As promised here is the second part of our Skipper Fashion Shoot. I had it mostly ready to go yesterday but “Skating Fun” was not with the other outfits and I had to go look for it. I have two skirts for that outfit as there was one in the Christmas box but the one piece top and tights were elsewhere. I did have to mend the outfit before I could photograph it as well as sewing a couple of snaps back on a couple of other outfits and repairing some split seams. Finally I have all the vintage Skipper outfits together and they will be kept in the Skipper case.
Now we get into the really vintage stuff. These were the Skipper outfits that I wanted for my Skipper as a child. As you can see I never grew up.
Francie is in charge with the help of her teenage crew.
As promised, this time we have some classic 1960s fashions. Titian Skipper wears “Town Togs” while Skooter wears the party dress “Silk’n’Fancy” and “Dress Coat”. Of course these were made to match Barbie’s “Silken Flame” and “Red Flare”. I don’t have all the accessories but this and it’s grown up counterpart have always been favourites. Skipper wore the red outfit until I got “Town Togs” which suits her titian hair much better.
Brunette Skipper had already changed into tights and leotard. Ballet Class/Ballet Lessons was released in 1964-65 and included a tutu, pink of course, white vinyl ballet slippers, a satin bag to keep them in, a floral headband and a certificate. Can you imagine little girls today being given so many tiny pieces? I think that the age of little girls playing with fashion dolls was generally a bit older then though. I got my first one aged about six and was still happily playing with them at fourteen.
Bend Leg Skipper was next wearing “Sunny Pastels”.1965-66. This outfit came with white socks, pink shoes and a matching bag.
Then it was titian Skipper’s turn again. She is wearing the blouse and skirt from “Schooldays” which is another big sister/little sister fashion. Barbie’s outfit is “Knitting Pretty”. As well as the pink cardigan this outfit should have either pink or white socks, black shoes and a wooden bowl with balls of wool.
Skooter came back wearing the red skirt from “Day At The Fair” . We don’t have the print bodysuit or headscarf so Skooter has borrowed a top to wear with it. Part of the belt buckle is broken but luckily the skirt still does up as there is also a snap. This outfit also came with a tiny Barbie doll to go in the pocket.
Brunette Skipper looks very pretty in “Flower Girl” from 196–66. This outfit also came with a lot of accessories . A floral headband, white socks, shoes, gloves and of course, the bouquet. I think this dress really suits her colouring but it would also look very nice on bend leg Skipper who was wearing a clone dress earlier which is nearly the same colour.
Bend Leg Skipper is wearing #1908 “Skating Fun” from 1964-66. This outfit should also have a white fur hat with a red pom pom, a white fur muff and white ice skates.
As the end of the show approached the titian and brunette Skippers both changed into nightwear while Skooter showed off “Under Pretties”. This set of panties and slip came with a brush and comb originally. The pajama and dressing gown set , #1909 “Dreamtime”, originally had pink slippers and a toy cat for Skipper which I have but I don’t have the blue Princess phone or the red paper phone directory.
Meanwhile Bend Leg Skipper was ready for bed in these cosy flannel PJ’s. This is a Pak outfit “Woolly PJ’s” from 1966.
In her photo at the beginning of this post Francie is wearing a red top which does not quite fit her, being tight at the back. This is probably a Best Buy Skipper top.
This yellow jacket has sleeves that seem a bit long for Skipper so we will have to check Barbie or Francie fashions to try to ID it. The corduroy crop pants also seem a bit large in the waist for Skipper.
This outfit which I took off Malibu Skipper is tagged Barbie not Skipper so I am now wondering if it is a Barbie outfit. It seemed a good fit on her though. I am sure I’ve seen a picture of it somewhere though. I know I am going to kick myself when I find it.
And now for a final group shot.