Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chocolate Jacket with Pink Ruffle

This is a cute jacket to change the look of any of the previous outfits.  When I was making the jacket I was fitting it to the naked Barbie, forgetting that it would have to go over another item of clothing, so it is a bit tight right under the bust. It can still be buttoned, I just didn't do it for the pictures cuz my fingers have a hard time with those teeny, tiny buttons.


Size 10 thread in brown
Size 10 thread in pink
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
3 4mm brown buttons


10 sc = 1 inch, 10 sc rows = 1 inch


Row 1:  Beg at bottom of jacket, with brown, ch 51, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. (50 sc)

Rows 2-11:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (50 sc)

Row 12:  Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc last 2 sts tog, turn.  (48 sc)

Rows 13-17:  Repeat row 12. (38 sc by end of row 17).

Rows 18-20:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (38 sc)

Row 21:  (Working first shoulder) Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, turn. (5 sc)

Rows 22-30:  Repeat row 21.  Fasten off, leaving long end to sew shoulder seam.

Row 21:  (Back)  Sk next 5 sts of row 20 (armhole), join brown with sc in next st, sc in next 17 sts, sk last 10 sts, turn.  (18 sc)

Rows 22-30:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (18 sc)  Fasten off at end of row 30.

Second Shoulder:  Work same as first shoulder.  You will have to flip this piece over and join brown with sl st in first sc on opposite side of row 20. 


Round 1:  Join brown with sc in center st of underarm, sc 20 sts evenly spaced around armhole (you may have to sc some sts tog to accomplish this), join to first sc, turn.  (20 sc)

Rounds 2-28:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first sc, turn. (20 sc)  Fasten off at end of round 28.

Round 29:  Join pink with st st in any st, ch 4, 4 tr in same st, sk next st, [5 tr in next st, sk next st] around, join to top of beg ch 4.  Fasten off.


1:  Carefully matching sts of back and front together, sew shoulder seams.

2:  Edging and buttonholes: 

Row 1: Starting in lower right corner of jacket, join brown with sc, work approximately 70 sc evenly spaced around opening of jacket, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in each st around to last 9 sts, [ch 2, sk next st, sc in next 2 sts (buttonhole made)] 3 times.  Fasten off. (3 buttonholes made)

3:  Ruffle: 

Row 1:  Beg at lower left front, join pink with st st in corner sc, ch 4, 4 tr in same sc, [sk next st, 5 tr in next st] across.  Fasten off.  (26 tr clusters made)

4:  Sew 3 buttons opposite buttonholes.


Debi said...

You are so talented. Thank you for your patterns and instructions. I found you on Pinterest and so glad I did.

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you Debi! And you are welcome. Sorry it has taken so long to respond. I haven't checked my blog in forever because I have been working crazy hours, but a new dress is coming soon!

Gisele said...

Thanks for sharing those directions! Now I can make some extra clothes for my grandchildren!

Found your blog in Pinterest to!

Thanks again, and wish you a lot of good ideas! ;-)

pinkpowderpuff said...


Thank you! I know I am not very quick to post new clothes as I can be very busy/lazy! But new outfits will be forthcoming, if but slowly.

A Atkins said...

Beautiful clothes for Barbie. Thank you for your patterns, these are great and will keep me really busy and come in handy when my little granddaughter starts 'demanding' clothes for her Barbies :)

pinkpowderpuff said...

A Atkins,

You are welcome :-) Hope your granddaughters want some clothes soon!