ANOTHER 1960’S FIND – A PRETTY DANCE DRESS

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Not terribly “different” or “vintage-looking” until you examine the details.  This is a typical dance party frock from the time when Barbie was Homecoming Queen . . . . . ..

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BARBIES AND KENS FROM THE MID -1960’S – VINTAGE McCALL’S PATTERNS FOR HANDMADE ENSEMBLES

IMG_1402Anyone ever see these vintage dolls?  Very different from modern Barbies, and the clothing and accessory outfits made for them were astounding!  Full of details and all kinds of extra pieces.

Of course, handicrafters would get in on the trend, and grandma’s have always made clothing for their little grand-daughters’ dolls. Look at the pattern pieces – kind of like the sarong, which is nothing but a plain rectangle but can be wrapped into the most exotic and shapely dresses.

It’s kind of fun to see the mid-century styles on this fantasy icon – THE BARBIE-DOLL!!

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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