A Change in Plans.
I know last time I said I was going to do a guy fashion show.
However … since then I have been shopping. Not just any shopping.
Vintage stuff on ebay shopping. I am doing a bit of selling too, not much but some.
I have found that if I bid late night, I can score some really cool deals.
I have scored more than I can write about too. At least in one sitting.
A few things, I got extras of. For instance. I LOVE the Suburban Shopper dress. It is one of my all time favorite real Barbie fashions. I don’t care about the hat or basket, I LOVE the dress. Well there were 2 running. I had been out bid EVERYTIME I tried for one. Figuring I would only get one, I bid on both. Well either everyone had already scored one, or they didn’t see these because both my first bids won!
I now have one with hat and one with out!
Most of the clothes are home made. I must say, they are much higher quality than any recent offering by Mattel.
Among the vintage dolls I have gotten, I have found 2 Sunset Malibu Barbies. I had one of these these as a child and she was one of my favorites. Actually I remember 2 Barbies out of my kidhood. This one and the Sweet 16 my mom got me for my 10th birthday. She had a stroke about a month later so that doll meant a lot to me. Before I got her, the Malibu or suntan Barbie as I called her, was my favorite. She liked to go camping in an orange and yellow pop up camper.
So to get this series going, here are some of the clothes I received, being modeled by various dolls.
This first batch of clothes are not vintage. They were made by a 95 year old lady. It seems Miss Louise felt girls didn’t want Barbie clothes anymore (and frankly with the offerings Mattel was setting out it was more unclothed than clothes.) So her grandchildren set out to prove her wrong. They go to yard sales and get material and she sews the dresses. I am ashamed to admit but I bought quite a lot of her items. I get a decent allowance, and lately most of it has gone into Barbie, or Bible class…
So here are my favorites from Miss Louise.
OK one thing I discovered about her gowns, they work best for the straight arm lasses.
First up, a princess! This blonde is in most of the dresses. She just looked better in them than the red head or brunettes.
Here she is in blue. This dress reminds me of Mary in LHIBW. When Mary got the blue dress to go with her blonde hair and blue eyes. No clue why but this doll looks like Mary.
White with blue trim.These gowns don’t look exactly like ball gowns, but maybe daily where from the 1800s.
Sweet and simple.
Ready for bed. This gown, if you have an under slip would be good for a spring or summer evening… it is see through though so I chose it as a nightie.
Now for some of the other dolls.
Pretty organdie (I don’t know why I think organdie when I see this one)
Same lass in a light day dress.
Now for some RED dresses! LOL
OK now for a couple of my favorites.
This last also reminded me of Laura and her black cashmere she wore to marry Almanzo.
I think that is all this time. If you wish to support Miss Louise the ebay seller id is debgponca
Now in one order, I will give you a peek. I not only received clothes, I got a bonus.
These are from what I have found, 1981 Ginny dolls by Sasson. Some how I think Vogue is involved but I haven’t done any in depth searching yet. i think maybe Voge made the dolls and Sasson made the clothes.
Stay tuned, lots of vintage coming up!