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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Madame Alexander Cissy Doll


AS usual I was thrifting and almost passed by the doll pile every thrift store seems to have.  
I did a double take before it registered what I was seeing.
 Un-believable! A Madame Alexander Cissy doll from the 1950s
AND wearing her original dress!!

 She was dirty and needed some TLC.

 My biggest worry was her hair.  This is a wig which 
means I must be VERY careful how I handle it.

 Label in her dress.

She got the usual baking soda wash.
She was very yellow.  I'm not sure what causes this.
Usually it is cigarette smoke, but she had no odor at all.



This is yellow from her eyes.  I used a swab dipped in alcohol.

Here she is!

 Her lace is yellowed on the left side.

Previous owner fixed a tear on her skirt.

 I love the back of this dress.  
Look at all those pleats!


I made her earrings and a bracelet.


 Here she is in another vintage dress.

I made her a hat.


And one more vintage outfit.


VERY PRETTY!


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a great find.
Joan

Anonymous said...

You did a great job on the doll.
Marion

Anonymous said...

What a great find. The doll looks gorgeous.
Marilyn

Brenda and Sophie said...

@Joan - Thank you, she is an amazing find. I can not believe my luck!

Brenda and Sophie said...

@Marion - Thank you, I am please with how she looks. Her hair needs some more smoothing, but overall she is in good shape.

Brenda and Sophie said...

@Marilyn - I am very pleased with this doll, I was in shock when I realized what she was. Really unbelievable that someone would just take a doll like this to the thrift store!

Anonymous said...

Another little girl given a new lease on life! You've worked your magic once again!
Fawn

Brenda and Sophie said...

Thank you Fawn. I do feel that I am saving a doll that someone loved.