BLOND Vintage 1930s Effanbee 20" Mold 1 Dy-Dee LOU Baby
The BIG Dy-Dee baby is the most highly desired of 5 different size dolls issued over two decades. Everyone wants one, and as they are few and far between to be had, maybe this 'Little Lady' will be just right for your Heart's Desire.
Beautifully restored Dy-Dee Lou with BLOND molded curls! This is the largest size Dy-Dee baby made and was the First Issue produced in the early 1930s. Like so many of these wonderful babies, she was in such an unhappy shape when she came to me, that I had her head completely restored. It's a beautiful professional job, and her head once again looks like it came new from the Effanbee factory so many decades ago. Her Blue eyes are to die for... with thick, full and even lashes; one eye recedes every so slightly when she is laid on her back but as you can see does not affect her posing when sitting or standing.
The BLOND Dy-Dee babies have only been known to exist and documented to have been produced in the 15" size. I had this little sweetie pie restored with blond molded curls as a treasured anomaly in my private collection... it's been fun having a big blond playmate for my other 20" darker haired girls.
Her original Dy-Dee rubber body has fared very well... enough to keep, as it is in near MINT condition, with no cracking or dryness at all. She can easily sit very comfortably and hold her arms in any pose. Her rubber is soft, supple and has a light even tone. Toes are perfect as are the arms, legs, and body.
I have dressed her in an immaculately clean, MINT christening gown set I acquired some time ago. It is in PRISTINE condition with the white organdy crisp like from the factory more than 80 years ago. The pink SILK coat has short puffed sleeves and French Val lace trim. Both coat and dress are ever so slightly smaller at the neck than our girl here, but the gown does close and the coat looks fabulous slightly open in the front; fits perfectly everywhere else -- an amazing ensemble and she wears it magnificently!
I included a CHIX brand birdseye weave diaper in a whimsical turtle print to keep her comfortable, a pink cotton ribbed undershirt, pink stripe rayon socks, and a pair of newly made oilcloth mocassins to complete her outfit.
Well... let's not forget her GORGEOUS crochet bib with embroidered flowers... this is an ORIGINAL EFFANBEE Dy-Dee Lou bib, and adds to this TREASURED HEIRLOOM outfit she wears today.
To keep her company, she clutches her classic white CHERUB rattle which I have fitted with a satin ribbon so she won't lose it in her travels to you.
Lovely, Lovely baby and guaranteed to make you smile every time you see her!