I really have always loved Brikette's face --she's up to something!
Brikette was actually the doll used in the famous Twilight Zone Talky Tina episode, I did not buy her for that reason, but in spite of it--I don't go in for the whole scary, creepy, this-doll-might-kill-me, thing.
Brikette was made in 2 sizes: 22 inch and 16 inch. Both of mine are marked 1960.
|Early Morning Brikette Spa|
|All done-- she seemed to want something with that outstretched hand, so I gave her a penny, she is from 1960...so I thought she might be able to get a piece of candy or two with it.|
My big Brikette was unstrung so I had to figure out how to restring her--I need to get more info on this process because she is still very floppy.
I had to make a waist support out of a wide strip of velcro to get her to be even half-way compliant while I cleaned and dressed her.
Her hair was very nice and original I only needed to wash, condition and let her hair dry with a piece of fabric pressing down her bangs to make them lay flat. I made her a dress. She is a lot bigger than most of my dolls. I used a vintage Ideal Giggles doll pattern as a basis for the dress and then added length and also added elastic at the sleeve ends because she has really big hands and I did not want to make really wide sleeves on her dress.
|Yikes! That mohair was held onto her scalp with glue and scotch tape! So I am re-rooting her...|
|Will post her "After" photo soon!|