|Cissette in her corduroy suit with fur trim.|
|Cissette's strawberry dress with lace fascinator|
I took a little break from dolls yesterday while we celebrated Independence Day. We watched one parade because our son was playing his trumpet in the marching band. Then we attended a party with bounce houses and horseback rides. In the evening we took a picnic to town to watch another parade and the fireworks. I was able to sleep late this morning, and I woke up refreshed and ready to work on my dolls again.
|Cissette's reproduction shoes by Madame Alexander and lingerie.|
|Cissette's repaired split|
|This is the triple-stitched 1950s Cissette wig.|
|Cissette's knees bend.|
|The dress has no tag, but the fabric is marked Marcus Brothers.|
|This turquoise sundress may have been made for Little Miss Revlon.|
|The turquoise coat and dress set|
|Cissette's navy satin ballgown|
|Cissette's nightie and mirror|
|The thrift store hat matches this dress well!|
The red polka dot dress is a factory-made dress with the snaps like those Ideal and Vogue used, so probably originally a Little Miss Revlon or Jill dress, but untagged. This reminds me of the red and white jumper dress some Cissettes wore when new. There was a matching Cissy dress. It's got some discoloration from age, which I wasn't able to clean off.
|This dress was also probably made for Little Miss Revlon.|
In another lot of untagged Cissy clothes and accessories I got a broken Cissy bracelet. I repaired the bracelet, but it was too short for Cissy's wrist due to missing pieces. I added a silver-plated chain clasp and made it into a necklace for Cissette.
|Cissette's face paint is perfect.|
|Cissette has the Madame Alexander mark|
I feel like this is a really successful restoration. I was even able to make Cissette a custom box. I used a photo box with a magnetic closure and glittered decoration. I "monogrammed" it by printing Cissette's name and placing it in the photo frame. I had such a good time putting this lot together I feel like I've been playing all afternoon!
|I gave Cissette a huge wardrobe and a custom box.|
|A close-up of the box|