Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

I almost didn't get this up in time. I
am not into Halloween but that doesn't
mean the dolls can't have fun.

Steve, Lydia, Trisha and Daryl take a break
from doing The Monster Mash to pose for
pics at the Halloween Dance.
All clothing is made by me except Steve's
argyle shirt.  Obviously Trisha and Daryl
LOVE to match their outfits.  Lydia's dress
is made from a black sock tied at the waist
with orange/black polka dot ribbon (which
you can't see).

The Ladies.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Who Wore It Best

I picked up duplicates of some of the Barbie
fashion packs.  I couldn't resist doing a few
'Who Wore It Best' a la' Fashion Police.

Up first we have Gwendolyn and Regan
in my favorite fashion pack dress.
I'm giving this one to Regan, she looks
great in this dress.  I just don't think
this dress fits Gwendolyn that well.  It's
a little short and puffs out at her derriere,
not very attractive.

Here we have Charmaine Scot and Quinn.
I don't know if it's her attitude or what but
this one goes to Charmaine. It's not that
Quinn doesn't look good but Charmaine
looks......well, hot!

I may pick up some more duplicates of
the fashion packs and do more 'Who
Wore it Best'. Kinda fun!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Steve's Outfit

This was the first Ken outfit I ever made.
I actually made it late last year but just
got around to showing it.

This is my favorite shirt pattern for Ken so
far.  It is a 60's vintage, Butterick 2519.  It
fits all the Ken's perfectly.

I took really good care when cutting it
out so that the designs are nicely centered
on the front and back.  I have several
of these cut out, the fabric options are
endless.  I love making them.

The pants were a different story.

With his shirt on they look fine so I
wasn't inclined to mess with them much,
just added the rubberband belt to keep
them up.
I think maybe the pattern called for an
elastic waist (which I hate) and I just
ignored the instructions, which I do at
times.  Instead I found a better pattern
for Ken pants which you saw previously
on Daryl.  That is also a vintage pattern,
McCall's 6901.  It is a much better fit
(even if they close in back!!!!).

Friday, October 2, 2015

Closing Time

Lydia has had a hard but productive
day getting all the models and gowns
photographed.  Steve has come to
pick her up for dinner.

"Hey, baby, how'd it go today?" Steve
"It went very well.  The ladies were all
so beautiful.  The brochure will really
enhance my sales.  Trisha did an
excellent job and she looked soooo
pretty in one of the gowns.  Daryl
needs to get off his butt and put a
ring on that girl!" Lydia

"Come on Miss Matchmaker, let's get
you some dinner.  I'm sure Daryl has
everything under control." Steve 

"Do you know something I don't?  What
aren't you telling me?" Lydia
"Let's go my dear, I am famished....." Steve