BOTH these two vintage-sasha outfits below were so very kindly and generously sent to me by Susan Bulger Pomeroy for Christmas and to thank me for looking after her at the Sasha Festival (since that was her very first Sasha function and she didn’t personally know anybody there.)
It was purely my pleasure to finally meet her after a couple of years communicating via the internet as she is such a truly wonderful person.
I have chosen my very first Gotz slate eyed girl to wear this very attractive smock and trouser outfit complete with the matching shoes and socks. I bought her from Marie Morgan MANY years ago for £600 in those days when the Sasha Dolls were much more expensive due to the lack of circulation on the internet.
This Gotz girl has, I think, a slightly older look than the six to seven years that it is thought that the Sashas are meant to relate to and has on occasions, when required, (Mothering Sunday and Christmas Eve wrapping presents for the younger ones) played the part of a young mother to a Sasha baby.
As you can see the smock is made from a very dainty floral cotton with toning plum cord trousers and shoes. I have always liked Sarah William’s slightly wider trousers with the little turn-up at the bottom.
As with so many of vintage-sasha’s outfits it also comes with two matching hair ribbons to complete the look. This Gotz doll has really beautifully thickly rooted hair with no usual thin places on the top of her crown. Truly amazing!
This second vintage-sasha outfit given to me by Susan is seen on a NEW Gotz doll of mine which I was undecided whether to keep or sell on to a best friend before I saw here dressed in this ‘perfectly suited to her’ outfit. (So sorry for this change of heart as I’m sure that you are very disappointed.)
She is a pale skinned Gotz girl with unusually differently shaped slate eyes, more oval than the usually rounded style.
She had been professionlly cleaned and re-strung by Brenda Walton by her previous owner and rather unfortunately (for my personal tastes) has had her lips re-painted (I’m not keen on re-painted lips preferring them to remain nude if the original paint was too rubbed, oxidised or barely there.)
Although this outfit came with white socks and brown shoes I have added my personal touch and put some Trendon Kiltie black tights along with a pair of black patent Mary-Jane shoes by JJ that Jean gave me as a gift last year.
I am really fond of Sarah’s berets and think that they really put a finishing touch to an outfit. I also love the matching cord collars and cuffs. A very attractive trim.
Again this was an outfit that I had seen previously for sale on vintage-sasha’s website but missed buying due to a sale-pending already on it…afraid this is fast becoming the story of my life with these very popular beautifully styled, fitted and sewn outfits.
A million/trillion thanks Susan for these wonderful presents which also included a little snow globe and two elastic hair ties with a heart shape attached bought for me when she went over to Germany earlier last month to visit the markets (and which will be shown on a later post.)
Hopefully I’ll be posting two more of my presents tomorrow.