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Imagesacvalley
Feb 24, 2010 9:41 PM CST
Name: Jo Burcher
Wilton, CA
Married 40yrs. 2boys,2Gkids
I've had the Great pleasure of being able to make Many Barbie dresses in the past couple of months.
They're fun to make, and my 4 yr old granddaughter thinks I'm amazing.
I used a pattern from Simplicity (e-bay $2.00) and remnants from Walmart. Also I found that a "fat-square" can make at least two outfits.
Nice to have this Sewing site..thank you Sharran.
Jo

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Imagesacvalley
Feb 24, 2010 9:44 PM CST
Name: Jo Burcher
Wilton, CA
Married 40yrs. 2boys,2Gkids
I found that the (Barbie) patterns are too small in the bust, so you have to enlarge the top by a total of a 1/2 in.
I used snaps and sew on velco.
Everything has to fit loose enough for a little girl to be able to put on and take off the doll w/o a hassle..otherwise the piece won't be used. (saw that first hand)..
jo

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Image1AnjL
Feb 25, 2010 12:33 AM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Jo those are awesome! My mom always wanted to be a fashion designer... instead she was a stay at home mom with four girls. Every year for Christmas we would each get a shoe box full of barbie clothes. None of them were the same, all were made from our old scrapped clothing. I remember all our friends loved playing barbies at our house, because we had clothes that they couldn't buy LOL! Gosh I miss those days! and how I wish I would have kept those clothes mom made for our dolls.

Maybe when I have a granddaughter someday, I can carry on the tradition LOL. But your post sure brought back some fond memories for me!
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImageSharon
Feb 25, 2010 1:03 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
JO!!! How fun!

You did a great job. Like Anjl, it makes me want to play too.

I missed out on Barbie, she was an unknown when I was little, and when my daughter came along she was so into Cabbage Patch dolls she skipped right over Barbie, though she did have a couple of them, and Ken, too as I remember. But I never had the pleasure of making Barbie clothes.

I don't think my 5 year old grandson would be interested either.

But it is really fun to see your creations. Thanks so much for starting the thread and for sharing with us. I'm looking forward to lots more pictures.
I think Anjl is too!
Image1AnjL
Feb 25, 2010 1:15 AM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
I agree
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
Imagesacvalley
Feb 25, 2010 1:41 AM CST
Name: Jo Burcher
Wilton, CA
Married 40yrs. 2boys,2Gkids
Thank you both for your kind words.
My Barbie is now 50 yr old. She's still in her red box, with her white and black swim suit. However she's wearing a replica of my sister's wedding dress made by my mom. My Barbie has an array of suits and shifts made from fabric that mom had made dresses from. She sewed almost daily, clothes for herself and two girls. It's fun to see in the box the dresses that I made (50 yrs ago at 8 yr old); nice memories of Mom's helping hands.
Now I love having my GDaughter come over and asked what we're going to make today. Smiling

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ImageSharon
Feb 25, 2010 2:04 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Such a sweet photo!
Image1AnjL
Feb 25, 2010 10:22 AM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Sharran wrote:Such a sweet photo!


I agree
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImageAudrey
Mar 1, 2010 2:16 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
I have a bunch of used Barbies that I bought a few years back, fully intending to dress them! Guess how far I got? They're still where I put them when I brought them home!
Imagesacvalley
Mar 1, 2010 7:33 PM CST
Name: Jo Burcher
Wilton, CA
Married 40yrs. 2boys,2Gkids
poor little things, get'm out and make them new dresses. Smiling
ImageSharon
Mar 1, 2010 9:01 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I agree, Jo....Then show us, Audrey!
ImageAudrey
Apr 5, 2010 6:21 AM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
I have some nylon gift bags that will each make a perfect evening gown for a Barbie. At least one red one. I also have some cheap $Tree Christmas stockings that will work. With sequins. My best friend dressed one of hers in leather and decorated it for an Indian princess. You can make them from almost nothing! I made a circle skirt once for a friend and just added a top. She was delighted, said noone had ever given her a doll like that!
ImageSharon
Apr 5, 2010 8:56 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Sounds like a lot of fun, Audrey. I would have never thought of the gift bags.
denimangle
Apr 6, 2010 6:58 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Very Cool JO my grand daughter would love being at your house .. she was just asking the other day for Grammy to make her some barbie dresses.
Good thing she is not sitting here Whistling
LiliMerci
Apr 26, 2010 7:17 AM CST
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
In my younger days, I would cut off tube socks and make Barbie clothes out of them. My father could never figure out why I was always missing one sock.
Imagesacvalley
Apr 26, 2010 3:56 PM CST
Name: Jo Burcher
Wilton, CA
Married 40yrs. 2boys,2Gkids
Tube socks make great sleeping bags!
LiliMerci
Apr 26, 2010 10:04 PM CST
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
what a great idea!
ImageSharon
Apr 27, 2010 5:04 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Now if only I had a Barbie to make a sleeping bag for.

Wonder if Luke Skywalker needs a sleeping bag?
LiliMerci
Apr 27, 2010 8:03 PM CST
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
Luke would love a sleeping bag.
ImageSharon
Apr 27, 2010 8:34 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I think so too!

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