So last year a few months before Christmas, I taught myself how to crochet my girl's Barbies a few Christmas outfits. These were my first attempts. Turned out pretty cute, even added some matching Santa hats for the final effect. Ariel that lucky gal even got a "snowflake" wedding gown and they have a simple single pearl button on the back to make it easy for kids to get them dressed and undressed. The girls loved it!
So my oldest had the thought that, since it was February, if I could make some cute spring outfits for the Barbies. So I took the original pattern (shown in the burgundy color) and added some cap sleeves, a cute white scalloped boarder and a belted yarn bow. Here's a front and back shot, turned out really sweet. (Modeled by Princess Aurora)
Then I found a different Barbie pattern on line, using a rubber band (I used a small hair tie rubber band) to make a sleeveless dress that kids could easily pull up and it would stay in place. The skirt is ruffled/flared. I let my 7-year-old pick the yarn colors she wanted, hence the shocking pink and cotton candy stylings of any pop star circa 1985...
All in all I think they turned out pretty cute. I'm going to play around with them a bit. My 5 year old wants a black and white dress, so I'll attempt that next.