Vintage Sewing Patterns

Simplicity 7737 A

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Simplicity 7737; ©1976; Wardrobe for 11 1/2" Dolls such as Barbie, Dusty and Skye, and 12" Dolls such as Ken, Curtis and G.I. Joe

Wardrobe for Barbie include Dress and Shawl, Caftan, Jumpsuit, Top, Shorts and Cardigan. Wardrobe for Ken includes Shirt, Pants and Jacket, Top, Jumpsuit, Top, Shorts and Cardigan.

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This is a nice little pattern -- especially for Ken-type dolls. It has a pretty good range of boy-styles plus patterns for a wide range of sewing skills. Newbie that I am, I deeply appreciate the kimono sleees on the dashiki & the raglan sleeves on the cardigan. Both the jacket & dress shirt have set-in sleeves which were difficult (4 me) but not as painful/traumatic as the boy's jacket in McCall's 2207 B (my only other attempt at sewing this kind of thing). Slacks have elastic waist but aren't too baggy & it is easy enough to re-work them to have a proper waistband.
I only made the gown because a friend reminded me I owed him (ppl do keep track). It was easy enough but the back overlap had to be almost doubled to fit better. Also, eliminated the ruffle at the bottom & lengthened the skirt about an inch.
The girl doll is Mattel's "Francine", 1966. The boy doll is from Mattel's My Scene series.

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