Sewing pattern, doll's clothes, Barbie's Little Sister Skipper, McCall's Printed Pattern No.7840, for a 9-inch doll, paper, made by the McCall Corporation, McCall's Patterns, New York, United States of America, 1964, used by Daphne Kingston, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1964-1968
This paper sewing pattern comprises an envelope featuring coloured drawings of the eight Skipper dolls' clothes which could be made with the tissue paper patterns supplied. Inside the envelope is a paper instruction sheet on how to cut, assemble and sew the eight doll's outfits as well as the actual patterns themselves which have been cut. The outfits comprise ski pants with a jacket and fringed hat; an unlined coat with stitching trim and hat; a middy dress and shorts with a jacket, hat and bag to match; a summer print dress, with scarf and shorts trimmed with baby rick rack; a party dress with attached petticoat and lace trimmed panties; and a lace trimmed dressing gown with matching pyjamas.
The packet notes the patterns are the official Mattel Inc Dolls' instant wardrobe for Barbie's little sister Skipper. The patterns are for a 9-inch size doll. The cost is 65 cents (US), 75 cents in Canada and 6/3 (6 shillings and 3 pence) in Australia.