Vintage 1930s Factory Layette Original Effanbee 20" Dy-Dee Lou Dress Set -- Salmon Pink Viyella embroidered coat, bonnet, and RARE Special Party Dress
Dress is in MINT CRISP unworn condition; coat has a few teensy pinholes in the wool viyella fabric at the back and otherwise mint... barely discernible; hat is matching cotton twill with matching blue embroidery accents.
This EARLY original dress is among the 'rarest' of Dy-Dee clothes; as a collector I highly coveted and appreciated having this in my personal collection. It is factory made by Effanbee for your Dy-Dee Lou doll. The dress is unique and FABULOUS with a bright, crisp print, smocking, embroidery and lace... and a fresh white organdy collar. Two small mother-of-pearl buttons close at the back. The signature 'salmon pink' viyella (wool and cotton blend fabric out of the United Kingdom) swing coat, along with the pink and blue print dress are a match for the vibrant graphics on the lid of classic Dy-Dee trunks and display boxes. The coat closes at the bodice with tiny 'hidden' silver snaps under mother-of-pearl buttons that also match the ones on the back of the dress. The bonnet may not be originally part of the set, I just don't know. for sure.
The history of this set is that it belonged to a friend who had a Dy-Dee Lou doll when she was very young, and kept it and add her pretty and early clothing boxed away after she outgrew careful play with her baby. All the clothing from her layette is mint and of the earliest issue. Years later she found her precious baby's head only (!) as the body had deteriorated and was long gone. I was most grateful when she passed it along to me and the baby you see modeling this dress is therefore the 'same' one who 'owns' the layette I am offering, with her permission, to you.
One of many dress sets for your Dy-Dee that I have collected over the last 25 years. Original Dy-Dee layette set.
ALL ARE ORIGINAL EFFANBEE FACTORY DY-DEE DRESS SETS. Several are extremely rare and desired by collectors.
ALL SETS include a pair of vintage SOCKS and a SLIP so you have a complete outfit for your baby.
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1930s Original Effanbee 20" Dy-Dee Lou Dress Coat Hat Set
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