Mum, her friend Laurel and I piled into the car early on a Sunday morning and made the trip to Melbourne to the Melbourne Doll Show. I purchased this Sindy doll, which according to some research I did, was made in 1965 in New Zealand from a lot of spare parts, hence the funny short arms. Sindy dolls were the English version of Barbie and were made by the Pedigree company. If you look closely at her legs, they don't appear to match. I love the 'Mommy Made' dress (as the lovely Americans say), but you know me, I will eventually make something characteristic of the swinging sixties. An article I read in an old doll magazine said that Sindy was a more down to earth kind of doll and not as glamorous as Barbie, so her outfit will have to reflect that.
What I really like about this Sindy doll is the quality of the hair and the face paint. The hair is really thick after all these years, and the face paint is so sweet and natural. A very horsey English girl.
Here are some photos I took of 3 of the stands at the show.
This is Fran's stand. She is at a lot of these shows, and makes the most divine period style outfits in good quality silks and cottons. I bought one for my 12 inch Ruby Red Galleria Bleuette doll, which I will show you in another post.
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Finally, here is my Sweet Sue doll trying on a toille of the skirt for her ballerina outfit. I thought the hole for the waist looked too small, so I cut it out of some lining fabric just to make sure. I ended up using this to line the satin of the outer skirt. I hope to do a bit more on this ballerina outfit this weekend.
I was very pleased when I looked at my blogg recently to see a new follower!!! Thankyou to ShelleyM. She is following some very interesting doll blogs which I will be following and adding them to my blogg roll when I get time.