I have been looking at photos of other Cissy Dolls online.
The dresses that were made for Cissy in the 50s are beautiful!
So, I thought maybe I could add to my Cissy's wardrobe.
I have her original blue cotton dress, but I wanted
at least one other authentic Cissy dress.
I found this taffeta theater dress on eBay.
Oh and notice it came with 2 pair of shoes!
It has the Cissy label.
Next I saw this nightie and robe set - SO pretty!
This set does not have a tag, but I am pretty certain it is factory made.
This red dress is homemade, but I thought it
would be fun to see what I could do with it.
The ad said from the 1950s, but this button looks new, so we'll see.
The Taffeta Theater dress arrived first.
I immediately set it to soak in cold water.
I use Fels-naptha and gently swipe the wet garment with
the soap until it makes the water soapy. Then I let it soak overnight
A LOT of dust and dirt came out of this dress.
After soaking all night I laid the dress out on a white towel to dry.
Next to arrive was the nightie and robe.
I washed it in the same way as the dress.
after washing I laid the gown out on a towel to dry.
I can't wait to see how this looks!
Ready to press the Taffeta Theater dress.
My husband made me this tiny ironing board.
I use it regularly on doll clothes.
You can see here how useful this tiny board is!
Here is the theater dress! I think it came out very nice.
The front seemed to need something, so I carefully
tacked this little jewel so it will not damage the dress in any way.
Here is her new night set.
Cissy getting ready for a night out.
Ready to go.
How do I look Bennet?
It was a lovely evening now time for bed Bennet.
You need to sleep in your doggy bed!
Coming soon - the red dress.