Sewing pattern, doll's clothes, Barbie's Little Sister Skipper, McCall's Printed Pattern No.7841, for a 9-inch doll, paper, made by the McCall Corporation, McCall's Patterns, New York, United States of America, 1965, used by Daphne Kingston, Sydney, Australia, 1965-1968
The paper sewing pattern comprises an envelope featuring coloured drawings of the eight Skipper dolls' clothes which could be made with the paper patterns supplied. Inside the envelope are the cut patterns. It appears that the instruction sheet to cut, assemble and sew the eight outfits is missing. The outfits comprise a swimming costume with smocked top and shorts; a knitted jumper over a fabric pleated skirt; checked slacks with a double-breasted jacket and matching beret; a double breasted jacket, skirt and beret; a knitted hooded cardigan over checked slacks; a sleeveless dress with side pleats and tassels; an unlined coat; and a summer dress with low ruffles and a matching scarf both with baby rick rack trim.
The packet notes that 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 but this has been crossed out with a red biro and replaced with 3/1 (3 shillings and 1 penny).