A Glam Gown For Barbie*

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Materials: Red Heart sport weight cotton yarn, and whatever this is:

Mystery yarn

(Based on a picture I found on Etsy, I think it might be Plymouth Frizzato yarn. Any kind of short eyelash yarn would probably work.)

Bodice:

Cast on 18 stitches

Work 10 rows stockinette stitch

Row 11: knit 1, knit 2 together twice, knit 8 slip slip knit twice, knit 1 – 14 stitches

Row 12: Purl

Row 13: Knit 1, knit 2 together twice, knit 4, slip slip knit twice, knit 1 – 10 stitches

Rows 14-16 stockinette stitch

Row 17: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 4, slip slip knit, knit 1 – 8stitches

Row 18: Purl

Row 19: Knit 2 together across – 4 stitches

Row 20: Purl

Row 21: Cast off

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Skirt:

Cast on 36 stitches

Work in stockinette stitch until piece measures approximately 4 and 1/2 inches long

Gather up live stitches and pull until the top of the skirt is about 3 and ½ inches around

Join the skirt to the bodice, picking up 3 loops along the top of the skirt for every stitch on the bottom of the bodice

Flounce:

Cast on 108 stitches with sport yarn and sparkle yarn held together

Work in garter stitch until piece measures 2 and ¼ inches

Gather up live stitches and pull until piece measures approximately 6 inches wide

Join the flounce to the skirt, picking up 3 loops for every stitch along the bottom of the skirt.

Finishing:

Weave in all ends

Crochet along the top edge of the bodice, leaving long tails for a halter tie

Sew 7-8 small snaps up the back of the dress, leaving approximately 1” space in between

 

* In case you’re wondering, the doll is a Crystal Barbie from 1983. She’s a much-cherished hand-me-down from my cousin.

 

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