th century - think Jane Austen. Click the link to get the instructions.
The amazingly talented Marina Bychkova shared a tutorial on her process for creating this intricate Rococo art doll wig on her website Enchanted Doll. Click the link to see why it took Marina 48 hours to create this towering confection!
I hope these 10 free tutorials have awakened your love for period costuming! If you want to view more historical costuming for art doll tutorials from my special feature in March 2012, then click the link to find more!