This charming vintage Cissy doll has a few issues, but is the perfect model for this outfit. Cissy is a strawberry blonde, and the whites of her eyes have yellowed some. To minimize this, she was given a generous blush by a professional restorer.I believe the blush was also refreshed on her hands and knees. Her eyes are green, and she has all of her brush eyelashes. Her dress was custom made by an awesome seamstress. It is brown and white stripe stiff taffeta--so stiff that the seamstress had to wash it before making the dress. It is a shirtwaist style with brown organdy cuffs and collar, rhinestone buttons and buttonholes down the front, a snap at the waistline, and a circular skirt.
The waist is cinched with a brown velvet belt looped through a rhinestone buckle. A tiny spray of velvet flowers in cream, brown, and orange is tucked under her collar, but not attached. She wears a burnt umber feather bandeau by rtrorich and carries a brown straw clutch bag, also by rtrorich. Brown nylon gloves (not vintage) and high heels of brown elastic on vintage black bases complete the look. Under the dress, there's a newer-made taffeta and tulle slip and a pair of vintage lace-trimmed taffeta panties.
Her great-fitting seamed stockings are by Doll Secrets. They are shown in the last two pictures. To use the picture hat, you simply put it over the feather bandeau--and you never know the bandeau is there.
Keeps from having to disturb the wig. Now, back to the doll. She has a hip split and a split above the knee on the inside of her right leg.There is also a small split at the top of the left leg, but well inside the torso. I have pictured all of this. Her vinyl arms are fine, and their stringing is good. I have a picture of her arms if you would like to see, but have run out of room for adding photos. Her head will bob and was purposely not given a tight band--for easier posing. I believe it is stable. She has the typical light rubs at the tops of her legs on the inside.
I see no neck rubs. Maybe you have the skill to repair the splits.
With her stated flaws, I think she is still the perfect model for this outfit due to her coloring. And she is really a striking display, all considered.She comes from a non-smoking home and is available to USA BUYERS ONLY. If you have questions or want more photos, please let me know, and thanks for taking the time to read and view the photos. The item "NOT-SO-PERFECT VINTAGE CISSY IN PERFECTLY WONDERFUL OUTFIT-TAKE A LOOK" is in sale since Tuesday, December 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "momsbrg" and is located in Stephenville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.