My apologies for the lack of the Bank Holiday Monday post as promised last week but sometimes even the best laid plans don’t materialise. Anyway here are another ten of my girls modelling some more of their many pre-Summer outfits accumulated over the years.
I just adore this Gotz 1969 No-Navel girl. She was the first of my No-navel girls having resisted them for years due to not liking them until then.
This vintage-sasha dress is usually worn by my 1960s brunette cude eyed Gotz girl but she decided that she wanted to wear another so I thought that I’d give it a try on her and I really like it.
The subtle colouring of this material certainly suits her ‘dark’ looks.
She is another of my favourite dolls!
I just love her little pointed elfin face with it’s tiny chin and slightly turned up nose bridge.
A 1967 Frido Gingham NP seen here wearing an equisitally smocked dress by Jill Mackley.
This girl has the most beautifully detailed painted eyes. You can see every brush stroke and I adore the way the eye lashes have been done……
……Although for these latest posts I haven’t taken any really close-up facial photos as the main object of the latest shots are to show their outfits.
Notice how the actual smocking also gathers the checked material to make it look as if the smocking is continued above and below it. Very pretty head pose.
This very pretty1970 Trendon doll is my friend Rosie Shortell’s favourite doll of mine!
She is wearing an attractive very fresh looking dress set by vintage-sasha and Dayzees socks and commercially made shoes.
Her hair is beatifully two toned and gorgeously soft and silky and, as Shelly so often says in her website descriptions, ‘with plenty of factory curl remaining.’
I am trying really hard to-day to limit my photos to just FOUR a doll, two full length and two slightly closer to show any top detail more fully so as not to bore you.
Oh dear! YET another of my favourites! She is a Frido 1966 Graphic eyed girl who was manufactured straight after the Developmental dolls.
She has very dramatic eyes which became known overtime as ‘dropped or puddle’ eyes.
She is wearing a OOAK Ruthsdoll’s dress, one of her first new styled open fronted dresses from a few years ago, with the slightly longer length.
This dress could, I think, easily pass for a very pretty trendy Summer school dress. I have teamed it up with pale blue commercially made socks and JJ navy sandals.
A Frido 1969/70? FCP rather petite and minty girl is next.
She is wearing a very attractive vintage-sasha denim dress and shorts set with pink machine stitching and tiny pink buttons down the front.
I have added pink ribbons and JJ sandals to highlight the pink detail. I think that it was with this outfit that I first pulled the underneath shorts down to show beneath the smock and whilst my wonderfully dear friend Steve was rather shocked, Sarah (Williams) who made the outfit, rather liked it and so it became a future fashion statement.
This denim colour of the material I think is just perfect with her eye colour.
Can hardly believe it!!!! Here comes another of my favourite dolls! How could this be happening as they were just randomly selected.
A Gotz 1969 No-navel girl. She is/was my third No-navel purchase after I had finally become attracted to these later 1960s Gotz dolls only a few years ago. Just look at her delightfully pointed little chin!
She is wearing a very pretty blue vintage-sasha dress that matches and enhances the colour of her eye paint.
On one of Sarah William’s latest blog listings I was after a little dress in this material but missed buying it as it was already sale pending…… BUT then last week I luckily discovered that I already had this one in the same material! How lucky is that?
This 1969 Frido Brunette Gingham, now a wigged doll usually wears a beige with a tiny darker brown sprig design but I thought that I’d give her a change and try this Ruthsdoll’s OOAK dress on her as I thought that the peach tone in it went well with her hair colour……
…..BUT since taking these photos she has decided to revert back to her old favourite and this has been snapped up by my 1970 blonde, brown eyed Gotz No-navel lass and will hopefully be seen in a future post.
This Ruthsdoll’s dress is made from such a very pretty and dainty mulitcoloured floral material and have finished the outfit off with some peach coloured suede JJ sandals.
Due to falling hair she always wears a strawberry blonde Global Cossette styled wig.
My 1966 Frido blonde Developmental girl. I am very lucky in that I now have three of these first English Sasha dolls, one of each of the hair colours, first the blonde, then the red and finally the brunette.
The Developmental and Graphic eyed dolls have the slightly larger heads and were the prototypes of the English production. Love the inverted litte pleat detail on her smock here.
She is wearing a most attractive trouser outfit in grey tones by vinage-sasha and teamed with Ruthsdoll’s lace up shoes.
I love the grey linen smock top over the off white daintily self-patterned blouse.
A Frido 1968 Single Fringe waif, one of my latest purchased girls last year. (I was immediately attracted to her on account of her cut bobbed hair.)
Quite a trendy layered, feathered style although would have like the very short cut fringe to have been just slightly longer but have managed to disguise it somewhat by pulling over some of the longer hair from the sides until I can bare to part with her for a while to get the fringe area re-rooted.
Another very pretty vintage-sasha trouser outfit in green although unfortunately the true green on the trousers has been altered with the sun and the photographying in this shot and is indeed a much darker, more olive green in real life. as can be seen in one of the pictures above.
I love this little frill detail on the yoke joint seam.
I just give up! How come that my VERY favourite Gotz girl has managed to squeeze herself in here at the end????
She is a 1960s crude eyed Gotz girl who I just couldn’t resist when I first spotted her for sale but wearing an awful stripped 1950s style crimpline trouser suit. (Luckily my eyes have now been trained to see beyond some of the ‘not so nice’ clothing that they are sometimes put up for sale in.)
I have dressed her in a stunning Jill Mackley smocked Ginger Bread Man dress and added manufactured shoes and socks and a hair ribbon to bring out the material colours.
This doll makes a wonderful ending for ME to this number 705 post.
More girls and dresses to follow next week….all being well.