As you can see she is very tall - that is a 1 metre (40") ruler I am holding next to her. All I know about her is that she is a 'My Size Barbie' and she was made by Mattel. She has a copyright symbol with '1992 Mattel, Inc. China" on her lower back but I haven't been able to find out very much more about her. I've never seen one before and I suspect very few were sold here in Australia. This one was bought on ebay and is to be a present for the client's granddaughter.
Can anyone tell me anything about these Barbies. Did they come dressed? Could you buy other clothes for them? Can anyone identify when she was made as I know they were made over a number of years and all were slightly different.
She has a very pretty face
and is a very good model.
Over the past few weeks I have made her a basic bodice block and tested it in calico (US - muslin).
This calico was nearly right but still a bit loose in the bust . It only needed a little tweaking to get it right.
And I made her a skirt block as well:
although in the end I've decided not to use it. But I've got the patterns so I can make more clothes if needed.
Also does anyone know what her original hairstyle was like? At the moment, without her hair tied back she rather resembles Cousin It from 'The Addams Family'.
I'll show you her finished clothes in a later post.