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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.



Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a great find.

Anonymous said...

You did a great job on the doll.

Anonymous said...

What a great find. The doll looks gorgeous.

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!

Brenda and Sophie said...

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

Terri Silva said...

Thanks for sharing.....brings back did a beautiful job!

Brenda Savage said...

Thank you Terri, did you have a Cissy doll? I would love to hear about it!? I was very nervous with this doll makeover. I knew her wig could be fragile and just the value of a carefully restored Cissy made me more cautious than usual. I really tried to do as little as possible while still restoring her beauty. I am pleased with her - very pleased. She has definitely become my favorite!!