Product Code: 969
Release Date: 1/1/1959
Barbie® doll looked adorable in her cool blue and white striped cotton sundress with woven design and back zipper. A big beige straw cartwheel hat with blue ribbon hatband kept the sun out of her eyes. A matching blue satin interior headband held the hat neatly in place. Barbie® doll's straw tote bag (shown with two variations of weave) was filled with the fruit. (The monotone, heavier weave tote was found in earlier 1959 sets which included #1 shoes and TM "tagged" fashions. ) A single "pearl" drop on chain necklace and white open-toe shoes completed the summer look.
All images and descriptions courtesy of Collector Books, publisher of "Barbie Fashion: Volume 1" and "Barbie Fashion: Volume 2" by Sarah Sink Eames