Sunday, December 27, 2015

Skipper's Christmas outfits

I know this is a few days late but here is a list of Christmas outfits for Skipper.

1964 #1902 Silk 'n Fancy and #1906 Dress Coat (but you already knew about these anyway)
1965 #1914 Platter Party
1966 #1928 Rainy Day Checkers
1967 #1941 All Spruced Up
1967 #1948 Velvet 'n Lace
1970 #1730 Lots of Lace
1970 #1737 Velvet Blush
1971 #3477 Dressed in Velvet (Skipper's most lavish outfit ever!)
1977 #9710 Casual Fashion (despite its odd color combination, this is meant for December)
1985 #7982 Study
1989 #2633 Fashion Smarts (my all-time favorite Skipper outfit)
1989 Sweetheart Fashion #5886 red sweater and plaid skirt (sold only in Europe)
1007 Teen Sister #15890 red plaid jumper, red leggings
1998 Teen Skipper pack outfit shiny blue dress, white fur jacket
1998 Teen Skipper pack outfit sequined halter, light blue skirt with fur trim

Skipper has had tons of winter coats, plus outfits for skiing, sledding and ice skating, which are too numerous to list here.

The little girls' post-Christmas party, Dec. 27, 2015

In the apartment complex where I live, there are 12 girls between the ages of 3 and 12.  Since word got out last summer that I am a doll collector, the girls have been periodically asking (AKA bugging) me about doll clothes.  There are a LOT of naked baby and Barbie dolls in the neighborhood!
I always have extras.  Many of the outfits are leftovers from when I have bought a doll case full of stuff.  I take the stuff I want, but not all of the items left are re-sale-able.  I had a large amount of recent, good condition items, a mixture of dresses, pants, shirts, shoes and accessories in several sizes.  I distributed some of them to a few of the girls last summer, but I had acquired more.
The mother and grandmother of two of the girls and I planned a short party for today, Sunday, Dec. 27.  We invited all of the girls over to the foyer/hallway/steps outside my apartment.  I put all of the clothes in clear plastic baggies, and included a hanger and shoes with each item.  There were a few new pieces I had purchased, which I removed from their packaging and also placed in baggies.  There was clothing for Barbie, Ken, Skipper and some baby/toddler dolls.
Each of the eight girls who attended the party got a number.  I then pulled a number out of a large glass and that girl came up to the table and selected an outfit.  I figured this method would be fair and the girls couldn't fight over anything that way.  There were enough baggies for them to do this routine twice, so each girl took home two outfits.  A few outfits were left over, and the mother who helped me will give them to the girls who were unable to attend.
We also served punch and candy canes.
Going through the game twice took about 40 minutes.  One of the girls came up and hugged me at the end of the party.  Everyone seemed pleased with what they got.  I took pictures but I don't want to put them on the Internet because I didn't ask the mothers if I could do so.