If you weren’t alive in 1972, then you probably think the early 70’s were all about hippies and Woodstock. But actually, pioneers were in fashion, and a favorite TV show for family viewing was Little House on the Prairie.
I remember my parents participating in square dancing as a fun event for couples, and it was very popular from 1972 all the way through 1980-something.
Today’s “Do a Pick” game features the following outfits and dolls, for you to take to a family square dance outing:
- Vintage Skipper
wearing Best Buy Fashion #3373
- Vintage Barbie
wearing Best Buy Fashion #3205
- OR Twist and Turn Busy Steffie in dress #3312
Please click on the links above to see the original dolls and their outfits!
What’s the story behind this game?
When I was a kid, whenever it was playtime with dolls, we would lay out all our dolls and their clothing items. Then we would “do a pick.”
That’s where you take turns picking which doll or dolls you’ll play with and which outfits or accessories you’ll get to play with. Your playtime companion would take a turn picking her dolls, clothes, and accessories too.
My #DoApick shorts on My YouTube Channel are a blast from the past! They let you choose from retro dolls and their clothing items and/or accessories, while imagining a fun playtime adventure from a bygone era.
Join the fun! Leave your “pick” in the comments!
And if you want to see all my “Do a Pick” shorts in one spot, this page on my website is a good location to visit.
At the end of today’s Do-a-Pick #Shorts video, I mentioned my classes on the Creative Spark Online Learning Platform. To learn more about the courses I teach in doll fashion design, please click here.
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Statement:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
Vintage Barbie dolls are products that were once offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). They can sometimes be purchased from Mattel as reproductions. Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
To learn more about Mattel’s vintage Barbie dolls, please click here. Disclaimer: ChellyWood.com is not affiliated with Mattel, but Chelly personally enjoys designing clothes to fit the dolls their company has created.
Brochure Citation: Mattel, 1972, THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF BARBIE, [Brochure]. Mattel Inc. (1972).