Vintage Finds Part 2

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Vintage Finds Part 2

It sure is wonderful to be able to go out and shop a bit. This is the more casual end of the FINDS from my Goody bags from a thrift store. 

I've added a few other vintage or contemporary pieces to coordinate with these...goodies!

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Vickie is taking some shots for her store, Vickie's Vintage. 

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Teresa and Casey model #1915 Outdoor Casuals from 1965, Skipper version came with blue pants also...but weren't in the goody bags. Both sweaters needed a few stitches, are labeled and are really perfect now! 

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They slide on the dolls fairly easily. The slacks are slightly stretchy and a gorgeous slubbed fabric. I've matched miscellaneous shoes to these outfits.

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Zoe, looks so great in Vickie's living room. Her dress is a shift, Barbie original label, and zippered. 

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Cotton snug-fit shifts were so popular during the 1960's. This labeled dress #1620 Junior Designer came with a plastic green belt, green closed toe heels, a design book, a metal iron, and lots of sticky appliques. Fortunately none were put on this dress, lol.

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I've paired it with some Japan Barbie bow pumps that are lo-heel lime green (squishy). I found 4 different pair of these in a package for $10.00 in perfect condition the week before the goody bags. I personally wore green and orange versions of these in the late 1960's. Classic! 

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Vickie: You look fabulous in that dress, Zoe. Maybe I shouldn't list it on the website.

Zoe: I think I may have to keep it, and the shoes...pretty soon I will be working for you until I'm 90 to pay off all my wardrobe purchases. 

Vickie: Well what would you like to be doing?

Zoe: Well, really finish my Fashion Design degree. I only have one year left. I could try and work in some evening online classes now.\

Vickie: Go for it, and if you want to design somethings for the store, go ahead.

Zoe: Wow, that might be fun. We always need accessories...I'll give that a try, maybe some colorful purses and bags? Gosh, we always need hats. Thanks, Vickie.

Vickie: I know what it's like to put your dreams on hold, maybe Joe and I can find some time to get married. He's been so busy at work. Sigh.......

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Meanwhile, Chicagoland is getting some rain. Pinkie is in a vintage (non-Mattel) raincoat and matching hat.  She's paired it with a mini-umbrella from Michael's and some vintage red boots.

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The hat is a bit smooshed, but everything else is in great shape! 

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These netting pockets are unique, and the cool plastic lets the underneath fashion show through. I did see this somewhere---an off brand, TRU, Best Buy, Sears, Montgomery Ward---not sure, can't find the reference on my computer.  Dating this from the 1970's.

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Perfect attention getter for hailing a cab! 

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Gilly and Belle are dressed for one of our first warm days. Gilly (left) never wears a skirt, but today is dressed for going to her Zoomba classes. This long skirt covers up her shorts underneath.

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Of course the gym bag has to match (I added this) and stripe top is current Mattel. The skirt is a soft cotton knit, probably for a TNT doll, as the waist is very small.
Dating this from 80's. 

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Zoe wears a purple label blue dress with daisies and polka dots. It's a classic look in cotton knit! It's a bit roomy on top, so for the photo shoot it's clipped in the back under Zoe's hair, in order to make this NOT an X- rated shoot! We've added this cute Fashion Avenue box purse from the 2000's.

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This cute sweater with label is from Vacation  Time #1623, from 1965. 

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This originally came with pink checked short-shorts with a zipper, pink pointed-flats and camera. I've paired this with blue cotton slacks with a mauve stripe found in one of the bags.

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This shows the stitches printed on fabric from a panel 'cut and sew' slacks. One of many such fabric panels designed for fashion dolls in the 1960's. Here, the seamstress didn't quite get her stitching on the line. They are quite roomy, but were designed to fit a lot of different dolls available in the early to mid 1960's. I may add a couple of darts or try them on one of my curvy girls. It's just fun to have an interesting representation from the past.
 
Photo from Pinterest

The fabric panel was called,  'Evening Wear' for 11-12" dolls. I couldn't find a brand on this. Assuming its from the late 60's.

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Scooter wears a Vogue labeled fashion, probably for a Ginny, Jill, or Jan Doll. With the clam digger length pants and attached top---she looks perfect for Spring.

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Foofie is gettin a walk in the park! 

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Signature painted snaps, I haven't found 
exactly what this outfit is, or which Vogue doll, but this is labeled. Red was very popular in the 1960's. Vogue Teen dolls were 10 1/2"-11" tall with heels and small busts and were made from 1957- 65, Ginny dolls started early in the 50's and were 8" tall. Jill and Jan were taller and with heels and small busts. 

Stay tuned for Part 3 Vintage Finds: 
Dolls Love RED! 

IF you have more correct information or corrections, please let me know. I am relying on ID sites, Pinterest, and Reference blogs, and occasionally sales listings for information. Thanks!

Thanks for viewing and feel free to ask me any questions or inquiries, and I will get back to you. 







Vintage Finds: Part 1


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Vintage Finds: Part 1

After having my first covid shot, I have ventured out to some thrift stores. I found 4 stuffed goodie bags at $2.99 and $3.99 full of doll clothes. I recognized a few Barbie fabrics and other vintage 50-60's fabrics that ended up being outfits for Vogue Dolls (Ginny, Muffy outfits). Those are a post in themselves. 


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All were in need of cleaning, a few needed snaps, some  needed new seams, and the knits needed some stitches. 


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But all were worth saving and from the late 50's and the 60's.

Big sister, Barbie, models Dancing Doll #1626 which was just in need of a good wash, (I use Oxi-Clean liquid) and hot or cool water depending on the fabric.

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My Stacy (we call her Chelsea) doll models the  1965-66 Skipper Me N My Doll #1913. The only thing wrong with this dress was the shoulder straps were totally frayed. I replaced them without the tying lengths as my fingers can't do that! 


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The bouquets were found another time and are Barbie's from some wedding package from the 70's I think.

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Stacey/Chelsea  models a very cute plaid dress that only needed one new snap and a wash.

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Originally the Skipper 1966 "Rainy Day Checkers" set came with a little red vest with gold buttons, but I really like it just like this. Who knows, somewhere I may find the vest.  Originally, a paper checker set was included along with socks and red shoes.

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This is a Malibu Scooter doll, she is taller than the Stacy doll. This dress did not have a label...but was larger than the other Vogue dresses. Not sure if it is Mattel or not...really fits this size doll well though. Closure is one painted metal snap. and it washed up very nice.

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I love the details and trim. probably the 1960's.

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My No.3 Barbara M Roberts is wearing a sweet dress titled Brunch Time #1628, originally made in 1965.

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I've matched it up with vintage orange shoes and a vintage orange bag.

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This has some great details, gold buttons and rick rack under the edges.

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Again this needed a snap and a wash and that's all.

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BMR models original 1965 Barbie Student Teacher without the red belt (not found). 
This was very dirty and the red knit top part was in need of some stitching. The nylon insert, buttons and collar were all in great condition. I've paired it with a more contemporary briefcase, and red repro mules. she really looks ready to handle a class.


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 I may have a red belt somewhere...with my Ginny dolls? 

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The best part of these fashions is the tailoring and the zippers!!!

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Plus I have always loved red, especially on this 1960 Barbie.

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I must say Christy's rubbery Malibu TNT body barely got into this cute fashion.


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This is a Francie Fashion #1273 in great condition, needed one snap and has all its bits and baubles.  I've paired it with red shoes and a little vintage box purse. 
The originally hat was well like a baby hat with ruffles around the edge. (I didn't get it in the goody bags, thank goodness). This felt vintage hat, works perfectly! 

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You can see how snug this is over her hips and back. 

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She doesn't care she loves it! 

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My HFIM house Barbie and Midge Repro are modeling two adorable outfits.


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The HFIM Barbie (retired Model) actually had trouble getting into this one on also. The fashion is Francie #1280 "Cool White" from 1967. Very Twiggy...it had a few stitches needed, and a serious wash/soak. I was unable to get a pair of hose under this dress it was too tight --not even with thin nylon hose, lol. 

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I had re-bodied this Superstar TNT body of this barbie for a more modern articulated one...just a little hippier than the old one.

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This is a wonderful outfit on Midge. Very popular it's Barbie Orange Blossom 1961-64, #987. The Yellow sheath underneath has lovely hip shirring and a great zipper. The bust is a little loose on Midge's repro articulated body, but the nylon white lace overdress holds it up. Excellent conditon, it just needed a good wash and one stitch in the hem of the sheath.

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The original hat (not found) was yellow tulle, and these flowers are similar, but not with a white bouquet holder. I've paired it with white heels and I didn't bring out my only pair of white gloves...cause I just don't want to get them dirty and my hands have a hard time with really little stuff.

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The Sinamay hat echoes the lace overskirt.

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And of course yellow earrings are push pins which comes in lots of colors. Target and Walmart have colorful pushpin sets. I also got a pastel set at TJMAX.
Enough pushpins for all the dolls now.

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Babs, another Repro,...models the two-piece hostess gown, titled #1692 "Patio Party" from 1967. This is highly sought after in good condition.

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Surprisingly this fabric hand washed beautifully, needed a new hook on the back and a couple of stitches on the back seam. This doll body isn't as busty as the original Barbie's. So it is quite full in front.

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The jumpsuit underneath is adorable, of a lively print on nylon, so 60's.

This is really an outfit all on it's own, and I'm sure I will use it in party shots.

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This also has a zipper and fits very nicely on the repro body.


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Babs, definitely loves it!

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I've paired it with blue mules, it originally came with blue or navy closed toed shoes.

These fashions really were a haul, and this post is just the beginning. 
Stay tuned for Part 2, when I get a chance to redress and research more outfits.

WARNING! Use at your own risk. 
I use Oxi-Clean, but...
Not all doll fabrics are meant to be washed. My motto is- it isn't worth anything dirty...so if it can't stand the wash then it's a 'loss', and that's that. I do light colors (without colored trim) in hot water, and reds and darks in warm to cold (they often do bleed). When you see water stained, change it and rinse between soaks.
I do not agitate the clothes I wash, but a long soak or multiple soaks and a running water rinse and squeeze. 
Air dry by hanging with clothespins. 
I have had no issues with light water spray to iron.

Everything you have seen here was washed with this method. I have a mini-quilters' iron that isn't particularly hot that works well for most fabrics.

Thanks for viewing and feel free to ask me any questions or inquiries, and I will get back to you.