Friday, March 1, 2013

Barbie Bake Shop Party

One of my friends is an amazing party planner. She always has the best ideas and puts a lot of thought into her party themes. This last week her daughter turned 6 and she wanted a Barbie Bake Shop party. It was so adorable. She wanted to make aprons for all the girls as their party favors. She has never sewn before so it was definitely an adventure.

I made up a quick pattern using a t-shirt for the top of apron and a basic square for the bottom.

Here are the instructions:

Cut the following pieces:

4 strips 44"x4"
1 square 9"x12"
1 bodice piece using a t-shirt

1. Fold over the edges of the bodice under the arms and along the top 1/4th inch and then another 1/4th inch. Press down and top stitch in place.

2. Fold over the sides and bottom of the square piece 1/4th inch and another 1/4th inch, press, and top stitch in place.
3. Take two of the strips and fold over the sides of the strips 1/4th inch press and another 1/4th inch and press. Then fold over the bottom of each strip 1/4th inch, press, and another 1/4th inch. Top stitch all the folds in place.
4. Using the two strips you just top stitched on, sew a gathering stitch along the raw edge. Gather making a ruffle on each strip. Place the ruffle along the top of the square piece with the wrong side of the ruffle against the right side of the square. Pin in place and sew together along the gathered stitch. Now layer the next ruffle under the top ruffle about 2 inches down so the top ruffle overlaps the bottom ruffle. Pin in place and sew along the gathered stitch.

5. With RST sew the bodice to the skirt piece with the ruffles on the top. Open and press.
6.  Using your other 2 44" strips fold in half with RST, press, and sew along the length and one of the ends. Do this to both strips. Sew both ends closed on the second strip, fold in half so both ends are touching and cut on the fold so you have two. Turn all the tubes right side out using a pencil or wooden spoon. Tuck in the open ends and sew the ends closed then press flat.

7. Using the longer of the tubes find the middle and pin it to the front of the apron along the top and skirt seam. Top stitch it in place.

8. Take the smaller tubes and pin one to each side of the bodice at the top. Top stitch in place.
Your done!


 Lisa made 8 all by herself. I was amazed at how quickly she caught on. I can see a lot of sewing in her future. Here are some pictures from the party.
bunting banner and ruffled Barbie cake, love the update to an old favorite
Barbie box for all the girls to take their pictures in.
A garage sale changing table spray painted pink
If you would like to see more party themes and decor check out her blog: Diary of a {Wannabe} Domestic Diva. So many great ideas, I was so excited to be a small part of it.


Holly Lefevre said...

I love Barbie...what a cute party idea. I LOVE the apron!

Julia Forshee said...

So adorable!! I love the extra ruffle on the apron!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at Hope to see you there!!

Lisa said...

Oh Jess you are soo sweet! Thank you thank you again for helping me sew these! I love Lizzie's picture in the apron-so cute.

I'm working on posting my photos so I'll let ya know when they are done! XO

Simple Simon and Company said...

Super cute and sassy! Love it!