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Barbie Malibu Skirt and Top

Added Jun 14, 2012

by merche

Algeciras, Spain






This is my version of the Starburst skirt from Burda 05/2012 model 113.
I made it in the wrong fabric and boy! I paid for that mistake!
The top is Donna Karan Vogue 1282
You can see all details, and some tips for the skirt constuction. Learn from my mistakes!





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    Jun 29, 2012, 03.18 PMby Onlylola

    Mercheeeeeee!!!m alegro un monton!!sales d nuevo en la por tada.Un beso

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      Jun 29, 2012, 10.23 PMby merche

      Gracias linda!

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    Jun 29, 2012, 09.45 AMby roisins

    Your skirt is stunning! Well done!!

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      Jun 29, 2012, 10.24 PMby merche

      Thank you so much!

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    Jun 28, 2012, 08.27 PMby msbrachal

    I LOVE it and I want it! :)

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      Jun 29, 2012, 10.30 PMby merche

      Thank you! It´s not too difficult to sew. You should give it a go

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    Jun 27, 2012, 03.26 AMby Adriana Orozco

    My dear Merche!!! my best congratulations for being feature with your lovely proyect!!!! wonderfull, and the skirt is really lovely. I adore the print on the fabric too!!!!!

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      Jun 27, 2012, 07.53 AMby merche

      Thank you Adriana! You know I Iook up to you!

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    Jun 26, 2012, 05.41 PMby winkybear

    Wow! I LOVE the choice of fabric! I especially like the hem treatment. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Jun 26, 2012, 09.00 PMby merche

      Thank you! My favourite part of the hemming was “go to sleep” ;D

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    Jun 26, 2012, 04.34 PMby kferris

    That looks amazing! {runs to fabric store for bright floral knit…..}

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      Jun 26, 2012, 09.01 PMby merche

      Ha,ha! Thank you!

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    Jun 17, 2012, 12.11 PMby Sewing And Style

    again- this version is the best I have seen so far!

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      Jun 26, 2012, 09.02 PMby merche

      Thank you Juliet!

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    Jun 15, 2012, 09.26 PMby chula123

    I love cowl necks, I love pink and I love your outfit !! The material of your skirt is georgeous and not only that, but very versatile for matching tops! Must have a look on your blog about the skirt, I tried this pattern and got it completely wrong, so in the end I remodelled it as a top :-(

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      Jun 16, 2012, 05.53 AMby merche

      I suppose it depends on the kind of fabric you use, mine was a bit elastic but not enough, the pleats were very difficult to match too! I think you could give it another try on a different fabric. Thank you!

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    Jun 15, 2012, 09.12 PMby Jolands

    Hi Merche. What a great outfit!! Love the fabric. Where do you buy it?

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      Jun 16, 2012, 05.54 AMby merche

      I buy all my fabric at the local stores, I like touching them and see how they drape… never got around buying on line, sometimes I´m tempted though. How is your sewing?

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    Jun 15, 2012, 08.34 PMby becia

    Beautiful outfit, I love the print.

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      Jun 16, 2012, 05.54 AMby merche

      Thank you Becia!

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    Jun 15, 2012, 01.30 PMby Eva Iwakki

    a lot of colors,nice :)
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      Jun 16, 2012, 05.55 AMby merche

      Yes! It´s very tempting to go in the fabric store with all those vibrant colours nowadays!

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    Jun 15, 2012, 03.40 AMby zsyzu

    You look fabulous. I do love the detailing on the skirt and the colors pop! Wonderful job like always.

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      Jun 16, 2012, 05.56 AMby merche

      Thank you! The pleats were a bit difficult for me, but worhty!

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    Jun 15, 2012, 02.28 AMby schnui

    Merche, your top and skirt are gorgeous and you look like a super model in them. I haven’t read your blog yet but from here (sitting in front of my computer), both look perfect.

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      Jun 15, 2012, 05.59 AMby merche

      Despite my Woody Woodpecker hair?! ha,ha, So glad you like them! Packing the suitcase already?

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      Jun 15, 2012, 06.34 AMby schnui

      Yes, almost packed. I am on a walking tour in Bulgaria for 2 weeks and then 1 week in Paris and then a cycling tour in the Burgundy region of France. So I will have a mixed bag of clothes and I think I will look like a vagrant in Paris. I have no room in my bag for chic clothes!! – the 20kg baggage allowance is so unfair!!!

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    Jun 15, 2012, 02.21 AMby elisana

    ooh la la! guapisima :)

    I like your skirt better than the original. your hard work did pay off

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      Jun 15, 2012, 05.57 AMby merche

      Thank you Elisana. I reckon the pleats would show better in a solid colour but who can resist that fabric

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    Jun 14, 2012, 09.19 PMby kihli

    Wow, you did a great job with the skirt, and the combination is fabulous!

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      Jun 14, 2012, 10.05 PMby merche

      Thank you! I´m not the best with colours but it was easy with the print on the skirt, every top in my wardrobe is a match!

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    Jun 14, 2012, 07.17 PMby jadealamode

    lovely skirt!!

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      Jun 14, 2012, 10.04 PMby merche

      Thank you! So glad you like it!

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    Jun 14, 2012, 05.50 PMby step-van-b

    Oh merche, I love your top and the combi with the skirt looks great.

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      Jun 14, 2012, 05.56 PMby merche

      Thank you! Feels like summer!

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