Our first fashion is a copy of the very first fashion produced for Skipper.The Skipper fashion is Red Sensation, from 1964.
|Copy on the left, Skipper Red Sensation on the right. The imitator is a bit shorter than the original.|
|I have also seen the exact same dress in dark pink.The dark pink one belongs to Tressy's sister Cricket.|
The real Red Sensation is made of a much softer, thinner fabric than the copy, which is made of a heavy cotton.
|The copy has a Made in Hong Kong label inside.|
Another early Skipper fashion is Flower Girl, from 1964-65.
|Again, copy on the left.The real Skipper Flower Girl on the right.|
|The ribbon on the real Skipper fashion is much more in scale.|
One of the most popular, and most common early Skipper fashions is Silk 'n Fancy, from 1964.
We saw a copy of this fashion on our Skipper clone last Saturday. This is a more mint example of the same dress, but for some reason, this one is actually too tight to snap the second snap on the back of the dress.
|Notice that, like the other two copies, this one is just a little shorter than a real Skipper dress.|
|The satin on the skirt is not quite up to the quality of the real Silk n Fancy, and there's no sewn in lace slip.|
Last is this pair of pairs of pajamas that copy Skipper's Dreamtime PJs, one in white and one in blue.
The white ones are very close to the real Dreamtime pajamas, which were available from 1964 to 1966.
|The dots are pink, but lighter than the dots on the copy.|
There is no label in these, so who knows where they were made. But I'm betting it was Hong Kong.
|The blue ones are obviously the same pattern, but missing the horizontal lace across the bodice.|
That concludes Clone Wars Week. See you tomorrow.