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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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