Thursday, July 9, 2015

A 'Round the Clock Doll Wardrobe Made From Socks

1963© Marguerite Kelly Holmes

Marguerite Kelly Holmes must have been an interesting person. In 1950 she and her husband published a book titled Play By Ear; A Music Course for Everyone. But it is her A 'Round The Clock Wardrobe patterns for Barbie dolls that made her name in the world of sewing patterns. But wait!! These are NO-SEW patterns. In fact, not only are these garments glued together, they are constructed from socks!! What a fantastic up-cycle re-fashioning project. Use those crazy striped and argyle socks destined for the rag bin for these fabulous Barbie doll fashions. Easy enough for young people to make and it may even imbue them with a lasting sewing bug. There were several patterns issued in the 1960s. Many are available as original patterns, printed on a single large sheet, or as downloads. The Vintage Pattern Marketplace vendors are offering this one for free to get you started.  Download this pattern here.

5 comments:

  1. What a fun pattern! I tried making doll dresses out of socks when I was little - without a pattern. They never looked this good. :-)

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  2. How clever some people are - I'm not so am envious of people like Ms. Holmes. These Barbie clothes are so cute. Still have my No. 4 Barbies - one blonde & one brunette.

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  3. I might even try this with my grand-daughter this summer. Thanks for the pattern!

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  4. These are so cool! I'm always awed by doll patterns, and the amazing details. These sound a lot easier, and they look great!

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