My daughter is the very proud owner of a Barbie house, she was so very patient riding the bus home and then waiting for mummy to construct it, even helping with some of it she is very good at telling me where each piece went☺️
Once built ohhh the excitement of putting the new furniture inside and then ooohhhhh mummy we neeeeeeddd the Barbies ……..
Out they came in a whirlwind of Barbie stuff looking like they were having the worst bad hair day EVER, oh no what a messy mess mum, time for a brush we think, and whilst your brushing the hair I will have a go at making some clothes for them, even more smiles.
Here is how I made a skirt and top
Two rectangles 16″ x 4″ and 4″ x 3″ Overlock or zig-zag stitch all the way around each piece.
Hem the bottom edge
Make a casing for the elastic along the top edge.
Join the two short edges right sides together leaving the casing open for the elastic to go through.
Thread the elastic through and their you go a Barbie skirt.
Hem the two long edges.
Mark where you want the ribbon straps to go, I did this by holding around the doll and marking with a erasable pen.
Pin into place and sew across going back over it twice for strength.
Repeat for the back of the straps.
Measure once again for where the Velcro should go, sew into place.
And their you a pretty Barbie.🌸🌺