Saturday, January 15, 2011

More Homemade Barbie Clothes

So here is what I finished yesterday and today. This is outfit 4 from Simplicity 6208:
The blouse is the same in both pictures. It is such a versatile basic wardrobe piece, I am going to have to sew a bunch of them in different colors. Same with the skirts. The skirts were so incredibly easy, they each took me less than ten minutes. The jacket took a little longer (obviously) but still wasn't too hard. It turned out a little bulky though because of the fabric. I forgot to take into consideration that I was sewing for Barbie dolls because that fabric would make a very nice jacket for me!

This skirt on the bottom I just cut out and sewed myself without a pattern. My daughter wanted a "long long skirt that touches to the floor." When it came down to Barbie's ankles, that wasn't good enough for her so in talking to my sister she suggested I add some lace. I did that, and now it touches to the floor.

Jessica asked if I did it by hand and if it was tedious. None of it was done by hand and it is a lot simpler than you might think. When I first pictured sewing Barbie clothes I couldn't fathom how on earth you would sew on those tiny shirt sleeves, or finish the necklines, etc. But they make it super simple. You'll have to come over sometime Jessica and make some with me! And Talena asked if Audrey is impressed. Yes, she is now that I sewed the lace onto the long skirt. Thank you so much for saving me a lifetime of complaints! The kids are loving each new piece of clothing as it comes available. The only problem is, I'm done! You know when you start dreaming about Barbie clothes, it's time to take a little break. I'm sure I will come back to it eventually though. Oh, and I think the main reason I had fun is because like my mom said, "Wow, a shirt, a pair of pants, and a dress, all in one day. Don't you wish our own wardrobes went that quickly?" And I say, "yes Mom, yes I do." This is a little bit of wish fulfillment here for me. I'm fulfilling my own dreams through Barbie;)


  1. What? Fulfilling your own dreams through Barbie? How can that be? Seriously, those clothes turned out way cute. I'm sure that many fashion designers got their start by playing with Barbies. I'm enjoying watching your progress!

  2. I am also enjoying watching your progress. I would love to do a quilt I just feel like I have to many blankets as it is, and I am selfish and would not want to give it away... hmmm I will have to think on this some more.

  3. Talena, I had a hard time giving away the first couple of baby blankets I made because I had worked so hard on them and they were so soft and pretty. I got over it real fast though after they were gone.