I took her out for some pictures in natural light this afternoon and was pleased to see that her hair has a much more "red" tint in natural light than it does in artificial light.
Her dress has a few small oily looking stains on it, it had these when I bought it and I'm a bit nervous about trying to launder them out. I have this unfortunate tendency to make things WORSE when I try to repair them, so I've become a bit gun-shy about taking on too much delicate work on things like this. I think this doll originally had no shoes, although she has the arched foot that the other 17" Singing Princesses share. It really bothers me to see unshod feet that were made to wear heels, so I've purchased a couple of pairs of Gene-size shoes for her. The fit is great! Plus she can stand in them unassisted for the most part!
|Little Miss Hand-Me-Downs?|
|Don't be fooled by the forced perspective, that rain boot is enormous.|
I'll probably keep her in her dress for the most part, but it's nice to have something a little different to put on her every now and then. Her dress does cover up that her sitting posture is pretty goofy. When seated, her legs bow out at the knee, but her ankles stay close together. At least she can cross her ankles this way! The dress does make it harder to climb trees, though!
|The breeze in my hair feels nice! Ahhh!|