Monthly Archives: October 2015

Students in a Barbie World

On Fridays, I teach back-to-back fashion design classes. It’s really fun coming up with activities and challenges for them to do, while also getting in my two-cents of fashion history that I love so much. So today we learned about Rococo fashion, with my second class getting REALLY enthusiastic about how exactly Marie Antoinette lost her head.

We only had 7 barbie dolls (well, 6 barbie dolls and one really creepy Hannah Montana doll), so some of my studnts worked in teams. Solo or team work though, they came up with some really cute rococo-inspired fashion for their dolls.

Jill
Jill
Shaylin
Shaylin
Valentina (I love the gold on this one!)
Valentina (I love the gold on this one!)
Leanna
Leanna
The Dynamic Duo, Melanie and Isabella
The Dynamic Duo, Melanie and Isabella
Busy bees
Busy bees
Lulu
Lulu

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Next week, if all goes well (meaning that Joanns ships my order!) we’ll be making Halloween-print skirts! I’m excited.

Fair Season

Polka Dolly

It’s time to get ready for Holiday Fair season! I’ve done these in the past, selling American Girl doll clothes, but this year I’m introducing the Gingermelon dolly. This little lady is the first created. She’s a cutie 🙂

I’m thinking of making different variety dolls (hair color and style, skin color), and have them all wear like the “basic” polka dot dress, and them make lots of cute clothes that can be bought desperately for the fashionistas in the room.

What else should I make?