Dollikin's head is soft vinyl, and the remainder of her body is hard plastic. She stands approximately 19 inches tall and has 16 movable joints. She was such a novel concept in her day and was the forerunner of today's multijointed fashion dolls.
The seams in the hard plastic of these dolls are not smooth like the more expensive hard plastic dolls made by Madame Alexander and others. But the Dollikin face is winsome and beautiful. This girl has rooted brunette hair that has a hint of cinnamon in some lighting. Her bob hairdo is not perfect, but very presentable. There is one spot on her left side that looks like it may have been trimmed in the past, but doesn't detract, in my opinion.Not even sure it was cut, as I have a blonde Dollikin with the same hairstyle with shorter layering in one area. Dollikin has retained her original facial coloring, and her blue sleep eyes are bright and work well. Her left eye is slightly lazy. She does not have pierced ears, but they can be pierced using a simple push pin. The fingernails and toenails are painted. Her elbow joints are loose, and she can't hold many different poses. Don't know how to correct the loose elbow joints, but they do get that way over the years. Other joints seem okay; head is not as tight as other Dollikin's I have, but she is very pose-able there, and I believe it is secure. Her right hip is a little more "bulgy" than the other, which is common in these dolls.
Doesn't really present a problem as far as I'm concerned. She has a light rub at the top front of her left hip where it goes into the body.Her two outfits are very striking, and the black pantyhose, high heels and pillbox hat interchange between the two. The shirtwaist dress is expertly made from a charcoal moire cotton fabric with very nice body. The bodice is fully lined, and the waistline seam is serged.
There are four snaps under the rhinestone buttons, and I added a tiny vintage rhinestone bow pin at the neckline. There iis rhinestone trim on the cuffs, also.
It has a very full skirt, and a burgundy velvet belt with rhinestone buckle has been added for a dash of color. Underneath, she wears a magnificent black taffeta can-can trimmed in lace and tulle ruffles inside and out.She is wearing black pantyhose that are original to Madame Alexander modern Cissy, a pair of perfect vintage Dolshoe high heels with rhinestone trim and unstretched elastic, and a pillbox hat with silver gray faille top and jacquard trim around the sides in complimentary colors to the dress. She carries a black knit fabric purse that is trimmed across the top with a beaded black braid and little snippets of fabric. It does not open and is very lightweight so that her weak elbow joints will allow her to hold it. The second outfit is a two-piece fitted suit made from a silvery gray vintage rayon faille (my favorite vintage fabric). Both pieces are fully lined, and it has a sewn-in label that reads An Original by Rosaleida. This lady is an awesome designer and seamstress who can make an outfit just by looking at a picture. The skirt has an unbanded waist and one snap in the back. The jacket has two snaps and a black sequined applique for decoration on the right side. Tiny beads are at the end of each sleeve.
The pillbox hat was a part of this outfit, but also works very well with the shirtwaist dress. There is also a matching purse which opens. It ha a snap under the jacquard flap.This outfit was originally made for modern Cissy, so the sleeves were too long for Dollikin. Being fully lined, looked like it would never work to shorten the sleeves, so I used elastic thread on the inside seam to shirr them and make them shorter. They still need to be pushed up and primped a little when you get the jacket on the doll. I also added a black crystal bead necklace to complete this outfit. I think I have covered the waterfront and given you ample information for considering this doll.
As always, the doll and outfits are prettier in person. My home is non-smoking, and this listing is for USA BUYERS ONLY. Please message me with any questions, and thank you for looking. The item "LOVELY 1950s MULTIJOINTED BRUNETTE DOLLIKIN WITH TWO WONDERFUL OUTFITS" is in sale since Friday, May 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Uneeda".
The seller is "momsbrg" and is located in Stephenville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.