Thursday, 1 March 2018

Curvy and Tall Barbie Fashionista knitted dresses










These fashionista dolls are wonderful, they show that women come in all shapes and sizes and we are all are lovely.  I particulary like the curvy barbie because she is so realistic and who doesn't love pink hair!

So,  I've amended the barbie knitted dress on this site to fit the Barbie Fashionista doll's shape,  tall and curvy.  The patterns are written out separately as there's quite a difference in the sizing.

Both dresses are knit in one piece with a centre back seam, with no fastenings for Tall Barbie.  Pull on styles are difficult to dress on Curvy Barbie so this version has a centre back opening for an easy fit. 
I've used two contrast colours but any colour combination would work.

Both dresses can easily be made in the round, noting that the round begins at centre back. You will need to change to rows for the back opening. 

As always please let me know if you find any mistakes or have a query about this pattern. 

To fit: 12” Barbie Fashionista dolls Tall and curvy
You will need approx 25g double knitting yarn in main and 10g in each contrast
Needles size 3.25 (US 3) small button for curvy Barbie dress
Tension: 26sts and 32 rows over 4 in (stocking stitch) using 3.25 needles

Abbreviations: beg: beginning, sts: stitches, yf: yarn forward, rep: repeat, ss: stocking stitch, sl st, slip stitch, m1: pick up loop between sts and knit into back, tog: together, k: knit, p: purl, dec: decrease, ssk: slip next 2sts onto right hand needle, insert left hand needle through front loops and knit both sts off tog.(you can also slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped st over)

 

Tall Barbie dress

Main Body (work in one piece to armhole)
Using main colour cast on 31sts
Work 2 rows k1 p1 rib
Rows 1-24:   stocking stitch 24 rows
Row 25:        K6, k2tog, k15, k2tog, (29sts)
Row 26:        purl
Row 27:        k6, k2tog, k13, k2tog, k6 (27sts)
Row 28:        purl
Rows 29-30:  Join contrast A, work 2 rows stocking stitch
Rows 31-32: Join contrast B, work 2 rows stocking stitch
Row 33:        K11, m1,k1,m1,k3,m1,k1,m1,k11 (31sts)
Rows 34:36: work 3 rows ss

Armhole shaping
Row 37:        k6, cast off 3sts, k13, cast off 3sts, k6
Row 38:        p6, cast on 7sts, p13, cast on 7sts, p6
Row 39:        k4, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k4    34sts
Row 40:        purl
Cast off

To make up
Sew centre back seam using mattress stitch, fasten off ends



Curvy Barbie dress


Main Body (work in one piece to armhole)
Using main colour cast on 38sts,
Work 2 rows k1 p1 rib, inc 1st at end of last row               (39sts)
Rows 1-22:   stocking stitch 22 rows
Row 23:        K2, ssk, k10, ssk, k7, k2tog, k10, k2tog, k2 (35sts)
Row 24:        purl
Row 25:        K2, ssk, k9, ssk, k5, k2tog, k9, k2tog, k2     (31sts)
Row 26:        purl
Rows 27- 28: 2 rows ss
Rows 29-30:  Join contrast A, work 2 rows stocking stitch
Rows 31:       Join contrast B, cast on 2sts, k2 cast on sts, k14, m1, k3, m1, k14   (35sts)
Row 32:         k2, purl to last 2sts, k2
Rows 33-36:  work 4 rows ss keeping 2 knit sts at each end of purl row

Armhole shaping
Row 37: k9, cast off 3sts, k13, cast off 3sts, k7
Row 38: k2, p5, cast on 7sts, p13, cast on 7sts, p7, k2
Row 39: k7, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k3, yf, k2tog
Row 40: k2, purl to last 2sts, k2
Cast off

To make up
Sew centre back seam using mattress stitch. Sew on small button at back to match buttonhole. Fasten off ends