Monday, August 25, 2014

Barbie Mondays - Funky Blue Dress and Sock Clothes

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome again to Barbie Mondays. This was the most fun and easy little dress to whip up.
This little dress reminded me so much of the late 60s and early 70s, with mini dresses and funky angel wing sleeves.
Isn't it just the cutest thing? And this Barbie is really sassy and she's dancing for us.
Shake your groove thang, shake your groove thang...yeah yeah! :)

While I was browsing around looking for Barbie clothes I kept seeing 'sock clothes' and of course I had to try it. I bought colorful ankle socks and but I could have made longer clothes and more clothes if I had bought turn down socks. Are those called tube socks.
 
Turned out pretty cute, huh? These gals are ready for a day of fun, can you tell?
Just grabbed my scissors and went to town. The hats are the toe of the socks.
The shirts were cut from the top of the sock. I just cut out little holes for the arms.
The skirt was the middle of the sock and I sewed a little on both sides so it would fit her waist and not fall down! Now that would have been a disaster. Then I made the shorts from the middle of the sock too. I took them to the sewing machine and seamed an upside down U to make the legs and I seamed both sides like the skirt for the waist.

These two gals are very happy with their sock clothes! Talk about easy peasy! Hope you've liked  this edition of the Barbie clothes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

Shake Your Groove Thing

There's nothing more that I like to do
Than take the floor and dance with you
Keep dancing, let's keep dancing
Shake it, shake it
Shake it, shake it
Shake your groove thing
Shake your groove thing, yeah yeah
Show 'em how to do it now
Shake your groove thing
Shake your groove thing, yeah yeah
Show 'em how to do it now
Show 'em how to do it now
Let's show the world we can dance
Bad enough to strut my stuff
The music gives us a chance
We do more out on the floor
Grooving loose, or heart to heart
We put in motion every single part
Funky sounds, wall to wall
We're bumping booties
Having us a ball you all
Shake your groove thing
Shake your groove thing, yeah yeah
Show 'em how to do it now
Shake your groove thing
Shake your groove thing, yeah yeah
Show 'em how to do it now
We've got the rhythm tonight
All the rest know we're the best
Our shadows flash in the light
Twisting, turning we keep burning
Shake it high or shake it low
We take our bodies where they wanna go
Feel that beat, never stop
Oh hold me tight, spinning like a top
Shake your groove thing
Shake your groove thing, yeah yeah
Show 'em how to do it now
Shake your groove thing
Shake your groove thing, yeah yeah
Show 'em how to do it now
There's nothing more that I like to do
Than take the floor and dance with you
Keep dancing, let's keep dancing
Shake it, shake it
Shake it, shake it
Grooving loose or heart to heart
We put in motion every single part
Funky sounds, wall to wall
We're bumping booties
Having us a ball, you all
Shake your groove thing
Shake your groove thing, yeah yeah
Show 'em how to do it now
Shake your groove thing
Shake your groove thing, yeah yeah
Show 'em how to do it now
Shake it
Show 'em how to do it now, yeah
Shake it, shake it
Shake it, shake it
Shake your groove thing
Shake your groove thing
Show 'em how to do it now
Let's get on down
Show 'em how to do it now
Show 'em how to do it now
Show 'em how to do it now
Shake your groove thing
Shake it, shake it
Shake it, shake it
Pump up your booties now
Shake it, shake it
Shake it, shake it
A little freakishness
Shake it, shake it
Shake it, shake it
Do it too you all
~ sung by Peaches and Herb




19 comments:

  1. Look at your styling Barbies. TOO COOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. The dress is another winning outfit and definitely something I wore back then. :-)

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  3. I'm going to try to make some of these! How cute! Love your girls having a spa day last week, too! Hugs!

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  4. Oh what adorable clothes you have been making! I do remember that style of dress from the early 70's...I even had that pattern and made myself a couple! Of course everything comes back around, as that syle has already! Love the sock outfits too. You're having fun, aren't you??? :)

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  5. These barbies are so lucky Sheila! Lovin' the groove!

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  6. They all look great, the barbies have a great selection of outfits to wear now don't they!! xx

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  7. Love it Shelia! I remember the bell styles well! And those sock outfits are adorable!!!

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  8. Loving the Barbie Monday series!! I've made sweaters out of socks before for snowmen -- so much fun finding suitable socks. Hope you are settling in at your new NY home - been thinking about you. I've always loved to move and set up a new nest!!!! Sally

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  9. Ooooh, love the sock clothes, Shelia! Such a great idea. I have to pin this because this would be something I could actually do while my granddaughter is over.

    Hope everything else is going well! Let us know how you are doing when you get a minute. : )

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  10. What a cute idea! Barbie Monday! My mom used to make the cutest Barbie clothes for us! I wish I had kept them! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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  11. I'm afraid I done shook my groove thing off!!! Cute clothes Sheila, love the first dress:@)

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  12. The first thing that came to mind when I saw the fist dress was the swingin sixties!! And those sock dresses! Love them. But the hats are making the outfits. How fun!

    Jane xx

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  13. I'd be dancing too if I had a cute hat like that!

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  14. SO SO CU TE!

    Please send me a private email, may I please have your snail mail address? Thank you.

    Hugs and prayers,

    Michele from Finch Rest

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  15. Ok, Shelia, you are having way too much fun with these Barbies...lol! Wish I could 'play Barbies" now! These outfits are too cute!

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  16. Love these cute clothes! I'm guessing you've 'landed' by now. Hope all is well. Can't wait to hear all about it.
    ~Adrienne~

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  17. Shelia!

    I have been trying to play catchup with you, and my emails must be landing in your Spam for some reason!

    I have been MIA, but I spent some time catching up here. Congrats on the new home, the sale of your home, and everything! :-)

    I laughed so hard I cried reading the rescue Barbie pst. Man, you are good! And these are darling outfits!

    Have missed you terribly and have some news I want to share with you. I am going to try one more time to email you.

    xo

    Sheila :-)

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  18. Congrats oh so excited for you. This is such an honor and your blue dress so beautiful. I cannot wait to see you in the next issue.
    Girls Bedroom

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  19. So cute. The blue dress is cute. Love the sock clothes.

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