Reminiscing The 1st and 2nd year of Needlework Your Barbie Contest || My Doll's Outfit Collection #01

(Edited in Canva)

I was missing this community for a long time. Though I wanted to make a post here, some rush orders, house chores, and duties of being a mother had prevented my urge to do it. Last Monday, I was really thinking of something to share here. And I was a little guilty of not being active in my dearest community.

And honestly, I could sense SILENCE here when I visit the community. Or maybe, I was the only one who felt it, the one who imagined it. As if something is missing, or someone.

Then today, I remember that last year, in November 2021, the Needlework community organized a contest with the title: Needlework your Barbie Contest! @crosheille brought back that contest that was first organized in the year 2020 (November) and due to its public demand, it was reorganized again in its 2nd year.

For me, it was the most exciting event every crafter, around the globe awaited. And I was happy that I was able to participate in the 1st and 2nd year of the said contest.

This is the link to the first Contest that happened in November 2020 where 115 entries were being submitted and the result were all spectacular.

This was my 2020 Entry.

A crocheted ball gown with red ribbon to accentuate her whole outfit.

Then last year, in November 2021
the contest was reorganized. A total of 162 participants had submitted their entries and the result were announced.

My 2021 Entry

A bridal gown with veil and tiny flowers for the bouquet.

Now, I'm kinda missing the contest and though November hasn't ended yet, it means there's still a chance for the 3rd year of the "Needlework your Barbie contest"!

So I decided to practice making another outfit of my doll in preparation for the coming contest. Plus, I wanted to have that collection of barbie dresses that will soon be available for selling as Christmas gifts for children. Another thing is that I want to design my own crochet dresses that will soon be my guide in making real-size crocheted dresses pattern.

Ah, that would be a nice plan, isn't it? But hoping I could make it besides I still have tons of WIPs that need to finish, and some pending orders from my customers. 😅

Anyway, here's my tutorial of how I made this two-toned dress for my Barbie doll. Let's begin.

Choosing the color of yarns.

It was just an accident that dark green and mustard color yarns were placed side by side and noticed that they are a great combination. So I gave it a try and was delighted with the result.

Materials

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  • 8ply of spun polyester (mustard and dark green in color)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • cutter

The Process

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I first made the two cups for the top and joined them overlapping with each other.

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Next, I began to work on the lower portion, where it should be a puff or wide skirt resembling to a ball gown. I decided to divide also the bottom part where the mustard color will be on the left side while the dark green yarn on the right side of the skirt.

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The good thing when making a doll's dress is that you can always try to fit them if it will look pretty or something that you can adjust.

The right side picture shows that I did crochet first the mustard so I can continuously work on it without cutting the yarn.

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Then after achieving the right length of the skirt, I then continue on the dark green-colored yarn.

I was getting excited as my work progressed and doesn't want to stop until I finish it all.

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Her outfit would not be complete without boots or shoes and since I lost her original footwear, I have to make boots of dark green or mustard color. I was thinking first if I can also make one dark green colored boot on the left and the other in mustard (in the right side) but then decided to choose only one color.

But what do you think? Would it be good making two different colors of boots which is dark green (on the left) and mustard (on the right)? I would be happy to know your side.

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And then finally, the hat to complete her outfit. I choose mustard to balance it with the colored green boots. And added a green small tie on the brim of the hat.

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And voila! It's all done. I was able to do it in just a matter of hours, 2-3 hours I guess. But of course, with lots of distractions.

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I kinda like her outfit, but I think there is still something that can be added here. A ribbon? or pearls? beads? I just can't figure it out yet. But maybe, you can share with me your recommendations, comments, or feedback here. I would love to hear something from you.

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Anyway, I hope you all like her new outfit as much as I do. And that is all for now, God bless everyone. Enjoy your day!

Love lots, @jonalyn2020


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Wwww! How cute and beautiful the doll is while being handed with needle works. You are so artistic, sis. I love it very much with your unique craft, and the colors are pleasing to the eyes.

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Thanks sis Pink. 🥰 Gusto unta kog mga dagku na dress like sa adult but dugay kaayu mahuman gud. 😅 Bali gihimo Rana Nako syang model for future designs. 😁

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uwaaaaa so cute!!! I would love to wear that~ oops, not me but the barbie hahaha
so unique colors! love the combi!

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I could make it bigger, your size witty.🥰 it's just that, I have to make the collection complete 1st so the customers can choose their fave. And making the doll's size and having the barbie as my model is the best way to promote my designs. Anyway, I'm glad you like it. 🥰

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UwU make more! It's really so cute and beautiful!

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Pretty and Cute, ang galing galing naman talaga nito huehue. For sure maganda din yang outfit na yan sa matangkad na doll like parang naging half lang sya, apakagaling talaga 😲

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Thanks sis @ruffatotmeee.🥰 Maganda to even sa kids rin.. nag eenjoy ako sa pag design kaya abangan ang next. Hehehe

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Wahhh, wetsung ako jan, curious ako sa next design ehehs

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Wow, so much artistic hehe, galing-galing Christmas is coming oh looking forward for some holiday themes too.

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Thanks Yonong. I just hope I have more time to make this holiday themes dresses. Thanks for dropping by and God bless..

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Hello 🙋

Very nice memories you bring back today. The three outfits you made for your doll look beautiful, I remember these outfits well. I also miss the contests.

Just yesterday my Barbie was claiming outfits for Christmas.

I love your two-tone dress pattern, the combination of green with mustard is excellent, I use this combination often for knitting at Christmas time. You have done well, I like your green boots, I would add something that represents a line of mustard buttons on one side of the boot and as a belt some small golden pearls. However, I love your dress as it is now.

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I think a lot of us were anticipating this month's contest specifically the Needlework your Barbie contest. And I'm just excited and eager to practice for the said contest, lol.

Just yesterday my Barbie was claiming outfits for Christmas.

Christmas is fast approaching. Even our dolls are preparing. 😅

Oh that would be a great advice. I'' try to find something that could design the boots and the belt since I don't have that mustard buttons, and golden pearls. 😅 But I really like your idea. I'm glad that you like the color combination. God bless dear.

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It is amazing all this tiny work. It sure requires a lot of patience. it's very cute!!! 😍😍

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Thank you @imena. 🥰 I kinda like to design as small as this as it easily be done. In just a day you will see the actual and final outcome of what you have in mind. And it fascinated me much. Watch out for the next design. 🥰

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Wow🤭🤭🤭🤭
You mean you did this amazing job within 2-3 hours? This is really impressive.... So beautiful 😍❤️
Weldon sis, more grease to your elbow 🥳🎉🎉👏👏👏👍

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Glad you like it @nkemakonam89. 😍 I was so eager and excited to finish that's why it only took me few hours. Thank you so much for dropping by and appreciating my work. God bless you dear. 😘

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Galing naman, may plan ba gumawa ng mga Miss U gowns rin?

!discovery 30

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Planning pa lang Adam. Tintingnan ko muna mga national costume kung anu lang ang kaya ng power ko.

Salamat sa comment. Diko expect magcocomment ka. 😅

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Hi @jonallyn, like you I love to knit for my barbie and make new designs. I've also been looking forward to our favorite contest in the community, I'm sure we'll have news soon.
This design looks great, I really like the color combination you used.
Thanks for bringing back memories of the two editions of the NeedleWork Your Barbie contest.
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Yes, I remember your Kalanny always had a beautiful dress. Actually, you and Laura did inspire me to dress up for the dolls. 🥰 Yes, yes I am just so excited for that contest that I think I have to practice, lol. And I'm glad that you like the colors too. God bless you Katty. 🥰

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A new edition of the Barbie contest would be great, all the outfits are always so beautiful :) This accidental combination of colors looks very good, and I think that the single color boots look good ❤️.

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Yes, I'm looking forward to all the entries for this coming contest. I would be fun and amazing.. 🥰 thank you for your feedback on my Doll's Outfit. I appreciate it a lot. God bless you Laura. 🥰

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What cute designs. the entries of every year are fabulous

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Indeed! All the participants really enjoyed the contest that's why all the entries were awesome.. 🥰

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Wow ! This is perfect, I really 🥳😘😘 love it such a great design done by you, the boot on her foot and the hat are the ones I love more. Such a good color combinations 👍👍

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I still to this day am so delighted that our Barbie contest took so well with the community. I think it has been our most loved and anticipated contest yet! 😍

You’ll definitely be seeing this contest again but more towards the Spring months of March/April. With so many celebrating the holidays in November and December we felt it would be best and better timing to move it to that time of year. Next month we’ll be announcing our next contest that will be geared more towards the seasons.

I absolutely love this outfit you created and the colors really do go great together. I look forward to seeing all of the new entries we’ll receive next year for our next round of Needlework Your Barbie!! 😃

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That means, I have more time to practice here. 😅 And there's more time for improvements. The next Barbie contest will absolutely extra ordinary.

Thank you so much for your time and for giving some feedback with my Doll's Outfit. I really appreciate it. And ahm, we are missing you. 🥰

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Yes! You will have more time to work and practice on your pieces! I agree and believe this next round will be super extraordinary and so much fun! 😃

Of course! It's really nice to get back to supporting and commenting on everyone's posts. Awwwww thank you so much. I've missed you all too ~ 🥰😘🤗☺️💓

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The second dress is mesmerizing! Like a true princess 👸

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I love that dress also. If only I could make that kind of dress the bigger size like us. But I still don't have the confidence. 😅 Anyway, thanks for dropping by @rimicane. God bless you.

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oohhhh!!! what a beautiful set! I love clothes for dolls!! I love it!!!

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Thank you @suezoe. It feels like the child within me is so happy everytime I made one. 🥰🥰🥰 Thanks for dropping by. God bless.

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@jonalyn2020 Beautiful this costume for Barbie, the pattern and color combination are very cute. A perfect guide to make a real size one. Certainly a nice contest, I participated in the 21021 contest and it was fantastic, I look forward to the next one with great expectation. Congratulations on your project today. Thanks for sharing.

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Oh thank you Mariela. 🥰 Everyone who happened to join the contest were having fun making the costumes for our dolls. That's why I'm looking forward for the 3rd year of barbie contest. Anyway, thank you so much for appreciating my work and for commenting. I'm glad you like it. God bless you Mariela. 🥰

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Very nice two-tone dress, I love to knit what I have very little time to do big outfits but little things if I can. I really like your project, greetings

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Yes, small things were easily done, unlike bigger projects. Knitting this smaller version will help you see the outcome sooner and be able to change something if you don't like it. Thanks for dropping by and giving your feedback. It means a lot to me. God bless you @lileisabel.

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