Saturday, March 11, 2006

Here comes the Bride..

As I promised, it's wedding day at the Folk 'n Fancy blog. Ok, here's the scoop. A long time ago, in a land, far far away,...shortly after I was married (and before my son was born)...I crocheted...ALOT! I have a niece whose was at the time very little (and is now a beautiful newlywed) and I used to make all sorts of things for her. I must have crocheted some Barbie clothes for her also, but I decided to attempt something that I always remember wanting when I was little and that something was a Barbie wedding gown. So, I crocheted one. It was beautiful if I do say so myself. I actually did alot of it on a vacation from Pennsylvania to Florida. Well, during various moves and happenings in my live (namely my divorce) it sorta got messed up, then misplaced, etc... Last week I was determined to find this beautiful work of art that I honestly don't know if I could do now because of the teeny tiny work involved (I was in my twenties I'm close to the big 50!). I did find her but she was pretty messy...her gown was really yellow with some nasty stains and her hair was dusty...ugh! Well, I cleaned her up, washed the gown in a solution of dish liquid and mild bleach and now I can present her to you.
So, ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce to you, the beautiful, the lovely, the lady who doesn't look a day over 50 (tho in reality she is)....BRIDAL BARBIE AND HER FABULOUS CROCHETED WEDDING GOWN (done by none other than "moi").....

Check out the detail of the tiny pearl beads I sewed (I can barely see them now thanks to aging eyes) I also sewed pearl beads down the back at the opening, on the scallops at the bottom, around the lace veil, and (if you look closely) going down the lower sleeve. I almost feel like this was done by someone else as it was so long ago....I truly don't know if I could do it now.

Okay, the book that it came from was the 1984 McCall Fashion Doll Wedding. If anyone would like the directions, I would be more than happy to mail you a copy of the directions for this particular gown...being I'm so new at this, I may be able to email them also; it's just that I don't know how well my scanner will do.(if you have any ideas, let me know) This book is probably out of print, but I'm giving you a picture of it anyway below. It has other bridesmaids gowns and such also. (both knitted and crocheted)

It was alot of work and unless you are up to the challenge, don't bother. I really don't think it was that difficult...just time consuming.

I gotta tell ya though, if you google "crocheted Barbie clothes" there are alot of sites with free patterns...some even have a wedding gown.

Well, that's it for wedding day....enjoy your evening and your Saturday...I know I will!!! Till tomorrow...."May I pronounce you...HOOK and may now begin to CROCHET!


*Crochet Mom* said...

ohhhh you did a beautiful job!!!!!

I dont think i could even attempt that!..too small and danty for me. LOL..I like ushing my HUGE hooks! LMAO

Anonymous said...

It's a masterpiece, Lucy! Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Lucy she is beautiful! That does look like a lot of work. Time consuming as well. Time is something I don't have. That is wonderful.