This doll has some items all original, and some have been added by me. First off, the doll itself is clean and has no odors, stains, chews or splits. She had a small 1/4 split at the back of her head, and this has been filled and bonded.She also had a low neck (head opening was a bit to big for her neck and sat down to far). She had the head opening filled in with clear bonding and her head now sits up appropriately. She has her original clear blue eyes and full original lashes.
There are some rubs on both of her eye lids. Of course, not seen unless she is laid down. She has had her wig cleaned and restyled back into her original low bun in the back.
New spanner bar and side ties. It is full and has no cut or missing hair. She is a transitional doll, and is strung.
She has had new stringing. Her outfit has a new dress. It is a pretty pink taffeta , newer, not vintage and I was able to find the exact trim for around the hem. It is lovely crisp taffeta and made exactly to the original design.Her original dress is dirty, dingy, major faded around the bottom, and has stains. It is tagged and I have shown the tag of that dress.
I will include the dress if you desire it, please let me know when you pay. Her purple velvet jacket has been cleaned and it came out quite well.No holes, rips or major stains. Her hat is original and has new tulle and flowers added. She also has new flowers added to her corsage at the waist. She has her original ring and her gorgeous earrings.
She also has her original, large crinoline slip. The slip has had some repairs to it and new elastic added at the waist. She wears a vintage pair of satin panties (not Cissy panties), vintage nylons, and a new pair of lavender elastic shoes. The stand is not included.Because there are so many people doing repairs on these lovely dolls and I have been asked many questions, I would like to clarify a bit of the work I do. I have had training in repairs and have been doing them for many years. My spa treatments are done with solvent based paints that are air brushed on, the same that are used on plastic bumpers on cars. The paint is UV protected and is permanent and will not rub off. The paint is also sealed with a UV protectant sealer. It also is permanent and will not yellow or wash off. I remove the eyes through the neck opening and replace them back the same way once eyelash and eye repair is finished. I do NOT split the head open, nor would I recommend it. I try to always think of the long term effects of my repairs and fixes. As for the clothing I make, I try to make them as close to an original design as possible.
I also try to use vintage 50's fabrics as often as I can. If I do not, I will always state so. I do not photoshop or alter my pictures in any way.Pictures are part of the description. The item "1959 Madame Alexander Purple Godey Gay Nineties Cissy doll" is in sale since Tuesday, April 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "sewspecialties268" and is located in Payson, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.