Barbie Southern Belle Gown
This Barbie Southern Belle Gown includes the hat
This Barbie gown makes her look like the southern belle of the ball.
It is made from satin and you can choose either the lavender pictured, the peach color gown that I traditionally was making or other colors as well. The skirt is circular and is trimmed in lace at the bodice and hem. A net slip goes underneath to show off the skirt's fullness. Bodice closes in back with Velcro. The gown is pictured on a Barbie classic body but I can make it fit a newer body doll. Just indicate body size in the shopping cart pull-down.
Completing the look is a sinamay hat trimmed in satin ribbon and a matching rosette, for that southern belle effect. Lace trim may vary due to availability as may the hats--if I am out of sinamay you may receive a different type brimmed hat. Any type of hat will be trimmed in matching ribbon and rosette and will look nice with Barbie's southern belle gown.
Now all Barbie needs is her special gentleman to sit with her under a tree and enjoy a picnic lunch. Barbie is a little more faithful to her man than Scarlett O'Hara was, so she will be waiting for Ken to show up. But she does enjoy a little harmless flirting with the other handsome men at the picnic. I don't specialize in actual costumes for dolls but my mom can make you a Ken tux that would go well with Barbie in her southern belle gown.
If you enjoy the gentler times of the old South and the Southern belle look for your Barbie gown, this would make a nice indulgence for yourself or your favorite child or adult collector. I have had both kinds of Barbie collectors purchase this gown. It's perfect for little girls because it's strapless and very easy for even the youngest child to put her Barbie doll gown on her doll. Adults like it because it's so nice and full and has the dainty little hat that goes with it. A lot of customers like to pair up a Barbie cape with this gown.
I have been making this gown in peach satin for a long time and I thought it was time to allow for some different colors as well as a wedding option. Please see instructions below for ordering the wedding option which includes a bouquet and veil sewn to the hat for $3.00 extra. That way Barbie can be a southern belle bride. Then check out the rest of my Barbie clothes for just the perfect honeymoon wardrobe.
Your Barbie Southern belle gown in peach satin will arrive with tissue paper packed under the skirt to minimize wrinkles. However, it is very easy to get any travel wrinkles out of it by pressing it on the wrong side, using medium steam and a pressing cloth.
As always, please allow 1-2 weeks from the time you order especially in the busy Christmas season which starts in September. Thanks so much for your understanding!
For another satin Barbie gown, check out this Barbie puff sleeve gown for an elegant Barbie evening gown that can be done in various colors of satin for all your gift-giving needs. Top off either one of these Barbie gowns with the Barbie cape, which is available in several colors and would give a festive look to any Barbie evening gown.
Wedding option is $2 extra and has white tulle sewn onto the back of the hat instead of just a plain hat, plus a bouquet. To order this:
- Select white satin from the pull down menu
- Select Wedding Option in 2nd pull down
- If you leave it default to no wedding option but still select white, you will receive a white gown with a hat that has white ribbon/rosette trim only.