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« on: March 19, 2009 11:13:44 AM »

So, my daughter wanted some new clothes for her Barbies - and who am I to deny her that?  Roll Eyes It's not like I LIKE making teeny weeny stuff with fabric or anything...  Grin

Anyhow, first off a winter (bath)robe out of white fleece with pink ricrac - all handsewn, as I couldn't figure out how to do such tiny curved lines on my sewing machine... 

A knitted vest, my own invention

and finally, a first-time dress, a nightie, and a top with the music skirt (gotta love that fabric!)

I've made the dress a few more times after this one, with some changes to fit better (it doesn't show, but the bustier is a bit too big for the new Barbie bodies - it actually fit the older ones better).

So, what do you think? Not that bad for someone who's shyed away from sewing machines before, is it?

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009 11:20:20 AM »

I love them! you did great! the only thing I've not figured out how to do om my machine is setting the tiny sleeves in.
I do the hems and things before turning the sleeve into a tube and that solves that.
You did a wonderful job! I think the bathrobe, and the music outfit are my favorites. I love those poofy skirts!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009 11:56:58 AM »

very very  nice!!!! Wink Wink Wink (said with an italian accent)

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009 12:58:06 PM »

*is jealous of Barbie's wardrobe*

sigh...if only I were 11 inches tall... Wink
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009 09:22:40 PM »

Very nice. I have gds in Tenn, I'm in Ca. So I fit clothes to old thrift store dolls. It is odd now with all the different bodies. I think most of theirs are the slimmer ones. Knit fabric helps, too. Glad to see some Doll clothes on here. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009 06:12:02 PM »

*is jealous of Barbie's wardrobe*

sigh...if only I were 11 inches tall... Wink

...and to have that figure....

You did a really nice job.  I made clothes for my Barbies when I was younger.  That's how I learned how to sew.  My nieces don't like Barbies, but they do love American Girl dolls...much easier to sew for an 18" doll than an 11" doll. 


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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009 10:20:26 AM »

Oh wonderful job!!!  Any barbie would be proud to own those!
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010 04:06:53 PM »

I think all of your outfits are adorable!  I really like the fabric combination of the bustier and skirt.  You mentioned the vest was your own design.  Are the others from patterns?  I would love to know which ones if they are. 

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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010 10:54:25 PM »

they're very nice with new clothes... ^^ you're talented Cheesy

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