|No shoes, as usual.|
|The low cut back is so you can access her grow hair button.|
|Her dark haired twin is between Allan and Midge. I'll show her soon. She's beautiful.|
Her standout feature was her growing hair, accomplished by pushing in the button on her stomach and pulling her longer bunch of hair that came out of a hole in the top of her head.
|This top knot style is one of the suggested hair dos for her.|
|And here she is without the top knot.|
|It's a belly button. Get it? Oh never mind...|
|Or you can use your thumb nail like I just did...This appears to be a bit ground down.|
Tressy was the brain child of a furniture designer named Jesse Dean, and his wife, Diana. Dean had tried to sell the idea to Ideal, but was turned down. Tressy was successful enough that when American Character filed for bankruptcy Ideal bought the patents and trademarks, as well as the original dies. They used it to produce 'Tressy' dolls in the 70's that didn't resemble this Tressy at all. She was more along the lines of Crissy, another, larger grow hair doll that was very successful for Ideal.
Most people think of Tressy, if they think of her at all, (She's not that well known.), as just another Wanna Be who tried to jump on Barbie's band wagon.True, but she was different. Barbie couldn't grow her hair. Tressy was popular enough that she was produced in several forms,( including the Mary Make Up doll, an ugly girl kids could put make up on.), had a little sister,(Cricket was Skipper sized), and Tressy and her sister both had an entire wardrobe.
|My Tressy with Gamour Misty and Barbita, my childhood Barbie.|
|Should be as high as an elephant's eye soon.|
|Be something, will ya?!|