Monday, February 21, 2011

Handmade Barbie clothes - something for Your doll!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.
Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls.

When I was a kid I did not like to play with dolls - may be because there were only "baby born" type dolls available and I hated those. When I got my first (and only one) Barbie doll I was in heaven. Fact that she was not original Mattel and used to lose all her extremities (including head) did not bother me much. What I loved about her - I could dress her up like real girl, real woman.

Now I've grown up, but still like to make clothes for Barbie dolls. Here are some of my latest creations for Barbie doll.
You can also buy them - visit my Artfire studio or Etsy shop!

Pink outfit for Barbie doll
 Pink outfit - pink jacket, skirt and white hat

Elegant and classic everyday outfit to wear to work or school. "Buttons" and fringe of jacket anf skirt add little romantic accent.

Blue summer outfit for Barbie
Blue summer outfit

Strapless dress, large sun hat and purse. Need outfit for meeting friends at summer caffe? This is it!

Barbie wedding dress
 White Barbie doll wedding dress

Oh, yes, wedding dress is THE dress every girl dreams of. Barbie also is a girl and has a dream about wedding outfit.
This is very romantic wedding outfit - white dress (bottom of which is embellished with many flowers), white headband and, of course, bride bouquet.

Barbie outfit with headband and boa
Pink outfit "from 20s"

Inspired from old photos of 20s I made this outfit with touch of fashion from that period. Still this outfit is absolutely modern. If wearing only dress, Barbie will look like modern girl in romantic summer dress. But add headband and boa... and she is ready to attend thematic partie!


  1. These are so cute. You are very talented! I have a round up of some crochet favourites on my blog right now. I'll have to check out your shop for the next time I post about crochet!

  2. I am rounding up handmade barbie clothes & would love to include a link to this post & image (of the pink outfit from the 20s). Would that be ok?


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