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|Reviewed by:||kidmd|| |
|Posted on:||5/5/14 4:18 PM |
Simplicity Pattern Info
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 5 people |
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|Fabric:||Stretch Denim [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: Barbie wardrobe which includes sevreal gowns and dresses, flounced suit, halter top, knit top, peasant top and dress, pants and jeans in several lengths.|
Pattern Sizing: one size 11 1/2 inch fashion doll
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Surprisingly yes! Many of these doll patterns drawings are not well representative of the finished product, but this one is fairly close.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. They were reasonable for doll clothes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Likes: Jeans!! There are very few patterns for doll jeans! The fit was good for the belly button barbie right out of the envelope for both the jeans and the top. The styles are cute and there was a lot to choose from. Dislikes - The jeans topstitching was done inaccurately with side seams topstitched rather than inseams. The jeans do not have a yoke or even a topstitching line to approximate one and the rear pockets are unattractively large. This is minor, and I'm probably alone in this one, but functioning hip pockets would have been nice. Higher end Barbie clothes have them.
Fabric Used: Stretch denim for the first 2 pairs and stretch corduroy for the last. a sock and a piece of rayon jersey for the top.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The most critical change I made was to interface the jeans waistband. My first version got stretched out and ended up saggy and baggy. If you use stretch fabrics for these, you'll need to interface the waistband. I shaved a small amount (1/8 inch) off the back jeans at the waist and hip. I think in a non-stretch fabric this wouldn't be necessary. I lengthened the top 1/4 inch.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Well, I've already made 3 pairs of pants and a top, so I'm confident I'll use this pattern again! I'm pleased with the fit, as often doll patterns are sadly unfitted, which is crazy, since it isn't like Barbies need wearing ease. I would definitely recommend this pattern if you sew for fashion dolls.
Conclusion: Great Barbie pattern! Tons of cute styles and excellent fit!
For more pics and info about fitting to other doll types, see my blog post - Kadiddlehopper
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