Saturday, January 9, 2010


In the early 1970s there were not many Trendon outfits for Sasha dolls so collectors had to borrow fashions from other dolls. Mandy was the best fit overall. There were others and perhaps the most unusual was the 1972 IDEAL 16-inch vinyl "Shirley Temple" dressed in her famous "Stand Up and Cheer" polka dot dress.
Sasha needed a Halloween costume one year so I bought her the "Little Colonel" outfit from the IDEAL series. There were several other movie outfits offered including "Heidi" and "Captain January" as well as "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."
IDEAL took interesting design liberties with the outfits and updated the styles by shortening the skirts to look a bit more contemporary. The outfits were not made of quality fabrics but they were fun to dress Sasha in.