June 7, 2020

Chanel style suit for Barbie and Poppy Parker

Since 4 years ago, each time I go shopping fabrics, I take a look at the tweeds ones, just in case I see someone nice and thin for Barbie . And now I have a few waiting for me to have time to sew. Because it takes many hours to sew these suits and it's not easy for me finding it... so I decided to sell this pattern too: you can find it in my Etsy shop, with some directions and tips, it's the same pattern of this black and withe suit. And you can also buy this suit: there is only one.

Chanel suit for Barbie

I'm very happy how it turned out, this fabric is beautiful 😍 and I put it a Chanel logo I bought two years ago in Aliexpress.

Barbie Chanel suit

I bought the Chanel handbag in Etsy.

Chanel Barbie

The girl is Silkstone Cocktail Dress Barbie (X8253), I love her so much!

Barbie Chanel clothes

The skirt closes at the back with velcro. I know some people prefers buttons or snaps, but it doesn't fit well with them: however small they would be, they are thick. It filts much better with velcro. It's a special doll velcro, very thin, when it's closed you can not guess where it is.

Chanel Barbie clothes

I hope to find more time soon to use my other tweed fabrics 😊

Do you want me to list more patterns in muy Etsy shop?

April 8, 2020

Lace dress for Barbie

I loved this dress when I saw it in Mattel IG. As they don't sell it, I had to sew it myself 😉 I'm selling the pattern in my Etsy shop for just 3 $ (depending on your country, Etsy may add VAT). It does not include instructions.


I purchased the Chanel bag to Doll Wardrobe Boutique.


The doll is Tokidoki Barbie (CMV57), rerooted and repainted by the incredible Mike of Jambog dolls. I also changed her body. In this photo you can see better how beautiful is she 😍


I hope you like it!

April 5, 2020

Barbie dress pattern (without pockets)

To make this dress I used the same pattern of the pink dress, but this time I sewed it without pockets. You can find the pattern with the step by step instructions in my Etsy shop. The instruction file has 22 pages with 24 photos and has the instructions and also many tips you can use when sewing any other garment. You will receive a file with the patterns, a file with the instructions in english and a file with the instructions in spanish.

Puedes comprar los patrones con instrucciones para hacer este vestido en mi tienda Etsy. Hay un fichero con las instrucciones en inglés y otro con las instrucciones en español. Tiene 22 páginas con 24 hojas y además de las indicaciones para hacer este vestido contiene muchos trucos que son de utilidad para coser cualquier otra prenda.


This doll is 2015 Holiday AA Barbie (CHR78) rerooted and repainted by the incredible Mike of Jambog dolls. I also changed her body.


She couldn't be more beautiful than she is 😍


The dress is totally lined and it fastens with a snap button in the back.


If I find time, I will sew another dress like this for my Etsy shop.

Barbie dress pattern (with pockets)

It's been a while since I last posted. I usually don't have much time because of my job, so I spend the summer sewing and taking photos. But last summer we were too busy: we moved to the south of Spain and our son went to study in the USA. But now (thanks to coronavirus...) here we are with time at home! And I have sewed some dresses 😊 As I usually don't have time to sew (except for the summer and pandemic times...) I decided that I will sell the patterns with step by step tutorial of how to sew them. You can buy this one in my Etsy shop. The instructions have 22 pages with 24 photos and has the instructions and also many tips you can use when sewing any other garment. You will receive a file with the patterns, a file with the instructions in english and a file with the instructions in spanish.

Puedes comprar los patrones con instrucciones para hacer este vestido en mi tienda Etsy. Hay un fichero con las instrucciones en inglés y otro con las instrucciones en español. Tiene 22 páginas con 24 hojas y además de las indicaciones para hacer este vestido contiene muchos trucos que son de utilidad para coser cualquier otra prenda.

barbie doll dress pattern

I fell in love with this dress when I saw it in Mattel IG 😍  I have sewed a few until the pattern was perfect. You can make it with pockets or without them (photos here). The dress is totally lined and it fastens with a snap button in the back.

barbie dress pattern

This doll is Keith Haring Barbie, she is amazing! I bought the handbag in Aliexpress some years ago. The necklace is from Preferable Pink Barbie.

digital pattern barbie dress

I have sewn 3 dresses exactly like this one: one is a gift for my friend Edel, I will sell another one in my Etsy shop when the confinement ends and the last one is for my Barbies.


January 21, 2019

Barbie lined dresses

Since Christmas began, I have made 12 lined dresses 😊 I threw away the 2 first ones, and gave the next 2 others to friends daughters. I kept 5 of them for my Barbies. I sent 1 red dress to Carl as a gift, I'm willing to see it in his photos! And finally I have listed 2 in my Etsy shop.

Barbie 50s dresses

It takes me about 4 hours making a sleeveless dress and about 4:30 hours a dress with sleeves. So I don't know if I will have time to make more dresses for my Etsy shop until summer: now I have lots of work. But I will try because I love it.

Barbie handmade dresses

I'm using a thin and soft linen, I have it in many beautiful colors. And a very good quality lining.

barbie lined dresses

I'm using tiny buckles and buttons to embellish them.

Barbie soft line dress

They wear snap buttons in the back: they are very easy to put on and take off.

handmade dress for Barbie

They suit to any regular Barbie body: Silkstone, model muse, made to move, pivotal, fashionistas... And to Poppy Parker.

spicy in spain Poppy Parker

I just have begun to see "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and I wish I have time to make all her fashions for Barbie!

Dresses for Barbie

Best wishes from Madrid 😘

September 9, 2018

Barbie loves Chanel

When we sold our black Chanel suits, I didn't keep any of them for myself - so now I've made one for myself 😊

Chanel Barbie

And a t-shirt that perfectly suits her, as it's thin and sleeveless. The neckline is gathered in the middle and is velcro-fastened from behind. They are available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Chanel for Barbie

I've also made black, bardot neckline t-shirts with Chanel's metalized golden logo (available here).

Barbie & Chanel

Plus golden sequin miniskirts, velcro-fastened from behind (available here).

Barbie Chanel

These logo t-shirts were also made by me in black and white (available here):

Barbie Chanel clothes

I'm currently working on suits including a blazer and a skirt with lining. I'll be showing you pictures soon enough!

July 30, 2018

Chanel style suit for Barbie

I´m sorry I've been missing for so long, but there have been changes: I have no partner anymore in B&I. So now I must do everything by myself: buying the fabrics, sewing the clothes, taking the pictures, blogging and managing the Etsy shop. And, since I run my own business, I have very little time for my Barbie hobby.

I have taken advantage now of the fact that it is summer in Spain, and I have less work, to make a Chanel style suit 😊 It includes a jacket, skirt and t-shirt. It does not include the necklace (from "Preferably Pink" Barbie), the purse (I purchased it in Aliexpress) nor the shoes.

Chanel style Barbie doll

Both the t-shirt and the skirt are velcro-fastened in the back. So they perfectly suit different Barbie bodies (except curvy and petite) and also Poppy Parker body.

Clothes for Barbie

Look at this beautiful doll: she has been repainted by Sara of "My dolls, my world". I love their repaints so much 

Chanel style suit for Barbie

I have made three identical suits, I'm keeping one for myself but the other two are available in my Etsy shop.

Chanel Barbie

I love the young and chic style of this suit. I hope you will love it too 😊

collector Barbie clothes

January 4, 2018

Barbie Dancing with the Stars Paso Doble - W3319

One of the beauties that I brought from my trip to USA is this "Dancing with the Stars Paso Doble Barbie Doll" (W3319). Unfortunately it's a little cross-eyed, but I will fix it when I feel more secure with the repaints.

Dancing with the Stars W3319

She is wearing our white body and our pink faux-leather skirt. I love her articulated body and her hair

January 3, 2018

My Barbie collection - Color No.2

When I started collecting Barbies, almost three years ago, I bought them without judgment. But over time I have become more selective: now I prefer to have few and special than a lot and mediocre.

Right now I have 39 not-Silkstone Barbies, 10 Silkstone Barbies and 2 Poppy Parkers. For me it's very important that my not-Silkstone Barbies have articulated bodies (but not MTM bodies, I don't like them...), so I have classified them by colors to take these photos. This way I will tell you which bodies do well to each group of color.

The whitest barbie I have is "Fan Binding" (BCP97) and I still have not got an articulated body for her 😭 So I start with the next skin tone, which I'll call No. 2. It's a very common color, so there are two pictures. You can use any of the bodies I will quote with any of these dolls:


From left to right:

1.- Barbie Fashionistas - Party Glam Doll 4 (CJY43): I repainted her eyes in blue. She wears "The Barbie Look – Party Perfect" (DGY13) body. The T-shirt and bib are from Clear-Lan.

2.- The Barbie Look - City Chic Style (DYX63): She wears her own body, but I don't like at all her knees. The dress and the shirt are from Clear-Lan. The socks are from Alliexpress.

3.- Natalia Vodianova Barbie Doll (CHX13): She wears "Andy Warhol Barbie Doll" (DKN04) body. I love this body  The turtleneck sweater and the shirt are from our Etsy shop.

4.- Model No. 05 - Collection 002 (T7739): She wears "The Barbie Look Barbie Doll - Tea Party Perfect" (DGY08) body. The dress is from Mattel.

5.- Andy Warhol Barbie Doll" (DKN04). I deleted the blue eyeshadow and repainted her lips. She wears her own body. The t-shirt is from Clear-Lan and the shirt from Mattel.


From left to right:

1.- The Barbie Look Barbie Doll - Tea Party Perfect: I took off her bangs and I repainted her eyes, her lips, and painted some freckles. She wears her own body. The dress is from our shop (out of stock now).

2.- France Barbie Doll (X8420): She wears "The Barbie Look™ Barbie Doll - Tea Party Perfect" (DGY08) body. The dress is from SquishTish.

3.- "Tokidoki Barbie Doll" (CMV57) with Sara repaint and Gema reroot. She wears "The Barbie Look – Party Perfect" (DGY13) body. The t-shirt and the skirt are from our Etsy shop.

4.- Princess of Ancient Greece Barbie Doll (B3461) with reroot. She wears "The Barbie Look – Party Perfect" (DGY13) body. The color of the head is a little bit yellowish, so it's not identical to the color of the body, but it's very similar. Moreover I don't think there is an articulated body with that same yelowish color. The t-shirt, the skirt and the jacket are from Clear-Lan.

5.- Princess of China Barbie Doll (3368) with Gema reroot. She wears "The Barbie Look – Party Perfect" (DGY13) body. The t-shirt is from Clear-Lan and the shirt from Mattel. She wears "The Barbie Look Barbie Doll - Tea Party Perfect" (DGY08) body. The dress is from YokoDolls. The shoes are from Alliexpress.

November 27, 2017

City shopper Barbie doll X8257


This beauty is the "City shopper" Barbie (X8257). She's really cool. Though I usually loose the hair of all my dolls, I like very much her ponytail so I think she will keep it.

She is wearing our mustard gabardineour mustard skirt and our pink body.








I hope you like her as much as I do.

In the next weeks I will show you some of my new girls. I bought a lot of Barbies when I was in Orlando last September 😀 There are much more assortment and best prices in the USA than in Spain so I bought a lot of them online (both in Amazon.com and Mattel) to be sent to my hotel. This is me when I arrived at the hotel and pick them all 😂 It was like Christmas time for me!