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The World of Barbie Fashions by Mattel, Book 3

The World of Barbie Fashions by Mattel, Book 3

The World of Barbie Fashions by Mattel, Book 3 is dated 1966. It includes Color Magic and Twist ‘n Turn Barbie dolls; Casey; and Black and White Francie dolls. Several of Barbie’s 1600 series and 1400 series outfits are pictured, along with the 1700 series Color Magic outfits. Francie and Casey’s 1200 series outfits and Fashion Paks are illustrated. The back cover offers a subscription to Barbie magazine.

Tressy, Mary Make-up & Cricket Booklet

Tressy, Mary Make-up & Cricket Booklet

This booklet came with American Character’s Tressy, Mary Make-up and Cricket dolls in 1965. In this year, Cricket finally got her own growing hair feature, and was marketed as Tressy’s little sister (previously she was called her cousin.)

Catalog Illustrations for Mam’selle Outfits for Sindy, Paul and Patch (1966)

Catalog Illustrations for Mam’selle Outfits for Sindy, Paul and Patch (1966)

Mam’selle Gear Get-Ups were a separate line from Pedigree’s regular clothing for their Sindy, Paul and Patch fashion dolls. These six catalog pages from 1966 show illustrations of these hard to find outfits.

Sindy Outfits

Paul Outfits

Patch Outfits

Mam’selle Doll Accessory Boxed Sets (1966)

Mam’selle Doll Accessory Boxed Sets (1966)

The Pedigree Toy Box catalog for 1966 shows a page of boxed “jewellery and nic-nacs” sets (what in the US would be called accessories) for dolls.

The jewelry includes a brooch which appears to be a deer, two pairs of earrings (one balls and one possibly cat heads), a tiara and three pendants (a ball, a heart and an abstract shape).

In the 1960s most little girls were expected to become housewives and mothers when they grew up. These sets helped teach the skills they would need. The Housework Set includes a broom, bucket, dishpan and scrub brush, dust pan and brush, and an apron. The Washing Line Set includes a clothesline, clothespins and box of laundry soap. The Baby Doll Feeding Set has a bottle, brush, spoon, pacifier and bib.
Beauty was important, too. The Brush, Comb and Mirror Set helped keep dolly’s hair neat. The Toilet Set included toothpaste and toothbrush, Lux soap, wash cloth and an unidentified bar of something. (If you know what that is, please leave a comment.) The Accessory Set included a purse, belt, sunglasses, something with a floral pattern (scarf maybe?) and the same abstract pendant sold in the Pendants set. The Dolls Make Up Kit included a range of play cosmetics to try out on your doll. Hopefully no dolls were permanently scarred! It should be noted that this is the only set on the page that doesn’t have the Pedigree name on it – it was made by Leichner.
The Grown Up Doll – Kellogg’s Premium Doll from 1958

The Grown Up Doll – Kellogg’s Premium Doll from 1958

Recently I got lot of vintage Kellogg’s premium dolls on Craigslist. A premium doll is a type of advertising doll that doesn’t actually have anything to do with the product, but is offered to tempt you to buy the product so you can get the premium.

The Grown Up Doll was offered by Kellogg’s in 1958, advertised on the cereal boxes. For $2, plus 2 box tops from Rice Krispies or Raisin Bran, you got this 10 1/2″ doll with four outfits. She has a vinyl head with rooted hair and sleep eyes, and a hard plastic body with a walking mechanism.

Kellogg's Grown Up Doll

She has high heel feet and is the same size as Little Miss Revlon, Jill and other glamour dolls of the same time period, but she doesn’t have the well developed bust line that most of those dolls do.

The Grown Up Doll came in the formal gown of flocked nylon over taffeta (shown at top) with a halter top that ties with pink ribbon, and a bouquet of flowers and ribbon at the waistline. The matching hat is just a football shaped piece, with braid trim around the edge, and an elastic chin strap.

Kellogg's Grown Up Doll outfits

She has three extra outfits that came with her. This taffeta afternoon dress with big hearts printed on it has matching panties. A pink cotton knit sweater has a black, white and red flannel skirt, matching beret, and white taffeta panty. This white taffeta top with black velvet bow goes with a pair of red and black striped corduroy pants. The black and silver braid is sewn to the waistline, but not in a way that would wrap around her waist, so I’m not quite sure if it’s just supposed to be tied in a bow or what.

Kellogg's Grown Up Doll outfits

For an extra $1 and another box top, you could get four more outfits – really a bargain! The party dress of floral nylon in candy pink. It has a pink taffeta panty. This blue pajama set is made of taffeta. It came with a cotton waffle embossed robe.

Kellogg's Grown Up Doll outfits

The Beach Togs outfit includes a red and white knit swimsuit (which won’t stay up, should have had a strap around her neck or something) and a white terrycloth jacket. A cute sundress is embossed to resemble seersucker. It has a matching panty too.

The lot came with three pairs of high heeled shoes – two pairs of white heels that can go with the evening gown or the afternoon dress, and a pair of red ones to go with the flannel skirt ensemble or the pants outfit. Also a pair of nylon stockings. I’m not sure if these came with the doll and original outfits, or with the extra outfit set.