This fabric reminded me of her original garden party dress that was painted with flowers. This is new fabric, not vintage. These flowers are embroidered on net fabric. I have added some silk pink flowers and prong set Swarovski crystals to the front of the dress, as the original dress had.
The bodice is watermark taffeta with the netting overlayed and lined with organdy. Bodice closes in the back with square snaps and hook and eye at the waist. The skirt has an underlayment of organdy and under that is a stiff nylon slip from a portrait doll.It fits perfect and gives a nice lift to the skirt. Cissy is also wearing vintage (not Cissy) satin panties, new nylons, new silver heels, new pearl necklace and bracelet, new gauntlet gloves, and a gorgeous hat by Richard's Originals. She is ready for display! Please view them and chose the most convenient for you. Note: 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 plastic and composition 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. No smoke and mirrors, what you see is exactly what she is. Pictures are part of the description. The item "1950's Madame Alexander 20 blonde Cissy doll + new garden party ensemble" is in sale since Sunday, May 24, 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.