My two gals are modeling in the park.
Barbie is wearing a Francie fashion from 1967, named Cool White.
The fabric is a very fine white organdy with attached embroidered flowers with small crystal centers. Originally this came with a hair bow, and stockings.
I confess this more contemporary body barely fit in this dress---and I couldnt' pull it over a thickness of pantyhose, LOL.
Here you can see the tiny details. This dress only needed a resew of a few flowers and a snap. Cotton thread doesn't seem to last 53 years.
The organdy is strong, though some of the threads are not totally in line. I had never seen this dress before either.
Midge is wearing an all-time favorite "Orange Blossom" #987 made between 1961-64. The sheath needed a stitch in the hem and a good cleaning. The nylon lace overskirt was in great condition, but needed a snap.
The original set came with long white gloves and a yellow tulle hat, soft white pumps and a floral bouquet with white lace holder.
Midge really looks too sweet in this!
I've paired it with an old Sinamay hat, and this cleaned up so well...thats it for the first batch of 'goodies'! Thanks for viewing!
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