Many of my dress customers are enchanted by and collect the dolls of their childhood, and for a goodly portion, that means the hard plastic dolls from the late 40s through the 50s. Not too many remember Cissy, although she was very prominent and extremely popular in the later 1950s, not many played with her, and for a good reason— she was very, very expensive. My daughter was in love with her, but when I looked at the price– it was more money than I earned in a month! As a single mom, there was nothing I could do but ask her what other doll she really liked– and even that one I had to buy on layaway and pay off over two months!
But Cissy was beautiful and very much a doll of the times. To get to know her, click here and read my article telling about her– it is too long for the blog and I don’t want to bore those of you who are not interested.
Cissy is the only fashion doll I still sew for, and I do so because I do have customers for her clothes–plus it is nice once in a while to get away from the little girl dresses and design a lady fashion. Cissy is harder to sew for– but also fun to do once in a while. She wears the same kind of dresses and slips I wore for dress up when when I was young and gorgeous! 😀