Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Liv has a Hanbok

The first time I went to Korea, I bought a hanbok for my Barbie type dolls as a souvenir. I just remembered after this most recent trip that I had never tried it on my dolls.

So, I opened it up today. It was, yuck, stapled to the cardboard backing in 3 places. that made it a little difficult to remove it with out ripping. Luckily I managed it. Then I tried it on my 1980s Barbie. Poor Barbie, the hanbok is much to tight in the chest to fit her. Hayden tried it on, and it fits her pretty well.

Whoops, the dress only fastens over the back, Hayden has to be careful not to moon everyone.

Compared to Mimi's hanbok, this one looks pretty cheap. Still, Hayden is happy to have new clothing.


  1. The hanbok is very pretty! It does not look cheap on your pictures. The back is too open but nobody would notice if the doll is displayed!

  2. I guess I notice the quality more when touching it. The skirt is stiff and doesn't lay well, but does look cute.

  3. Your photos have freaked me out! When we went to the World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1982, I bought a souvenir doll from the Korea exhibit. Even though my doll is 32 years old, her clothing, although not identical, is extremely similar. There are no markings on her or her stand, and she didn't come with a box, because I would have kept it if she'd come in one. I would like to send you some photos of my doll but am not sure how to do so on blogspot. Or should I just place a picture on my own blog with a link? Mary

  4. Mary, feel free to post and send me a link. ;)

  5. You inspired me! I wrote a column about my Korea souvenir doll today. Here is the link. I hope it works. Otherwise, you may need to copy and paste.