Tuesday, January 4, 2022

DIY Ruffle Shirt Extenders for Barbie

I saw an ad for shirt extenders and thought that could be a fun Barbie craft. There are many options for the fabric or material that can be used, and the idea is to create the illusion of a loose or flowing under shirt for layering. I used ruffles for mine. Each ruffle was approximately 2 1/4" wide, and I only needed about 4" in length. The back can be secured with a tab of velcro, a snap, or simply use a little tape that will get covered by the shirt. And of course you could sew any fabric you'd like into a 'slip' with elastic at the waist. These extenders can be cut to size for standard or curvy Barbie, simply wrap around the doll's waist for fit.
This new doll ~loves~ the camera! Mini hair makeover here.

The white cotton ruffle is more solid,
the black one is lacier and lighter.

These shirt extenders work well with less bulky pants, 
luckily there seems to be no shortage of yoga pants or leggins for Barbie these days...

Make something just for fun and have a happy day😎

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  1. So cute!! I'm hoping for grandchildren one day and I plan to spoil them with lots of Barbies!!! (Not holding my breath, though, LOL).

  2. Great idea! So many dresses are too short... Anyway, I know I'm going to making more ruffles with wire-edged ribbon. After making all those ruffles on the Mortes doll, I know that ribbon is way easier and no hemming! Hugs, Sandi

  3. I saw that ad for shirt extenders recently too and thought it was a great idea. I like how you miniaturized the idea for Barbie!


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