Here she is as I found her in the thrift store.
She is an Effanbee 1969 Babydoll.
She is either a "Sweetie Pie" or a "Sugar Plum" doll.
I can feel a crier in her back but it doesn't work.
I plan on doing some research about fixing criers.
This may be her original dress and bonnet.
It all fits her perfectly.
She is quite dirty, but it seems that someone
may have had her for a long time, since she has her
original undergarment, dress and bonnet.
Her hair was horribly matted under her bonnet,
and I wasn't sure if there would be much to work with.
She had this strange black mark on her cheek.
You can see where her sleeve is torn.
Very dirty baby!
Under her dress she had this one piece undergarment.
Here are all the clothes she was wearing.
There was a tear in one sleeve and the
bloomers were too big, they are actual baby bloomers.
The bassinet was very dirty too, but cleaned right up
with a rinse under the garden hose.
She got the usual cleaning treatment.
I put her clothes in to soak while I worked on her.
After her hair wash I was astonished that her hair
looked THIS good.
She is a little thin in back, but we'll see how it looks after it dries.
Here she is!!
I could see there had been a bow on her dress
in front, so I added one.
Her bonnet is very sweet all clean and pressed.
Back in her bassinet.
I repainted her lips and added some pink to her cheeks.
Her right sleeve is fixed.
I am amazed at how good her hair looks.
The back is a little thin, but
MUCH better than I expected!
Before and After - front
Before and After - back
She's a cutie!
I had planned on selling her, but now I can't decide!
I SO wish I knew who she belonged to and what her story is....