Oh I love the Internet. I was daydreaming about my favorite doll growing up: Britain's answer to Barbie - Sindy, and I decided to see if I could find images of the outfits I had for her when I was young. I found EVERYTHING!
I remember these clothes, the feel of the fabrics, and I can see exactly how each garment fastened. I played with this doll constantly between the ages of 6 and 10, and I would probably still play with her now.
I believe it was Christmas of '72 when I got my first Sindy. She had one leg slightly shorter than the other. Here is a story I wrote for Victoria. I am holding that Sindy. (I can see that it was after I washed her hair and ruined it.)
The outfit she was wearing in the box. What's with the weird half-skirt Sindy?
I got several outfits too that first Christmas, including this stylish coat:
Sindy as a bride:
More Theatre Time. I remember one of the little gold buttons on the dress fell off.
For my birthday the following year, I got this adorable yellow pinafore and printed shirt:
This sweet red dress:
And a silky blouse with culottes. So au courant!
I spotted this career girl skirt suit in a store in Waterford when we were there on a day trip from Wexford. I set about begging my mother to buy it for me. I cried and pleaded and begged and cried, and eventually I wore her down.
We drove home from Waterford, the whole family. None of the others had been bought anything, and they were glaring at me. My parents were angry.
This blue dress was a favorite. I wanted one that would fit me.
Look at this great coat:
The last clothes I got for Sindy were these mix 'n' match separates. After that I lost interest in her, and moved on to other things, like books, and boys, and swimming.
I kept all the clothes and the dolls in a little black and white circular suitcase for years, until my niece Leigh discovered them, and who knows what happened to them then. It's so great to see these now. Hello Sindy.