Doll has not been improved by me, Ive owned for approximately 10 years. I see no cracks or repairs, she has blue/green eyes & lush hair which would look superb if fixed right. Because Im afraid of doing damage, Ive never done. Wig is tight on head. Alexander on back of head.She may have been restrung her left leg, to me, looks a tad longer, but maybe she needs new stringing, although she poses well for me & legs bend at appropriate places- hips knees. Just looked & string is white so guess she is restrung. Her left leg seems to go a little forward when standing - which now I would attribute to the restringing. Just looked at my other Cissys & their left leg looks a tad longer also. Her paint on her body has some lighter spots & inside of both legs have what to me looks like a line or rub.
Her eyes clack when opening eyes, & Im pretty sure at one time I thought her eyes needed replacing, adjusting something, because even though I cant get get them to sink with eye lashes in head, now, it did it in the past 5-6 years ago. Shes been posed & dressed In my closet for her life with me.
Eyes are opening & closing well now. The red & white organdy polka dot dress was made in 1956. Described as dress of sheer dotted organdy with typical shirtwaist construction.Features a built in taffeta camisole trimmed with ungathered Val lace. Supposed to have belt loops. One may still be partly there, & supposed to have red ribbon sash (easy enough to replace) but I always used this very versatile red plastic belt. The hat & purse are Robert Originals & compliment the dress, at least to me it does. She also had on (& is included) a full cotton slip & panties. Her shoes are black with white straps, (the dress originally came with red), & a fluffy slip I was told to be original, but Im not sure myself. Her red purse has a red polka dot bow which complements her dress. The dress has a couple brown spots on left sleeve, a funny repair on outside of right sleeve, a tiny hole on left back by waist. This has always been my favorite of the Cissy dresses & Im glad it will go to someone who appreciates not only these dolls but the beautiful clothes that were designed for her. Oh yes you can see the tag part that was sewn in & cut off on the bank of the dress. The item "Madame Alexander 20 Cissy Doll Red/White HTF Organdy Polka Dots 1956 Dress" is in sale since Sunday, May 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "2angelmom" and is located in Edmond, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States.