Sew Barbie this cute wardrobe of 24 stylish outfits. Sew clothes for every day: jeans and a tie-waist shirt for a picnic in the country, a fleecy jumper and trousers for skiing, a bikini, towel and sunhat for the beach or dungarees for DIY. Or create outfits for special occasions, such as a floral cocktail dress, A-line wedding dress or a formal lacy dress for the theatre. And why not dip into the dressing-up box with fairy, mermaid and superwoman costumes? The detailed explanations are accompanied by step-by-step diagrams and real-size patterns, which can be adapted for petite, curvy, tall or original Barbie. The techniques used are simple and the outfits can be sewn by hand or on the machine. These are ideal projects for upcycling old clothes or making use of scraps of fabric from your stash.
A graduate of the Duperre Applied Arts School in Paris, Annabel Benilan is a stylist and illustrator. After working as a costume designer, she created her own clothing brand and opened a clothes shop in Paris. She is the author of many books about dressmaking, fashion and illustration. Visit her website: www.annabelbenilan.com
Before you begin 4 Projects In the park 6 Do-It-Yourself 12 Fairy 17 Time for tea? 22 Disco fever! 28 Fashion fun! 32 Sleep time 36 In the country 40 Superwoman! 44 At the beach 50 Princess 56 In the city 62 Keep moving! 68 Garden party 72 In the snow 76 At the theatre 82 A walk on the beach 86 Ready for work 92 Tying the knot 98 Vintage chic 104 On the red carpet 108 Bohemian chic 114 Mermaid 120 A night on the town! 124