Hi Everyone! I have been a lurker on here for a while and this is my first post.
I fell in love with this barbie as soon as she was released and decided to make myself a Christmas dress inspired by her.
I used Butterick 5556, a retro pattern from 1955, and altered the neckline. My Christmas dress is made of emerald green taffeta with red lace edging and red and green plaid taffeta sash. I also put a back zipper in instead of the side zipper as the pattern called for.
Figuring that I would be dry cleaning this dress anyway, I opted to sew a petticoat on to the lining. I used red netting with a red lace ruffled edging over pongee lining.
I also added red lace on the cuffs like the Barbie inspiration.
I finished this dress last week and wasn’t having very much luck finding some red and green plaid, so my mother-in-law gave me this plaid taffeta that she had. It wasn’t quite enough fabric to make a bow like I would have liked, so I may change the sash if I can find some fabric that will work for me. I am wearing this dress for our family Christmas photo and am hoping to find some by then, but just in case I don’t, at least I have this sash.