Thursday, August 23, 2018

Blingy Barbie Top from Headband and Sequin Dangle Earrings

Walmart usually has a display with these color coordinated sequin earrings for various holidays. And while I probably wouldn't spend $3 for a Barbie outfit embellishment, I don't have a problem picking up a pair on clearance for $1. This Top from a Headband and Dangle Earrings has been on my mind for a while... Headband tops are super simple and only require scissors and one quick seam up the back. The key is the headbands have to be at least 3/4" wide, 1" would be perfect. The only white one I could find was 2" wide from Dollar Tree. I think I'd prefer that the bottom sequins dangled below the fabric in a perfect world.
Pipe cleaner puppy HERE.

These cute tops slip up over the dolls hips to cover her chest.
They work great with the hard plastic dolls, but do require a little more ~patience~ dressing dolls with rubber legs.
The earrings I started with:

Directions:
  1. Wrap headband around the doll, covering her chest.
  2. Pinch together at the back. Cut the headband leaving an extra 1/4" on each side for a seam allowance. You'll have a piece of headband that's about 5" long and you can make two tops from one headband.
  3. Place right sides together, sew headband closed along cut edges, back-stitching top and bottom. This creates a tube top.
  4. Turn so right side is out.
  5. Slip top on doll to determine where to sew on earrings.
  6. Either gently bend earring to slip dangle off, or cut the earring to remove dangle. Be careful and watch that sequin on top, it's not attached and will fall off.
  7. Hand sew earrings to top.
  8. Slip top on doll, decide what bottoms she should wear and admire your blingly new outfit!

3 comments:

  1. These make the top immediately more special and fun!

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  2. How clever! Love a bit of bling. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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