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lilmissy

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Did you check Pinterest? Always all kinds of different items on there. What are they girls into? What do they like to do? You could make outfits centered around that. Ponchos and skirts are easy. I would like to see what you come up with please.
 

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OMGoodness Granny!!!! Thanks for the link and patterns!!! I don't have a printer but think I can still create them. I'm thinking that I might get their little brother a Ken doll so he can play to. They are getting a big Barbie house for Christmas. They are all so close in age that I know he is going to want to play with it too!!! He is 4, sister Annie is 6 and sister Violet is 8
 

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At one time I wanted to be a clothing designer. I practiced making clothing for my Barbie doll. I was older when I got it, but everyone else had had theirs for years. I made clothing that followed my interest in my own wardrobe. I began babysitting at around age 10 and also began making my own clothing with the money I earned. I would see a style and look for a pattern. If I couldn't find a pattern, I used what I had and adjusted it. Sometimes it resulted in big fails, but not usually.

What are your grand-daughters interests? Make Barbie clothing to go along with those interests. If they are interested in horseback riding, how about an outfit that looks like it is made for riding?

There is lots of potential for following their interests.
 

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Granny, the things we do for our kids and grandkids!!! Lol!!! Weedy, when I was little we didn't have Barbies but I had a doll LIKE a Barbie but without movable legs and the pretty glued on hair from the dime store that my grandma got me. I named her Sally. I was always wanting to help my grandma when she darned but she always said that I was too little...One time when she was darning my grandpa's socks I took a needle from the pincushion and the thread and laid under the coffee table and threaded it!!! I showed her so she let me thread all the needles for her then and gave me some little scraps of fabric to make clothes for my doll! She only had to show me how to straight stitch once - I caught on real fast food watching her. When I got to home ec. age and we were taught to sew clothing, I started making all of my clothes and took tailoring in high school and learned to make my own coats, jackets etc. I did that until I was 32 and went back to work full time. It will be fun to play with Barbie clothes again!!!!
 

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Granny, the things we do for our kids and grandkids!!! Lol!!! Weedy, when I was little we didn't have Barbies but I had a doll LIKE a Barbie but without movable legs and the pretty glued on hair from the dime store that my grandma got me. I named her Sally. I was always wanting to help my grandma when she darned but she always said that I was too little...One time when she was darning my grandpa's socks I took a needle from the pincushion and the thread and laid under the coffee table and threaded it!!! I showed her so she let me thread all the needles for her then and gave me some little scraps of fabric to make clothes for my doll! She only had to show me how to straight stitch once - I caught on real fast food watching her. When I got to home ec. age and we were taught to sew clothing, I started making all of my clothes and took tailoring in high school and learned to make my own coats, jackets etc. I did that until I was 32 and went back to work full time. It will be fun to play with Barbie clothes again!!!!
I was always very thin and tall. By the time clothing was long enough, it was twice as wide as it should have been. I sewed most of my own clothing for that reason, but I also like creating with my hands. I would see some piece of clothing, try it on and it would be too short and wide, and expensive. I would take the idea and recreate my own version of those pieces of clothing. I was in 4-H for 9 years and took Home Ec in h.s. where we had sewing training as well.
 

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What other things do you make for craft fairs?

I used to make pine cone wreaths and they were always a huge hit. I would sell out of all that I could make. I would work on making them in all my spare time for a few months. I always made good money with them.
 
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