I had another big scrap of this ruffle knit, so obviously Barbie had to get in on the action. It's award show time of year, so naturally I made her a ball gown.
I used the bodice from McCalls 6232 and just gathered two rectangles of the ruffle knit for the skirt. The bodice is another little scrap of faux leather, which I thought was a fun accent to the girly ruffles.
The back closes with velcro, of course, and I finished the top of the bodice by turning under the hem allowance and fusing it down. This ain't couture sewing, y'all.
I think Barbie looks pretty darn fab in her leather and ruffles ball gown. I haven't shown her to Myra yet. A friend of mine mentioned that her mother would sew Barbie clothes and accessories (like a sleeping bag!!) all year long, then box them all up for one great big Barbie extravaganza at Christmas. I think I'm going to start collecting now...