Saturday, 12 September 2009

Miniature Vintage Fashion


Whilst searching eBay for vintage clothes this morning I came across a beautiful orange 60's dress. Excitedly, I clicked on it, only to find that it was a miniature item of clothing for a Skipper doll! And I think I have found a new love.

The Skipper doll was introduced in 1964 as Barbie's younger sister. I much prefer her more realistic face and proportions to those of Barbie doll. Not only that, but her clothes seem to be 10x cuter! Just look at those little minidresses - I know I'd love one in my wardrobe!

I had a bit more of a search and found even more gorgeous miniature vintage clothes that I thought I'd share with you...

Photo credits: 1 2 3 4 5


The unfortunate thing is that most of the outfits sell for well over £30 - a bit more than my budget would allow! But if I was to invest in anything then it would definitely be Skipper fashion.
I was also amazed to find mini sewing patterns for Skipper clothes. I wouldn't mind having a go at making some out of some of my spare material!

(I know it has been a long post but I couldn't resist adding this advert)


Sadie xxx


P.S. Thankyou so so much for all of your advice for cameras. This is one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make! I would love to be able to experiment with manual settings, but I think a DSLR might be too bulky for me. So I'm probably going to go for a normal Canon digital camera (maybe a G9/G10, or a PowerShot SX200 IS). Although I'm quite attracted to the Sony Cyber-shot H50... oh no, decisions decisions!

23 comments:

iheartvintagex said...

Wow, the outfits for the doll are so beautiful! They could give you such inspiration to make your own versions of them (but bigger of course!)
What a shame the dress you wanted wasn't life size! haha
<33

Anonymous said...

hi!
i've never comment to you but i love your blog, it's so cool!

sorry for my english... i'm from spain and it's a little difficult to me :D

here is my msn if you want you can add me:

ionlyseehappyfaces@hotmail.com

Thank's for all the ideas you give me with your photoS!

I love Skipper and her clothes!
Rosa XX

Amelia said...

I would totally wear the top right one with the red dress and the little hat. So cute!

Poppy said...

J'adore the miniature red dress and hat, they are all so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Noelle + Kendall said...

LOVE IT!
so cute :]


-N + K
www.fanseapants.blogspot.com

little me. said...

So cute. I love all of those outfits for the dolls. :)
xx

Sarah said...

Aww! Those outfits are adorable! I love the red dress in the top right <3 <3

Parapluie said...

Oh why can't those clothes be in human size!!

ED said...

This is so cute! Seeing this makes me happy haha

denise said...

they are soooo cute!!!!!

jip said...

I used to be obsessed with barbies when I was 5, sweet!

Jamie said...

Those little clothes are so stylish!

Rachel said...

they are so cute! awww. who wants barbie?!

thankyou for the happy birthday, haha. it was great holding it at someones house, his fmaily organised it, i just turned up;) hope yours goes well! sounds like you made a good choice camerawise

by the way, sorry about the whole blog name change thing, i forgot about all the people who were 'following' it before, oops:)
x x x

sophie la-la-la x said...

wow I feel ashamed that I've never heard of skipper before, but those dolls have a better wardrobe than me, shame they didn't do slightly larger versions!
cute post

sophie x

www.beautiful-rampage.blogspot.com

Clau! said...

Cute post, I had an Skipper when I was a child ;)

Leproust Vintage said...

oh my gosh, these are adorable! Too bad they are so darn expensive!

Maria F. said...
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Maria F. said...

I love the second dress! The red one!
I follow you, I really like your photographs.
xxx

Polly Farthing said...

That's so cute! I had a similar doll experience back in June when my Aunt was sorting through donations for the charity shop she volunteers at and discovered Sindy with her clothes and play pieces. I wrote a blog about it too. I wish those clothes were full size! Polly x

R. said...

Skipper is way cuter than Barbie! How amazing would it be to remake some of these full size?

Little Bo Peeep said...

ah yes i totally agree with you! i prefer the skipper dolls (and kelly dolls) too! but then again, i would prefer barbie dolls than those bratz dolls, bleh.

i wish that drink from alice in wonderland exists, so i can drink it all up and be as tiny as skipper and fit into the clothes!

Maria said...

Nice

black trousers said...

Nice barbie suits,I want to pick some for my toy collection.