More old stuff! :)


Found ’em!!  I was pretty sure I knew where all the photos were….just took me a few minutes to find what I needed.  In the process, I found a few more old ones and decided I really DO need to work on getting more pics in albums.  The problem with that is…I’m one of those all or nothing types…once I get started (which is the hardest part of any project!) I work till the wee hours of the night/morning and nearly go cross-eyed in the process.  I’ll just add that to my Things To Do List.

The rest of my long-winded tale is that not only did my mother make all of my clothes, she took any leftover scraps and turned them into doll fashions.  Most of the time she duplicated my dresses for my dolls’ wardrobes.  She was way ahead of her time huh? American Doll Inc.!!  Have mercy!  Have you seen the prices on those matching outfits? I’m not sure our first car didn’t cost that much!

The old, age was our town’s centennial, so my mother, grandma and pretty much everyone I knew spent weeks making their “old timey” dresses!

The new minus the bonnet and pantaloons.

The old, age 6 1/2…Mother made this for a cousin’s wedding. I was the flowergirl.

The new in my pink, silk dress accented with a white tucked cumberband w/pink dots. It needs a nice poofy starched can-can underneath it, don’t you think?!

   And just for good measure, here’s the Dale Evans doll outfit.  This was actually a Madame Alexander doll. I usually got a doll for Christmas and Mother always bought my dolls in underwear only.  You could do that then and it saved money.  Then my doll got a wardrobe out of whatever scraps she could find.  So the bride doll got her wedding gown, a nightgown set, a going away outfit and a Dale Evans outfit! Later, the same doll was fitted with a duplication of my wedding gown.  But for today, she was Dale. And no, my Dale didn’t have a Buttermilk.  I so wanted a horse.  I pined for a horse. No horse. 


Madame Alexander Cissy doll, circa 1959

Oh, also found the matching squaw dress.  Did anyone else have a squaw dress?  Not sure that term is PC, but being PC has never been a talent of mine!

Teri Lee doll, circa 1957

Arghh! Those legs make me want to scream!










Madame Alexander Wendy 8″ doll in her pink not-poodle skirt. I had a real pink poodle skirt tho!







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12 Responses to More old stuff! :)

  1. Dianne says:

    I had a squaw dress but I think we called it a Rick rack dress.


  2. heartfelt says:

    You were a quite kid, Debbie! And is that Molly? So sweet!


  3. servetus says:

    even if you don’t manage the albums, please label the photos somehow so your heirs know who they are and why they are important. Do not ask me how I know this.


    • The Queen says:

      They’re labeld…Mother was pretty good about doing that and some prints had the dates on the side. I’ve labeled the rest. Scrapbooking has been the last thing on my list of To Dos lately…gotta get back to it!!


  4. Donna says:

    Mom made a lot of our clothes too. Besides with necessity of clothing 7 kids, it was also therapeutic. She had
    polio and for therapy she had a treadle sewing machine that she sewed many clothes on. Although I do not have any of the clothes, I do have her ole treadle machine. It still works, but does need a new belt for it. Thanks for the memories!


    • The Queen says:

      I’m so glad you have the treadle machine!! We have BB’s Grandma Viola’s treadle. I took it to Tepe’s years ago for a new belt. My mom sat down to sew and said it was smooth as butter! She made me jumper on it while she was here! DOn’t you just love Old Stuff?!


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