i think i may have twittered or facebooked this, but i'm just now getting to posting it here...
while visiting my parents over the holiday season, i found this:
i made that barbie skirt when i was - oh, i don't know.... somewhere around 10 years old? i love it! i wish i had that exact fabric now; i'd make the same one in my size! i have a faint memory of my mom teaching me how to make and sew the super-basic elastic waist pattern. i probably did the same thing i do now; made one, but then had to make at least three more until i got the pattern and method down just right. i only specifically remember two of the others, though.... i love that my mama saved so many of the toys that my sister and i knew and loved when we were little. now my niece is discovering them and loving them all over again.
oh -- and that reminds me: do any of you remember "fashion plates?" and, more specifically, do you know where i might be able to track down a set? my sister is thinking that bella would be totally into them -- and since it was a toy from the 80's, the fashions may even be relevant now!