|Beautiful Bride, Cissy|
A couple weeks ago I won a box lot of 1950s dolls that included a Cissy doll. Cissy came with a wedding gown, but she needed some serious spa time before her big day. Cissy's original mommy was evidently a vicious little beast! Cissy's hair was ripped off, one finger was gnawed almost completely away, and she had hip splits.
|Cissy was missing lots of hair.|
|The wig seam still shows slightly.|
|Cissy's veil and coronet hide any remaining flaws.|
|Cissy's eyes and nose before restoration.|
I gave Cissy a partial lash replacement. This is noticeable if you look very closely, but otherwise it's not obvious. I repainted the end of her nose with oil-based paint and sealed it with matte varnish.
|Cissy after eye and nose restoration.|
Cissy nearly lost her fingertip in a terrible daiquiri mixing accident, but luckily she had a great plastic surgeon. Her finger was rebuilt with hard plastic epoxy and re-painted. The injury is still visible, but she holds her bouquet in that hand so it doesn't really show. Her thumb on that hand has a bite mark in it but it's not severe.
|Cissy's rebuilt finger and "diamond" ring.|
|A repaired hip split, the only visible one.|
|Cissy in her vintage brocade gown.|
One of Cissy's knees is really stiff and hard to bend. I treated it with White Lithium Grease and it's working better now. There is some scraping inside the joints. I've treated all the joints with wax to help stop the scraping.
Cissy's all ready for the wedding now, and she's a beautiful bride! She turned out far better than I'd hoped in less time. I have another Cissy coming soon, and this one will be listed in my store, so please make sure to check: http://stores.ebay.com/atelier-mandaline.
|Cissy's marked on her head.|