My niece might just be the best person that I have ever knit things for. First, there are the great drawings that I have received, and have taped on my refrigerator. But then there is this:
The pink and purple outfits are from last Fall, and the wedding dress and yellow turtle neck I sent with my husband when he went to visit them last weekend.
These are all from some vintage booklets that were given in a large stash of patterns, notions and yarn to our knitting group. I had to adjust the pattern a bit to fit the “new” Barbie figures. They reduced her ample chest, and made her thinner, a bit anorexic looking if you ask me. I think that people put too much emphasis on how her figure influences girl’s self-esteem. I never thought I wanted to look like Barbie, would have trouble standing with those long legs and tiny feet.
More of Barbie wearing them here:
Now, I will have to decide what to make next. How could I ever resist that smile?