80's Barbie Dress

Added Feb 1, 2013

by sugardoll

Edmonton, Canada

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I finally managed to find some time (and motivation) to make my first dress that I’ve sewn in ages. It’s really gotten my confidence up with my sewing abilities so I believe I’ll be doing a lot more preparation for my upcoming store!

I got this fabric purely out of love for the colors and design and had no idea what I was going to do with it. I just knew that I wanted it. Browsing tumblr I suddenly came across a picture of Barbie birthday cards that came with a dress for Barbie attached from the 80s/90s.

I then set out creating ideas in my head of exactly how I wanted to do it, because of course I didn’t want to copy the Barbie dress exactly! While browsing through Laika Doll’s vast collection of patterns I found an 80s evening dress pattern which with some shortening of the hem line would be just perfect.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Casual, Other, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Organza

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    Feb 3, 2013, 09.14 AMby laikadoll

    Aww yeh gurl! You should kick ass more often, it’s a good colour for you <3

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      Feb 3, 2013, 12.39 PMby sugardoll

      I plan to kick ass a lot more from now on!

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    Feb 2, 2013, 08.22 AMby VivianGrace

    I LOVE your fabric choice! That pop-art floral print is awesome :)

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      Feb 3, 2013, 12.40 PMby sugardoll

      Thank you! It really was love at first sight. And yes it is as bright as the picture shows, I didn’t do any color adjusting!

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    Feb 1, 2013, 04.18 PMby pamchar

    Cute and fun!! Love it ;)

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      Feb 3, 2013, 12.40 PMby sugardoll

      Thank you so much ♥

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    Feb 1, 2013, 04.12 PMby Mary Athey

    Simply fabulous x

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      Feb 3, 2013, 12.41 PMby sugardoll

      Thanks! I strive to be as colorful and fabulous as possible~

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    Feb 1, 2013, 03.22 PMby MegH

    Love this dress ! I actually think my Barbie had a dress just like this. Great Job!

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      Feb 3, 2013, 12.42 PMby sugardoll

      Thank you! I have always loved the clothes my old Barbies wore, so I intend to make a lot more inspired by them ♥

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    Feb 1, 2013, 01.19 PMby Chloé Bailleul

    So cute!

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      Feb 3, 2013, 12.42 PMby sugardoll

      Thank you cutie pie!

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