Sunday, April 30, 2017

Doll-A-Day 2017 #120:Tressy Clone

    We had a lot of wind the other night.This is the lining to a robin's nest,complete with robin egg shell.

I found it in the undergrowth (sort of) under the dogwood tree when I went out to take pictures the other evening. I stuck it in my amaryllis pot because it is a thing of beauty.

Today's doll is this Tressy clone.

 She is made of much cheaper plastic than Tressy...

The hand sculpt is similar, but this girl has more detailed fingers.

Her body and legs are thin, hollow plastic. Her head and arms are a soft vinyl. The arms are solid, and are strangely lumpy.

She has a very wide stance.

...and has much thinner hair than Tressy,but she has almost the same face and the same side glance eyes. (Even if she does have a more natural make-up free look.)

She's also a generally smaller scale than Tressy,even though she is 11 1/2" tall.
(Although when I bought her her head was mashed down on the neck knob and she was shorter.)

She also doesn't have Tressy's grow-hair feature.

Because her head just has a hole and sits on a plain round neck knob, she's able to tilt her head.
 She's marked 'Made in Hong Kong' on her back.

She does have one thing Tressy doesn't have: a twist waist.

I found her Thursday at Goodwill. She was a massive 50 cents.

I bought her just for the lace vest she was wearing.

It's the vest to Francie's Satin Supper! I owned 3 real Barbie/friends outfits as a kid. One was Ken's Night Scene,one was Barbie's Dancing Stripes,and one was Francie's Satin Supper. I bought it with my own money. I didn't actually own a Francie at the time,unless my sister had already surrendered her to me by then. But I thought Satin Supper was so beautiful,I had to have it. Turns out she was also wearing Busy Francie's shirt. Her skirt seems to be homemade.
That's it for today. See you again tomorrow for another doll


  1. Great find! Her skirt is actually from Midi Mood from 1971.

    1. Thanks Aubrey! It looked really well made, but there's no tag and I didn't recognize it.

  2. This doll was sold as Swingin' Sally in the 1970s and then later as Missy in the early 1980s. The early ones have blue eyeshadow and later ones tend to have the green yours is probably a Missy. I like these dolls very much and I own several variations.

    1. Thank you. Do all the Swingin' Sally dolls have the same face? I tried looking them up, but I couldn't find a good picture of the one that seemed to look like mine. The other ones had a different face. i wonder if the doll I posted about on 2017 day #239 might be a Swingin' Sally, as she seems to have the bathing suit the dolls i saw inline have. Do you have any idea?


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