Monday, February 3, 2014

Simplicity 6208: a jumpsuit for Barbie

Obviously, the next step in my adventures in Barbie couture was to branch into vintage.
So I hit up Etsy and picked up a couple of super cute vintage Barbie patterns. This one is Simplicity 6208, printed in 1965. I asked Myra which outfit she wanted to me to make, and she immediately picked this mod jumpsuit.
The design is extremely simple, with only 2 pattern pieces. There is a single bust dart, which you can see is a bit low for our perky girl. The back closes with velcro, although the pattern calls for snaps.
I used a tip from Sharon's blog and finished the neckline and armholes with seam binding. It is a much cleaner finish than the clipped and turned hem that the pattern calls for. It was a bit easier too.
The fabric is a rayon shirting left over from this dress. The scale of the dots is fun on Barbie. Much more graphic that it was on a human sized dress. The dots are actually a dark navy, so this totally counts for #sewbluefebruary! Woo-hoo!
The look is completed with a ribbon tie belt. I left the ends long so that the weight would give the ribbon some drape. This pattern was a fun one. I'll definitely use it again - once I raise that bust dart.

10 comments:

  1. how are the bust darts too low? is that a modern barbie vs a vintage pattern? have her boobs got perkier?

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  2. It's beautiful and trendy. Love that you left the ribbon belt tie long.

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  3. She still looks totally hawt, that snitch... ;)

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  4. Isn't that strange?? I couldn't figure it out either. I used a Barbie with the vintage body style, so it should fit her. I actually haven't tried it on a modern Barbie. I wonder...

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  5. Barbie is beautiful in that dress. I love vintage patterns. Thanks for pointing out the tip on the seam binding - I'll have to pick some up. :D

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  6. This Barbie obviously never had babies!

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  7. OMG another stunning outfit for Barbie!

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  8. LOL, even Barbie needs bust adjustments. I love that Myra chose the pants suit cause it's way cool.

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  9. Very nice. I like the shoe selection as well.

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