Monday, September 1, 2014

Barbie Monday - Paisley and Red Dresses

Hello, Dear Ones, and it's Barbie Monday again.
 Today I wanted to show you this darling little dress made from a small paisley print.
This little dress is both modest and chic with 3/4 length sleeves so your Barbie will look stunning in this. Doesn't my little model have the prettiest of hair?
To be that thin, have that beautiful hair and look that good in my clothes! Well, I can dream! :)
There is a neck facing which I didn't use. I just turned the neck down and topstitched it. Also, The sleeves are cut right with the front of the dress so as you're sewing up the side seams you sew up the underarm seam as well.

Now it was time to make another little dress! This was the sweetest fabric and just perfect for Barbie clothes. This little dress has a square neck, long sleeves and a gathered skirt. Again, I was proud of how this turned out. Barbie was getting a little hot, you know Texas summers, so she tied her long hair back with a little piece of yarn! ;)
I added a little lace around the square neck and at the hem. You'll see two sets of stitching on the hem. One was for the hem and the other for the lace. Now Barbie has two new dresses and I think she looks very nice. If you'd like to make this little red dress:

 Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

She's A Lady

Well she's all you'd ever want,
She's the kind they'd like to flaunt and take to dinner.
Well she always knows her place.
She's got style, she's got grace, She's a winner.
She's a Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady.
Talkin' about that little lady, and the lady is mine.
Well she's never in the way
Always something nice to say, Oh what a blessing.
I can leave her on her own
Knowing she's okay alone, and there's no messing.
She's a lady. Whoa, whoa, whoa. She's a lady.
Talkin' about that little lady, and the lady is mine.
Well she never asks for very much and I don't refuse her.
Always treat her with respect, I never would abuse her.
What she's got is hard to find, and I don't want to lose her
Help me build a mountain from my little pile of clay. Hey, hey, hey.
Well she knows what I'm about,
She can take what I dish out, and that's not easy,
Well she knows me through and through,
She knows just what to do, and how to please me.
She's a lady. Whoa, whoa, whoa. She's a lady.
Talkin' about that little lady and the lady is mine.
Yeah yeah yeah She's a Lady
Listen to me baby, She's a Lady
Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady
And the Lady is mine
Yeah yeah yeah She's a Lady
Talkin about this little lady
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa and the lady is mine
Yeah yeah She's a Lady
And the Lady is mine. 

~sung by Tom Jones 


  1. Barbie is a cutie pie! Her wardrobe is wonderful and I can't wait to see more. Thinking of you often and wondering how you are doing. Hope all is well and that you are getting settled.

  2. I am absolutley adoring your Barbie Mondays. She looks GREAT in her pretty new clothes!!!!

  3. I love seeing what you do with Miss Barbie!

    Just darling!

    I tried to email you back. Did you receive it? I know you are busy, but I just want to e sure you are getting mail from me. Don't want to lose touch.

    Hope all is going well!


    Sheila :-)

  4. Cute dresses Sheila, I love the gathered waist and lace trim around the neck on the second one:@)

  5. You seriously missed your calling. xo

  6. The Barbie clothes you've made bring back memories of all the Barbie clothes my mother made for me and my sister. I've still got my Barbies and all the clothing, but I'll wait until our granddaughters are a little older before I let them play with the dolls. If I decide to make more clothing, I know where to come looking for patterns! You certainly have patience to stitch those miniature clothes, Shelia, and you do quality work, too.

  7. I'm making American Girl dollclothes. Laynee got one for her birthday in June and she needed clothes. So, when she comes over, I let her watch me cut out and sew. She thinks she's partially responsible for dolly's new clothes. Fun, fun, fun.


  8. She looks very happy indeed. I really like the first dress, it looks very retro!! xx

  9. Love all of the clothes you've made for Barbie! So cute!

  10. Shelia, this is just too much fun! I look forward to Mondays now, to see what Barbie is!

  11. Shelia, I am so enjoying the clothes you've made for Barbie. Darling! You are so talented like that! (Now where have I heard that before?!) :O)

  12. Hi Shelia, oh doesn't Barbie look divine in her new outfits. You are having too much fun. Your talents are over the moon my friend.
    Hope the move is going well.
    Miss you!!

  13. To bad they don't make them in my size. I love the red one.

  14. My daughters and I absolutely love Barbie Mondays! After discovering your blog last week, the girls spent time cutting straws, soaking Barbie hair in fabric softener and cutting orphan socks for clothes... Thank you for the ideas and the fun!

  15. Sheila dear, you are an awesome seamstress. Love the pretty outfits. What fun you are making them.
    I hope you are getting settled in. Happy September. xo


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