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I wish I had my Action Girl doll still

When I was 8 I got an Action Girl doll for either my birthday or Christmas, they're only a week apart and it was over 40 years ago, so I'm not certain which, but I suspect it was Christmas. Let's say Christmas, just to stop me blathering... I loved that doll, (Mary-Ellen- don't ask me why, I have absolutely no recollection) she was way cooler and more credible than either Barbie or Sindy. And she had long dark brown hair, so she looked a bit like me. I made clothes for her. It's a very good way of getting to know how clothes are made, doll-dressmaking.

I wish I had her now, because I want to try & make some small versions of a couple of skirts, just to see how to cut them & put them together. It would be really handy to have a small version model to try them on.

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kinadancer
Jun. 30th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
is it maybe timefor a dress form?
beafarhana
Jun. 30th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
No room- I live in a *tiny* studio flat. There's no room for *anything*.

The idea is to make some scale model of the skirts in question, just to work out if they would be feasible for costuming, before wasting perfectly good fabric.
diva_c
Jun. 30th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Look on eBay-they are bound to have some-probably at ridiculous prices-you might have to settle for a sindy
beafarhana
Jun. 30th, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
:(
But at least Sindy's better than Barbie.

This is Action Girl. She was pretty, but empowered:


But obviously Mary-Ellen was a brunette, not a blonde.

I remember that jumpsuit! Ahhh, the early Seventies were a dreadful time for fashion!

Edited at 2012-06-30 05:38 pm (UTC)
nimeue
Jul. 1st, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
OMG I had an Action Girl, and so did my sister. In the fact the day we got them sticks in my mind because three things happened - we got taken to a local park that had big rides and stuff, we had a picnic and we both got an Action Girl. Ooh, and there was a floppy disc with a song about her in the box.

I used to make clothes for mine too.
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