Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Midge gets a new sundress: Advance 9938

Poor Midge has been hanging out in her negligee since I made it. It was time for her to get out of her PJs and into some day wear!
Time for a sundress!! *jazz hands*
I was so happy with the sundress I made for Evie last month, that I decided to use the same pattern  (Advance 9938), but with the princess seamed bodice. 
I defined the seam lines further with a little faux piping. It's done with red ribbon, just inserted into the seam. It definitely accentuates Midge's curves!
I added a red satin rosette just where it waist seam intersects the princess seam.
The bodice closes in back with three snaps, which I accented with tiny red buttons. This bodice has a higher back neckline than the darted bodice I used last time.
It also features a slightly dropped waistline, which I think is seriously cute. I used the same skirt as last time, so the added bodice length makes this almost a tea length dress. Very sweet..
The fabric is a quilting cotton, but somewhat more lightweight. It drapes nicely, while still having enough body to maintain the full skirt. It's pretty much the perfect weight for Barbie clothes, and the scale of the polka dot is right on.
I think she likes it. She even blew us a kiss!


  1. This is so pretty! I'd love a dress like this for myself

  2. How fun! I'm loving all these barbie photo shoots!

  3. Hmmm, I wonder who enjoys the clothes more, you or your daughter?!! :)

  4. how much do you love shooting barbie? she is always posed so perfectly...

  5. Beautiful!

  6. Midge, you are so lovely in tea length. You make me want to sew up some polka dot fabric.