Sunday, August 22, 2010

Raggedy Ann's New Clothes

My Raggedy Ann, whom I've had since I was little, had a nice little outfit. But it wasn't her original outfit. That got lost long ago, I suppose. It was a lavender gingham pinafore and white bloomers. I got her little blue outfit with the lot of items I bought from my girlfriend at work who sold me her old Barbie stuff.
But she only had just the one, this sweet little blue and white dress and hat she is wearing below. She is also wearing the little hand-painted heart pin I wore on my wedding day:
I walked up the street (and I do mean UP -it was a bit of a workout for me!) to a yard sale a couple of weeks ago, and among the items I bought there were these doll clothes:
I even already had a little pair of bloomers to go under the turquoise dress!
I'm happy to say that Raggedy Ann now has a replacement pair of bloomers - or pantaloons - to wear under her new purple floral dress. I think she likes them! Here she is with her Amish friend, who offers some support, as Raggedy Ann has only one arm:

She has certainly been well-loved over the years, that's all I can say.


Lorlore said...

She looks fabulous!! And I do still have her Beau 'Andy', they were quite the pair, back in the day. While Andy does have all his limbs and his original clothes, he had a dirty face and I tried to wash him, alas, his red nose ran all over, not sure what to do now.
So sad, they should meet again soon!!

Tina Dawn said...

The new doll clothes are darling, and Raggedy Ann looks splendid in her new bloomers. Lori, I am sorry to hear about Andy. I hope someone helps you with his plight. I would love to see a picture of them together. Love T

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

So sweet! Mom made rag dolls, and dressed them too. She made a large Raggedy Ann that's so adorable.

Midcenturymadam said...

Cute clothes for sweet little Ann who is indeed a bit raggedy but still happy. Hmmmm, I wondering what I missed at that yard sale. I guess I missed the signs.

yosemite faith said...

i never had a raggedy ann - such a great doll. how great that you got more clothes. i did have a betsy wetsy that my gram made LOTS of clothes for.