Francie Doll’s Type: 1970
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Collecting she entered the 1970s with 16 new outfits and eight more that were repeated from the hairstyles previous season. Francie had a pair of recent hair types — shorter flips and curls in blonde and brunette. In 1970, Mattel launched a newly-coiffed Twist ‘n Flip Francie doll and two others; Hair Happenin’s Francie and Francie Doll With Rising Pretty Hair. Hair Happenin’s Francie had short blonde hair and wore a blue tricot costume with white crocheted trim at the sleeves and waist.
Francie Doll With Rising Pretty Hair might arrange her tresses in a variety of types — it “grew” from her head. The doll also had attachable hair items. Francie wore a sleeveless party gown (its metallic pink bodice was attached to a lace-lined, nylon-lined skirt). Pink pumps came with the dress.
Francie’s new (and previously launched) fashions match the Hair Happenin’s and Rising Pretty Hair dolls, which had the same physique varieties. Casey and Twiggy may additionally wear these clothes.
Francie in 1970
Satin Happenin’ (#1237, 1970-1971, 1974); strapless, rose-coloured satin jumpsuit with a gathered waist and large legs. A lace-patterned prime (with satin-trimmed sleeves), hem and collar draped over the pantsuit. Hot-pink square-toed shoes completed the outfit.
Snappy Snoozers (#1238, 1970-1971, 1974); nightwear in scorching pink ruffles — the pink child doll gown had a ruffled hem and empire waist. A sheer, ruffled cowl-up and white slippers (with pink decorations) came in the bundle.
Bloom Zoom (#1239, 1970-1971, 1974); white based, floral-coloured, lengthy-sleeved mini-gown — the empire waist allowed the skirt to flow over matching tights. Francie wore a short, orange-flocked vest (it was lined in blue vinyl). Blue buckle flats completed off the look.
Pony Coat (#1240, 1970-1971, 1974); cream-coloured coat with dark-brown noticed print and inexperienced satin lining. The broad belt, collar and packets were accented with white vinyl. White pumps got here with the coat.
Altogether Elegant (#1242, 1970-1971, 1974); evening put on — the sleeveless gown had a sizzling-pink, empire-waisted bodice attached to a satin skirt. It was coated with a sheer, lacy white overlay. Silver braiding adorned the waist and neckline. The matching jacket .. with its huge, lacy sleeves and silver braiding .. was fashioned with three silver buttons down the entrance. Equipment included a silver clutch purse, hot-pink footwear and short white gloves.
Striped Varieties (#1243, 1970-1971, 1974); a 3-piece outfit in purple and navy-blue. The bell-backside pants and sleeveless, long-waisted vest were patterned with crimson and navy blue horizontal stripes. The turtleneck sweater’s sleeves and yoke have been pink — the body and neckline have been in navy blue. Francie wore dark-blue buckle flats with the ensemble.
Wedding ceremony Whirl (#1244, 1970-1971, 1974); the overdress was manufactured from sheer, white fabric — its scalloped design was featured on the hem and bell sleeves. The sleeves and empire waist were tied with pale-pink ribbons. The gown, lined in white satin, featured lacy braid around the neckline. Accessories included a white tulle veil with braided headpiece, closed-toe pumps and a flower bouquet.
Snake Charmers (#1245, 1970-1971, 1974); “snakeskin” gown, coat and hat outfit — the gown had lengthy yellow sleeves and a patterned skirt. An orange belt circled the empire waist. The lengthy coat was trimmed with yellow “fur” across the neck, sleeves, hem and down the front. A matching hat, yellow hose and mid-calf boots gave Francie that “mod” look.
Pretty Energy (Sears Exclusive #1512, 1970-1973); a number of items made up this set, the colours and patterns various. Included in the package: an extended-sleeved yellow shirt; white vest; horizontally-striped, multi-coloured skirt; emerald-green vinyl coat with a wide collar and matching belt; floral nightwear with matching panties; sleeveless, frilly, red or white get together dress with a wide gold metallic belt; petticoat; two pairs of footwear (crimson and yellow); smooth slippers, a pair of pantyhose and a pair of stockings.
Sunny Slacks (#1761, 1970-1971); hot-pink bodysuit blouse with lengthy sleeves and silver buttons halfway down the entrance. The slacks were brilliant-yellow with geometric designs (orange, pink and two shades of blue).
Pink Power (#1762, 1970-1971); sleeveless mini-gown in vibrant-pink — its tricot lining was lined with lace and ruffles. A ruffled bow accented the waist. Equipment included pink stockings and closed squared-toe sneakers.
The Entertainer (#1763, 1970-1971); vast-legged coral-colored jumpsuit with ecru lace trimming on the lengthy sleeves and pant-hems. A bow accented the waist. Francie wore the outfit with coral-colored, square-toed pumps.
Corduroy Cape (1764, 1970-1971); huge-wale corduroy hooded cape in turquoise-blue — the hood had gold bead buttons at the neck. avocado masks for hair The cape’s hem was trimmed with white or yellow “fur.” Blue boots had been included within the package.
Wild Bunch (#1766, 1970-1971); Francie Doll beloved this “mod” ensemble in vibrant purple-orange, yellow and fuchsia. The sleeveless knit mini-costume had an orange-crimson bodice and mock turtleneck that hooked up to the fuchsia skirt. A crocheted belt tied around the empire waist. The long-haired coat was original in yellow, orange and pink “fur.” It was trimmed in orange vinyl on the hem, down the entrance and neckline. Accessories included quick fuchsia-pink gloves, orange pantyhose, a fuchsia knit hat (with an orange vinyl bill), golden chain necklace, orange calf-high boots and a plastic digital camera.
Plaid Plans (#1767, 1970-1971); yellow, purple and white plaid pantsuit — it had various mix and match pieces, including: knit pants, mini-skirt, lengthy-waisted vest (with pink pocket flaps), long-sleeved pink prime (with gold buttons down the entrance), a plaid beret (with a green pompom in its heart) and a darkish-green crepe scarf. Red squared-toe shoes came in the package.
Waltz in Velvet (#1768, 1970-1971); this evening ensemble featured an extended gown with quick puffy sleeves — the lacy, white, empire-waisted bodice had a satin ribbon around it. The attached skirt was dark, raspberry-coloured velvet. The matching brief-waisted jacket featured a white “fur” collar. Francie Doll wore an extended half-slip beneath the costume (the slip had a ruffled hem and a bow/flower accent). She carried a “fur” muff and wore white closed-toe footwear.
Long on Leather-based (#1769, 1970-1971); purple, white and blue patterned long-sleeved blouse and matching tights — the tricot pieces were worn with a short red vinyl mini-skirt (with a skinny white belt) and an extended matching coat. Crimson knee-excessive boots and a protracted white scarf (with fringed ends) completed the outfit.
Six Fashion Pak ensembles were out there for Francie Doll in 1970:
Slacks ‘n Cap; in colors of orange and yellow — the fabrics and patterns diverse
In Step; a shoe card with pumps, ballet slippers and tennis footwear (varied colours)
Super Shirt; lengthy-sleeved pink physique blouse with three silver bead buttons
Western Wild; western accessories made from cloth suede fabric. They came in separate packages of yellow (with gentle brown trim) and brown (with yellow trim). Other coloration variations have been additionally out there
Pancho Bravo (yes, it’s “Pancho,” not “Poncho”); over-the-head poncho cape woven in turquoise, fuchsia, darkish-green and white with white fringe. The neckline was trimmed in white vinyl. Pale-pink sunglasses and dark-blue go-go boots added to the look.
In 1971 …
Francie Doll went “Malibu” as Mattel launched Barbie, Francie and their associates with “suntanned” bodies. In 1971, Francie had sixteen new outfits, a gift set and all sixteen ensembles that were produced in 1970. The “mod” era was nonetheless in full gear and Francie was ready for the solar. Her closet was stuffed with the most recent styles!
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Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas
I was by no means a lot for playing with dolls not like many women, but this was fascinating. Thanks!