Debra Freeman's Profile
First and foremost, I'm a doll collector although the fashions are what really interest me. I was a huge Barbie fan as a child and kept my childhood collection until I rediscovered Barbie in 1991. Since then, I have accumulated a vintage doll collection including almost everything made by Mattel from 1959 to 1973. I also have a small collection of vintage Madame Alexanders, Ginny's and Betsy McCall's and have recently become interested in Barbie's precursor -a German doll called Bild Lilli.
In 2009, I attended Barbie's 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington DC and was motivated to sew some Barbie outfits for table gifts. That was the beginning of an entire new direction for me. I create my own designs as well as reproduce rarer vintage Barbie fashions made only for the Japanese market. I have attended five national Barbie Conventions - most recently in New Orleans in July and the…
- Born on September 16
- Joined June 10, 2010