Thursday, February 25, 2010

Modest Barbie Bloopers

Being a "Barbie girl in a Barbie world" is not always everything it's cut out to be. For example, I create ALL of my patterns myself. So, each new pattern is a prototype. On average, only one out of every four patterns turns out perfect the first time I sew it. Two out of four are close enough that I can alter them while sewing, and one out of four is just a disaster.

The number ONE mistake I make is making the pattern too small--primarily with the bodice:

Not so modest, right?


Lopsided ruffles...

These pants just struggle......

Now this is the worst: This darling yellow skirt worked out great... until I put it in the machine to re-inforce the last seam. Before I knew it, the machine had sucked in and chewed up the edge of the fabric.


Avalon, do you want another outfit for your Barbies?

Or three?


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Barbie Buttcrack Update

A few months ago, I wrote a post about the difficulties of sewing pants that not only fit well, but don't show Barbie's little butt crack when she bends over. After dozens of pairs of pants, and a few great tips from fellow seamstresses, I think I have figured it out.


4 out of 5 covered butts is pretty dang good, don't you think? Me too.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Much to Come

How many pieces of Barbie clothing can you cut out in one hour?
I bet I got you beat!

Pants, capris, shorts, skirts, shirts,
jackets, ruffles, sleeves, dresses,
and everything else I can think of!

There is so much to come, both for my Etsy site, and for my blog.

See anything you like?

E-mail me at

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Loving the Success

So, my Barbies have been complaining that I haven't been talking about them on my blog near enough. Models are So tempermental! But that is the price of success, ladies. It's called job security.

I am planning, and sewing, and sending orders delightfully often. I have three current orders for Easter dresses, and one woman interested in "career wear". (I could use suggestions on that one.)
Thanks to all of you for your support, interest, and inspiration. As soon as things slow down, I will be sharing my creations with you. Also, are there some of you who would be interested in a sewing tutorial? I am considering doing one for youtube, but I need to know how to splice and edit. Any ideas?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Coming Soon

Here is a preview of my up and coming line of Easter dresses, just in time for Spring.

"Now, where on earth have I put my espadrilles?"

"Aloha 'Oe... Aloha 'Oe..."

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hurrah for the Winners!!

And we have two winners!!

After some deliberation, Avalon carefully decided to choose Kaylie for the blonde Barbie, and Bailee for the dark Barbie. She loved that they rhyme! Therefore, our winners are:

Andrea and Angie!

Congratulations for suggesting the winning names!! Winners, please check your e-mail for further information on collecting your prize.

Thank you to all of you who entered the contest! It was so fun for me, and I assure you, it won't be the last one. Our next one is already in the works, so come back and visit Modest Barbie Style soon!