Another wonderful gift, this time a delightful Betsy-May outfit from Steve (the other will be shown on a later post.)
It consists of a finely and beautifully knitted button-through cardigan with little flowers embroidered around the bottom band and she carries a little draw-stringed bag that is filled with lavender.
The doll wearing it is a 1966 Frido Blue Cord NP girl and I have chosen her because she is another doll who doesn’t often make it to my blog… as it was originally Steve who made me aware of this fact.
Notice the quirky eye-brow and the no eye lashes of these 1966 girls.
The cap sleeved dress is made from a cream Viyella fine wool material with a dainty floral pattern in blues and greens with a hint of pink. There are cream hand-knitted socks with a matching blue of the dress stripe and also black leather bar shoes but here instead I have used some JJ studio style Mary-Janes as they are the perfect blue.
There was a little petal shaped hat (one of Betsy-May’s trademarks) in matching material to the dress but I couldn’t put in on this girl as she has too much hair but will show it on another doll at a later date.
Love the little cap sleeves. and the dress material feels so lovely to the touch.
Most of my daughter’s early childhood clothing was made from Viyella. Such a pity that it isn’t manufactured these days.
Have saved my favourite close up facial look of this doll until the very last.
Tons of thanks to Sarah for her never-ending help.