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.
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.
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.
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.