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« on: December 11, 2013 08:18:31 PM »

The ManFlesh's nieces, ages "almost 6" and "8 and a half", do enjoy their Barbies and I had an decade+ old Vogue pattern for a "fashion doll" living room so I made them a furniture set for Christmas!I didn't want to do pink or lavender, because there's already too much of that in girls' toys, so I raided the home dec clearance rack and the remnant bin for something feminine, but not typical or stereo-typical. 



There were patterns and instructions for the sofa and ottoman and I modified the sofa pattern to make the chair and winged it on the coffee table. I had much grander plans for the coffee table, but I was running out of time.





I added some throw pillows for funsies.

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013 11:22:56 PM »

Wow. I really thought the first picture was of a real sofa! Smiley great job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013 02:14:54 AM »

Sew cute! I think you are cemented to my buddy list, from now on  Grin You add such fine details to stuff. I am sure the kids will love this, and us big people who have never grown up, too  Grin The addition of pillows is a nice touch.

Now lamps, and some plants, and some magazines for the table, a basket of fruit, or dish of snacks, or.....? Just kidding.

This looks great! Very good choice of fabrics. Neutral-ish, but not boring. And a great scale pattern for the small size.

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013 06:04:19 AM »

It looks great - and it makes me want to play dollhouse again  Cheesy.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013 07:21:51 AM »

Thanks everyone! I got very luck with the clearance and remnant bins for the fabrics for sure. 

Now lamps, and some plants, and some magazines for the table, a basket of fruit, or dish of snacks, or.....? Just kidding.

Oh, I so wanted to do plants, lamps and books!  I even have some printables in the right scale for the books on an old computer.  BUT I am so behind on the Christmas crafting that I just had to stop and move on.  BUT I wouldn't mind doing bedroom sets if this is the right kind of hit.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013 08:14:20 AM »

I want this living room! Excellent job!
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2013 08:51:08 AM »

Great job.  I love the fabrics you chose.  I have been itching to make barbie furniture but haven't gotten around to it yet. 

How complicated did you find that particular pattern to be?
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2013 09:30:21 AM »

Those are AMAZING. You got a "rocks" and a deep curtsy- those are totally cool, and totally NOT pink- win-win!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2013 10:34:55 AM »

Great job! Those Barbies will be living in the lap of luxury from here on out!
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2013 12:27:32 PM »

Thanks so much everyone!  Just a few more days until I can hear how it went over!

Great job.  I love the fabrics you chose.  I have been itching to make barbie furniture but haven't gotten around to it yet. 

How complicated did you find that particular pattern to be?

Well, not especially complicated, but difficult because the pieces are small and it's super 3D.  And the material I make the couch with is backed with something stiff so that made it even harder.  And there are several non-sewing steps to make it rigid, etc.  It's not a quick one, but it's not a hair-puller, either.

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