‘Watching all the girls go by, Brother, (well sister to you!) I don’t know a nicer occupation, Matter of fact neither do I? (These are some of the lyrics taken from the Dean Martin song.)
More of my girls (although I might have used a couple previously in the former two posts) modelling these next ten superb outfits that I have been buying over the last eighteen years. First is my Frido 1967 blonde Brown Cord NP in a very attractive eseacaper outfit teamed with manufactured pale blue socks and JJ sandals.
This doll has the most beautiful hair since Sarah Price washed it for me on one of her visits. Before that it was full of dust gathered from years of being in storage.
My apolodgies for the rather green hue that seems to be hanging over these next few photos but the light was fading plus she was standing/sitting under the shade of the shrubs.
This is a pale skinned 1960s slate eyed Gotz lass wearing a very pretty vintage-sasha outfit from a Laura Ashley cotton. I remember having a long dress made from this pattern but in a grey/white material in the 60s.
It is being worn with some commercially made socks and shoes.
I am very partial to this little tot who I think has a dear little lost girl look about her. (I’m hoping that this photo is less ‘green’ hued than the last three as it might have been taken on a different day to the others.)
One of my few Frido NP1967 Dungaree girls with a slightly sorrowful expression. She has chosen a simply styled vintage-sasha floral print dress that brings out the colour of her hair well.
Worn with commercially made socks and JJ sandals.
Rather like this sideways on pose.
A Gotz 1970 No-navel girl still trying to find her perfect dress. Here she is trying out a Ruthsdoll’s dainty coloured floral dress worn with some suede pale pink JJ sandals.
Love the shade of her eyes with her blonde hair.
Looks rather like she is asking us if this suits her the best?
A 1967 Frido Ballet NP girl in a Ruthsdoll’s blouse under a Pinestreet skirt with JJ sandals and commercially made socks.
This is a pretty and dainty looking girl, perfectly suited to be a ballerina and who looks just as lovely when her hair is braided.
Like this side view of her with her pony tail and wisps of longer hair to the front.
My 1969 Gingham doll who is now wigged in a Global Cossett styled wig (due to falling hair) in her favourite pre-Summer dress which tones well with her strawberry blonde hair.
She has a sort of delicate, pale look about her with her fine cascading tendrils framing her face.
I’m not sure just who made her dress as I’ve had it a long time now. It does look a little like a ‘Molly/Sashaboutique dress and I’m thinking that my friend Steve might have given it to me? I am thrilled with the tan coloured socks that I discovered last year and that match the dress material so well.
Next is one of my more well known 1967 NP Dungaree girls who is now fondly known /nicknamed as ‘Miss Damaged Lips’…….
….which luckily seem to pale into significent when you catch sight of her beautifully painted eyes.
She came back from being re-strung at Sashadolluk in this beautiful vintage-sasha dress which suits her down to a ‘T’. Luckily I already had some toning sandals and a pair of socks that are edged with a matching to the dress colour.
Nice photo of her eyes which could have been much clearer if I had taken the time to change the camera setting to ‘close-up’ but I had only planned to be taking more distance photos to show the outfits……but this one just seemed to slip in here.
A Frido 1968 Single Fringe Dungaree tiny eyed doll in a simple styled peach/white floral vintage-sasha dress and JJ sandals.
These photos aren’t so sharp as I’d like them to have been as it was a too brilliantly sunny day….. so I had to take the pictures totally against the sunlight.
I can’t always plan to go over there when the sun and light are OK for taking photos. I usually just call in there on my way back from somewhere else (as I normally have the camera and a few dolls tucked away in the car boot….just in case!) and so have to take pot luck with the weather and natural light.
This side of the driveway is usually in the shadows from the Leylandi hedging so I don’t get to use the lovely, now just uncurling at the tips, delicate green ferns as a background.
I always think that this Frido 1966 Developmental doll is rather like a dramatic drama queen with her heavy darker looks and almost black hair.
She is somewhat of a special doll in that she was sold at a London toy fair wearing the Brown Cord outfit and in her box which was specially labelled ‘Brown Cord Brunette Doll’ ….as these first brunette girls always wore the Gingham dresses.
She is my most expensive doll to date.
She is wearing an open down the front dress by Ruthsdolls and suits the slightly longer length. Commercially made socks and shoes complete the picture.
As you can see the evening had by then arrived and the sun was setting down so not providing the necessary light needed for taking photographs.
But she was the last doll that hadn’t had her photo taken that day so I hadn’t the heart to let her return home without taking a few shots…. but will bring her with me again, another time.
She is a Trendon 1972/3 Gingham girl who, due to falling hair been re-rooted as a red head FCP by Jackie Rhydstrom.
She likes to wear this toning coloured vintage-sasha dress with beige long socks and JJ sandals. Her hair is very versitle and looks equally as good left hanging oose, bunched or plaited.
I still have another full post of dolls and pre-Summer outfits already photographed to list next week and then I think that the Gregor lads will take over the following Sunday’s posting as their numbers have already been reduced by two to eleven (from the thirteen before) whilst I again attempt to change most of the Sashas girls into a set of lighter weight Summer leisure and beach wear.