My new Christmas doll, A JMD customised Trendon 1973? doll. (With my sense of colour I couldn’t resist sitting her here on one of my daughter’s beautifully wrapped Xmas presents to me! )
Firstly we have this older Ruth Hartley homespun smocked dress that has been in The Broods clothing wardrobe for several years now. (I have teamed it here with some toning brown socks and JJ sandals.)
This classic style of dress so suits most of our Sasha Dolls.
I have this style of dress in a huge variety of checks and colours but this I think is THE perfect colour for her as the darker check matches her eyes and the lighter check her hair.
This photo was taken very early on Christmas morning after Father Christmas riding on his sleigh had delivered her here late on Christmas Eve. (Unfortunately, as you can see, due to being unable to locate their hair brush, her hair hasn’t been brushed after her night out ‘on the tiles’ with Santa.)
Here she is wearing a Broods Karen Warnaka brushed cotton dress, which incidentally has been with us for MANY years now, and which again, I think, looks absolutely delightful on her.
Her third outfit to date is this delightful Duffle coat outfit from Petrana (who sews under the name of ‘Made for the Love of Sasha Dolls.’) I first saw a similar outfit to this on one of Pam Winters? dolls on Facebook and immediately though that it MIGHT possibly suit my doll (as she was still sealed up in a box awaiting Father Christmas’ collection.) I got in touch with Petrana asking if she was due to be making anymore of these outfits for sale. She replied that she could make me one up if I wanted as it wasn’t a OOAK outfit as such. (NEVER liking to exactly copy I chose to have a different material for the top and to do without the dear little knitted neck scarf)
I teamed it up with a pair of the late Betty Jean Densons navy boots and was thrilled with just how well it suited her
BUT ‘The icing on the cake’ here was that Petrana sent it to us as a surprise Christmas gift! Just how wonderful was that? How lucky are we? She said that she hoped that it would encourage me to get back to Sasha playing, photography and blogging…which, along with this new doll, has indeed done just that.
The kindness and generosity of our Sasha Collectors always amazes me. A million/trillion thanks.
Hopefully over the next few weeks I shall continue to look and sort through the Broods massive wardrobe and hopefully will discover many more of their previous outfits that also suit this dear Sasha Doll… but we have heard that Sarah Williams of vintage-sasha has now started Sasha sewing again after a two year break and so, if we can get our act together before all are snapped up, she might well be treated to yet another new outfit in the not too distant future.
In the meantime she is keeping this stunning Duffle Coat outfit on whilst we all await the forecasted COLD/SNOW snap due later next week.
Thanks for dropping by today. Take care and keep warm until the next time we meet here.