Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Images from Live Action Christie's Booklet

After Generation of Dreams Barbie was released, I longed for a Barbie dress that featured Black friends of Barbie.  Since Mattel would not make such a dress, I made two.  I featured the first dress in The Doll Blogs, When Dolls Speak, I Listen.


I scanned images from Live Action Christie's booklet and scaled these to size for printing on a sheet of  T-shirt transfer paper.  The images were then cut out and ironed onto an 11-1/2-inch doll's party dress.  It turned out just okay.

Later, I copied and pasted the images into an Avery #18680 clear address label template.  I printed out the sheet of labels and trimmed the excess label area before applying the images to a Barbie wedding dress.  I've shared this information on my blog before, but I have never shared the individual images.


After recently redressing another doll in the now illustrated wedding gown, I decided to share the images used for the design. 

Images from Live Action Christie's 1971 booklet of Black Barbie friends and separately sold fashions
These dolls and extra fashions were on the market at the time Live Action Christie was released.  Feel free to click to enlarge the image and grab it for yourself.  Note:  If you use the images on T-shirt transfer paper, the associated text will require trimming before applying to the dress as its mirrored version will transfer onto the paper (the letters will be in reverse).  In order to print these as labels, I saved them individually in landscape view prior to the copy and paste step. Some images were used more than once on the dress, but strategically placed so that no two identical images were close.

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14 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this Debbie! I will add it to my list of things to do. This will be a fun project.

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  2. You're welcome, GG. If you plan to use the label method, I can email the template to you, which is in WORD format. JLMK.

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  3. How I longed for that Pink Fantasy gown...

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    1. Awww... sorry you didn'g get that Pink Fantasy gown, Limbe Dolls.

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  4. Thanks for the instructions, DBG! I'm not big on gowns, but I can imagine using this idea for a quilt. Thumbs up. Very cool quilt, indeed.

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    1. Cool idea, D7ana.

      I am not big on gowns either, which is why I chose the A-line wedding gown and initally the skirt of a knee-length party dress.

      The possibilities for use vary. One or more can be used on a Barbie or Ken sized T-shirt or printed out on paper to frame for diorama use.

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  5. I remember seeing that post and being very impressed. Thanks for sharing the images. Some bright idea may pop into my head and give me a chance to use them.

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  6. You're welcome, Vanessa. If you find a use, please share.

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  7. Hello from Spain: thanks for sharing. I see that you are very talented. . Keep in touch

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  8. Hello from Spain again: I already saw your posts two years ago dedicated to dolls of my country. I have a 27-inch dolls MiBeBe. I have to curl hair girl. It's like a real baby. I love those dolls. I'm glad you know those dolls in my country. Keep in touch

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    1. Thank you, Marta!

      I would love to see a picture of your MiBebe. I no longer actively collect these, but they used to be among my favorites. I sold some last year on eBay when I began selling some of the larger babies and other playline dolls. I kept 2 girls and 2 or 3 boys.

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  9. A Julia doll! Man, these fashions are taking me back to my childhood and watching my mom dress up. She was one fly sister, lol. Thanks for posting this.

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  10. Great ideas and images. I love the dolls and fashions. I even made an adult size candlelight capers for a Barbie Convention.

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