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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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Jun. 30th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
is it maybe timefor a dress form?
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.
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
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)
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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