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Sewing on a Smaller Scale

Sandra

Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« on: May 15, 2018, 14:55:57 PM »
I've decided to use some off-cuts from my daughters Prom dress alteration and make a little outfit from this vintage 1960's sewing pattern.

The pattern is for dolls which are 'Barbie' sized.



Unable to enter this in the ' Look What I've Done With my Scraps' , due to the off-cut pieces being much too large.

I used the lace piece to overlay on the bodice, and the tulle piece for the overskirt. Couldn't find any plain ribbon suitable so used a spotty one.



Without overskirt......




And worn with.  :)

Sandra.
xxx




Efemera

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 15:04:09 PM »
Love it... DD collects vintage Barbies, she’s 36!

Sandra

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 15:08:08 PM »
I used this pattern previously to make Views 2 and 5...the red coat and the suit with a shirt and tie (for Ken). The tie was made from a piece of satin bias binding which I cobbled together as best I could.




I also did another version of the dress I've just done in navy.




Sandra.
xxx


Renegade Sewist

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 20:42:26 PM »
Love it... DD collects vintage Barbies, she’s 36!

How super. I don't collect them per se. But I have mine, purchased by Mom the day they arrived in a major Los Angeles toy store. Barbie released on Mar 9, 1959. My fourth birthday was coming up on the 15th that year.

Sandra, those garments are gorgeous. It is so hard to work at that scale. You've done an outstanding job.
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Holly Berry

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 21:50:40 PM »
They’re fantastic, I admire your patience, much better than the original Barbie clothes. I would have loved those for my childhood Barbie. My Aunt used to make all my Barbie clothes.

I too had one of the original Barbies brought over by another Aunt when her husband was stationed here with USAF.


Procrastination get behind me

Nevis5

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 13:36:33 PM »
They're brilliant!  You must have so much patience with those tiny fiddly little pieces.  I'm in awe.  I made some 16" doll's clothes for my friend's granddaughter the other week and thoroughly enjoyed doing those but they are MUCH bigger pieces than Barbie size! 

Fajita

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 16:26:11 PM »
Barbie released on Mar 9, 1959.

Barbie is rhree days older than me.
I must have had a hard life!
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 16:29:44 PM by Acorn »

Holly Berry

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 16:40:36 PM »
@Fajita and like me, did you grow up expecting a body like hers  0_0
Procrastination get behind me

Fajita

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 16:42:26 PM »
@Holly Berry I've got a body like hers. Several of them. All enmeshed together for ease  :*

Iminei

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 16:56:03 PM »
Sandra is something of an expert at miniature ....



She won first prize for this quilt!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

maliw

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 18:03:04 PM »
Amazing, did you hand stitch or machine stitch them?
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Ellabella

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 18:13:49 PM »
Beautiful and so elegant.
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Sandra

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 18:14:41 PM »
Most of it was easy enough to do on the machine. I'm a lazy hand stitcher and avoid it if I can.

I seem to remember the armholes on the shirt...maybe the jacket too... were too small to machine, so had to hand stitch around those.

It's a good job you can't see the insides and how roughly they've been finished off.  ><

Sandra.
xxx

Sandra

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 10:01:35 AM »
And....if Barbie or Sindy has a special occasion to attend...




I added the train to this one....Red Carpet events need a train.

This was done from a Simplicity pattern from 1966...the year I was born.



Sandra.
xxx

wrenkins

Re: Sewing on a Smaller Scale
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 10:10:42 AM »
OMG you are kidding me!  :o
That's amazing! The scale is perfect!
Fashion fades, style is forever!