Red embroidered and beaded outfit for Barbie

I made this dark red taffeta outfit to fit a Barbie doll just so I could add the embroidery and beading. The complete outfit consisted of a pencil thin skirt, a separate bodice, a full pleated overskirt which opened down the front with back-flaps on either side, a short bolero-style jacket and a tiny matching clutch purse. The bodice, overskirt and jacket all had twining stems and leaves embroidered in a combination of one strand of Rajmahal art silk thread combined with one strand of Kreinik blending filament. This is my favourite combination for embroidering the seams of crazy quilting as well. The beads were dark red pearls. I had a lot of fun with this outfit although I don’t think I’d ever make another one.

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3 responses to “Red embroidered and beaded outfit for Barbie

  1. Sharkeysday

    That is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! My daughter wants it…I had to explain to her she couldn’t just go out and buy it in a store! Lovely work!

  2. Vivienne

    I don’t have it anymore either. I sold it on eBay last year. Thanks so much for the nice comments from both you and your daughter though.

  3. Rose Anne

    OHHHHHHHH how could you part with that? It is so rich looking – I sure hope whomever bought it knows the work in it and treasures it dearly! Barbie clothes are not an easy task to sew never mind embellishing! What a LOVELY job!

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