Monday, January 27, 2014

McCalls 6232 Ruffles and Leather Ball gown

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...

18 comments:

  1. What a great idea, that would be one present she's not likely to forget!

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  2. Wow! Barbie looks fab in that dress! Myra is going to love it! And your friend has a great idea, though I'm not sure how one would go about hiding that sort of thing from the recipient...

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  3. Love it! The leather is fabulous!

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  4. Your Barbie is better dressed than some women were on the Grammy Red Carpet last night!!! Boxing up the dresses is a great idea!

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  5. I love it and want one just like it for one of my Barbies!

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  6. Dude, didn't Calvin and Hobbs invent an enlarger ray? Where is that kid when you need him???

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  7. Oh to be able to make a strapless gown w/o support for the girls and look this fabulous!

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  8. Thanks!! It would look HAWT on your girls!

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  9. Thanks! Now I hope I can restrain myself from just giving it to Myra. :) I'm such a pushover...

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  10. That leather is just the gift that keeps on giving. Barbie's going to have a whole leather wardrobe.

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  11. Thanks! I've got it stashed away in my sewing room for now. Hopefully I can keep it away from her for that long!

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  12. Seriously. That Barbie and her anti-gravity bewbs. Life ain't fair, I tell ya.

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  13. I loved sewing Barbie clothes times 3, and it was such fun to teach the girls to sew Barbie clothes. It's what we did during the Super Bowl for several years.

    Oh, yeah, and those anti-gravity bewbs. You're right that life isn't fair.

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  14. I'm pretty sure Myra is going to have the best dressed Barbie in town!

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