Another Knitting Post


I haven’t done a lot of knitting this winter. I have to be in the mood I suppose. I started again last week because I had a naked Bratz doll and a couple of Kelly sized dolls that needed clothes too. I can usually find something for a naked Barbie to wear from my own stash but I didn’t have anything to fit these so I turned to the Stickatill Barbie knitting site to see if they had patterns for Bratz and Kelly and luckily they did.

Here is what I made for Miss Bratz. The pattern showed straps made of ribbon but I decided to knit mine. I made them a little long so I just tied them together at the back.  She probably won’t stay dressed long once the kids get hold of her anyway.

Dress knitted in red 2 ply

Here is one I made for this little Kelly friend. This could have had a snap at the back but I just sewed the skirt seam and once I put the dress on her put a couple of stitches in the back to close it. This is the old Kelly/Shelly body, the new ones are taller but the dresses would still fit.

Kelly friend in hand knitted dress.

I also had a similar sized doll who is probably from the Steffi Love line of dolls by Simba. She is a little chubbier than her Mattel cousins but these patterns fitted her nicely too. This blue dress is a slightly different pattern and again rather than using snaps I just put a couple of stitches in the back.  I am still trying to perfect  the armhole on these tiny things. The white dots on her face came off with a wipe before she went back to the shop.

A blue knitted dress for this little Simba doll.

I have some larger dolls that I need to dress before our Garage Sale Trail Saturday in October so there will probably be at least one more knitting/sewing post between now and then.

I have included the link to Stickatill Barbie again as it really is a useful site for knitters. The patterns come in several languages and there is clothing for Barbie, Ken, Skipper (latest version) Kelly/Shelly/Chelsea or whatever her name is these days, Bratz and as it is a Swedish site some retro ABBA outfits to fit Ken and Barbie.

https://www.stickatillbarbie.se/

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9 comments

  1. So nice of you to make these cute outfits for the dolls. And thanks for the reminder about the stickatillBarbie site. It’s a fabulous resource and I see there are some new patterns since I last looked.

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  2. I agree, I hate seeing so many toys just thrown away! And near where I live there is a salvation army store, goodwill store, reuse store,PTO thrift store,and a value world store. With so many places like that, why don’t more people just donate?! Any way, never heard of this knitting site, going to try it, I usually crochet all my doll clothes- I use #10 cotton thread for a Lot of the Kelly size dolls and 2ply baby yarn for Barbie and friends. Thanks for your site! Enjoying it very much! Helen

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  3. Aww, how cute. Some lucky children are going to be very pleased with their new dolls. They must feel much better going back to sell this way. 🙂 They know they are pretty.

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  4. Wow.. what a great resource! The ABBA patterns are delightful! .I need to buy smaller needles I guess, too used to crocheting or crochet-knit. Maybe I will finally finish the 6″ sleep eye dollies my Gran used to do for covering her toilet tissue rolls and as room deodorizers/sachets.I even have a boy one I wasn’t sure whether to paint or cover w/crochet. Love the dresses above especially the one w/ metallic bodice.

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