Barbie Clothes – Stash Buster

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

IMG_3381 Two rectangles 16″ x 4″ and 4″ x 3″image Overlock or zig-zag stitch all the way around each piece.

image Hem the bottom edge

image Make a casing for the elastic along the top edge.

imageJoin the two short edges right sides together leaving the casing open for the elastic to go through.

imageThread the elastic through and their you go a Barbie skirt.

imageHem the two long edges.

imageMark where you want the ribbon straps to go, I did this by holding around the doll and marking with a erasable pen.

imagePin into place and sew across going back over it twice for strength.

imageRepeat for the back of the straps.

imageMeasure once again for where the Velcro should go, sew into place.

imageimageAnd their you a pretty Barbie.🌸🌺

Handmade Fabric Doll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello I thought I would share the new addition to the handmade fabric dolls that I have been making, please let me know what you think.

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Thank you 🌺🌸

Boho Trousers

My latest purchase is from http://eandepatterns.bigcartel.com/

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I used pink fairies fabric from http://www.mauds-fabric-finds.com/

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All over locked ready to put together

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Pockets sewn into place

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Ready to sew front and back together, using my new freebie clips from Simply Sewing Magazine

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Love them very much indeed.

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Elastic markings in place, I used Pilot Frixion Erasable pens best pens ever in my opinion :).

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Ankle cuffs

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My label ….

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My beautiful little model

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She loves them, she said ohhhh mummy are they for me? Yes honey they are:) huge big smiles and races of with the trousers to put on back with them on and out into the garden to enjoy the sun :)😍❤💜🌅🌞💗

Becky

Love Sewing issue 6 Shoulder Bag

   
After a extremely stressful week at work and at home one of which included my beloved dog to go missing luckily he was found by the police quite far away from home who sent him to the dog warden who brought him back to me 23 hours later a massive thank you to everyone’s kind messages and to the police and dog warden 😃 we are all so very happy he is home safe and well.  

 I decided that some sewing was called for after all that, so a look through my magazines for inspiration and this is what jumped out at me to make.

So after cutting out 26 separate pieces it was fairly straight forward, starting with ironing with interfacing followed by sewing the main body of the bag using a T box or flat bottom seam for the bottom of the bag, next the D-ring tabs, bag flap, and the main tab.

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

   
          

Next up was the lining pockets nice and easy pockets and sewing the main body lining together followed by sewing the king to the main bag pulling through/right side out, top stitching around the top of the bag, then the bag strap a good iron and Ta-Dah a bag 😊☺️😄

   
      
💜💛💚💙❤️

I used my new bag today when I went out for lunch with my three beautiful girls, it held all my stuff from my old shop brought handbag and it didn’t fall apart 😃😄😀 X 

Love Sewing issue 6 Shoulder Bag

   
After a extremely stressful week at work and at home one of which included my beloved dog to go missing luckily he was found by the police quite far away from home who sent him to the dog warden who brought him back to me 23 hours later a massive thank you to everyone’s kind messages and to the police and dog warden 😃 we are all so very happy he is home safe and well.  

 I decided that some sewing was called for after all that, so a look through my magazines for inspiration and this is what jumped out at me to make.

So after cutting out 26 separate pieces it was fairly straight forward, starting with ironing with interfacing followed by sewing the main body of the bag using a T box or flat bottom seam for the bottom of the bag, next the D-ring tabs, bag flap, and the main tab.

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

   
          

Next up was the lining pockets nice and easy pockets and sewing the main body lining together followed by sewing the king to the main bag pulling through/right side out, top stitching around the top of the bag, then the bag strap a good iron and Ta-Dah a bag 😊☺️😄

   
      
💜💛💚💙❤️

I used my new bag today when I went out for lunch with my three beautiful girls, it held all my stuff from my old shop brought handbag and it didn’t fall apart 😃😄😀 X 

Another Handmade Doll 

Finally Finished her and Oh My I’m so pleased with her ☺️

Please let me know what you think???

  

      

Thank  you 😊

My first Doll Design (aka Lily named by my 4 year old )

Well Lily has become a big hit with my daughter, so far Lily has had a bus ride and a drinks at my local cafe, a car ride to the shops, played with constantly and she has stood the the test of being played with and has not fallen apart, torn or ripped so this makes me so very happy that my design has worked …Feeling very Proud of myself ☺️.

Lily is now getting her own wardrobe here is her party dress

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And a jacket.

I think a skirt and top maybe next ohh and a handbag 😊

I have started making another Doll when she is finished I will post some pictures 

Thank you x