Cleaning out the closet

June 5th, 2010 in member junk     
TinTinJunkFan TinTinJunkFan, member
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The clothes are Barbies, but...can you not see Audrey Hepburn in those capris and cropped sweater...
Now Im old enough to appreciate the fine dressmaking details...
My mother made this velvet-collar coat to exactly match the one she had made for me...The Bloomies Big Brown Bag is the anachronism... it belonged to my daughters thoroughly modern Barbie, but I thought it paired nicely with this camel hair coat.  Theres meaning behind it, since I once worked at Bloomingdales... 
The clothes are Barbies, but...can you not see Audrey Hepburn in those capris and cropped sweater...

The clothes are Barbie's, but...can you not see Audrey Hepburn in those capris and cropped sweater...

.....Some would consider old doll clothes junk...  I sold my vintage Barbie doll, but couldn't part with the outfits, which were handmade by my mother... They were stored in a box...until I remembered I had this shadowbox.  I don't really consider myself a doll collector, but love this miniature fashion show...Mom is tickled too.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, eclectic, , whimsical, bedroom, retro, study, fashion, display, decor, doll clothes, barbie, style

Comments (9)

shabbychick writes: Absolutely fabulous vintage Barbie collection - and made by your Mom too - LOVE it!!! What a great way to keep those memories and fun fashion designs alive and well!

Nicely displayed!


P.S. I wish I still had my Barbie... :) Posted: 10:38 am on June 11th
Radiochick writes: That's just plain sweet! And something for your daughter to cherish, eventually, too! Posted: 3:37 pm on June 10th
junkermidge writes: Oh, what a fun project! The clothes were definitely the best part of playing with Barbies. Sewing those tiny outfits are actually much more difficult than big clothes. Your mom did a great job, and such great designs. You were smart to save them and even smarter to display them. Mom must be pleased!
Midge Posted: 8:09 pm on June 7th
RustyDiva writes: I have some homemade Barbie clothes too! Great display idea for them. Posted: 10:57 am on June 7th
vanj writes: Wonderful!!!! It was my Grandma who made my Barbie clothes. my mom through them out long ago though. wish i had them now!!! Posted: 4:06 am on June 6th
alicemom writes: That is so super special! I love your idea!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:40 pm on June 5th
Prior writes: oh, how priceless! You diplayed them in such a great way where you can enjoy them, while protecting them. Lezlee Posted: 8:46 pm on June 5th
jodygale writes: What a precious idea! My mom sewed my Barbie's clothes also and I still can't part with them. Posted: 5:50 pm on June 5th
MakinItHappen writes: Fabulous! What could be better than doll clothes made by your mom! Posted: 12:03 pm on June 5th
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