Cissette's new coat and shoes

When I photographed a bunch of my dolls the other day, one of the ones I photographed was my redhead Cissette, whose fancy hairdo I fixed.

Cissette is no longer barefoot, as I had someone make reproduction shoes for her. They are very close reproductions, as the woman uses a mold of an original Cissette shoe to make the plastic base, and then to finish them uses similar fabrics and elastic as Madame Alexander used.

Madame Alexander Cissette in her new reproduction shoes

I also did two other things with this Cissette: identified her dress, and added a coat to her outfit.

The outfit, I learned, is #918 from 1957, and did not come with a little shrug as I'd thought. (That one was virtually the same dress, but had the flowers at the V-neck instead of at the waist.) The other day, I was able to get a much better picture of Cissette in this dress:

Madame Alexander Cissette wearing #918-1957

I also decided to add to her outfit a tagged Cissette coat that I have had in storage. The green felt coat is a separate boxed outfit from 1957, #925, and would have originally had a little matching felt hat to go with it.

Madame Alexander Cissette wearing green felt coat #925, available in 1957 as a separate boxed outfit

The coat is perfect because it hides the faded dress — which is pretty enough, but I am a little embarrassed about it being faded. I also like that the matching felt hat is missing, because I wouldn't want anything to mess up Cissette's beautiful fancy hairdo, which I restyled. I got a better picture of that, too:

Madame Alexander Cissette with red hair and a fancy hairdo

The shoes also made me feel a lot better about the outfit, because they look so great — whether or not Cissette is wearing the coat over her dress!

Madame Alexander Cissette in a faded lavendar dress from 1957 (#918) and a green felt coat that was sold separately the same year (#925)