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The Apple Print Sheath is a Barbie fashion pack that was released in 1959. The product code is #917.[5] It was manufactured from 1959 to 1960.[6] The dress was used in Easter Parade #971, and a reproduction of the dress was included in Original 1959 Barbie Doll, Fashions & Package as part of Easter Parade. Barbie is pictured wearing Apple Print Sheath #917 on the Barbie Train Case and the Hatbox-Style Case.


"This smart figure-hugging dress accentuated every curve of Barbie® doll's frame! Polished cotton in black with a colorful apple print in red, blue, and green formed the sheath dress with rolled collar and back zipper. (There were two versions of the fabric, one being much more vivid in color than the other.) Simple black open-toe pumps completed this eye-catching set! This same dress was also used in #971 Easter Parade. Dresses found with the "Barbie" clothing label are #917 Apple Print Sheath while dresses found minus the inside label belong to #971 Easter Parade."
Barbie Fashion: Volume 1, Collector Books[7]

The dress and shoes were made in Japan. "Japan" should be stamped on the bottom of the left shoe. Some shoes have holes in the bottom to accommodate the #1 Ponytail Barbie doll's stand. [8]