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 1 as the Maid of Honour
Skipper as the Bridesmaid
Stacy as the Junior Bridesmaid
Kelly 1 as Flower Girl 1
Kelly 2 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 did a row of sc, then a row of sc adding beads, then a row of sc again. I added snaps for a fastening and a little flower with a bead to the front.
- Garter - I crocheted around a piece of elastic thread (I don't really know what it is called).
- Shoes - I started at the heel, and worked my way around and up.
- 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.
- Dress Jacket - I crocheted from the mid-bottom up and then back to the bottom again. Several rows are worked as the base, then you work the front left of the jacket to the top. Then the front right of the jacket is done. Then the back part of the jacket is worked. Once that is done, you work from the bottom of jacket to give some shaping and a nice edge. Next you sew the top part together so that it started to take shape. Next you leave a long tail before starting to crochet from the bottom of the sleeve to the top. Then that tail is used to sew the sleeve together and attach it to the jacket. 2 seed beads are sewn to each cuff as buttons and 3 beads are sewn as buttons to the front parts of the jacket. Finally, I attached a flower with some random fancy thing I found to the jacket.
- Trousers - I crocheted the from the top to the bottom. The waist to the crotch form the base rows. Then one pant leg is crocheted until done before crocheting the other pant leg. Finally, the legs and crotch area a sewn up, and a snap is sewn on to fasten them.
- Dress Shirt - I crochet up and down the first half of the back continuing around the right side to the front to the left side to the back again. I do some sewing to bring it together then I add a snap to the top back and some seed beads as buttons down the front of the shirt. Next I crochet a little bow and sew that onto the shirt.
- Cummerbund - I crochet a few rows and then add a small snap for fastening.
- Shoes - I crochet the soles of the shoe, then I work my way around and up and finally I add the top part of the shoe.
Flower Girls' Outfits:
Ring Bearer's Outfit:
Last, but not Least.
Mother of the Bride Outfit:
Be sure to check out Boo Bear's Crochet Barbie Wedding Set as well.