I usually do not buy children’s clothing, but I had to pick up this late 1960s little dress to share here.
For those of you not around in the 1960s, Buffy was a character on the American sit-com, Family Affair. It was the story of how three adorable orphans went to live with their urbane uncle and his valet in a luxurious New York apartment. Buffy was a fan favorite, with her Mrs. Beasley doll and cute pigtails.
I remember the Mrs. Beasley doll being licensed and manufactured by Mattel, but I had no idea that Cinderella was making Buffy dresses. When the show debuted in 1966 I was eleven years old, and so identified more with the older sister, Cissy. Her wardrobe was what I’d have gone for.
Buffy was played by Anissa Jones, who unfortunately died from a drug overdose at eighteen. It was a sad ending to the story of a little girl who had captured the hearts of so many.
Even little girls gave up feminine frills in the 1960s in order to be Mod. This dress is made from the popular acrylic knit and featured a dropped waist accentuated with a bright red tie. It was completely on fashion, and very different from the frilly types of dress I remember being produced by Cinderella.
I don’t plan to keep this dress, so if any of you are in need of a tiny little mod dress for daughter or doll, let me know, and I’ll send it on to you.