Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Barbie Wardrobe. Dress 1

I recently stayed with my friend in Spain and as we share our hobbies and ideas we jumped in and made a few things.
We worked on a couple of her miniature kits and then moved on to bigger scale dolls.

I have always understood the need to buy plenty of what I like (in case it goes out of fashion and I can't get it any more) but Barbie?!!!

My friend must have an insight, suggesting that Barbie production is about to end. I lost count of the Barbies that she got out of her cupboards and drawers. We laughed as yet another and another appeared!
Needless to say, we decided to make Barbie outfits and that mood continued after I arrived home. I dug out the most needy, shabby Barbie from my collection of three that I'd bought years ago from charity shops. One of them desperately needed a hair-do!
After a shampoo I conditioned her hair and combed it smooth and while it dried I made her a dress from two coordinating Tilda fabrics.

That was as far as my 'need to make Barbie clothes' went, I lost interest quickly.
This Barbie now sits on a shelf waiting for the rest of her wardrobe, which will come - one day when I get the 'need to make Barbie clothes' feeling again.

The End of the Applique Sheep!

At last, the sheep draught excluder is finished!
It was difficult to applique the last sheep because of the thickness of fabrics to squash up into my hand. Turning it round as I stitched was a problem. 
The sheep that were cut from the very loosely woven checked fabric wanted to fray so some very strange stitches were added to the buttonhole stitch here and there.

 This was the first sheep

Finally, it's finished and sitting along a door, keeping out the draught!
I made it for my sister who loved it but said it was too good to go on the floor and has it lying across the back of her sofa!
Maybe when winter comes and the house is cold she might need to put the sheep on the floor.

Thank you for looking, I hope your week is going well,