Isisonearth got me interested in knitting Barbie clothes. I went out and bought 2 barbies and a Ken doll. I am on my second dress now and it is so much fun. I even earned a badge for my Fawkes Babydoll Dress from Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop on Hogsmeade weekend.
I am playing around with my Fuschia Tea Dress now to figure out waist shaping because there is none in the pattern. Here are my notes (note I am knitting using magic loop):
On the round beginning stst: k4, ssk, k6, k2tog, k4 on each needle.
Next round: k4, ssk, k4, k2tog, k4 on each needle.
Stst for 8 rounds. (next time would do more rounds here (3) and fewer after increase round)
Next round: k4, m1R, k6, m1L, k4
Stst for 12 more rounds.
Start sleeve round: k16, co 6sts, take the cable and pull a loop through with 3 sts on each side (3 sts should be at the end of the k16 and 3 sts should be at the beginning of the yet unworked stitches of the 2nd needle), k16, co 6 sts and do the same as for the other co sts. The beginnig of the round is now 3sts in on the first needle where the round always began.
Work 7 rows 1x1 rib.
Cast off and weave in ends.