Here is one of the tops, in this photo of Josh and me at the side of the road on Highway 50 in 1971, on a trip to Tahoe. I think we are across from what used to be called Sierra Ski Ranch, and is now Sierra-at-Tahoe. I had another top just like it in a red calico. This one is a lovely dark blue, and had little orange flowers with green leaves. (By the way, Josh's little corduroy overalls were thrifted, and were just the cutest things you ever saw. I have a three month old baby picture of him in them. There is a little embroidered animal on the front - lamb? lion? I forget.)
Almost 40 years later, I found the pattern below at a garage sale. I have been thinking about making a Raggedy Ann and Andy doll set one of these days, so I scooped it up. Later as I looked at it closer, I noticed something about Raggedy Ann's dress.
It is the same fabric as my top! This pattern is from McCalls, 1972. I made my top in the summer of 1971. I still have some of the fabric from my top, I later cut my inexpensive tops I had made into fabric squares, about 4" X 4", and made patchwork pillows. I still have the pillows, but the foam rubber stuffing I had used turned old and dried out. I would show you the patchwork, but they are packed away right now, awaiting renewal with new stuffing or to be sewn into a quilt, or???
I would love to find another yard or so of this vintage fabric to make my Raggedy Ann. I am keeping my eyes peeled. ;-)