Creative Bliss

Friday, July 3, 2009

She Wore An Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Bikini...

Without polka dots. LOL No, the song doesn't go that way, but it's the song that was running through my head as I made Barbie's yellow bikini and towel.
I got a good giggle over Kathi's comment on the Ripple Suit, thinking she was going to see a swim suit, as I immediately set to work on this as soon as the Ripple Suit was complete.
I'm slowly working my way through this pattern booklet! There are a lot of outfits packed into this little gem (which was published in 1986).

I also got a giggle over Sharli's comment that she didn't know there were different sized Barbies. I probably shouldn't use just the Barbie name when posting. Barbie has sisters and friends. Some are younger than she is (and thus, not as fully developed). The doll that fits the Ripple Suit skirt is the teenage sister/friend named Malibu Francie. Egads, she listed in the VINTAGE section of the site. Does that mean I'm now VINTAGE? Sigh....She was my favorite "Barbie" doll as I was growing up. I also had Skipper, but she doesn't look as familiar to me as Francie. I do remember cutting Skipper's hair into a "shag," the popular hair style at the time (and so cannot get too mad at Amy for cutting Francie's hair, right). I was scrolling through the website I linked and still have some outfits that you can find there...like this and this and this. There are more that I owned, but I won't bore you with additonal links. I just took a stroll down Memory Lane while checking out that "vintage" doll section. Wow!

Steve had yesterday and also has today off, so I should be able to play a bit more than I thought. I did make a card, which I will share in another post.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm currently working on a pink version of this suit for Jessica's dolls. Just have to get some snaps on and maybe make a towel, then I can work on another project I just found a pattern for (not Barbie clothes, but still fun, I hope).

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9 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...
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Kathi Carlson said...

Now there's a "suit!" Love the yellow swimsuit and very cute towel. Oh, to have a body like that. Did some modeling when I was younger. Drew the line at swimwear. Did do a lingerie show once. Hated every second of it. LOL.

Glad to hear Steve's around so Jeanne and shop and play a little, too. Enjoy the weekend!!

Alanna said...

She looks great in that suit. And what a fun towel. I seriously can't believe all the things you come up with.

Sarah said...

How flippin cute is that.
Love it Jeanne.
Vintage hmmm...

Kim Burmeister said...

You are a little girl's dream mommy! Your daughters' Barbies are the best dressed evah! Cute!

Barb said...

Cute suit, Jeanne! And I love that you made a towel too. Very cute.

Kariberry said...

How cute is that! I lol when i seen it. How bout Ken with a thong. LOL JK :)

Carol said...

I am very envious of Barbies swimming costume.

I had read that they were toning down Barbie's curves as they were far to unrealistic lol

stampmonkey said...

I think this bikini is really cute too! You always do such a great job with your projects --and you're so FAST! How fun that your girls get to play with your "vintage" Barbies (I was gonna say "old" but decided I liked your description much better -lol). I bet most dolls have had their hair cut by their owners at one time or another. Funny how that tradition hasn't changed over the years. ;) Since Francie there is awfully tan, I'm wondering if the newer Barbies come with less tan skin color now...you know, because she wouldn't want to be exposed to too many of those UV rays of today. lol