Saturday, February 20, 2021

Saturday ReView: High Waisted Barbie Skirt Free Pattern & Bread Machine Carrot Onion Dill Bread

I have a military background and a soft spot for OD green and camouflage fabric:@) I fell in love with the ruffled top of the skirt in the Mattel fashion pack below as soon as I saw it, and thought it looked like an easy DIY project. Actually, this is a simple modification of my three seam elastic waist skirt. It's a mid calf length skirt and the cute part is that the waist is ruffled upward, perfect for a tucked in, or preferably, a short-short cropped top. And of course you could use any fabric color or print desired. 

My inspiration:
Now, if you have the patience, you can certainly add the white thread pocket seams like Mattel's. 

What I did:
6" x 7" rectangle of fabric, mine was cotton from Walmart, I used pinking shears.
4" piece of 1/2" wide elastic.
Fold bottom (6" side) over 1/4", crease with fingernail or iron, and sew seam.
Fold top (6" side) over 1", crease with fingernail or iron.
Pin center of elastic to bottom center of waist (see below).
Stretch elastic to the edge of each side, sew one seam about 1/8" from bottom of elastic, then sew a second seam about 1/8" from top of elastic. This creates the two seams around the waistband.
Fold skirt right sides together, sew 1/4" seam up the back of the skirt, backstitch top and bottom.
Turn right side out, done.

This fits standard Barbie dolls.

Barbie is texting everyone, it's easy to make and she loves her new skirt😎

Are you looking for a new bread machine recipe to try? This Carrot Onion Dill Bread is bursting with flavor and has the added bonus of being very pretty too! I've made this several times (and it may be on the menu for dinner tomorrow:@) and we all really love it. Poppy seeds are a great addition too, if you have some. You can click the link for a traditional recipe to bake in the oven as well.

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


  1. Nothing tastes better than homemade bread in the winter time! Your Barbie's are always so stylish, love the camo print and her phone!

  2. Tha carrot onion dill bread looks really tasty , Lynn, and I’m loving Barbie’s camo print skirt.

  3. Ooh, now I'm hankering for some freshly baked bread!! This would be perfect with our dinner tonight.

  4. This looks so moist and delicious! I thought my much loved Sunbeam bread machine had died as it started smoking while it was kneading. Luckily, it was just some dough stuck to the heating element. Before I realized it I bought another bread machine on Amazon and the return date expired before I thought to try cleaning the old one. Now I have two bread machines - LOL. Yikes!


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