Monday, November 30, 2020

One Shoulder Barbie Top from 2.5" Ribbon, No-Sew

I love the look of this fancy ribbon top for Barbie that goes over one shoulder! This is a no-sew project that literally comes together in minutes, two cuts, two folds, two twists, a little hot glue and you're dressing the doll:@) While I love the holiday colors in this top, plaid always presents challenges for garments... I think a solid color or one with stamped designs might work best. I used a snazzy metallic tinsel ribbon from my stash for the waist band, if you want something blingy that's easy to find today, diamond mesh ribbon would be fun. 

You'll need:
 7" of 2 1/2" wide ribbon with a wire edge. Aim for a thinner, almost sheer fabric.
4 1/2" long piece of 1"-ish wide ribbon for waist band.
hot glue

What I did:
  1. Cut a piece of 2 1/2" wide thin ribbon 7" long. I used the same wire edged ribbon that I made a dress out of here.
  2. Fold the edges over 1/2" on both cut ends, fold to back of ribbon. You can glue them down, I just folded the wire over.
  3. Scrunch up the ribbon at the center point and completely twist it around twice, this is what goes over the doll's shoulder. You'll want the right side of the ribbon to show on both the front and back of the shirt.
  4. Cut 4 1/2" of ribbon for the waistband. Glue one piece of velcro to the right edge of the ribbon. This blouse will open/close on the side for dressing the doll.
  5. Glue the right edge of the waistband to the bottom of the blouse front, but leaving the velcro hanging over side of ribbon (see picture below). My ribbon has the tinsel in the center, that's what I glued to the bottom of the blouse. You can see the pretty lace showing on the doll's skirt.
  6. Overlap the two edges of the ribbon about 1/4" (center point of picture below), glue back piece to waistband. 
  7. Glue other piece of velcro to the other end of waistband (making sure the two edges will stick together).
First piece of velcro hanging over right side.

Make something just for fun and have a happy day😉


  1. This is certainly easy---I will have to give it a try...and all season too, depending on the ribbon! Hugs, Sandi

  2. This is a great photo---always fun to catch them busy...and not posing, LOL! I had a massive dominos effect happen in the tree lot, last night...just had to laugh! Sandi


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