1964. Although I concentrate my collecting on the more utilitarian patterns, I'm intrigued by patterns produced as marketing tie-ins, so a few have made their way into the archives.
This one resonates for me because I remember seeing the film during its original theatrical release. In my cohort of seven year olds, we knew all the songs and staged our own versions of the story in our back yards and wished we had picture hats and frilly white umbrellas. The "Nanny Costume" is iconic, but I've always wondered why there wasn't also a pattern for the garden party dress.
Making dolls and their wardrobes is fussy work. Look at all the steps just to make the carpet bag.
This printed pattern is unused.