Monday, June 7, 2021

Ken Tennis Outfit

I'd been looking for Annie's out of print Fashion Doll His and Hers 87D15 since I started making Barbie clothes again and realized it wasn't in my collection. I wanted this book because the patterns are all casual clothes and thus perfect for the types of clothes I wanted to include with my donation. When it arrived it seemed like it would be fun to see if I could adapt the tennis outfit to fit Ken. I still need to make a top for Skipper but I'll get there at some point.

This outfit is made with Red Heart Crochet, Thread Size 10 White. While the pattern calls for a size 7 hook I needed to use my Tulip Etimo Steel Crochet Hook-.9mm to get the outfit to fit this modern Ken doll.

I changed the pattern for the headband and the wrist bands. Instead of weaving the elastic through the finished bands I measured the elastic to fit this doll, sewed it together and then crocheted over the over the band in sc to cover the elastic. This made it easier than trying to figure out the differences between the old and new Ken's heads. I was able to quickly make these last accessories for the outfit.


Shami Immanuel said...

The tennis outfit is perfect.

Shasarignis said...

It's quite a challenge to make this tennis set for Ken. Congratulations for this wonderful work. 😊

Shasarignis said...

Hello, I just read your comment. I have a question for you, as you make donations for children, if I make several clothes, can I send some to you to give to children as well? Not now but in the future, will you accept?

Julie said...

Cute outfit.

Sum of their Stories said...

That's brilliant, Ken looks fab!

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