Barbie Design & Dress Studio

from Mattel


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  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions



Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

With the Barbie Design & Dress Studio, kids can design and decorate five dresses for Barbie. The set comes with everything needed to create customized fashions for Barbie including four cloth dress templates in paper frames (which keep the dresses flat while kids draw on them), two plastic stencils, three fabric markers, and one sheet of decorative holographic stickers. After a dress is customized, it easily tears away from the paper frame to reveal a one-of-a-kind, wearable outfit for Barbie. The set also includes a Barbie doll with pink dress, a necklace, and one pair of shoes.

Is It Fun?

This is a great way for kids to blend their love of fashion design and crafting with Barbie play. The set makes it easy for kids to create their own unique Barbie fashions that the doll can really wear. With infinite design possibilities, the Design & Dress Studio gives kids the opportunity to become a fashion designer, while also nurturing their imagination and creativity. At the same time, the pre-made dress shapes take any potential frustration out of making something that will fit the doll and lets kids concentrate on creativity.

Who It’s For

The Barbie Design & Dress Studio is for ages 5 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Refill pack assortments are available for about $10.99.

Be careful when using the fabric markers. Avoid contact with carpet, clothing, walls, and furniture. The markers may stain fabrics and other surfaces.

The kit is also available in an African-American version.