To cope with their own Autumnal clothing changes as I’m too busy over the next few days catching up with my medical appointments and monitoring before heading off down south to spend a few days with my daughter (as the clocks go back very soon and the dark early evenings put pay to doing as many outside activities after 4 O’ clock.)
Have erected their clothes rail and hung a selection of outfits for them to choose from and hoping that on my return on Monday the 15th that they’ll ALL be changed and ready for some official photographs later that week.
First up is my 1967 Frido Jeans NP with her unique eyes painted by the Manchester Art Student.
She looks like she has decided to keep with the same fashion designer, Pinestreetstudios, again… as the sailor dress that she is wearing is also by Cindy Patrick.
Does the turquiose blue colour go with my eyes she asks the others? They all agree that it does. I’m thinking black tights and black shoes will be just the thing and might even try a black beret if I let my hair down from out of these pony-tails.
Next in line is a Frido Dungaree girl with cut, bobbed hair and no fringe as the rooting machine had broken down that day. She is the doll that has been with me the longest since her two NP friends, 1967 brunette Gingham and red haired Ballet, that arrived with her have both now been sold on over the last year.
Looks like she has spotted her favourite Ruthsdoll’s OOAK smocked dress that she favours wearing during these colder months ahead.
It has a dainty little collar, in the same material, but edged with lace and is of the slightly longer length making her look, I think, rather like a little Victorian girl..
She holds it up,against her just to make sure that the style and colour still suit her. She knows that there are Ruthsdoll’s rust and cream stripped knitted socks and lace-up shoes that go with this outfit…. so that’s one down 40+ girls to go.
Following her is Harper, a customised by Shelly 1970 Trendon lass who wasn’t with us this time last year so is unaware of just what’s on offer.
The dress that she first picks out the others tell her that it is one of the Ruthsdoll’s sales table festival buys that I purchased and this has already been chosen by another girl to wear.
She nevertheless holds it up against her and looks in the mirror just in case but decides that she will find another just as nice.
How about this Pinestreetstudio one? The browns bring out her eye colouring better.
She searches a little further along the rail and discovers a tartan Ruthsdoll’s smocked dress with long sleeves…. as she likes to haver her arms covered in the Winter months.
“Yes,” she exclaims! “I think that this is THE one for me….
…and I love the little white collar. It just finishes it off.”
I quietly move away and leave them to it hoping that they continue to find out what suits them the best as so often what I think might suit them sometimes doesn’t….although I think that I’m getting better at this with every passing year! As you no doubt have discovered not every Sasha suits every dress and this is why, I tell myself, that I need such a variety of Sashas to model the clothes that I just love to buy for them.
I have been practising my camera shots from different angles with this post… so hope that you noticed!!! Ah well, it doesn’t matter as I enjoyed myself along the way.