Both of these gift sets are identical, except for the box and the doll. Party Time Gift Set has a straight-leg Skipper doll in her red and white swim-suit and Holiday Party Set has a bend-leg skipper doll in her correct red, white, blue swim-suit.
Both sets come with #1902 Silk 'n Fancy (dress, white ankle socks, and gold headband only), and complete set of #1906 Dress Coat (red coat, matching red hat, short white gloves, white flat shoes, and a matching red purse). Both dolls also came with their correct swim suit, red flat shoes, white brush and comb, gold wire stand, and a fashion booklet.
This set did not come with a doll. It came with a red scooter, red roller skates, skate board, yo yo, sunglasses, #1911 Day at the Fair (skirt and top only), #1920 Fun Time (jacket, top, pants, blue flats), red hat, red shoes, and a fashion booklet.
This Sears Exclusive set had 3 sew free clothing items for Skooter; 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. Granny Gown: a long pink nightgown, with a matching night cap and pink slippers. The set also inlcuded straight-leg Skooter in her swim suit, her red shoes as well as a comb, brush, fashion booklet, instruction book, and wire stand.
1964 Sears Catalog
The 1964 Party Time Set was featured as "new" in the 1965 Mattel Catalog after it was released as a Sears exclusive in 1964. But the rare 1965 bend-leg set is not pictured in any of the catalogs (Mattel, Sears, Montgomery Ward, or J.C. Penney).
The box included a drawing of the bend-leg doll dressed in her swim-suit, and a drawing of the bend-leg doll dressed in the Silk ’n Fancy dress as well. Interestingly, the doll shown in the Dress Coat ensemble was the same drawing that was featured on both the straight-leg version an the bend leg version .
Front & back of instruction booklet shown, with complete instructions inside.
#1036 Skooter Cut 'n Button Costumes Set (1966) Sears Exclusive
#1032 Skipper on Wheels Gift Set (1966) Sears Exclusive
#1021 Skipper Party Time Gift Set (1964) & #1021 Skipper Holiday Party Set (1965)
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!