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Topic: Extremely easy Barbie/Fashion Doll panties idea with pattern  (Read 4873 times)
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« on: February 12, 2009 04:50:28 AM »

This is a very easy way of making Barbie bathing suit bottoms or just fashionable panties:

You just cut the pattern from strechy fabric. (Pattern includes sewing allowances).

Then you just connect A with A and B with B. Turn inside out and there you have them. 1 minute panties:)


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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009 05:43:28 AM »

Looks super simple.  Thanks for sharing this and I am bookingmarking this as I will definitely give it a try.

My great niece isn't old enough to start playing with Barbies yet, but it is never too early to start sewing a fashion wardrobe for her future wardrobe. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014 09:38:15 PM »

Questions: how do you get the panties on and off? Are you using a jersey fabric? Do you hem the panties at all? Or do you just baste?

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2014 04:43:46 PM »

Looks like raw edges and jersey fabric from the photos.

Very cute undies

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2015 10:35:23 PM »

I made undies like this when I was about 10 and got one of the first year Barbie dolls. There were no stretch fabrics easy to come by at that time (1959). I used the thin elastic thread to sew the undies. My barbie had plenty of undies, even lace ones. No need to go buy a bunch of fabric for these either. Most of mine were made from what they used to call shorts on ribbon. This was the few inches left on the spool after the rest was sold. Wider ribbon can also be used to make camisole tops and shorts. You can get a lot of combinations by using ribbons. I had over 200 outfits for my Barbie doll back then and all of them were hand made by me. I am now making outfits for my grandchildren's Barbie dolls.
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015 07:53:03 AM »

Nowadays, most Barbies, and other play fashion dolls, male and female, have sculpted (or painted) underwear molded onto their bodies for modesty purposes.  Some of them are quite intricate too--I particularly like the Barbie design that has her name sculpted all over her panties in raised relief.   That said, the pelvis is still usually molded in flesh-tone plastic, like the rest of the doll, so, they still appear nude from a distance.  Personally, I prefer actual garments to sculpted-on clothing, but I understand why Mattel, MGA, Hasbro, etc. go with the permanent approach (it's cheaper and placates parents).
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