You have probably seen it all before, but on a rainy day what else can one do but photograph ones Sashas yet again and put them on the blog!
I don’t have many outfits from this very sought-after designer, as I am always too late, but
here is one I bagged some time ago. Aliyah is modelling it here. A very 'Sasha' kind of outfit.
I am very fond of Petrana's Sasha clothes. Hanna is wearing a simple, classic dress, beautifully made. Lovely colour - Alt Rosa, in German - and a lovely linen feel to the material. Very pretty.
I have collected quite a few of Jadzia’s creations. They are
very distinctive and beautifully made. I like the fact that they close with
buttons rather than poppers. This one is a sweet little dress. The collar is
made from a self-patterned white satiny cotton. Natasha is the model here.
I love this dress. Lime green with quite large daisies. It is very fresh and suits this redhead very
well. Lovely material. Again, the collar is made of white, self patterned cotton. Very pretty.
Yes, another year has passed and I have spent a really nice day
celebrating. Amongst my presents are a couple or three which are Sasha related,
and I should like to share those with my blog.
First up, part of a poem with reference to my Sasha dolls:
wonderful, wonderful poem by my daughter, Yasmin, recounting my entire life in
But when the
grandkids aren’t at hand
her Sasha dolls are grand
their bespoke couture
washed and well-coiffured
bear a family name
their counterparts to shame
of THEIR clothes are designer
And all of
OURS are made in China!
seem to mind
he’s just resigned!
(I detect just a tiny hint of criticism here regarding the
amount of money being spent on Sasha clothes!!!)
Iona is wearing a very pretty dress made by Petrana. A present from my friend Elizabeth, who often visits me to see what's new in my Sasha world. I love the dress!
Here Iona is showing off her JJ shoes, a present from Gillian!
They are wonderful! I had no idea how well made they are and how well they fit.
Such a surprise and a real delight. Iona thinks so too!
Poppy is wearing a sweet little dress also made by Petrana. A present from my friend Jan. I think it really suits her. It’s beautifully made like all of Petrana’s clothes. I think I have something similar already in my clothes collection!!!
I didn’t realize that the slate-eyed Götz girls are quite a bit
taller than the Trendons from the early 70s.
My husband bought me this Ruthsdolls outfit, which I love. I am
ashamed to say that I opened it as soon as it came and started to take photos
with it. I parcelled it up again, so that he could wrap it up for me. Luckily, he
does not follow my blog!!!
Introducing my Götz slate-eyed
blonde girl, Poppy, mid-sixties Sasha, according to Shelly. She caught my
attention as I browsed, aimlessly I thought, through Shelly’s online catalogue.
I am still very ambivalent about the Götz Sashas. I can see that there is great
variety in their eye design and facial expression, but I am still not quite in
love with them, if you see what I mean! I do, however, really like Poppy. She
has a very sweet and quirky expression, which I like. Here she is wearing the
Ruthsdolls outfit I bought for her, thinking it might suit her.
It is a lovely outfit, but I thought the colour was wrong for
Poppy. So I tried a rather lovely VS number next. Hm – Not sure about that one
I thought I needed something a little brighter. I found a nice
little dress made by Stela some time ago. See what you think!
I asked Gillian’s opinion and she liked this dress on Poppy. I
think this Sasha needs bright colours.
I wasn't going to give up on Ruthsdolls outfits just yet! Sophie was wearing a green outfit made by Ruth. I thought it would go well with her red hair, but was never quite sure. So I swapped the dresses and I think I like the result.
I instantly liked her in this dress. It always surprises me how
certain clothes fit certain Sashas. You would think that it didn’t matter a jot
what they wear, but it does!It just
shows, that they really are ‘individuals’.
Poppy and Sophie - firm friends already!
Sophie wearing Poppy’s dress. Very pretty, Sophie, but you
should have changed the shoes as well! These don’t really go with this outfit! What did
you say??? They feel comfortable and that’s all you care about? How old are
you?! Oh, I keep forgetting about that! (LOL)
My most favourite Sasha is probably Iona, although I am quite
aware that one should not have favourites when it comes to one’s ‘children’. To
avoid getting told off by the likes of Dee for being a bad Sasha mom, I just want
it noted that I treat all my Sasha children the same and I have as yet not had
the heart to sell any of them off, which seems to happen from time to time, as
we all know.
Iona needed re-stringing badly, as did Iona’s Sasha, also called
‘Iona’. (Keep up) I sent them to Brenda Walton, who, as most of you know used
to work at the Frido/Trendon factory from the beginning of their Sasha production
right to the end. She is, of course, an expert on all things Sasha.
My Iona had been re-strung previously, but very badly. Also, her
lips had been inexpertly over-painted with acrylic paints. Brenda re-did the
stringing with Sasha factory elastic and also re-painted the lips with the original
oil paints. She also replaced a hook in one of the arms and reshaped the top of
the arms because they were not rotating properly. Iona came back perfectly
restored and more beautiful than ever.
Brenda worked more magic on Iona’s Sasha. The stringing was so
tight, that it had distorted her torso. She fitted a new neck insert and reshaped her torso, and the tops of the arms. She treated
her fringe so that it now lies flat again. She now looks very pretty! She stands
quite freely, can move her head and she can of course sit down. Iona will be
delighted and pleased to have her Sasha back in such perfect condition and able
to do all the things she hasn’t been able to do for a while. Brenda sent some pictures:
Iona’s Sasha came to Brenda without a stitch on and was sent
back wearing this pretty original Sasha outfit. What a very kind thing to do!
Thank you, Brenda!!!