Saturday, March 28, 2015

DIY Friday : Doll Outfits

Hello..
I made two doll outfits yesterday :)
I have this doll inside my stash box for two and a half years. I bought her in the flea market when I visited Portugal and I think she is a Barbie doll because her size is 11.5" but too bad that her hair was dyed in pinky blonde :(

Pattern:
Self-drafted pattern.


The picture below is my pattern pieces, top (8cm long on fold) - gathered skirt (waistband : 12cm x 4cm and square shape skirt 26 cm x 16cm) and maxi dress (22cm long on fold, the dress has middle front and back darts). All the measurements are including 0.7 cm seam allowances.


Materials:
All the fabrics are scraps
Top : knit cotton in deep purple color
Skirt : floral stretch cotton
Dress : knit cotton in green color
Threads and snap fasteners

The sewing process was fun but a little bit tricky because they were very small garments.
For the top I leave the neckline without stitching. Sleeves and hem allowances were 1 cm.
For the gathered skirt, I sew the skirt hem using zig-zag stitch and sew two snap fasteners on the skirt back


For the maxi dress, I sew the middle front and back darts. Sew sleeves allowances 1 cm. Leave the neckline and hem line without stitching. And used the leather cord as her belt :)

Here is the final work,

And here is the picture of her wearing the top and skirt,

One more picture of her wearing the maxi dress. In the end I cut the green knit fabric in a triangle shaped and used it as a hair tie.  It matched so well with the dress and the belt :)
 
Happy crafting and I wish everyone a great weekend! 

14 comments:

  1. What cute outfits. I learnt to sew by making clothes for my Barbie doll, so I am a little partial to admiring other people's hand made Barbie clothes. She probably needed a new wardrobe if you found her in a market - she will be pleased :)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah Liz. I did that too, but I hand sewn my Barbie doll clothes when I was little :)

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  2. Clever girl. I made a wardrobe for my grand-daughter's Barbie a few years ago, but I used a Vogue craft pattern for vintage 50's designs. Yes those teeny tiny seams are very tricky. The photos are on the Barbie Wardrobe page of my blog. Your self-drafted clothes are lovely, I may borrow your designs for my own Barbie who could do with a change of clothes. :)

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. You can use my design anytime you want :)
      I didn't know that you sewn Barbie wardrobe, I will pop over to see them.

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  3. What beautiful clothes for your Barbie. I love making doll clothes ..so fun.. You did an excellent job , drafting these clothes.

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    1. Thank you, Judy. It is really fun to make doll clothes :)

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  4. my life these are just too adorable- I just don't have the patience to do such fiddly items much to my daughters disappointment

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  5. Thanks for sharing your pattern designs and measurements. My granddaughter's doll is here and this is something I just might try.

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    1. You are welcome, Dorothy. Hope my measurements and pattern designs will help :)

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  6. These are so cute Hana. And I am sure Barbie is very happy with her new outfits! x

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    1. Thanks, Dawn. I think she is happy now and soon I will dye her hair for better color :)

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  7. Your Barbie looks beautiful in her new clothes! I still have the Barbie clothes my grandmother made for my Barbie. Sometimes she would make matching dresses for me and my Barbie too. Great job on your drafting. Either of those outfits would be a beautiful garment for an adult to wear!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I agree, especially the green dress will be great for adult wear. I was thinking to sew for myself one day :)

      That's a really sweet story about your grandmother.. <3

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