Thursday, January 13, 2011

Feeling a sense of urgency

Lets face it. Barbies are hard on their clothes. Poor Snow White is practically in rags her clothes are so beat up. With their pointy fingers and lack of flexible joints they seem to enjoy ripping their clothes to shreds! We have Barbies around here that need new clothes and need them NOW!
So here are the two outfits I've made so far. The red shirt is actually supposed to show her midriff but I altered the pattern a bit to cover her belly. Hey, I'm making the clothes, I can make 'em how I want to! Besides, without having to see her belly, you can focus on her beautiful facial features... ;) The only thing about my alteration though is that I forgot to take into consideration her large booty in the back. So the shirt flaps open in the back, but who cares. The kids don't seem to mind. The kids have already decided they are p.j.'s.The dress was pretty easy to make, it just got a little tedious doing all the darts. I don't really like how the neckline turned out and I'm not too crazy about the fabric I used, but I'm not going to do anything about it. I will probably add a ribbon though like it shows on the pattern just to dress it up a bit. Well, if I ever get around to it. The pants were a breeze! They only took me about 10 minutes.

So I was pleasantly surprised with how simple and almost fun it was to make these. When I read reviews of other people who made these I practically rolled my eyes at them when they said they had fun making them. And now I'm rolling my eyes at myself because, well, you can just ask my husband if he thinks I enjoyed it. I'm going to try a jacket next and then maybe a fancy dress. We'll see. What do you think?


  1. They turned out so cute! I was just thinking I love the fabric of the dress! lol good job, Is Audrey impressed?

  2. Good job, Josie. Those are way cute, and I'm glad you're having fun. Wow, a shirt, a pair of pants, and a dress, all in one day. Don't you wish our own wardrobes went that quickly? Glad the girls are enjoying them!

  3. Did you have to do most of this by hand? It seems tedious...? Let me know?