Today while I was shopping at a second hand store, I ran across this vintage pattern from 1970, and I just couldn’t resist buying it!
Did you have a Raggedy Ann or Raggedy Andy doll as a child? And if so, what memories do you have of your doll?
My aunt made mine, and at the time, I lived on the coast where it rains a lot. I played with my Raggedy Ann out in my outdoor clubhouse/playhouse, and sadly, I left her out there.
When I realized she had been left out in the playhouse, I discovered that she had grown freckles on her face — right across her triangle nose!
Yep. It was mold. 😢
And my mother wanted to throw her away, but I resisted with all my might until it led to a crying fit.
So Mom washed her, but the mold “freckles” were forever stained on her little flat dolly face.
Please share your memories of Raggedy Ann and Andy in the comments section below. I really enjoy reading the comments you guys have been leaving, and it looks like you’re enjoying this Monday #SewingChat feature segment as well, based on the comments I got on last week’s post: “Why aren’t there more multicultural dolls featured on sewing patterns?” (Click on that link to re-visit last week’s #SewingChat topic.)
If anyone’s interested in buying my Raggedy Ann and Andy plush doll pattern, you may want to follow my eBay store. I haven’t decided whether or not I really want to sell this pattern, but if I do, you’ll see it posted both here and on eBay.