Hope you’re having a great Boxing Day. Here’s a strange thing – I recently gave away one of my Sindy dolls to an acquaintance who can’t get them in her country. Then at Christmas I received a new Sindy as a stocking filler! Here she is:
She has the small, “sad” Hong Kong face that I prefer – something about her colouring and her haircut makes me think that she was a Sunshine Sindy from 1982, but really she could have been any one of a number of other waves. She didn’t need much work to get her right, I just:
* gave her a general clean-up
* boil washed her sticky-up hair
* trimmed off some frazzled ends
* applied some leave-in conditioner
* used tweezers to pull out her slightly pushed-in eyelashes, and reshaped them with scissors.
About her outfit: the checked top is from a relatively common Sindy fashion set from the 80s (I have matching pants for it somewhere) and I think the boots are from a Horseriding Sindy. The skirt and waistcoat are unusual, though. I’ve never been able to find photos of it anywhere (although I wouldn’t say that I’m a Sindy expert particularly, and I know very little about pre-eighties Sindy). The label inside reads “PDG Hong Kong”, which I presume stands for Pedigree. I think this means that the outfit dates from the mid to late sixties – if you have any different or further information I’d love to hear it, please do leave a comment.
ADDITIONAL: thanks to a comment from Jill (see below), I’m now pretty sure that my mystery outfit is from a Maddie Mod set (the label actually reads “PGD”, not “PDG” – which, apparently, stands for “Princess Grace Doll”). I’ve even found a photo of what I believe to be the outfit on a very handy reference site which you can visit here (I think it’s 1746, Chocolate Chip, from 1968). Thanks so much Jill, I’d have never found this without your input!