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In 1966 the Sears exclusive #1036 Skooter Cut 'n Button Costumes
set was released.It’s the only gift set
that was ever made specifically for Skooter.
#1036 Skooter Cut 'n Button Costumes Gift Set
Skooter, who was marketed as Skipper’s friend, was available in
three hair colors; blonde, brunette, and titian.She parted her hair down the middle and tied
it with double ponytails and red ribbons.The doll was available with either straight legs or bendable legs.Skipper and Skooter were the exact same
size, and could wear each other’s clothing.
This pretty gift set included only the straight-leg version of
Skooter, who was dressed in her two-piece red and white swim-suit.
Bend-leg Skooter, Straight-leg Skipper, and Straight-leg Skooter
The set had three fabulous sew
free clothing items:
Sailin' Blues: a blue sun
dress that was trimmed in red, with white polka dots and a sail boat design on
the front skirt.
Windbreaker: a red coat with
navy blue trim and blue buttons with built-in matching belt.
Windbreaker with leftover fabric
Granny Gown: a long pink
nightgown, with a matching night cap and pink slippers.
Granny Gown uncut
The set was advertised as “Fun for you to make without sewing a
stitch!”These clothes were put together
in just two easy steps.
1. Cut out the printed cloth.
2. Button together. Now dress Skooter!
Instructions included with the set
Also included in the box were Skooters’ red flat shoes, comb and
brush, as well as a fashion booklet, instruction book, and wire stand.It originally retailed for $3.97. Interestingly, you could buy the dolls
individually for just a $1.00 less, $2.97.For just a dollar more you would think everyone would have bought the
set, but $1.00 was a more significant sum in 1966.
Since Cut ‘n Button Costumes set was only obtainable from Sears
for one year, it’s another gift set that’s difficult to find intact in the