Barbie portraits

You know us fabric hoarders—we can’t bear to throw out usable scraps of fabric. After I had made a bunch of face masks from the new Riley Blake Barbie print fabric, I had all these odd size scraps left over. The images make me think of Andy Warhol portraits. So … I framed them! In Barbie scale frames, of course. The framed image is 4” x 3” —just perfect for your Barbie diorama. They are available individually or collect them all.
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Blue Roses for Francie

I know I’ve been on a roll with blue and white dresses recently; that color combo just makes me think summer. I promise I’ll pull out more colors soon!

A while ago, I found a set of a dozen hankies on eBay. All had identical machine embroidered roses—4 in blue, 4 in pink, and 4 in yellow. I used 3 of the blue hankies to make the gored skirt of this dress so that I could take full advantage of the roses. A scrap of Dupioni silk was all it took to make the bodice. And a little rhinestone brooch coordinates beautifully. Available now in my Etsy shop.

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Alice for Skipper

Since both Barbie and Francie got dresses made from vintage wedding hankies and blue silk, I decided it was only appropriate that Skipper got one too. For Skipper’s dress, I added vintage lace and pearl buttons down the front of the bodice with a sweet bow at the neck. Available now in my Etsy shop.

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More face masks

Riley Blake Designs has just introduced a new line of coordinating Barbie print fabrics. I managed to get fat quarters of each fabric and have started making face masks from these delightful prints. Here are the first three. I was going to say these are available now in my Etsy shop, but I type too slow and they’ve already sold. If you like these prints, let me know and I’ll make more.

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