For today's Skipper Saturday we're looking at a little lady that needed some rescuing. She still needs some, but we're working on it. She's a brunette Sausage Curl Skipper.
The sausage curl Skippers came in a different original swimsuit each of the two years of their production.The first was a one piece swimsuit with a checked top and a solid skirt. The second was an orange vinyl two piece swimsuit under a sheer orange cover-up with flowers and yellow vinyl trim.
When I got her her hair was standing straight up in one piece, and she was filthy. But then, that's why I got her so cheap.
Her hair is all there though, and thankfully the sausage curl style is easy to repair.
|You might have noticed the other reason I got her so cheap:her missing thumb. She also has some chipping around her neck. She's awaiting a body transplant, but until then, she can display well if her hand is covered or behind her.|
Her hair was washed and curled around a pencil! It was held in place with bobby pins until it dried, and voila! Sausage curls restored to normal! It's been a while, and I didn't notice until I looked at the pictures, that it's time for a bit of a redo. I replace her original orange hair ribbons, which were missing when I got her, with these red ones, since they match her outfit.
She still needs her eyelashes rerooted. She's missing quite a few. But her face paint is perfect.
She's wearing the Skipper fashion Patent and Pants from 1968.
Patent and Pants consists of a one piece 'jumpsuit', with faux denim bottom and polka dot top...
|The jacket has sort of a nautical feel to it.|
...and red flats.
|I like the way these pictures turned out. She looks like she's on a rocky outcrop at the beach.|
There should be a red vinyl belt, which I am missing.
|Careful if you have to wash this outfit: the pants can fade and the red belt loops bleed onto the shirt.|
Tomorrow I'll tell you that story I ,mentioned, and show you some new acquisitions.