Refashion Challenge: Does Barbie Count?

If you have not been following the Refashion Runway challenge sponsored by the Renegade Seamstress, you have been missing out.  This week, I felt up to the challenge of a copycat refashion to match a designer/runway outfit.

Does Barbie count as fashion or designer?

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This great gingham check shirt was gifted to me as fabric because of a torn place by one of the buttons.

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After cutting it apart, there was plenty of  fabric.  Nearly all the shirt was used–front, back and sleeves–to give volume to the skirt.  Barbie wears a black belt, but I had this piece of red waistband elastic.  And, that seemed to work well, too.

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Sparkle Jane accessorized her own way, but it makes for a cute outfit at a bargain price.  The shirt-to-skirt–FREE!  Shoes and shirt–thrifted at $3 each.  Necklace, hat and bracelet were items on hand.

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If you look close, you can see the remnants of the skirt’s past…but that is not as important as its happy present function.

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Once again, Sparkle Jane found herself all dressed up with no place to go.  Drat!  The outfit will go to church tomorrow, and Sparkle Jane consoled herself for today with a trip to the pool with her friend Katie…with her refashioned swim bag from a few weeks ago.

20 thoughts on “Refashion Challenge: Does Barbie Count?

  1. Yo always do incredible things with reclaiming fabrics…she looks adorable. I had to look twice to see if she was a barbie doll..she is just gorgeous.

  2. Aren’t you the clever one. Sparkle Jane is so lucky to have such a talented mom as you are. Keep on girl. I try to recycle as often as I can. If I can’t give it without blemish I try to cut and salvahe what I can to incorporate it into some quilts or saved in my odds stash.

  3. Very cute! And the former placket is a daring “design element” now 😀 The red belt is just the right touch, but different belt/hat/jewelry/purse/shoes and it’s a whole new look.

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