My 1968 Fringe Dungaree girl is wearing a pretty little OOAK sundress made by Ruthsdolls from a fat quarter of seersucker material that I had bought from John Lewis.
I normally put some JJ tangerine sandals with this outfit but at the time someone else was wearing them.
Her very fine fringe has a will/way of it’s own and prefers to stick out rather than lie flat.
As I’m not keen on any neck or shoulder joints being shown Ruth very kindly carefully designed this dress so that they wouldn’t be.
Although this is a very pretty doll she rather pales in comparision to one of Steve’s Dungaree Fringe girls….. BUT he won’t agree to do a swap.
A Frido Fringe 1968 waif in the Ruthsdoll’s lemon seeksucker that some of you will remember that I treated myself to at Easter.
I just love this pale lemon dress material teamed with her blonde, though rather untidy today, hair.
This could well have done with a brush to tidy it but time was short and…….
…..as you can see there was quite a breeze blowing so might have well been a waste of time.
I love this doll (a Frido 1967 Blue Cord girl) who I think that I named Bethany OR was that the name I gave to the Fringe waif above? (No doubt Anne Deitchman will probably know and put me right here!) because with her slightly concaved face, (probably due to the pulling from the mould and subsequent drying afterwards) it gives her a different and very young look.
She is wearing a pretty smocked lilac/blue checked dress given to me by STEVE (yes, yet another! ) I think that it was made by Molly/Thelma of Sashaboutique. Where would my girls be without his kindness and generosity?
Being one of my favourite dolls I guess that the camera rather ran away with me…..once again. Sorry!
Lilac commercially made shoes and white socks complete the outfit. A sharp breeze blew her hair across her face (though rather artistically I thought!) just as the camera clicked.
Kind of got carried away with her photos yet again after having spotted these toning coloured rambling ground cover Geranuim flowers growing at the bottom of the drive.
Different camera angle view to show how the flowers enhanced her dress colours. (Any excuse to include another photo!)
I’m not so keen on how this part of the garden tends to give a rather greeenish hue (from the tall hedge and green grass) to their faces…..but sometimes this is the only position that I can use (shooting directly against the sun) when down there on account of the it’s position.
Amy is a 1960’s pale skinned Gotz girl and she has chosen to wear one of my much older outfits , attractively designed and made by N.Gould, unfortunately another talented seamstress that we don’t see or hear of these days since she had a lovely little baby girl some years ago.
Love how the red and white stripped tights have been daringly used against the pink and red dress material…. though broken up with the white lace edged pantaloons. These red bar shoes were one of the very first shoes of this design made by Jean Jenson after her Mary-Jane style and I love their beautifully neat fit.
One of Sarah William’s recently sent to me ribbons adorns her hair.
I do like this wig on her (I also have it in blonde and auburn.) Since taking these photos I have changed her footwear and now she has on the dark brown Boneka side bar shoes that Dorisanne gave me for Christmas and which are the perfect colour for her top smock.
Good photo below of another example of Shelly’s wonderful eye painting. Their colour goes beautifully too with the colour of this wig. and smock top.
Side view photo showing the page-boy style of the wig’s cut. The late Judy Scalletti introduced me to this wig as this was the exact make and style that she used to demonstate the wigging technique at one of the past Sasha Festivals to some of the attendees who gathered together in Heidi Wheeler’s bedroom on the first Thursday night. after the ‘Meet and Greet’ as wigging the Sasha in those olden days was something quite new.
Didn’t like this very pretty flimsy party outfit on this Frido 1966 Graphic eyed Dungaree doll in the end so have since taken it off her and am now in the process of finding another doll to wear and model it .
BUT did quite like these three close-up facial poses of her (though try to ignore the green hue on her face) so thought that I’d leave them in here as it shows off her dramatic eye styling whilst I go off in search of another dress for her to wear.
She needs a longer and less dainty dress as these 1966 year dolls are slightly taller and sturdier overall looking dolls with bigger heads.
Still loads more girls waiting patiently in the wings to model more of my many Summer outfits for the second round. Could even be a small THIRD round for some of the lucky girls as yet more outfits are coming to light as I delve into the bottom of their clothe’s boxes…… so hopefully see you here again next week, same day, same time? Until then have a lovely week with plenty of Sasha time included.