|1950s Elise doll in a 1960s costume|
|Elise's head needed restringing.|
|Pulling the elastic through with wire|
|The repaired hip|
|The 1950s and 1960s Elise dolls.|
|The 1960s Elise is much lower quality, with rough seams.|
|The 1960s dress is just as lovely as the earlier ones.|
I had a pair of 15-inch size vintage high heel shoe bases of Lucite with gold flecks. I made new tops of vintage lace rosettes trimmed with gold sequins and pearl glass beads. I gave them plush insoles of real wool felt. I also made an adjustable "diamond" wedding ring for Elise's finger.
Elise displays so well now I'm a little jealous of the buyer! I would love to keep this beautiful doll! Besides Elise, I have new Cissy and Cissette trunk sets in the works. I have an amazingly full dress nearly finished for Cissy. My parents just called and announced they're coming to stay with us tomorrow, though, so now I have to go and get the house guest-ready! Keep checking back for Cissy and little Cissette in my store: http://stores.ebay.com/atelier-mandaline.