|Cissy #2014 of 1956|
|The original outfit|
This Cissy doll is in exceptional condition for a toy from 1956! She came needing re-stringing and a partial lash replacement, but mostly fine. Her dress was a pleasant surprise; it has only a couple spots on the skirt, it's tagged, and the fabric is stiff. There was a small, previously repaired hole in the skirt so I hid that in a fold. This is really one of the nicest Cissy outfits I've ever come across in terms of condition! I'm not sure if the velvet ribbon accents are original. The picture from my Alexander book, as you can see, describes the ribbon as black and shows a belt rather than a sash. So, at some point the originals may have been replaced. One of the original buttons was missing from the bodice and I didn't have a match so I replaced both.
|Cissy wears the Manet hat.|
|The doll after restoration.|
|I repaired a gouge on the breast.|
|The joints have some paint scraping.|
|Cissy's rare slip|
|The fabric is starting to disintegrate.|
|The slip has some purple spots.|
Cissy's tagged slip is such a rare piece I've never seen it before and don't know if it came with this outfit or was a separate piece. The slip is sheer material trimmed in a scallop hem and stamped with a lacy design. The print may have once been flocked; it feels like it may be slightly raised. The tag is very faded but still barely legible. The fabric is stained with purple spots and there are thin places where the fabric is deteriorating. I've treated these with Fray Check so they won't enlarge.
|The doll with refreshed cheek paint.|
|There are spots on the back of the skirt.|
|The ring is Alexander|