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Something Red

Posted by helen on April 17, 2016

Many Silkstone Fans now have seen the new 2016 Poseable Silkstone “City Chic” Barbie.  The blue suit was “inspired” by Oscar De La Renta 2016 Resort collection “Lightweight Double-face Wool Crepe Ruffle Jacket & Skirt”.

My dolls like Red better than Blue….. I knew from the beginning  this would not be  a best design for a tiny 12″ doll,  b/c of the miniature scale,  its  almost impossible to  make the spiral ruffle cascade down like waterfall flowing.  some online photos showed that Mattel’s Sample Makers really struggled to make it right. First  they used  the self-fabric to make the ruffle, later changed to chiffon… the outcome is still not satisfying….

I  gave it a try anyway…  the ruffles also look awful, I m not fond of it.  I have another pc of red fabric probably is more suitable for this style, but I m done… its not a cost-effective design.

city chic Barbie

city chic Barbie

city chic Barbie

“City chic” was supposed to be the “Fan Club” Exclusive.
Mattel put a half of the sketch of this doll on its website and believed it was good enough to lure people to join the Fan club.
Now Mattel has realized this is not a good design for its Fan Club, so the tiny sketch has been removed from its website and replaced with a doll wearing Pink Gown… the Pink Gown will be the new “exclusive”

My doll is wearing only one shoe, b/c I only found one. the other one is missing.

 

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6 Responses to “Something Red”

  1. Becky said

    I do like your rendition of this outfit versus the photos of the upcoming blue one. Very nice, Helen.

  2. Catherine said

    I like it better too. Nice work!

  3. Lori said

    Love, love, love! Awesome job, Helen! Looks much better than the blue one!

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