Did you know that Barbie is going to be celebrating her birthday soon? Although Barbie is forever idolized for her iconic 17-year old supermodel body, she will be turning 58 years old on March 9th!


I don’t know about you, but I used to play with Barbie’s all the time when I was a little girl. It was one of my favorite past times. I would play all day long inside and outside with my Barbie Dolls. I still have many of my old Barbie clothes, furniture, accessories and more. I loved going to the local store and they would have a full Barbie isle with individual outfits in little plastic boxes on little plastic hangers and it was like clothes shopping, but for Barbie. I remember the awe of going to the toy store and seeing all the new Barbie’s in the box and having a hard time picking out who my new doll would be to my collection.


Did anyone else enjoy shopping for Barbie? Did anyone have inflatable Barbie furniture, the Barbie Camper, or even better Barbie McDonald’s??? Grandma gave me that for Christmas.  I have no idea how many hours I spent playing with Barbie. Matter of fact I still played with Barbie in middle school when all the other girls said they were to cool to still play Barbie.


Barbie still has an impact on my sewing career even as an adult. I did a Barbie fashion show and that caught the attention of McCall Pattern Company. The first Barbie came dressed in a black and white zebra striped one-piece bathing suit. I created a vintage life size version of the iconic suit for my fashion show.

In honor of National Barbie Day on March 9th, I am going to be using the life size iconic swim suit I made along with other Barbie themed items to decorate my front window display.

I want to hear your favorite Barbie stories! Did you have a favorite outfit? Have you ever made a special outfit for your Barbie to wear? Join me March 9th at 6:00 pm CST on Designer Joi Mahon’s Facebook page to discuss all things Barbie.


SEE my Barbie clothing collection, my Barbie McDonald’s, furniture and more . . .


PLUS, I have a vintage Barbie Hallmark Ornament to give away. I will pick my favorite Barbie Memory to be the winner.

1 Comment

  • Carla Lissa

    07.03.2017 at 18:45 Reply

    Yes I love barbie until this day. When I was a little girl I wanted a barbie so bad, but in my country (Peru) was communist and I could not get them (that was back in the 1970’s). My mom convince a friend that her daughter was too old for her barbie so I could get hers. I was the happiest girl on earth. Of course that barbie had no clothes, so my grandmother helped me dress her with some scraps she had. A few days later she had created some dress patterns out of newspaper and we saw them together. My life was complete.

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