Saturday, June 13, 2020

Saturday ReView: No-Sew Ribbon Barbie Bathing Suit & 3 Ingredient Pineapple Marinade for Grilling

Barbie says it's getting hot outside and this easy Bathing Suit is a cute craft for the summer. I made it from ribbon and used hot glue and velcro for the closures. The top gets gathered in the center to create shape and I chose to add a little star button for decoration. This no-sew project comes together in no time and would be great in any color, or you could use a ribbon with with any theme. I do suggest using 7/8"-1" wide ribbon.

  I happened to have some red and white striped ribbon in my stash...
I always love red, white and blue crafts😎

What I did:
My ribbon is 7/8" wide, use up to 1" wide ribbon.
Wrap ribbon around Barbie's waist and wrap/curve it down around her bottom. Cut to fit on an angle.

Slide piece of ribbon between legs and hot glue under front of waistband. 
Wrap around to back and hot glue to inside of back of waistband.
Hot glue velcro to each side of the bottoms for closure.

Wrap ribbon around her chest, over lap in back so you can add velcro, cut ribbon.
Hot glue velcro to each side.
Gather the center in front. You can wrap string or yarn around it, or sew it to bunch it up.

A pic of the back: 

 Want a more discrete look?
Add a simple bathing suit skirt by hot gluing on some ruffle.   

And Barbie says it's time to fill up the swimming pools...

It's going to be a spectacular weekend here in Philly, temperatures in the upper 70's with lots of sunshine! That's grilling weather folks:@) If you're looking for a very nice marinade for either chicken or pork, you might want to try this Three Ingredient Pineapple Marinade. I really enjoyed it and think I'll add it to the menu again soon.

While things still aren't 100% back to normal here because of Covid19...
I hear an outdoor flea market should be open today -guess where I'm headed:@)

Have a great weekend!


  1. Sounds like the perfect weekend! Ours is on the chilly side but sunny, thankfully! Those kebobs look great! I don't think anywhere is back to normal yet :( Stay safe and enjoy the flea market!

  2. Yum!! I’m liking easy recipes, and I’ll be trying the marinade. Barbie’s swimsuit is cute!
    Hope you had fun at the flea market!

  3. Cute suit Barbie! The marinade sounds right up my alley, thanks for the reminder of a great grilling recipe Lynn!

  4. Looks delicious Lynn! Barbie's suit is so cute ♥


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