Around Christmastime 2011 (Literally), I started working on Barbie Wedding Sets for two of my sisters. Both of them adore Barbies, and they are obsessed with playing Barbie Wedding! Only they just had one simple barbie wedding dress and one formal suit for ken for both of them to share. They both asked me if I could make them their very own Barbie Wedding Dress, and I told them I would make them a full Wedding Party Set. They were both excited! Though they knew that this was going to be their Christmas Present, they also knew that it would not be ready for Christmas. I had thought about not telling them that I was going to make them a full set, but then I thought much time is going to go into this project. They should have a say in how they want it to be. Plus, my mom gave me some good pointers too. I worked on both sets at the same time, the Brides were done first and the Parents were done last. From start to finish, it took me a little less than 2 months (7-8 weeks) to complete both sets. Each was crafted from my own imagination, and everything, down to the shoes was crocheted with the exemption of the actual flowers.
Read more to see additional photos and descriptions of how I made this set.
Barbie 1 as the Bride
Ken 1 as the Groom
Barbie 2 as the Maid of Honour
Skipper as the Bridesmaid
Stacy as the Junior Bridesmaid
Chelsea as Flower Girl 1
Kelly as Flower Girl 2
Nikki as Flower Girl 3
Ken 2 as the Bestman
Tommy as the Ring Bearer
Grandma Barbie as the Mother of the Bride or Groom
Grandpa Barbie as the Father of the Bride or Groom
- Necklace - I added 3 beads to each chain then attached that to some circles with snaps I had crocheted.
- Garter - I crocheted around a piece of elastic thread (I don't really know what it is called).
- Underwear - I sc onto an elastic thread thing then sc many rows finally sc attaching to the other side of the elastic circle I had made.
- Shoes - I started at the heel, and worked my way around and up. I used an elastic thread thing to keep the shoe on.
- Bouquet - I arranged many little flowers and fancy things until I got the look I wanted, I then used gardening tape to wrap around it to hold everything together and give it a clean look. I then took some bendable green covered wire and wrapped it around the bouquet and the hands of the barbie, so that she would be able to hold the flowers nicely. Finally, I started to crochet a cover. I started at the bottom and worked my way up. When I got to the part were the wire was, I placed the bouquet inside the cover and continued to crochet around until I got it to were I liked it. Finally, fastened off and used the extra thread to sew in and around the flowers to ensure that it would all stay together well.
Groom/Bestman/Father of the Bride Outfits:
Flower Girls' Outfits:
Ring Bearer's Outfit:
Last, but not Least.
Mother of the Bride Outfit:
Be sure to check out Little Miss' Crochet Barbie Wedding Set as well.