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The Rainbow Dress

The Rainbow Dress

The rainbow dress Vivi requested is finished, almost. I am not particularly pleased with it. It needs blocking, but I’m afraid of melting the shiny (polyamide?) fibers in the yarn.

I followed pattern #45 from Sticka till Barbie, but I made lots of mistakes. Luckily, this nubby yarn (Lion Brand Bon Bons in Celebrate) is fairly forgiving. I used the colors leftover from my other Barbie projects, so hopefully Vivi will be forgiving, too.

Barbie doesn’t look thrilled either. Maybe, it’s the burgundy backdrop she’s eyeing. Could be it’s the Christmas tree still up and lit on Jan. 2. I keep mine on until the Epiphany.

My own pattern!

My own pattern!

Remember this old girl, Fashion Queen Barbie? She came in an Egyptian-looking bathing suit with a head scarf and 3 wigs! Only this blond one has survived at my house.


She’s my latest model since Hispanic Barbie is visiting with Vivien. I was looking for a simple knitted dress pattern, but the one I found was not simple at all. So, I came up with my own. It needs some tweaking before I share it. 

I’ll try again, after I have a go at the “rainbow dress” Vivi has requested. I’m also going to try a Fun Fur wrap!

Goodies in the Mail!

Goodies in the Mail!
Goodies in the Mail!

I love to order stuff online. When my package comes, it’s just like Christmas. I have called my UPS man Santa. These patterns are a recent purchase from Paradise Publications:

Here, of course, is the crocheted jewelry pattern I had to have>

Then, I had to have one of their gorgeous crocheted doll costume patterns:

I don’t collect dolls, and I don’t have a granddaughter, so I may never make this, but I chose the simplest pattern I saw:

This is the “1904 St.Louis World’s Fair Frock” pattern. It’s made mostly of ribbon. Maybe, someday!

And the dear hearts at Paradise Publications tossed this pattern in for free, as a thank you:

I’m not the bejeweled camisole type normally, but you never know! Excuse me while I laugh my head off! Maybe Mama would like one!