Nov 262013

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Note: the number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.
For sleepwear, outerwear, underwear and accessory paks, please see the listing by style and color.

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#? – Cotton cabana ensemble of swimsuit with rickrack trim, elastic at legs and tie at neck; matching skirt or coordinating robe; straw hat. Available in stripes or polka dots, in a variety of colors. Also sold without the skirt or robe. See variations in #7 and #8.
#? – Pink and white striped cotton blouse has buttons down bodice front with rows of narrow white lace on either side, short sleeves with lace trimmed cuffs; matching shorts; matching full overskirt. Color in #7
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Cissy by Madame Alexander #? – Sheer white short-sleeved blouse with lace trim; navy polished cotton full skirt of unpressed pleats with white polka dots has red and hot pink rosebud accent; red velveteen beret with gold elastic band.

#? – Pink & white sheer gingham shirtwaist dress with pointed collar, three-quarter sleeves with cuffs trimmed in lace, three rows of lace on bodice, full gathered skirt with lace trim approximately an inch above the hem; straw hat with pink flowers. Color in #5

#? – Sheer green dress printed with pink roses, puffed sleeves, sleeves & low neckline trimmed with lace; pink satin sash and roses at waist; matching green slip; short green sheer gloves; pink heels; pearl necklace. Boxed fashion.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#? – Green net over satin gown. B&W in #3

#M-40-209 – White long sleeved lace shirt with jeweled buttons, pink rose at neckline; pink silk sash, gathered at side with gold and pearl OR cameo pin; black or blue velvet pants with gold elastic waistline. Color in #6
Photo courtesy of eBay seller art-in-mind.

#? – White blouse with lace trim and red roses at neckline, lace trim at three quarter sleeves; red velvet pants; gold brocade cummerbund-type sash; bracelet; stockings; red sandals. Color in #2

#? – Gown with sheer overskirt with gold thread filigree in a large floral pattern, gold lame half bodice & sleeves; gold lame fingerless gloves; unusual crown. Color in #2

#? – Soft cotton sleeveless dress printed with tiny blue flowers, lace trim at neck and armholes, full gathered skirt, three rows of red rick rack trim near hem, rickrack at neckline, bodice trimmed with rhinestones; wide leatherette belt. B&W in #3

#? – Same design as above, but fabric is white & yellow striped with wide bands of yellow flowers, horizontal on bodice and vertical on skirt, yellow rickrack on skirt, lace at neckline; natural straw hat with flowers.

#2104 – Overalls with narrow shoulder straps; shirt with three-quarter sleeves with cuffs, bow at neckline; sunglasses; straw bag and hat. B&W in #4, Color in #7

#2110 – Red taffeta dress with red and white cotton polka dot sleeves, collar and bow; white straw cloche hat; nylon stockings; taffeta panties; black sandals; solitaire ring. Color in #2

#2113 – Polished cotton dress with gold floral print, sash at waist. B&W in #4

#2114 – Blue cotton flared skirt with inverted pleats; blue and white striped tailored shirt with three quarter sleeves with cuffs; white straw open-crown cloche hat; chatelaine watch on chain attached to skirt; cancan slip; elastic-strap sandals. Same outfit also available in purple skirt with fuscia and white blouse. (Color in #6)
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Vintage Cissy doll by Madame Alexander #2119 – Black wool two piece suit has circle skirt with elastic waistband and square rhinestone belt buckle; matching jacket has matching rhinestone pin; white dimity blouse with lace down front; pink hat; solitaire ring. Hat pictured in #2, #7 and #8
#2120 – Yellow nylon floral print dress, three quarter sleeves have lace trim, black velvet ribbon at waist; big natural straw hat with flowers and black velvet band; black belt; black & white cameo pin; pearl bracelet & matching earrings; yellow taffeta panty; lace petticoat; stockings; black shoes.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#2128 – Pale lavender satin short sleeved dress with flowers at bust, attached chiffon drop stole, velvet sash at waist. B&W in #4

#2130 – Blue polished cotton dress trimmed with white shirred lace in an apron pattern, large cuffs at three-quarter sleeves; blue straw hat with large pink flowers; pearl earrings; ring; black elastic-strap sandals. Matching Cissette outfit. Color in #2, #6 and #7

#2140 – Navy or medium blue or pale lavender taffeta dress with dropped waist, v-neck; short cape tacked under the arms to give a bolero effect.
Photo of blue outfit courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#2141 – Navy taffeta dress with shoulder cape of pleated white organdy; white gloves; white straw hat trimmed with white flowers; watch, circled with jewels, & matching bracelet; pearl drop earrings; long white fingerless gloves. Color in #2, #7 and #8

#2143 – Lavender taffeta knee length dress, rosette at neckline and on skirt; matching short-sleeved bolero; full cancan slip; flower trimmed straw hat; purse; matching bracelet & ring; pearl necklace and earrings; panties; stockings; sling-back shoes. Matching Cissette outfit. Color in #2 and #7

#2146 – Navy taffeta dress with gathered bustline, tiny cap sleeves; white organdy stole trimmed with pink rosebuds; white tulle and nylon net hat trimmed with flowers OR navy straw hat with pink roses and chiffon band; pearl necklace & earrings. Color in #2 and #6

#2160 – Short-sleeved gown of dotted nylon net over blush pink taffeta with lace trim at neckline; wide satin sash hangs to floor in back; large picture hat of horsehair braid, trimmed with flowers; pearl necklace; rhinestone earrings; solitaire ring.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#2170 – Nylon tulle bridal gown has satin bodice with lace braid applique; double train of white satin; chapel length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bouquet; long white fingerless gloves; pearl necklace & earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #2, #7 and #8. Note: this stock number was also used in 1959 and 1962 for totally different wedding gowns.

#2171 – Gold brocade gown with blue sash of the garter and star; gold tiara with jewels; jeweled earrings and bracelets; pearl necklace; long white fingerless gloves; stockings; gold sandals.
Photos courtesy of eBay sellers luving_dolls and your-favorite-doll.
#2172 – Blue lace print gown of heavy faille with circular skirt, fully lined. Velvet sash, caught at waistline with corsage of roses; white, satin lined, faux fur cape stole; long white fingerless gloves; lingerie; pearl necklace and earrings; bracelet; ring; flowers in hair. The gown was also sold as a boxed fashion with a taffeta petticoat. There is also a variation made with a pale blue brocade fabric.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
#2173 – Black velvet gown cut on princess lines has shoulder straps and black-and-silver trim at top of bodice; black or white faux fur stole with corsage of roses; pearl necklace & earrings or rhinestone teardrop earrings; rhinestone bracelet; long black fingerless gloves; crinoline slip; panties; silver sandals; flowers in hair. (Stole in photos is not the original one.) Color in #2, #6 and #7
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#2174 – Purple velvet tight fitting gown with pink satin-lined decolletage and wide flares of lilac nylon tulle from knee to hem, accented with large bunch of pink roses; rhinestone dress clip, earrings, ring & bracelet. Color in #2, #7 and #8

#2175 (1957) Pale aqua glass cloth sleeveless low-necked gown with matching attached shoulder shrug, pink rosebuds at center front of wrap and on one side of skirt, catching it up to show nylon half slip trimmed with ruffles of nylon lace; black velvet choker with blue jewel; straw hat with pink rosebuds; pearl earrings; silver heels;necklace of black velvet (?) with blue stone (?). Color in #2 and #6

_2176a (2K) #2176 – Pale blue taffeta gown with fitted bodice, 3/4 length puffed sleeves trimmed with large pink roses, very full skirt; large matching hat ties under chin with long ribbons, trimmed with pink roses; pearl bracelet; solitaire ring. Called Gainsborough Cissy.

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1” published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “American Dolls From the Post-War Era 1945-1965” by Florence Theriault
  6. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965” by Cynthia Gaskill

  7. “Cissy: Identification and Price Guide” by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz
  8. “Madame Alexander Dolls 1948-1965” by Linda Crowsey

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