Monday, August 9, 2010

Taking the Plunge

Well folks... I finally quit my day job.

I receive inquiries for Barbie clothes on a daily basis.

I have some of the sweetest comments on my blog, and some of the kindest e-mails in my inbox.
Modest Barbie Style can no longer be denied.

So the question now is...

How exactly am I going to do this?

While most of you are thinking of how you are going to survive the last 2 days before school starts again, I am thinking of Christmas. If Modest Barbie Style is bestowing me with so much success now, then I have a great opportunity to clothe armies of this Nation's naked Barbies this Christmas.

Alas, I am but one person. One lone seamstress with one sewing machine. Even at my most productive, I can only make so many items a day. It is at times like these whan I wish I had a little factory with automated Barbie clothing-making machines. WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE!!

OH! To sleep, perchance to dream! In my dreams, my clothes would be in cute little packages on the shelves at Toys R Us or Target, and online at an "official" website, and everyone in the world would benefit from modestly-clad Barbies.

For now, I am desparately trying to get even a few days ahead of myself, with possibly even some inventory. I have never had inventory because everything sells before I can finish making it...which I am NOT complaining about!

But wouldn't it be nice to have sets and packs and outfits ready for Christmas? I think so. I think it would be DREAMY!

SO lets see how it goes. Maybe I can figure out a way to streamline. Maybe I can find myself an assistant... "Oh dear husband!... " Haha! Yeah, just watch him run the other way!

Now, my loyal followers, friends, family, and customers... Any suggestions? I'm all ears.

And don't forget: If you are interested in anything I do, you can e-mail me at


  1. My suggestion would be to do everything in bulk. When you are doing a wedding dress, do 20 instead of just one. Cut everything, and sew in batches. If you sew the sleeves on first, sew all the sleeves for all the dresses, then sew all the skirts, etc. It would go faster because you get in the groove of what you are doing and don't have to think about each step. Just a suggestion.

    I love what you are doing! Keep it up! Thanks!

  2. Oh, the pics of the clothes are breathtaking. I would love to see your clothes in Toys R Us however Made by Amy is so more uppity and unique boutique. I love having special made homemade items. Congrats on the success of your business. I hope it keeps going.

  3. I wish I could be your assistant!! We would have so much fun sewing together and our little ones would play together. ST. George here I come!!!!

  4. I'll be your assistant like maybe ever other month when we come down. I'm so excited about your success! It is well deserved.

  5. I just found your blog. I am a little disappointed that your etsy shop is empty. :( My 6 year old hasn't really shown too much interest in Barbies. Although she does play with them from time to time. But my three year old has just recently discovered them and loves them. I would love to buy a bunch of modest clothes for Barbie this Christmas. Can't wait!

  6. Oh wow! I just came across your blog somehow! I absolutely LOVE your idea here, all the barbie clothes you make are SO cute!!!
    I'm your newest follower!

  7. My daughter would love all those clothes...I am not even going to buy the Barbie till she is well stocked with Modest clothing! Beautiful!