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LIVING IN A BARBIE WORLD

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

For the past seven months, our Twitter, Instagram, and pop culture news feeds have been buzzing about the Barbie Movie. And guess what? The day we've all been waiting for is finally here! We're so hyped about this film, especially with the awesome Greta Gerwig directing it. She's given us gems like Lady Bird, Little Women, and Frances Ha. But seriously, what's with everything suddenly turning pink, pastel, and sunny? It's all part of the genius marketing strategy behind this debut.


Barbie movie

Now, you might be thinking, "Hey, I'm not a kid anymore, so why am I getting excited about these dolls?" Hold on a sec; even if you've outgrown Barbie, those teasers, trailers, and creative social media filters have sparked your curiosity. That's exactly what Warner Bros wanted—they've managed to hook us adults and get us hyped up for the movie alongside the younger crowd.


Now let's take a moment to transport ourselves back to the good ol' days and remember when we used to sit on our bedroom floors, surrounded by Barbie, her fabulous clothes, cool cars, and... just Ken.




Where things get really exciting— Handmade in Pink


Barbie dolls are like blank canvases waiting for our crafty hands to bring them to life. With some needles, yarn, and loads of creativity, we can develop our own fashion-forward outfits. Unleash your inner designer and make uniforms for this girl’s countless career versions—she's done it all. Do not forget those jaw-dropping gala dresses. They're true works of art, though they might not always fit everyone's budget.


knitted garments for Barbie dolls

And if you're a sock knitting enthusiast, here’s a comfort zone. Her clothes often call for fingering weight yarn and DPNs. A quick tip: when you start knitting for Barbie, go for sleeveless pieces. Trust us, her arms are longer than you think!




What about us grown-up ladies?

Barbie Chic Shawl, by Chic and Regal Knits   |    Barbie Aran Sweater by Bana Kavanagh
Barbie Chic Shawl, by Chic and Regal Knits | Barbie Aran Sweater by Bana Kavanagh

We've all had our fair share of fun with this lady, but now it's time to bring her style into our real lives. Here are some awesome Barbie-inspired patterns that you can rock in your everyday fashion:




Jacket with a Hood Barbie, by Elena Canon    |    Work Sock Pullover for Ken, by Faun Party
Jacket with a Hood Barbie, by Elena Canon | Work Sock Pullover for Ken, by Faun Party

If you have kids, grandkids, or just like these little garments, these are very cool and trendy items:



So, whether you were counting down the days until the movie or rediscovering the joy of crafting themed designs, let's embrace the allure of this iconic doll. It's time to dive headfirst into this fantastical world where imagination, creativity, and a hint of nostalgia await us all. Enjoy!

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