Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dress 5-The Rachel

I started this one last night and finished it just after dinner. I had a few stutter steps along the way, but for the most part it went together very easily. This combo was inspired by my sister who owns a dress almost identical to it. The way the pattern shows it it almost appears like a country girls dress...NOT my version! =D Stylish and glamourous is The Rachel. (I've decided to name my pieces for the folks who either suggest styles, colors or inspire me in some way! So if you want a Fashion Doll dress/outfit named after you...give me some ideas! =D)

The Rachel will come with the dress, a pair of black pumps, black satin purse and maybe another accessory. (gotta check with my sister and see what she thinks! lol)I've added a pick of my Sees-ter in HER dress...I think my version is pretty spot on!?!?!?!?


  1. Wow Deborah! You have really found your best niche! Your designer dresses are gorgeous! Will we see them on your Etsy shop one day? :D

  2. This is so cool that it is modeled after a real life dress. I love it! :)

  3. Thanks Kathi and Dale. I am really enjoying making them, I never made clothes for MY barbies as a kid, and with all boys...well :-(\
    So I am truly enjoying my trip down memory lane and revisiting my childhood.
    YES these will eventually end up in my etsy shop, not too soon though as I have a craft show here in my neighborhood on the 1st of September and then another one in October. (although I might start listing them in September.)
    Thank you all for your encouragement! It really means alot to me! =D

  4. They are awesome! Saw some in your flickr but didn't have time to comment, just look and go. Yeah, these are great and when you mix them up with the fab accessories you make ... how about a polymer rose for her hair?!?

  5. Hey Ban! Thanks! You've been busy lately! =d
    I love the idea of a rose for her hair...just need to figure out a way to it to stay there!

  6. She's got vinyl head - you could just poke the wire in. Don't worry, I bet it won't hurt a bit :D

  7. If I was keeping them I absolutely would DO that, but since my intention is to sell them for young girls...pins in Barbies' head is probably a BAD idea! LOL

  8. oooooooooh, thought they'd go to collectors. hmmm, how about a flower with no wire and a dab of hot glue. You can pull the hair away from the spot and then brush it back over the edges. If it falls off, the hair will cover the spot ?!?

    or make a wire headband with flowers twisted around it. you can bend the edges and put a dab of hot glue on the ends(I did that for BJD tiaras) so there's no poking.

    sorry, the brain is swirling and I'm just along for the ride ;)


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