Thank you for your patience. THIS IS A PREMIER YEAR CISSY DOLL---MADE IN 1955--with FULL ORIGINAL RARE REDHEAD WIGORIGINAL STYLE HAIRDO with curled bangs. SUCH A THICK FULL WIG! It is as if Miss Cissy knows she is a "FIRST EVER SHAPELY SILHOUETTE FASHION DOLL".Without the flat chest of Miss Binnie. MADAME ALEXANDER STEPPED OUT IN FAITH---FAITH THAT AMERICA WAS READY FOR CISSY! A FAST FAVORITE of Doll Collectors. With BENDING ELBOWS (soon to be inherited by Miss Elise two years later). VINYL ARMS with FINGERS THAT CAN HOLD THINGS. HARD PLASTIC HEAD & TORSO & LEGS with BENDING KNEES & HIGH-HEEL FEET! Yes, a SHAPELY SILHOUETTE + SHAPELY LEGS + HIGH ARCHED FEET = SUCCESS!
Her face was similar to Miss Binnie---but with a more SERIOUS SWEETNESS---SOFT SUPPLE CHEEKS & STRAIGHTER "PUG" NOSE---PERFECTLY HAND PAINTED RED LIPS! AND IRIDESCENT SLEEP EYES with demure double-stroke brows & delicate under eye lashes. Wonderfully radiating "AQUA & GOLD" TINTED EYES with definite dark pupils (difficult to photograph---better in person). MISS CISSY IS NOT MINT---she has a few TINY NOSE NICKS---barely visible with the naked eye but do show up in the high definition camera photo. And a VERY FEW MISSING EYE LASHES on her right eye---please see closeup of her lying down.
Her KNEES HAVE NO SPLITS OR CRACKS. CISSY DOES HAVE A SPLIT IN HER RIGHT UPPER LEG that has been filled. She has RUBS ON HER LEG JOINTS. It is very difficult to match the vintage doll paint. It is much lighter that the paint once it dries.
It appears to "match perfectly" but then dries darker. Miss Cissy has been TIGHTLY RESTRUNG by her former Doll Collector Owner. Her head is VERY SNUG but can be COAXED INTO POSES. MISS CISSY HAS THE WIDE HIPS like the EARLY ELISE DOLLS---so her ankles need to be gently tied together when she sits---otherwise she sits with her legs spread wide apart---not very Ladylike---BUT A SIGNATURE FEATURE OF THE 1955 PREMIER CISSY DOLLS.
Her arms interestingly enough can extend or pose very close to her body---hugging herself. "THE CISSY SUCCESS" CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO A GORGEOUS GIRL DRESSED IN A WONDERFUL WARDROBE!In keeping with this EXCEPTIONAL STANDARD OF ELEGANCE---THIS "BRAMBLE & TWIG" CUSTOM "MADE FOR CISSY" GOWN has been chosen specifically for this Little Lady. To compliment her redhead wig.
A soft PEACHROSE "TEA-LENGTH" GOWN is SIMPLE ELEGANCE---it has a "ROSE" UNDERSKIRT" that has a WIDE "TAPE SEWN INTO THE HEMLINE to make the edge of the gown STRUT IN A WIDE CIRCLE. A PETER PAN COLLARPLAIN BODICELACE TRIMMED UNDER BODICE LINING PEEKS THROUGH. Giving just a "hint of femininity". 3 simple seed "pearls" sewn as "buttons". 3/4 length PUFFED SHEER SLEEVES.
A SWEEPING FULL SHEER OVERSKIRT trimmed in PINK SATIN RIBBON which MAKES HER SKIRT STRUT BEAUTIFULLY! A pair of "dusty rose" jersey panties, lace trimmed, match her "dusty rose" underskirt. I daresay I cannot name the fabrics used---other than to say DIVINE! I have added a new PINK SATIN "RIBBON CANDY" NET CRINOLINE for extra skirt strut. It was made for a larger doll so I have hand stitched the waist to fit Miss Cissy.None of my Cissy petticoats could give her the skirt strut I wanted. This crinoline, fuller in the back, gives Miss Cissy a UNIQUE SKIRT FULLNESS---A DANCING QUALITY! I would be happy to substitute a conventional taffeta Cissy petticoat with tulle ruffle if you prefer it. But Miss Cissy and I hope you like this ONE-OF-A-KIND CRINOLINE instead. NEW CUSTOM MADE SHEER PANTYHOSE---SO NO "TOPS OF HOSE" SHOWING. VINTAGE MADAME ALEXANDER RARE SILVER VINTAGE PORTRAIT DOLL "DANCING SHOES" with CLEAR PLASTIC HEELS and SILVER "BOWS ON TOES". She carries a OOAK MINI-ROSE PARCHMENT BOUQUET in PINK & ROSE & WHITE HUES with CORAL PINK, BABY PINK & SILVER RIBBONS. TWO SIMPLE ROSES adorn her hair---"PEACE" ROSES---with LIGHT YELLOW INNER PETALS & DARKER PINK EDGES---MY FAVORITE ROSE in real life. I have made her a SIMPLE MINI-MARVELLA "PEARL" BRACELET, tied with original silk thread, that fits her wrist perfectly. Miss Cissy has been on display in my SMOKE FREE, PET FREE DOLL ROOM protected from sunlight & temperature extremes. THANK FOR YOU FOR ADMIRING MISS CISSY and for visiting with me. THE PLEASURE IS ALL OURS. Perhaps you are the MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL COLLECTOR MISS CISSY HAS WAITED 64 YEARS TO BELONG TO! READY TO LOVE & BE LOVED! Designed for your singular enjoyment. If you can overlook her flaws, as I have, Cissy is still a BEAUTIFUL DOLL. If you are looking for a MINT 1955 CISSY DOLL---THIS IS NOT THE DOLL FOR YOU. MINT CISSY DOLLS ARE "OUT THERE"---but probably not as this doll's price point. MISS REDHEAD CISSY IN "PEACH" HAS BEEN A JOY TO DRESS UP FOR YOU! HER "BRAMBLE & TWIG" ENSEMBLE IS PRISTINE! TO ENHANCE HER VINTAGE BEAUTY! The item "CISSY Madame Alexander 1955 20 ORIG REDHEAD! BRAMBLE & TWIG PEACH" is in sale since Thursday, March 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59".
The seller is "pet5776hi" and is located in Poulsbo, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.