Barbie Gets A New Dress

Yesterday Sister asked if we could make a dress for one of her Barbie dolls.  Sure, I thought, I can find some stretchy material and artfully arrange it around Barbie such that it slightly resembles an outfit but this was not what Sister meant.  She meant actually sew a Barbie dress and at this though I balked because my sewing machine and I are incompatible.  We’ve tried to make it work (created some curtains together, hemmed a couple of jeans) but our relationship has never become what you’d call serious.  In fact it spends the bulk of its time in the closet cleverly disguised as a clothes rack.  But for Sister I would try again.  After all, how hard could it be to make something for an 11 inch doll.  …… Ahem.

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We worked on it most of the day off and on (mostly off when I snuck away and ate oreos to relieve stress) but finally after much broken thread and bobbins that inexplicably stop producing stitches it was completed.  Sister loves it.   I see mostly flaws but I wanted to share it with you today so that I could also share this wonderful tutorial without which this sewing challenged mom could not have made her little girl’s day.

BTW – I also found these other great links for doll clothes which I may also try …. after I get another package of oreos in the house.  After all, there’s no use starting a project unprepared.

Making Your Own Doll Clothes From Socks

A Peasant Blouse for Any Doll

Lot’s of Doll Clothes Links

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