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Finding Toni Doll Clothes

Updated on April 12, 2015
A beautiful 1950s Toni doll.
A beautiful 1950s Toni doll. | Source

Vintage Toni Doll Outfits from the 1950s

If you own a Toni doll from the 1950s, you're probably looking for just the right clothes for her. The original outfits from that era are adorable. There were dresses, socks, shoes, underwear and accessories. One can find the vintage patterns for making dresses for the Toni doll too.

I've featured a variety of eBay auctions to help you find the perfect wardrobe for this antique doll made by the Ideal Toy Company.

Photo by American Beauty Dolls on Flickr. Used with permission from the photographer.

Find Hats for a Toni Doll on eBay

Be on the lookout wherever you go for possible doll hats. I found a delightful one in the weaving shop in Williamsburg VA. This was in the historic area of the Colonial capitol. The weaver demonstrated basket weaving for the tourists, but there was a counter where you could buy woven things, all from that era.

I was so thrilled to see a tiny, doll-sized hat that was just right for my Toni doll. That was years ago, so I don't know if they still make those in Colonial Williamsburg.

Toni Doll in Her Williamsburg Bonnet

I mentioned the straw hat that I found in Williamsburg. Here it is on the doll (her name is Belinda). The dress was made by my mother about 30 years ago. I think they go together quite well.

I prefer to dress Belinda in vintage fashions like the doll Annabelle in the Tasha Tudor book, A Is for Annabelle.

The photo is by my sister, who's HeyToto on Squidoo. She set up the pretty scene and took the photo.

Take a look at all these shoes for the Toni doll.

Find Shoes for a Toni Doll on eBay

Some listings are for vintage Toni doll shoes and others are for new shoes. Read the auction description carefully.

Toni Doll in Original Outfit

Sometimes you're lucky when you buy a Toni doll that it comes in the dress it originally had. Unfortunately after 60 years the dress is usually a bit the worse for wear.

When I bought a Toni doll last year, she arrived already in a dress from the eBay seller. It was a sad looking bridal gown which I immediately wanted to replace. I saved the dress but didn't want to display her wearing something so shabby and worn.

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Patterns for Toni Doll Outfits - Best of luck, winning your eBay auction

Note the size of your doll before bidding on Toni doll patterns. Usually the listing on eBay will give a size such as "for a 20" doll" or "for an 18" doll." Usually you can find the marking on the doll's neck on the back.

Will You Make Clothes for the Toni Doll?

Some people are handy and like creating their own doll clothes. Others like the convenience of buying clothes. Many collector's want only original outfits for their antique Toni doll.

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Check your Toni doll's model (P90, P91, etc.) on the back of the neck.

Find Toni Doll P90 Original Dresses on eBay - 14" Toni doll

This is the doll that I have. Mine has sandy blonde hair. They come with brunette, blonde and even red hair. My sister has a taller Toni doll.

There are some talented seamstresses out there who make doll clothes and sell them on eBay and also Etsy. Click through on the link below to see more examples on eBay.

What Does Your Toni Doll Need?

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Outfits for the P91 Toni Doll on eBay - 16" Toni doll

How can you resist the sweet faces these vintage dolls have?

More Places to Find Clothes for a Vintage Toni Doll

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have vintage dolls and dolls clothes and accessories for sale on my facebook page. log onto your page and search Doris Jeans Dolls. Posting a 30 plus year collection.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Oh my gosh the comment sections seem to be repaired. They were down this morning previously. I had never heard of a Toni doll before seeing yours. I keep looking for the little doll that I owned but I do not have a clue who she was.

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      ara-bella 5 years ago

      I love to make the clothes for the dolls. But your toni dolls are really beautiful.

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      I don't have a Toni Doll but I do have a Terri Lee Doll! Thanks for the memories!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Your Toni doll is gorgeous. She's in really good condition! I have a Tiny Tears doll that my sister gave me for my grandkids. They love her! She came with a cute handmade dress and bonnet. I could make clothes for her.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      This Toni Doll reminds me of the American Girl dolls...so many cute outfits and accessories! :)

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I don't remember this doll. I did have a Betsy Wetsy though.

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      This takes me back a bit! Especially those plastic shoes. Nice lens, (although I've never heard of Toni dolls!)

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      NC Shepherd 5 years ago

      They sure don't make them like they used to! Dolls used to be sweet and simple. I guess little girls used to be, too.

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