Having quite a few children come to our house to play with my Sashas, I am always interested to find out what they choose from the clothes boxes to put on them. It is always unexpected and often very refreshing! What we think is the height of Sasha chic, very rarely appeals to them. In fact, I have noticed a trend: little girls prefer long dresses on the Sashas.
Recently my friend Caroline came with her two gorgeous girls, Katie and Emily and after a polite conversation, a drink and a biscuit they made their way to the Sasha room. They always ask which Sashas they are allowed to play with and then I leave them to it.
Here are some pictures of their visit.
They chose Rebecca and Imogen, two later Trendons, to play with and they dressed them as twins. They were able to do this, because I bought the same dress twice - accidentally!!!
Later in the month my grandchildren came to stay. Iona shares the Sasha room (or is it the other way round?) and she is in her element! She really does enjoy playing with them and she makes good use of all the Sasha paraphernalia I have accumulated.
The pictures speak for themselves, but I overheard Iona say to one of the Sashas who was wearing an exquisite Ruthsdolls outfit: 'Come on, darling, let's get you out of this boring dress'.
Iona arranged a Fancy Dress competition which her Mum had to judge. We both had to enter a Sasha and a baby and if Iona won, she was allowed to choose an outfit. If I won, Iona would draw me a picture. I lost (but I have a strong suspicion that the result was rigged)!
This is Iona (the Sasha) in Iona's (the girl's) favourite dress. This dress was made by my wonderful friend Susan (Grandma of Katie and Emily) for Yasmin's Sasha way back in 1975. I think it is a Laura Ashley print). The bonnet actually belongs to a baby, but Iona really loves it and has taken it home with her for her own Sasha to wear.