Thursday, September 30, 2010

This Week

This last week, I have developed a strategy for the upcoming busy holiday season. Every Monday and Tuesday, I will be working on a "Holiday Pack" consisting of three outfits each. These sets will be posted on Etsy as often as I am able to post them.

Wednesday will be the day I work on custom orders. According to this schedule, I am currently booked out for custom orders until the beginning of December. So, because of demand, I am unable to take any more custom order requests except for a few select friends and family.

Thursday is design day, when I will design, cut, and prepare all the clothing for the following week's work.

Friday I get to be "Mom" full time, due to the elementary school's "early out" policy, and Friday being our long-standing grocery day.

Week-ends, of course, are for family, chores, and fun. And although sewing is fun, it's not the only thing in life that is.

Anyway, feel free to take a look at what I worked on this week.
Especially the tan jacket below. Collared jackets are a lot of work, so I don't do them very often, but the outcome is always SO satisfying, don't you think? I want one full-size!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Welcome to Modest Barbie Style!

Over the past 6 months or more, I have had the privilege to clothe many of your daughters' Barbies and fashion dolls, and I see those opportunities as an honor. I am thrilled with the response my products have received, and I am desperate to keep up with demand. Most of what I make is sold before I make it, leaving my Etsy site sadly bare.

Most of you know what a difficulty it has been for me to keep up with demand, especially with the morning sickness I have been experiencing--not to mention the work that goes into each item I make. It breaks my heart when I find myself without the time or ability to fulfill every request.
Despite this, I continue to feel Modest Barbie Style to be a driving mission in my life, and my desire to provide modest options for parents of Barbie-loving daughters continues to inspire me. I am a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and I believe whole-heartedly in its doctrines of modesty, and the resulting beauty and confidence they can provide to those who follow them.

For those of you who feel as much of a desire to emulate these doctrines (in all their variations and religions) for your daughters, both in their lives and in their play, I want to be there. I want to have the capacity to offer modest clothing for your daughters' dolls. I hope and pray on a daily basis that I can be led and strengthened--that I may have greater capacity, greater resources, and greater inspiration to achieve these goals.

For those of you who need and want modest Barbie options, I will do my best to assist you. Please be patient with the process. Please feel free to post your suggestions, as well as any words of encouragement.

Also, please come back often.

All my love to my readers,


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Latest Creations

I don't exactly know where the energy came from, but I recently had this crazy desire to make my girlies matching skirts. In my Barbie clothes, I work 100% from my own designs, but I had never done anything full-size without a pattern until now. Let me tell ya--it has its own challenges. Despite those, it worked out fairly well, with only minor issues.

After that minor detour, I came back to barbie swimwear, and got these 6 swimsuits done this week--all of which are already sold. (YAY!) I am satisfied with their appearance, having higher necklines and easier closures than my previous suits.

Next week, I am hoping to finally get some dresses posted in my Etsy shop, and maybe even have some time to make something baby-related for some new mothers in my circle of friends. Thanks for stopping by. Please let me know you were here.