Reminiscing The 1st and 2nd year of Needlework Your Barbie Contest || My Doll's Outfit Collection #01
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 was my 2020 Entry.
My 2021 Entry
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.
- 8ply of spun polyester (mustard and dark green in color)
- 2.5mm crochet hook
I first made the two cups for the top and joined them overlapping with each other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!