1950s CISSY TAGGED DIMITY DAY DRESS
Offered here is an early Cissy dress (1956, I think) by Madame Alexander made of dimity fabric. I think it is sometimes referred to as the “Devon Rose” dress, although there was another Cissy dress made in the same fabric, but in a different style. This dress appears unwashed, but the fabric background and lace around the puffed sleeves has aged in color over the years. The flowers and greenery in the fabric still have nice color, as does the velvet ribbon encircling the waist and the streamers. The streamers may have been tied in a bow in the past, but they have not been pressed, which is a good thing for the velvet. They could be steamed to straighten them out a bit. The four rhinestones on the bodice and one on the right puffed sleeve are all present and sparkly. The original corsage is stapled in place. I think the factory could have stapled it a little higher, as it almost hides one of the rhinestones. The sleeve elastic had stretched over the years, so it was reinforced with doubled elastic thread to fit Cissy’s arms nicely again. Half of one side of the middle snap needed reinforcing, which has been done. The other side still has the factory thread, which is a little loose, but didn’t want to disturb it. The other two snaps are secure. Tissue has been placed in the puffed sleeves to hold them out pretty. There is an area on the hem (right side of dress) that I thought was a shadow I caused when taking the photo. Went back to check, and it is something that is on the fabric. It doesn’t go past the hem and looks like it would rinse out, but can’t be sure. I think the dress would benefit greatly from a soak, but it would necessitate removing the corsage, and I’m not sure how the velvet would fare. So, if you’re not bothered about the white being aged, it could remain in its original state. Or you might want to go the soak route. This dress is one of those that is harder to find. My Cisy is modeling it for you in the last two pictures, but she, her jewelry, shoes and stand are not included. Comes from a smoke-free home. Please let me know if you have questions or want more pictures. The item “1950s CISSY TAGGED DIMITY DAY DRESS” is in sale since Sunday, July 22, 2018. 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.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Doll Size: 20 in
- Brand: Madame Alexander
- Recommended Age Range: Adult Collector