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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.
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.
Vote in the poll
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
Graphic available from Zazzle: I love Toni heart T-Shirt by funnycustomtshirts
- Handmade on Etsy, a global handmade and vintage marketplace.
This link takes you to Etsy for handmade Toni outfits both new and vintage. You'll also find patterns and even original dresses for Toni. The listing changes so if you see something you like, better grab it.
- Toni Doll Dresses | Doll Dresses, Antique Doll Dresses, Doll Clothes, Doll Dress Patterns
The clothes in this section are specifically designed to fit the Ideal and Effanbee (Tonner) Toni dolls. However, they may also fit other hard plastic dolls from the 50's. If you have questions feel free to email me or you may call toll free at 1-888
- Vintage Doll Clothes | Vee's Victorians Doll Clothes
The site lets you browse doll dresses by the size of the doll. There are sections for shoes, socks, underwear and accessories as well.
- Old sewing patterns for Toni Dolls
Check out our FREE PATTERN OFFER! Old Doll Patterns is your source for doll clothes, old sewing patterns, and vintage sewing patterns. We specialize in old sewing patterns of all types including vintage patterns for dolls, doll clothing, cloth dolls,
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