I decided to make some Barbie Doll clothes. Our neighborhood social service agency to whom we (at church) give Christmas gifts, asked for Barbie doll clothes. They get a lot of dolls donated, but not many clothes. So I thought I'd give it a try.
This outfit is made from a sock. The heel part became her chest front. I thought this turned out kinda cute! If Barbie is out on the beach and gets a little chilly, she can put on her shawl:
Then I made a more modest top, also from a sock.. not so form fitting, for the Barbie who doesn't want to be stared at. (I did not make the pants.)
This head scarf is for a Muslim Barbie. Her dress is just some fabric wrapped around her body for photographing purposes:
Then came the more difficult and failed attempt at making a dress. I was even going to try sleeves, but quickly gave up on that. Here is her dress, with belt. I am not going to finish this off or give it to a child. It's too messy. Boy, Barbie clothes are hard with all those tiny openings.
I decided it might be easier to find some clothes made more professionally, so I went to Ebay and found a whole range of really cute Barbie outfits. Prices range from 99 cents to nearly $40.00.. I bid on a few and will gladly buy those rather than try to make them myself. Although I did also bid on a pattern. Maybe with a pattern I could make some that are presentable.