There are several notes to be made about the completion of this project. The first, is the “agony” of awaiting necessary supplies via snail mail. The second, hats off to people who make clothes by hand. Third and lastly is that satin, while beautiful requires an expert to properly cut and stitch together. The goals of the project I set for this project were completed. I created three designs from the three fabric swatches.
I would have liked to create more, but due to time restraints ordering more swatches would not be a possibility (without having paying for expedited shipping that would have been equal to the printing cost of the materials). The first piece (Green, blonde Barbie) I attempted to make was with the satin. When cut the satin frays on the edges and presents its own set of issues. The color and quality of the print was nice (which could be said of the other swatches), but if reattempted I would choose a different kind of fabric.
The second design (mostly yellow, black hair) was perhaps the easiest and probably my favorite of the three. The layout of the design works really well. It is also my favorite because the “model” is the only one of the three that is actually my doll (that I got from Downtown Disney). The third, the print turned out vibrant, but the finer details in the design are not easily seen This may just need to be an adjustment to the layout to make it less zoomed out.
I thought I would incorporate a little touch by adding the dogs to their models. Because Barbies have accompanying accessories, I thought I'd give the “models” companions. The dogs also feed into the memory aspect because all the dogs were mine. Back when the Barbie dog line came out, they were sold in sets of two. The sister, Julia and I split these packs up by picking our favorite. What is a fashionista without her friendly companion?