Chelly Wood recommends this Vogue pattern for vintage Skipper or Skooter dolls… #SkipperDoll #DollCollectors

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding up Voge Craft Pattern #9964, which offers patterns for vintage Mattel Barbie and vintage Skipper dolls. The pattern set includes a sailor's suit, a gingham dress with apron in a sort of 1950's style, and a pair of pants with a shirt that has a folded cuff. The article on that accompanies this pattern recommends this pattern for vintage skipper dolls, due to the availability of the pattern plus the versatility of the different patterns offered.

I often get doll clothes requests for doll clothes patterns for vintage dolls. I don’t actually own a vintage Skipper or Skooter, though, so I haven’t been able to help anyone who requests doll clothes for those two dolls.

However, I do own the Vogue Craft pattern shown at the top of this page. I bought this pattern in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s, so although it’s a pattern designed by Vogue to fit vintage Skooter, vintage Skipper, vintage Barbie and/or vintage Midge, I purchased it with the intention of making vintage Barbie clothes only.

Today I’m recommending this pattern to anyone who wants to sew for vintage Skipper or vintage Skooter.

As I’ve said in a previous post on buying older patterns on eBay, you can’t always be sure that the entire pattern is there when you buy used patterns online. But since this is a repro-pattern from a more recent era, it pops up more frequently on eBay and is more likely to be in tact when you buy it.

As you can see in the image at the top of the page, this is Vogue Craft Pattern #9964, and that link will take you to the eBay page where you can purchase the pattern, if you’re interested in it (and if it’s currently available).

Of course older patterns are available for Skipper too, but if you’re not sure about the dangers of purchasing antique patterns, I recommend that you read this blog post before you venture into that unknown territory as an online buyer of patterns.

Before I end this post, I wanted to draw your attention to what I’d written on the back of today’s recommended pattern:

This image shows the back of the Vogue Craft Pattern #9964, which is a pattern for making doll clothes to fit vintage Skipper and vintage Barbie dolls. The specs for making the outfits suggested on the front are displayed on the back of the pattern, along with handwritten notes that Chelly Wood made when she used this pattern to help her design pants to fit a Momoko doll.

It can be kind of fun to revisit one’s old pattern collection, as it was in this case. I had forgotten that I’d used the Skipper pants pattern from this package to help me design a pair of Momoko pants! If you’re unfamiliar with Momoko, she’s a lovely articulated doll from Japan with a whole variety of collectibles you can buy for her.

Here’s the link to my Momoko doll clothes pattern page, and here’s a link to the Momoko doll company page, if you’d like to learn more about her.

This is odd though… whatever happened to the pants I designed for Momoko? I don’t see any photos of her wearing pants on my Momoko doll clothes pattern page! I’m going to have to do a little more research to see if I can locate the pants pattern I was working on with this Vogue pattern as a template! 😉

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