The North Wind doth blow and we shall have snow
And what will Sasha do then, poor girl
She’ll put on her coat to keep herself warm
And cover her hair with her beret, smart girl.
(This is a slightly ‘Sasha-adapted’ version…..though not as good as I would have liked!…. of an old English nursery rhyme about our little red-breasted bird, the Robin.)
Below is the very SECOND coat that Sarah Williams of Vintage-Sasha ever made. (Steve was given the first!)
It is made from a lightweight tweed wool in an attractive hot pink colour copying the fitted and flared skirted style from the ‘olden days when I was young’ and wore similar coats. It is seen here on my early 1960s slate eyed Gotz Bettina mohair re-root….. as I like how the coats colour exactly matches her lips.
Warm off-white tights and JJ sandals complete the outfit.
Another of my favourite slate eyed girls is seen below wearing a V-S jacket, beret and trouser set in brown, although it looks slightly more green here in the photo, teamed with Boneka brown shoes given to me by Dorisanne. A perfect smart but casual outfit .
My 1969 blonde/blue eyed Gotz No-navel lass is sporting a V-S patterned green/blue hooded cord coat along with Ruthsdoll’s green leather lace-ups and blue commercially made ankle socks. A sensible loose-fitting but warm coat for outdoor walks with her Fox Terrier.
A petite 1969/70 Frido brunette Gingham girl is the perfect candidate for this very pretty V-S pale pink/off-white Herringbone tweed raglan sleeved coat and beret. Pale pink commercially made bar shoes and off-white socks enhance this outfit beautifully.
Belle, a customised 1970s Trendon Gregor by Shelly looks very ‘Mabel-Lucy-Attwell’ like in this very attractive rust/beige Gingham material coat (that also comes with a matching headband.) Notice that the sleeves are of the ‘set-in’ style. I have added commercially made beige socks and burgandy bar shoes.
My second wide faced 1969/70 Frido/Trendon brunette Gingham tot wearing a V-S green/brown Herringbone tweed short hooded jacket worn over brown trousers. Her brown eyes have been slightly enhanced by Shelly as they had started to oxidise to green.
My pretty 1960s pale skinned slate eyed Gotz girl suits this V-S rusty-brown tweed coat and beret worn with Doll Secret’s dark brown tights and Ruthsdoll’s laced-up shoes. Sarah has designed this with a raglan sleeved pattern to allow for a dress to be worn underneath.
Last but not least is Sophie, my 1960s Gotz slate eyed waif in a light grey/green cord with a pale blue pattern, hooded casual coat worn with pale green suede fur lined laced boots, a gift a few years ago from Susan Bulger Pomeroy.
A little extra to end with. Chon’s very first pure wool Kamella coat with the machine stitched velvet collar that she wore around the age of one+. (I’ve yet to finally decide if I use this to have Sarah make up my Sashas a coat but it does seem rather a waste of still a good wearable, although now, somewhat old-fashioned coat…..but a lovely momento.)
Her second Kamella coat in cream which she had around the age of two years with cream Viyella tights and Startright’s soft leather dusky pink pram shoes. (When she grew out of this she wore my sister’s and youngest brother’s handed down beige/fawn one.)
I did try to find the one of me wearing one of these coats at around the age of six years…. but no luck.
Hope that you enjoyed seeing these beautiful coats from the House of Vintage-Sasha. In my next post I’ll be showing you The Broods other non-Vintage-Sasha coats and jackets Until then thanks for dropping by, keep well and enjoy your Sasha Dolls.