In two weeks time, my niece, the one who made me actually consider (end then actually do it) buying a Barbie doll and start re-learning how to sew doll clothes, is going to be two years old.
Happy Birthday to her!
Apparently she is too small to play with fashion dolls and her father tells me she might prefer cars and balls when she grows up – but we’ll see. I still have one year left to get pro at sewing doll clothes. I’ve posted some of my adventures, tips and patterns before, but I plan on sewing better clothes and posting more free patterns.
Until then, here’s a free barbie or fashion doll dress pattern for you to download and sew.
Here’s the dress again laid flat.
I saw this sash from American Apparel the other day. And I fell in love (with all the pretty girls wearing it
The sash is €16, but let’s face it, if you have a bit of fabric and 20 minutes you can make your own. A much, much prettier one. Your style, only for you. Etc etc.
It’s yellow with little burgundy, green and blue flower-like creatures. It’s over 2 meters long and around 20 cm wide.
And here are some ideas to wear it! (photos from the AA site)
2, 20 m/ 20 cm fabric – i suggest starting with something light, batiste, soft cotton, polyesters.
a sewing machine or some needles
happy music and/or coffee
If you’re making one, send me a link, I’d love to see it! If you have any questions and/or suggestions do share: )
After elegantly failing at making myself a nice external drive sleeve with the newspaper fabric set I decided to simplify.
No lining, no pockets, just a yellow piece of thick felt and that’s it. So I’ve cut, sewn and embroidered and thus my new and more practical leaves drive sleeve was born. Continue reading