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Friday, September 23, 2016

Effanbee 1969 Babydoll Makeover

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....


Anonymous said...

What a sweetheart! I can see why you are having second thoughts about selling her.

Brenda and Sophie said...

Thanks Fawn, I know, she is so cute! This is a problem because I love finding and fixing these old dolls, but I am running out of room! (She is so cute!)

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful. I love the job you did.

Anonymous said...

What a great job you did. I don't think I could give her up.

Anonymous said...

The doll is beautiful.She reminds me of Cinderella turning into a different person.

Brenda and Sophie said...

Thanks Joan! I love fixing dolls. I am glad you like how she turned out, I am happy too.

Brenda and Sophie said...

THanks Marilyn, it is looking more nad more like I will be keeping her.

Brenda and Sophie said...

Thanks Marion, I think that's what I love about htese makeovers. It gives them a whole new life!