Thursday, March 11, 2010
Barbie to Match
Now, you can make a matching one for Barbie! Read on, I'll show you how...
- 1/4 inch elastic
- Ric rac trim or ribbon
- Scissors and/or rotary cutter, measuring tape and/or ruler
- Main body of dress- cut one piece 8.5 inches X 6 inches
- Top ruffle- cut one piece 8.5 inches X 1.75 inches
- Bottom ruffle- cut one piece 12.25 inches X 3.25 inches
Use 1/4 inch seam allowance unless otherwise stated.
You will also need two pieces of ribbon for the straps measuring 2.5 inches each and a 5 inch piece of 1/4 inch elastic.
Note: My daughter wanted Barbie's dress to be long. This would be cute a couple of inches shorter as well- if shortening I would shorten the main body of the dress and not the ruffle if you want it to look like it resembles the big girl dress.
In my photo I also marked where the back of the straps should attach, don't worry about these marks- you don't need to do this.
This will take you 20 mins and gaurantees a smile on your little girl's face. I think matchy dresses would be a cute gift idea too!