Saturday, September 19, 2020

Saturday ReView: Canned Peach Upside Down Cake & Barbie Long Dress and Capri Pants from Headband

This Peach Upside Down Cake is a nice little treat any time of year because it uses readily available canned peaches. I also like that it makes a smaller, one layer 9" cake. This was a big hit with my crew at Sunday dinner, and I do highly recommend giving it a try folks:@) I'd love to see some red (and maybe even green) maraschino cherries added for a pop of great color too!

Barbie says check print and plaid really never go out of style folks... So, I grabbed a cute black and white headband at Dollar Tree as soon as I noticed the checks were a perfect 1:6 scale. 

A full view of the dress.
I think this can be both dressed up fancy ~or~ rather casual, cool and breezy for the summer.
And of course a 3" wide headband in any color or design would work great.

My headband inspiration:

Cut the scrunched part off of the headband. You'll see that it's gathered and sewn to the elastic on the ends. 
Be sure to cut it off ~after~ the seam so it stays gathered. 

Trim the cut ends to about 1/8"-1/4".

Hot glue (or sew) velcro to the ends of the gathered piece. 
The cut ends are kind of thick, so I glued velcro directly onto the cut ends.

I used hot glue for the whole dress, you could use Liquid Stitch or sew the rest of the dress on.
I started with a little hot glue on the center front.

 Then I glued the ends to the center of the back.

 A few other dots of glue around the gathered band, cut dress to desired length and it's done!
This project would be easy to sew too,
simply gather the opening of the dress and sew it loosley to the elastic band top.

A quick pic of the back:
(Please note: I knew the back seam would not be centered, 
I purposely wanted the plaid to be off center on the front.)

Slip the dress on your Barbie, add a little blingy jewelry and admire your new 50¢ gown😉

These Capri Pants were made from the 5 1/2" leftover piece of headband. Before we get started I wanted to say, this isn't an exact pattern, it's just something fun to make for Barbie play. The pants are a little roomy up top (easier to get on) and fitted to the doll's legs at the bottom.

Fold tube of fabric inside out, arrange so seam is down the center. You'll notice that the seam doesn't lay flat, that's ok, it will be the back of the pants and actually help with the fit.
Measure down 2 1/2" from top.
Measure 1" from each side on the bottom. I added a pin to each side to try to keep each leg the same width.
Draw line from 1" mark up to 2 1/2" mark on each side

Sew 1/4" seam up both lines, cut excess fabric from the center V.
Flip top down about 1/2", sew seam but leave a 1/2 opening so you can feed elastic through hole.
Snug up the elastic and tie or sew it closed, trim loose ends, finish sewing the waistband seam closed. 

Turn inside out and dress doll.

Make something just for fun and have a great weekend:@)


  1. YUM!! Besides sounding SO delicious, this is one gorgeous dessert! Perfect for those mid-winter peach cravings....but I don't think I can wait that long!

  2. This peach cake looks so good! Thanks for the recipe to make it Lynn!

  3. The peach cake looks great, Lynn! You’re so creative with Barbie! Her capris are too cute!

  4. The cake looks so moist and delicious! Barbie is rockin' her capri outfit and I love the braid!


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