Skip to main content

Handsewing a Barbie Coat: Our Barbie Is Ready For the Cold (DIY Project Of the Day)

This Barbie coat was a spur of the moment kind of DIY project, so I didn't take photographs of the sewing process. I just measured the fabric, made sure I had enough material and sewed it all together. Because I wanted to make a Barbie coat with an oversize collar, I basically just hemmed a piece of fabric and then added sleeves. I didn't cut out the fabric around the neck because I wanted that oversize cut. After hemming, I measured where Barbie's hands were supposed to be, cut out little holes, hemmed them and then I sewed the sleeves together and attached them to the coat. I hope I explained it  well enough. That's pretty much it. I basically improvised this coat but all is well that ends well. 

I'm thinking about using Barbie clothing patterns. Yes, those actually exist and you can find them online for free. I'll look into this Barbie clothing business a bit more as soon as I find the time. Maybe I'll even try to make something that will be a bit more difficult and challenging, such as  a glam evening gown, for example. I'm definitely open to making more Barbie outfits. This was my third Barbie's clothing item and I think this coat turned out alright. What do you think?

 I made this coat and purchased this doll having a specific little girl in mind. I'm not a Barbie collector and I never made something for a collector.  I typically purchase Barbies so I can give them away as presents. So far, I always gave Barbie dolls to kids, to be used like regular toys. The idea of making outfits for Barbie's I purchase is a new one, but I'm open to exploring it further. Hand made presents always have something special about them, don't they? I don't have any friends who are collectors, although I'm aware there is a lovely community of Barbie collectors out there. I remember visiting a few lovely Barbie themed blogs in the past so maybe that put the idea into my head. Who knows? 




#Handsewing a Barbie #Coat: #Barbie Is Ready For the Cold (DIY Project Of the Day)


Handsewing a Barbie Coat: Barbie Is Ready For the Cold (DIY Project Of the Day)

Handsewing a Barbie Coat: Barbie Is Ready For the Cold (DIY Project Of the Day)


#modaodaradosti #fashionblogger



As I said, I made this Barbie's coat for one little girl (age 3). She liked both the coat and the Barbie, although she did complain because there was only one. She apparently expected more than one Barbie doll. When I asked her how many dolls she expected, she said five. I asked her are there that many Barbie dolls in the shop and she assured me there were. Girls will be girls. :) I did also sew some other things for her, one of them being a mermaid tail for a Barbie but I didn't have time to take photo of it. 

Not so long ago, I did a similar DIY Barbie project.  My first attempt of making Barbie clothes resulted with me making two dress. Here is a link if you haven't seen that post or if you would like to check it out. The girls that got these Barbies seemed pleased as well. One of them (age 5) said that my husband was a true friend. I'll interpret that as her saying he did well by marrying me (she's his grandniece).  Hey, it was me who made the dresses.

http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.ba/2018/02/how-to-handsew-barbi-dress-my-proposal.html




I'm definitely looking forward to making more Barbie clothes. I might try to make another coat for Barbie. You know me, I'm always up for trying something new. How do you like this coat? Do you like statement coats? What kind of coats to you normally wear? With this cold weather we've been having in Europe recently, it seems appropriate to talk about coats, even if Spring is near. After all, I'm pretty sure I will be wearing a coat tomorrow. It will be a while before we shift to blazers and get rid off our coats, so we might just as well enjoy our coats while we can. Have a lovely evening everyone!




Handsewing a Barbie Coat: Barbie Is Ready For the Cold (DIY Project Of the Day)


Handsewing a Barbie Coat: Barbie Is Ready For the Cold (DIY Project Of the Day)


#blog








Comments


  1. Fantastic post!
    Kisses :)
    Soslu Badem by Dilek

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh that's a lovely coat! You're so talented, I'm no good at sewing and I can't imagine how much patience you need to have to sew something as tiny as this! You did really well, and I love the collar and how it can be worn multiple ways. Wouldn't mind a coat like that for myself! :)

    Hope you are having a good week so far :) I've lost my voice so not the best week for me, haha! I'm trying to rest up.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    ReplyDelete
  3. Posso rubare il cappotto alla barbie? Mi piace troppo, lo voglio io!!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
    Facebook
    Bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks a lot :D

    wooow :D super cool idea and nice final project :D

    NEW WISHES POST | SEPHORA NEWS TILL €15. <3
    InstagramFacebook Official PageMiguel Gouveia / Blog Pieces Of Me :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello Ivana, hope you're having a good morning!

    You are like me, I always liked to customize my toys with different pieces, clothes or paper accessories, and as an adult I still have a few toys in my apartment. They are like museum pieces for me haha!

    I really liked the result of this coat and what a patience! Making clothes for Barbies is super difficult but you got a pretty good result so cheers on that!

    Have a great Thursday ahead :D

    Pablo
    HEY FUNGI 

    ReplyDelete
  6. That little girl expecting 5 Barbies made me giggle.
    I love Barbie's outfit, much better than the pre-bought stuff - she's looking very stylish in that coat! x

    ReplyDelete
  7. interesting...i never played with a barbie doll or other dolls. i´m self a doll...;-)

    hugs
    Jennifer
    http://jennifer-femininundmodisch.blogspot.de/2018/03/homemade-geschickt-gestrickt-cardigan.html

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

All your comments mean a lot to me, even the criticism. Naravno da mi puno znači što ste uzeli vrijeme da nešto napišete, pa makar to bila i kritika. Per me le vostre parole sono sempre preziose anche quando si tratta di critiche.

Popular posts from this blog

READING UPDATE: PLAYER PIANO AND FAULT IN OUR STARS (BOOK REVIEWS)

Is anything as lovely as a sunny spring day? I missed reading outdoors, I can tell you that. Sitting on a bench on a nice spring day, with a nice book in one's lap, now that has to be one of the greatest pleasures in life. Speaking of reading, March has been a good reading month so far. As loyal I am to my favourite writers, I also love to discover new ones. I try to read at least one new author every month. This March I read two American authors for the first time: Kurt Vonnegut and John Green. Naturally I heard about them before. Both of them are quite well know, but this March marked my first introduction to these two. They are not the only 'new' writers I tried this month, but more about that some other time. Earlier this month, I read Kurt's Player Piano and Green's Fault in Our Stars. I liked Player Piano much more that Fault in Our Stars but I was kind of expecting that. I'm happy I read both, though. It is just that Kurt's writing is more my cup of…

HOW TO STYLE A METALLIC DRESS FOR TRANSITIONAL WEATHER?

How to style a gold metallic dress for transitional weather? Today I have an outfit proposal that answers that question. I styled my metallic wrap dress with brown boots, a white and brown bag and a tartan blazer. The blazer has some gold treads so I thought it would be a good match for the dress. Besides, I like the idea of pairing a metallic dress with tartan. It looks more interesting that way. I was never one to shy away from patterns. This outfit can be worn both as everyday and night wear. The golden touches make this outfit look more dressed up, and heelless boots make it appropriate for day wear. If you want to glam an outfit like this one, all you need is a pair of high heels. 
Metallic dress looks more tricky than it really is. Styling a metallic dress, for example, isn't that hard. As always look for colours and tones that suit your skin tone. Pair your metallic item with other items you like to wear or go for a full metallic look.  If you don't feel comfortable en…

HOW TO STYLE A BATH ROBE COAT FOR TRANSITIONAL WEATHER?

One of more puzzling trends for Spring must be: the bath robe trend. It exists in many shapes and forms. Just like regular bath robes, these coats are made of different materials and come in different styles. Bath robe coats can give different vibes, from luxurious to relaxed ones. These bath robe coats sometimes come in silk and satin, while at other times they are made of wool or cotton. There was some confusion when the bath robe coat first appeared on the runaway. It was actually a few years ago, this is not the first season that it was introduced. However, this season we're seeing it around quite a bit, with a lot of celebrities choosing to wear this trend.

What to make of this trend? Will the bath robe trend become the new trench coat? It is hard to say. Nevertheless, it is easy to see the appeal of the bath robe trend. Coats cuts in this style are typically very cozy and comfy. If they are made from warmer materials, they make for perfect transitional pieces.  If you'r…