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Monday, August 13, 2012

The Barbie Dress

When I was in second or third grade, I really HATED going to school. I do not really recall why and I would imagine there are more than one teacher that would be surprised to learn that I earned an Master of Science degree! Well I did! But I digress.

One day my mom told me that if I went to school she would make me a dress for my Barbie doll by the time I got home. Well that worked and here is the dress she made for my Barbie doll.

It looks to me to have machine sewing and hand sewing elements. My mom was a wonderful seamstress and tailor until arthritis took it's toll. But I have a few of her things and my brother has a truck with baby cloths she and my grandma (her mother) made for us.

I am hoping in this photo above  you can see the darts in this dress and in the photo below the seams, hems and snaps, etc. Not easy on a small dress.

So here is a little bit of my mom's work! I hope you like it and I am very pleased to still have it unlike the doll which is long gone and once chewed on by the dog! That is a story for another day.


Katrina said...

It's so gorgeous!!!!! Love it :-).

Karen said...

What a treasure to have! Your mom is an excellent seamstress and the detail is amazing!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What a beautiful dress! My mom used to make them for my sister (I wasn't into Barbie) and I would love to have some of them today. You've got a treasure, I think!

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

What a stunning dress! Barbie is definitely ready for the ball. I never had a Barbie doll when I was a child - I had to wait until I was in my 30's before I got my first Barbie (a limited edition Christmas one!)

I think you should buy another Barbie just to keep that dress on display!