outfit for modern type ("belly button") Barbie from
I did not want to sew this costume (it looks like a wedding cake)
originally, but Kaylee in TV series liked it so much, and I am not
so cruel to deny it to my plastic Kaylee :-)
- To the white half-circular skirt from a white cotton
battiste were attached 9 rows of pleated frills. The lower eight
ones were made from 3.5 cm wide chiffon ribbons. I had to dye the
white ribbon peach in Iberia dyes, because this colour was
not available anywhere. The highest placed frill was from
the same material, which was used for the blouse. The skirt closes
back with a snap.
- The ivory blouse from a jacquard silk has the center
front part gathered in 4 vertical rows + lined. The bodice
is embellished at center with a strip of pink silk with tiny "pearl"
buttons and the frills at the sides of the central part and
around the neckline..
The pink silk balloon sleeves were painted, then embroidered with
a golden bulllion and a yellow floss. The fabric on the bottom
edge was frayed and then knotted. The blouse fastens back with
- The hoopskirt helps to keep the shape of the skirt; the
standard Mattel's pumps were covered with glitter; to the
outfit belong also the sequined purse and the lace edged
stockings. The whole outfit is handsewn.