Thursday, September 19, 2013

Harvest Moon Ball

I love dolls. I still have my original Barbies from my childhood. I have also added to those over the years and now have a modest collection of Barbies and Ideal Miss Revlons (from the 50's).

I go through periods where I pull a few out for display and/or to make clothes for them. This is one of those times when I wish I was 10 yrs old and didn't have a care in the world..........because the world is a very scary place at times.

So I've decided to make a few outfits for some of my Barbies (and they can't all be named Barbie, so yes, they have names). Now it's been awhile since I have made anything for the Vinyl Goddess and she is quite small so I am starting out with simple but pretty outfits.

These two lovely ladies, Jeanelle (reproduction 60's ponytail) and Courtney (early 2000 doll) are attending the Harvest Moon Ball tonight in coordinated fall dresses.

These are simple strapless dresses but getting that full skirt attached to the bodice did take some doing. One of the hardest parts of making doll clothes on this scale is finding fabric prints that are appropriate and have enough drape or are not to stiff. These are made from cotton and I think worked out good. The leaf print is really pretty.

I have decided on the next outfit to make.....something along the lines of Halloween but not a costume.

Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Cool. We sometimes wish we were little again without a care in the world. Look forward to the Halloween ensemble. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I, too have two dolls from my childhood but they are large (approx 24 inches high). One has a handknitted outfit our neighbour made for it and the other the original dress she came in. I also have my old teddy (now approx 50 years old) and up until recently I could smell him and it took me back to my childhood. Sadly he lost an eye somewhere along the way. Love your Barbies. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory, who don't own any Barbies hehe).