No. Not me!
I mean Cindy, my doll I received her for Christmas when I was five.
I gave you a hint about her at the end of last week's post. Cindy is a Mary Hoyer doll. The doll and her outfits could be purchased or the home sewer (my MOM) could purchase kits or patterns to make the clothes.
|Glinda the Good Witch outfit|
This is the Alice Blue Dress shown in the ad. No idea where the perky white pinafore went. I have no idea how Mom got those teeny little sleeves set in.
The Southern Belle is a delight of detail in dotted swiss, ribbon and lace. However, it was way more glamourous in the day when she actually had a matching PARASOL!
But Cindy wasn't always into finery. She also is quite athletic. Here are two of the knitted garments. She's a real Sonja Henie in this angora trimmmed number. Again her footwear is lacking. The skates were replacements at the same time as the unfortunate hair and even one of those is lost. The riding boots rode off long ago. As did the buttons on the top. She is sewn into this but they do that photo shoots in real life, too.
Marriage put Cindy on the shelf (literally) for many years with two boys.
But in the 90's she had a rebirth due to a later in life daughter (on my part).
Now Grandma was again ready with the sewing machine when I came across a book.
The Later Years
Cindy really comes into her own as a fashion icon in her forties. The fabrics and syles are flashier and more diverse. They range from the demure
to the dramatic
A few more of the later outfits
Crochet skirt and wool knit swimsuit
Notice the rubber bathing cap on the lower right.
The coat and lounging pajamas are corduroy.
There is ONE skate and ONE wooden shoe!
Here are the two trunks containing the wardrobe. The one on the left was mine and is made of metaland the other is my daughter's. I bet you could have figured THAT out. I love the nursery rhyme decals I put on mine. The outfits portrayed on the other do not look like anything I remember anyone wearing.
Did you play with dolls? Do you still have your doll?