Didn't realize the dimensions had changed until...

by BethAnn
(MO)

My 4 year old finally inherited my trunk load of Barbie accessories and clothes this past weekend. Out of my frustration in NOT finding sensible clothes in stores for her own Barbie, I confiscated my treasures from childhood. Well to my surprise, my cherished Barbie clothes did not fit like a glove as I remember from 25 years ago. So this led me to immediately do some research. Low and behold, I did confirm my suspicions. The Barbie body changed in 2000. I am really glad to hear this news, BUT NOW I would really like to see Mattel come out with more sensible clothes for the new and improved Barbie body. I hate seeing all these super trampy clothes, wait did I say TRAMPY, yes I did!!!. I refuse to buy this CRAP. So how do I begin to plea to them to change the style of clothes they are putting out????? I finally found my solution, get my old stuff, but now here's the dilemma, the old clothes do not fit the current Barbie shape. I did not want my 4 year old to play with Barbie until she was older, but I held it off as long as I could and now I am more concerned than ever. I do regret letting her go down the Barbie world without realizing the horrible choices we'd have to clothe her. I am pleading to all the other possible concerned Mothers out there, where do you find sensible Barbie clothes? Help!!!

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what i've done
by: cassandra

what i've done in the past is make my own barbie clothes. how i do it is mostly use some of my own old things that are good for nothing but rags, and cut out the design i want the clothes in and then sew it together. they don't hold together as well as professionally made clothes, but i've found some professionally made clothes that don't hold together well either. but they're easy to fix.

Barbie Issues :)
by: Gigi

Tuesday Morning had a great selection of barbie clothes for me to choose from when I went through the stage. Actucally, I never really went through the Barbie stage for that long, I was completely sucked into the "My Scene" stage. "My Scene's" were exactly like Barbies, but different body styles. I played with them for years, & loved them, I watched all the movie, & bought all accsessories & clothing, but "My Scene's" are for an older group (teenagers) because they're all about boys, boys, boys, & I didn't realize this until I stopped playing with them when I was 11.
Try out Tuesday Morning, they might have some less trampy clothing.

p.s. the thing i really dislike about Barbies is that they make her out to be "miss perfect" but they're also an enjoyment to kids :) :)


try Etsy.com
by: Anonymous

etsy.com is a crafters who sell their wares. log on and search barbie and you'll find plenty of shops that sell homemade barbie clothes.

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