Sometimes we do crazy things for our kids. I entered an online YTV contest almost every day for 3 weeks, hoping we would win backstage passes to Canadian Family’s Barbie Princess and the Popstar screening. I won. Lily said it was the best. day. ever. She brought one of her school friends too, so it made it even more special.
I asked Lily what she was talking about with Barbie for so long. She said, “Barbie liked our skirts… I told her sometimes my mummy doesn’t sleep at night so she sews us stuff…” These are the skirts, nothing fancy. With the serger, I can whip two of these skirts between 2 and 3 am.
this licensed fabric was purchased at a very good price at Walmart in Ogdensburg and Hancocks in Santa Rosa, CA. Each skirt probably cost less than $5)
The event included dancing and singing lessons, cookie decorating, and costume design.
I wore my David Dixon special edition Barbie shirt in point blanket colours. I had been, ahem, saving it for something special.
I know that everyone has their own views about Barbie and they are all valid. I learned a lot about clothing construction because of Barbie and Barbie has much to do with why I sew. At one point in time, my BFF and I sent our designs (which included what we believed were some awesome harem pants and bat-winged tops) to Mattel for consideration. The company was very gracious and advised us that they were not hiring new designers, but would keep us in mind. )
When I was cleaning out my dad’s basement in September, I found a ton of Barbie memorabilia from the 80s, I thought I would share it here. Enjoy and have a great week!