Naomi's first barbie dresses were made from socks. Two slits in the sides for the arms and lop off the bottom and voila! a cap-sleeved, boatnecked barbie uniform of various colors and lengths! Sometimes the heel of the sock would actually match up with the butt of the doll, created a bustled look. This phase is long passed (she started to mine the good sock pile for dresses and the scissors became used in other ways), and I regret that I didn't get a picture.
After socks she moved to something flashier: tinfoil.
This is one of Naomi's tinfoil creations. She's actually kind of over it now, and I had to beg her to make this one. At the peak of her tinfoil fervor each outfit had accessories: gloves, shoes, necklaces, rings, multiple "hair flowers". It really is impressive what she can do with tin. But "going out dancing", which is what the barbies did in their silver dresses, is no longer exciting enough for Naomi. Now they need to be brides.
"There's more to life to getting married" I always say.
"I know! [eye roll] But she's getting maaaaaarried! It has to be perfect!" (duh, mom).
I don't know where she learned this. It certainly wasn't from me. I blame Disney.
Here's her latest: she juxtaposes the burka-like modesty of the veil and blusher with a slinky fitted strapless gown that showcases Rapunzel Barbie's impossibly long legs, and with a modern splash of color, she ties the look together with a neon orange sash.