1980s Black & White Barbie
If Barbie became a vampire and attended a prom, she would wear this dress. It has everything she needs; big puffy sleeves, a massive skirt to accent her tiny waist, and a large bow in the back. And of course, since this is vampire Barbie we're talking about, the gown is made of black satin.
This gown was made to order, following the precise instructions of my client. I drafted the pattern, but she designed the dress herself.
The center potion of the bow is detachable so that it can be arranged according to the preferences of the person wearing the gown. This also makes it easy to iron! Below, you can see the bow removed from the sash:
This dress was a special order. I drafted a custom pattern for this gown.
The bodice is fully lined, in the gown fabric rather than in lining fabric (per the client's request). I made sure to take the time to topstitch along the neckline to get it to lie flat. The gown is displayed on my dress form with a very full petticoat which I will use later on to make sure the hem is marked accurately.
The back of the gown is pinned in place since I cannot install the zipper until after I add the skirt:
The first version of the sash was too wide and I had to redo it. I also removed the pleating during the re-do, at the request of my client. Here are some pictures of the first sash (too large):
Because the goal is for this bow to be as large as possible I made the tails separately so they weight would not destroy the bodice. Here are the tails: