Material for doll clothes may be the remains of any fabrics, furs, leather, clothes of children, that they become small. You can also use the samples, which many companies produce in directories. Exactly what produced exclusive pieces of fabric in an amount sufficient for one dress or coat. The best fabrics for the Barbie clothes are cotton, wool, linen, fine knit, lace and silk. Before the cut, the fabric needs to be washed and ironed. For finishing ball gown, evening dresses dolls perfect beads, glass beads, slim satin ribbons.
Basic dimensions figures Barbie dolls (they may vary within the indicated limits):
Height – 29 cm;
Chest girth (CG) – 13-14 cm;
Width over the chest (C1) is 6.5 cm;
Width at chest (SG2) – 7,5-8 cm;
Waist circumference (From) – 8 cm;
Low hip (About) – 12,5-13 cm;
The length of the legs with the inner side of the ankle 13-13,5 cm;
The length of the hands on the outside of the 8-9 cm;
Length from neck to waist (at) 6-6,5 cm;
To create patterns you can use as special editions for the dolls, and the usual patterns for adults. You will need only to adjust the pattern to fit the display of Barbie. On the Internet resources, you can find a lot of patterns created by umelitsy, and special programs. First, choose a simple pattern with a minimum of parts. To find should be with chalk or a thin marker.
The main problem faced by sewing clothes for Barbie is stitching fine details and stitch sleeves to armhole. It's better to do manually on a typewriter. First align the sleeve and armhole, fasten it in four locations, which will not allow the sleeve to shift. Only then sew the sleeve to the armhole round. The edges of sleeves, hem of the dress and all open cuts easy to handle with ready piping or tape edge to the cut is bent, superimposed ribbon and stitched.