Monday, August 4, 2014

Barbie Mondays - Dressed For The Ball

Hello Dear Ones and welcome to Barbie Mondays. I'll be preposting for a while as I'm getting ready for our move, so just bare with me and I'll be back for real in a little while.
Okay, if you've not been here before, I'm sharing the many Barbie outfits I've made for my little grand daughter. So sit back and relax and enjoy being a young 'un again. :)
I decided it would be fun for Carter to have some formal wear for Barbie since she's all into princesses right now. I found that beautiful fabric for her coat and it turned out well I thought.
Here's the pattern for the coat I just made it longer.
There's lots of free patterns on this site but it's in French :)
This gown turned out to be a big boo boo. The pattern was way too big so I added the tucks at the shoulders to try and take it up. It hung like a night gown so I tried to fancy it up with the gathered waist piece. Anyway, it turned out yucky. You win some and loose some :(
I loved this blue fabric although it raveled quite a bit and made Barbie a nice long evening gown. Notice another new model. :)
 I made her a long scarf too. It can be used as a shawl for cool evenings or...
tossed around her most dainty long neck to look very elegant. Doesn't she look pretty?

I'm so sorry, I can't figure out which pattern I used for this dress.

Now our Barbie is ready to go to an elegant ball or formal evening party and she'll be the nicest dressed doll there, well, if she leaves the boo boo gown at home! ;) Carter loved these dressy clothes and then she told me that Barbie could not go to the ball without shoes! Of course not! So she searched and searched and found some chunky hot pink ones! Off Barbie went to the ball! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Blue Velvet

She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet was the night
Softer than satin was the light
From the stars
She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet were her eyes
Warmer than May her tender sighs
Love was ours
Ours a love I held tightly
Feeling the rapture grow
Like a flame burning brightly
But when she left, gone was the glow of
Blue velvet
But in my heart there'll always be
Precious and warm, a memory
Through the years
And I still can see blue velvet
Through my tears

~ sung by Bobby Vinton


  1. Hi Shelia, the gowns, coat and scarf are gorgeous and the color is so pretty. Barbie looks ready for the ball!! The boo boo dress is pretty too even though a bit bigger. Love your new doll with her up do hair!Carter is going to be over the moon happy with all the new pretties. Looks like you are having great fun between the packing!
    Have a wonderful week and blessings to you.

  2. She looks so elegant! Great job. Best wishes with the move.

  3. Gee those outfits are gorgeous! I wish you'd been around to make outfits for my barbies when I was a girl LOL

  4. Those a great! I still have my Barbies and all their clothes, can I come play?
    Good luck with the move, anxious to see more pictures of the house!

  5. boo or not! You are such a good grandma :)

  6. Love the pattern you chose for her! Good luck with the move Sheila!

  7. I love that pretty blue fabric! Don't be surprised if the boo-boo dress gets played with because it's easier to put on and take off! Also... be careful, the amount of dolls you have can sneak up on you:@)

  8. Just lovely, Shelia! You make me want to play with Barbies! : )

  9. So very sweet Sheila. you are one talented lady. xo

  10. Lovely dresses Shelia, Carter is a lucky wee girl. I went looking for the new style Barbie the other day and my GKB wondered what I was up to. I didn't tell him I was thinking about getting our 40 something daughter a newer version, haha. I don't think he would be impressed.


  11. Great dresses. I had four girls and none of them really likes Barbies. Every family gets a Tom Boy, I got four. LOL

  12. I have enjoyed being young again, pretty evening gown.

  13. Such beautiful Barbie dresses dear Shelia! Carter probably feels like I did when mother used to be sewing dresses for me, I'd sew for my dolls, but here, Grammy is the seamstress, lol! You are so blessed to be doing this and it's making me want to sew too!

  14. Oh, my goodness! Just gorgeous! Lovely dresses Shelia! Have a great evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. Your ar so talented! It is beautiful.

  16. OH, how I loved to play with Barbies as a little girl. What a beautiful post!

  17. Wow, these are gorgeous dresses! So elegant and regal! Would you adopt


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