Barbie knit top pattern-improved version!

For those of you long time readers, hello! Do you remember when I did this tutorial, way back when? In time, the pattern became lost and undownloadable (it's a word don't worry about it), but I found my hard copy recently! YAY! So I fine tuned the pattern and digitized it and it is now available to download and print for free … [Read more...]

barbie® clothes

One of Sadie's little friends just turned 4, and her mom told me she is into all things girly, including Barbie I knew just what to make her for her gift.  CLOTHES! (oh and we bought her a doll, too, Paleontologist Barbie, in case you were wondering)  I used four of my tutorials: the cap sleeve top, basic easy dress, froufy skirt, and … [Read more...]

Barbie® ball gown tutorial

I love making Barbie® clothes. I also like making them easy to make. They're tiny enough-no need to complicate things, right? So I'm on a quest so to speak, to make Barbie® clothes easier to sew. Here's a fun tutorial for a pretty ball gown! Click below for more! You'll need: satin or some other special occasion fabric cut into these … [Read more...]

barbie knit top tutorial

Hello all! Here's the grand finale of Barbie® week! Please don't be intimidated by the knit fabric in this shirt-or the small seams. They're not as bad as they seem! (har har seem!?....ok I am REEAlly tired) Click below for more! You'll need: a piece of knit fabric-the thicker knits work better- I wouldn't use … [Read more...]

froufy barbie skirt tutorial

    I hope you've had as much fun with Barbie® week as I have! Here's one more fun skirt tutorial! Enjoy :) But please pardon the name of the skirt. (unless you have something better?) I spent 3 hours up with baby last night, trying to get her back to sleep. I'm pretty sure I sleep-ordered something on Ebay. … [Read more...]

easy barbie skirt tutorial

Here's a quick and easy tutorial for a Barbie® skirt-easily customizable with ruffles or pleats along the bottom, as well as the pieced together look-you choose!Click below for more!You'll need: one piece of fabric 7 1/2" x 4 1/2", or two pieces equaling that, if you want the pieced look. (of course you can go longer or shorter) a piece of 1/4 … [Read more...]

barbie cap sleeve shirt tutorial

  Continuing with Barbie® week here: a cap sleeve top. So.....let's get down to business. (to defeat the Huns..) Click below for more! You'll need: one 6 1/2" x 3" piece of fabric two pieces of fabric 3"x1 1/2", one side cut on a slight curve sew on velcro sewing stuff First, serge or zig zag stitch … [Read more...]

Barbie® dress tutorial

  Kicking off Barbie® clothes week...can I have a drum roll please? ok, just kidding. quit banging on your desk. Yes, you! here's a simple tutorial for a cute Barbie dress! Click below for more! You'll need: fabric: 1 piece 6 " by 2.5" for the bodice, and 1 piece 5" by 12" for the skirt ribbon: 2 pieces-2.5" long for straps … [Read more...]

barbie clothes!

Once Sadie got her first Barbies® for her second birthday this past month...I knew that I was in for it. It being Barbie® clothes! I'd been a little intimidated by them-they're so tiny. Of course, my sister and I had always made the most fashionable clothes (not) when we were younger with scraps tied around our dolls...but for Sadie's dolls I had … [Read more...]