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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Barbie Transformation

Some time ago, I blogged about an old doll I found at Goodwill that I wanted to fix up as soon as I finished my recent project list (See Goodwill Barbie).

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Well here she is before…

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...And after.

She doesn’t look half bad now.  I scrubbed her down and washed and conditioned her hair.  I decided to chop off her hair since it was so ratty and stringy before, I also gave her some bangs to highlight her face.

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I made the dress with some ribbing from a top I cut up and a scrap of of an old skirt I thought looked pretty.  The necklace is made with a wire ornament hook and some seed beads.  And to finish the look, I tied a ribbon around her head to flaunt the her hair cut and side part.

Such perfect results from such humble beginnings, but now I’m not sure what to do with her.  Should I keep her and display her, or should I give her to one of my nieces.  Or maybe even to my nephew, his birthday is this week and he actually likes Barbie dolls.  His mother may object though.

For now I can just enjoy basking in the glory of a job well done.


  1. I always secretly wanted to cut my Barbie's hair when I was little but thought she wouldn't want to be my friend anymore :(

  2. I never did when I was little, but my sister did. To my dolls as well as her own, and I'm afraid she wasn't very good at it.


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