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« on: May 16, 2009 05:15:08 PM »

I made these for a local charity, and am donating them with a bunch of plain bikini Barbies.  They are made to be played with by children, and are very easy on and off with velcro and elastic.  They were super fun to make!

Wedding gown

Basic dress with button

Blouse & skirt

The blouse is two pcies of blue lace elastic, and the skirt pulls on with a peice of elastic lace.

Lily Pullitzer Dress (made of real Lilly fabric, from a dress recon!)

Jackie-O crochet suit

The teeny buttons are my favorite part.

Gingham nightgown

Basic dress tute (for a dress, just extend the pattern piece.)

I wish I knew how to put this into pdf.  Take a 3 x 3 square of paper and cut it into the pattern shape above.  Cut one on fold ('blouse') and 2 individual pieces slightly longer ('back')  Cut a rectangular peice for the skirt.

Turn down a teeny seam on both sides of the back of the blouse.  Sew.  Sew a small triangular seam at the side back.  You only need to fold down once.

Fold down a small seam at the neckline, and sew over.

Note: you may need to gather this slightly.

Sew tiny seam on all four sleeve ends.

Sew top of shoulder seam and underarm/side seam.

Take a rectangular peice of fabric (this is about 6x4 inches) and sew small side seam to all edges except the upper edge  Gather this edge.

Attach to skirt to blouse.

Sew or press stick on velcro to edges of dress.  Attach the fuzzy side to the right side of dress, and the scratchy side to the wrong end, or vise versa.

You're done!  Add details, buttons, whatever you like.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2009 05:44:14 PM by sparrowowl » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009 05:24:42 PM »

Those are some of the best Barbie clothes I've ever seen. Very well done.

« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009 06:00:57 PM »

I would have LOVED those as a child!  They seem really fun to make. Smiley

p.s. - I have the same sewing machine!  Except mine doesn't have the project runway logo on it.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009 12:47:43 PM »

Good tute! I love how you got very professional results by careful pattern placement -- the pink and brown dress is terrific.

Major props for the Lily P shift, too.

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 05:37:34 PM »

Thanks, guys!  I agree, pattern placement is tricky since you're working with such a tiny piece of fabric! 

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009 11:05:18 AM »

Awesome - You have provided me with lots of inspiration.  Thanks for showing off your talent.

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009 02:57:38 PM »

Those are really nice i have a four year old niece that would go spare for them Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2009 01:29:27 PM »

These are great!  I work in a Lilly Pulitzer shop, so I recognized the Lilly dress immediately!  I have some old Lilly clothes that I want to recon and you have been so inspiring!

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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010 01:14:40 PM »

I really like the Blouse & Skirt set (could be because I'm a sucker for blue).  What is the top made out of?  It looks lacy.

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2014 10:06:13 PM »

The crocheted set and the gingham nightgown are my favorites.

I once made a whole Barbie house, complete with home-made furniture for a charity. It made me feel very gooshy inside to be part of a fundraiser for a good cause.

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