See how dolls are made in folk costumes of Mordovia, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan, Azerbaijan. We also offer a detailed master class on how to make dolls in Russian folk costume.
To broaden their horizons, it is useful for children, and adults as well, to know what national costumes are of which nationality. To do this, you can buy DeAgostini dolls or sew outfits with your own hands.
Doll in Russian folk costume
This is how these dolls from DeAgostini look like. But you can easily create similar outfits with your own hands. See how a doll in Russian folk costume is created. Clothes can be made for any doll. First, remember what Russian folk women's clothing consists of. It:
- long sundress;
- Use the appropriate fabric to sew clothes for the doll. From white you need to create a shirt. See what a simple pattern for this garment. Take the rectangle for the shirt. When you begin to design a pattern, then immediately draw branches here to the right and left sides, which will become sleeves. In the center of this shape, make a scoop for the head. Treat it with a bias tape. Inside, a thin satin braid can be threaded into the curtain.
- Finish the sleeves immediately. To do this, sew a wide and narrow red tape here.
- Fold up the bottom of the shirt and hem it. Fold the shirt in half, so that the wrong side is at the top. Sew the sleeves and side seams at once. Put the shirt on the doll and tie a string around the neck. Further, the doll in the Russian folk costume will acquire a sundress.
- To do this, take a suitable red cloth and cut a rectangle out of it. Its width should be about one and a half times the girth of the doll's chest. This will need to be done in order to then be able to assemble this workpiece.
- Cut a bodice out of the same fabric, make it double to make the front and back. You will also need to cut out 2 strips for the shoulder straps. Fold up the large side edges of each and sew. Now place them between the two bodice pieces. Sew the top and bottom together.
- Sew two thin yellow satin braids in the center on the lower part of the sundress. Decorate the hem of this rectangle with the same. Now fold it right sides in and sew a side seam. Tuck the bottom of the sundress and also fix it in this position.
- Attach the sundress bodice to the main large piece. This must be done in such a way that the front part is on the face, and the back part is on the wrong side. Sew here on your sewing machine or sew gently on your hands.
- Optionally, you can make an apron for the doll. To do this, simply cut out a rectangle, tuck it underneath, and sew a satin ribbon to it on top to tie it. Also, a wide satin ribbon can be a hair ornament. With it, you simply tie up the doll's hairstyle.
You can sew a scarf, a warrior on your head, so that we get a doll in a Russian folk costume.
Also, when you sew a Russian folk costume for a doll, you can make a kokoshnik for her. This garment is crafted in several ways. If the doll will simply be static, they will not play with it, then you can make a kokoshnik from cardboard. You take a colored one or paint this material in the chosen color, and then you can stick sequins and beads here. And if you sometimes pick up the doll, play with it, then it is better to sew a kokoshnik so that it is more practical.
Take a wire and fold it to fit the shape of this piece of the costume. Then you can glue thick fabric here. If you don't have one, then take the existing fabric. See how beautiful the red satin looks in this case. But this is a thin canvas, therefore, to shape it, first starch with a solution of sheet gelatin. Then iron this fabric, place the wire crown blank on it, glue it to the satin with a hot glue gun. In the same way, attach the atlas not only on one side, but also on the other.
Now take the beads in the ribbon and glue it to the top and bottom of the crown first. Then make various curls out of this decoration. Here is what a beautiful kokoshnik for the Russian national costume will turn out.
Now look at how you can sew clothes for a doll so that, in addition to this kokoshnik, she will be dressed in a Russian national costume.
You can sew a shirt, see what cut you need to make for the doll.
In this case, the shelf is one-piece. And on the back there is a slit on the back so that you can then put this thing on your ward.
Do this and see if you need to make any adjustments. Sew a red tape stand onto the neckline. You can decorate not only it, but also the sleeves, which you cut out in the same way. They should be roomy enough for you to gather at shoulder level and at the wrists.
Then you will need to sew a sundress. To do this, take a rectangle of red satin one and a half or two times wider than the girth of the doll's hips. Gather them at the top and sew the tape of your choice here. Its length is equal to the diameter of the girth of the part of the doll's body at the level of the armpits.
You can decorate the sundress with vertically sewn braid. Decorate the bottom of this product with it. Then you will make the straps from the braid and also sew them into place.
This is how a doll in Russian folk dress looks wonderful.
You can also create costumes in the national style of other nations. Watch another master class.
DIY doll in the national costume of Mordovia
To create such a costume, you will need:
- flesh-colored calico;
- chintz fabric;
- satin ribbons;
- yarn for hair and for national loincloth;
- synthetic winterizer;
- hook and other accessories for needlework.
You will be able to sew not only a suit, but also a doll.
To create it, take a bodily calico. Look at the photo, then you will see what details need to be cut out. You will need symmetrical blanks to create the torso, legs and soles, and the doll's face.
Use zigzag scissors to cut the workpieces. See how you will need to sew the leg details on the sidewalls and sew the soles to them.
Leave gaps on top so that you can then fill the blanks through them.
This will make all parts of the doll denser. Then attach them in place with a thread and a needle.
To keep the arms and legs mobile, sew them with buttons, which will need to be secured from the outside.
When you sew the national Mordovian costume, start with a shirt pattern. As you can see, it consists of two large rectangles and 2 small squares. You will also need red satin diamonds.
Take a suitable wide and narrow tape. Sew these decorations onto the sleeve edges. Then sew the tape to the bottom of the shirt and also trim the front and back with this material. Process the neckline, sew on the gussets in the armpit area.
Then you need to sew the sleeves, attach them in place, as shown in the photo. Connect the sidewalls.
Now we need to sew the national Mordovian apron. To do this, you need to cut out two rectangles. On one of them you will sew a decorative braid. Then you need to sew a double-sided apron from these two blanks, attach a ribbon belt to it from above.
Now we need to sew the pants. You will need to cut two pieces. Then you sew them together and zigzag the slots with scissors.
White lace should be sewn to the bottom of the 1st and 2nd leg. Now fold the top, this must be done in order to then insert the elastic.
To sew a folk costume for a doll further, create a national hat called a magpie. To do this, cut out 2 oval parts from red fabric. For each you will sew a different braid and lace to get this kind of beauty.
Then you need to sew the blanks together on the wrong side, leave the lower part free. Through it, you turn this hat onto the front side and then fold its edges.
But the creation of the header is not finished yet. You will need to take two more canvases, decorate one of them, which will be at the back, with braid and sew these blanks to the back of the headdress.
To knit the national Mordovian hip ornament, crochet with 25 loops with black threads. Then crochet through one loop. After that, it remains to create a fringe and decorate this blank with braid.
Now you can put clothes on the doll. From the remnants of the fabric, create shoes for it. You need to make hair out of yarn and stick it on. See how such a doll will look in the Mordovian folk costume from the front and back.
Dolls in folk costumes of Tatarstan
These characters are also easy to make. Take:
- foam ball;
- rectangle of cardboard;
- pastel crayon;
- wet wipes;
- felt-tip pens;
- glue gun.
Place a flesh or white rectangle of foamiran in front of you. Cut a square of the desired shape from it. It should be large enough to wrap around a ball of styrofoam. But so that these materials are well attracted to each other, first you heat the foamiran, then tighten this blank with it. Then he will fit tightly here. Then you just cut off the excess.
Take a rectangle of white cardboard and roll a cone out of it. Glue this blank so that it stays in this position. Now wrap this cone with white foamiran. To paint this material, you will need to go over the chalk with a damp cloth. Then you will cover the prepared cone with this compound.
Go to the skirt, then the dolls in the folk costumes of Tatarstan will get clothes. To do this, cut strips of light green satin ribbon. Press them to the bottom of the cone with a narrow ribbon.
To make a vest, take a green foamiran and cut a trapezoid of the required shape from it. Glue it to the top of the cone. Then, using markers, sketch the bottom of the vest with national Tatar patterns.
Take a white fom, cut out blanks that look like handles from it. Glue them in place of the shoulders.
Cut a rectangle of cardboard or paper and wrap it around a toothpick. Glue the ends of this shape. Then stick the top of the toothpick into the cone and the other into your pre-made head. This will attach this piece in place.
Take a brown foamiran and heat it on a warm iron. Then, cover your head blank on one side and style your hairstyle. You can also braid the hair. Now take the markers and paint the face of the doll in the national costume. This is how attractive it will turn out.
Azerbaijani costume - doll with own hands
See how dolls are made in folk costumes of Azerbaijan. It will be a doll made from a plastic bottle. Take a plastic bottle, wind a circle of padding polyester on top of it. Then take a white nylon or matching fabric and cut a square out of them. Put these materials on a synthetic winterizer and bandage from below. Then you will need to cut out the clothes for this doll. See if a dress pattern will help you.
Bring a paper pattern onto the fabric, cut out the back and front, two squares for the sleeve, and a strip for the stand-up collar.
Now take the arm rectangle, fold it in half and sew on one side. To arrange the second in the same way. Fill these blanks with padding polyester. Then sew your arms to the armholes, connect the back and shelves on the sides. Sew the collar on top.
To make a top dress, take a red fabric and cut out the elements of this garment from it. They are located in the photo in front of you.
Sew these pieces together to make this long-sleeved dress. Decorate its edges with braid and put this dress on the doll.
Take dark yarn, weave braids from it. Leave small pieces loose on each side at the start of braiding so that you can glue the hair in place.
To make a head ornament, take the same red cloth and cut a circle out of it equal to the diameter of the head. Now cut a strip out of the same fabric. Its length is equal to the length of the circle. Sew these two pieces together to create the bottom of the cap and its side. Make a veil out of white taffeta or nylon. Attach it on the back of this hat. It remains to hang beads for our beauty, after which the craft is ready.
Kazakh costume - how to make a doll with your own hands
The national outfit of Kazakhstan will help to dress dolls in the folk style of this country.
For this kind of work, take:
- a plastic bottle one and a half liters;
- yarn of grass of various colors;
- the cloth;
- thermal gun;
- a barbie doll.
For such a craft, you can use a broken doll. After all, you only need its upper part. Insert the caption into the neck of the bottle like this.
Take a lace braid, cut off two strips from it for the blouse itself and 2 shorter strips for the sleeves. Then join the long strips so that the middle remains free. This will be the neck. You will also need to sew this large tape on both sides to indicate the sidewalls, leaving the armholes free. Here you will sew small strips of lace that will become the sleeves.
Take a suitable fabric and sew a double fluffy skirt out of it. Join this blank with the top of the dress.
From the same fabric, cut out a headdress in the Kazakh folk style. Sew it up. Sew the yarn with the weed of the corresponding color on the edge and as a brush.
These are the dolls in folk costumes of Kazakhstan.
If you are interested, see what dolls in national costumes of this country are presented at one of the exhibitions.