Friday, February 7, 2014

One for me One for her

I finally sewed something for myself.I absolutely love Homespun. It's a 100% cotton, loosely woven fabric. I've had this piece for over a year and although it was earmarked for a different top, there wasn't enough of it. The bodice is Simplicity 2642 the rest is just two squares of fabric.

I added the infinity scarf to give it a cowl neck look and to make it look a little more "artsy."

It features a slight crossover bodice with gathering at the shoulder and elastic empire seam. I used foldover binding as a facing with stretch lace as a casing. I paired it with brown leggings and knee-high boots. It'll be a great "errand" outfit.

Of course I made another Barbie outfit. I have well over 50 Barbies and it's my plan to do an outfit every week this year or at least until my interest wanes. I'm still just having a great time with them. I even "rescued" a Tiana, of Princess and the Frog, from the Salvation are this week. She was only 65 cents so expect to see her in weeks to come. She needs a serious makeover. So without further ado, here's

Barbie of the Week 

She's wearing McCall's 6232 view F. You've seen the fabric before. I used it for my first maxi dress. The dress is best described at a "sleeveless, turtleneck, tank dress. Actually I had to take it in quite a bit because it mostly resembled a sack. That's right. They're doing some creative fitting on the pictures on the pattern envelopes even for dolls. I'll also add that sewing the turtleneck was a PITA. Do you know how small that is and with a knit fabric. All I can say is I don't have a clue where this commitment and patience has come from.


  1. Way to make it work when there's a fabric shortage. I love Barbie's new turtleneck design.

  2. Cuuuuuteeee!!! Love seeing your Barbie outfits!!

  3. I like the top and adding the scarf giving it a cowl neck look is perfect. I love your Barbie's dress.

  4. You and Barbie need matching dresses. This style would look incredible on you!!

  5. I like the top and adding the scarf giving it a cowl neck look is perfect. I love your Barbie's dress.Meditation
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  6. Cute top! Love the style of it and you're making me want some of that fabric. Barbie sharp too now!