Moving on, from that we have another handmade Barbie outfit. At least I think it's for Barbie. Unlike the first
After that we move on to something (a little) different. It's home made Ken clothes! At least I think they're for Ken. They too suffer from the too big to fit the vintage dolls they came with. So now I'm thinking that maybe they belong to a male doll that predates Ken, perhaps the boyfriend of the doll that owned that first dress I talked about (wasn't Jeff Jill's boyfriend?). Either way whoever it belonged to, they got an entire suit made for them, including a jacket. I still haven't bit the bullet to make a jacket (although I did try once). It's actually really nice, the jacket is even partially lined. Unfortunately, like I said it's a bit too big for vintage Ken. I had it on an Allen doll, and the poor guy was drowning in it. You want to know how big it was on him? These clothes almost fit Joe... yeah, they're that big. They're a little short on Joe at the sleeves and pant legs, but fit pretty nicely in the torso. I was able to snap the shirt with only a little pulling at the snaps, and almost get the pants to fit. I already have a decent pants pattern for Joe, but this shirt might be helpful in finally making him a button up shirt. I haven't been able to find the pattern that this could have been made from, but is it possible to reverse engineer it to make my own pattern from it. It would be easier to find the original pattern and tweak it that way, but I'll do what I have to in order to get a usable pattern. The jacket is very unusual, the front piece instead of being made from one piece of fabric, is actually made from two pieces. The inside piece (with the button) is actually an overlay that gets top stitched down. I'm probably not explaining it the best, but I've never seen a jacket constructed like that. Has anyone else ever seen it done like that? I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this outfit, it's the nicest of the handmade bunch, but I'm not sure who can wear it. It's too small for Joe, but too big for vintage dolls. I still haven't tried it on the few mod and newer Ken dolls I have, so it might be able to fit them. Not sure if any of them will wear it, but it will at least be nice to have kicking around.
And that was the last of the handmade clothing. Now it's time to talk about the Mattel made clothing. This lot actually had more Mattel made pieces than homemade pieces, which is unusual. Usually when someone was willing to make the clothes for their child, they usually made more than purchased the Mattel produced items.
After that we have another Ken clothing item. This is a corduroy Pak jacket, the tan version. I actually own
Those were the only Mattel made Ken clothing items from the lot. I usually only find Barbie clothes in lots like these, so getting Ken stuff was a nce change, but Ken wasn't the only Non-Barbie doll to have some clothing in this lot. Believe it or not, Skipper also had a couple things as well. Up first we have the swimsuit for Living Skipper. Living Skipper did not survive childhood to end up in this lot. I hope wherever she is, she's at peace. The swimsuit is in okay shape, some fraying at the unhemmed spots, and a
have a nice condition, complete one. But wait, there's more! Living Skipper's swimsuit wasn't the only thing in there for Skipper. We also have a skirt, the pink and red tulip skirt from "Dog Show". Like with Ken's bathrobe, only one piece survived from the entire outfit. The skirt is in okay shape, the fabric is a little dingy, and the pleats have flattened out, but nothing too extreme. Those both should be an easy fix. I actully like this outfit, so if I manage to find the top I'd get it. I'm not sure who would end up with it, but I know I'd make some knee socks to go with it, that outfit just screams for knee socks! (But really, most outfits I think could use knee socks, I love them!)
Moving on from Skipper, we get to Barbie. (Not) Shockingly she had the most clothing pieces in the lot. Ken and Skipper had four combined, Barbie had four in total. Up first we have the dress to Loop Scoop from 1970. Somebody really liked this dress. It's got several spots of popped stitching, with a couple places that have been repaired. Most of the problems are in the bodice, in the front so they're highly visible. Again,
And finally we have the final two clothing items from the lot, I saved the best for last. Here we have a the top
Stay tuned for the dolls, they're next!