Friday, March 28, 2014

Other Fashions for Tiffany Taylor and Super Size Christie

Can Tiffany Taylor wear Basic Colin's fashion?


A reader of this blog who recently acquired 1970s dolls, Super Size Christie (Mattel) and Tiffany Taylor (Ideal), wants to dress the two in up-to-date fashions.  I was asked to suggest possible fashions they can wear.  Since I did not know, I asked others who suggested Butterfly Ring, CED, and Evangeline Ghastly fashions as possibilities.

I was not able to try any of my on-hand fashions on Super Size Christie because she is NRFB.  Since I have CED's Basic Colin Dehan, I decided to see if her denim fashion fits Tiffany Taylor.

Tiffany's body fits in Colin's fashion, but it is obvious she is wearing clothing that belongs to someone else.
Colin has a small waist, but Tiffany's is even smaller as illustrated by the extra room in the waist of the jeans she borrowed from Colin.
Next I tried one of Wild Imagination Lizette's hand sewn fashions on Tiffany Taylor.

Tiffany wears a snug-fitting hand-sewn-for-Lizette fashion
She can wear this three-piece ensemble made for Lizette, but it is tight on her body.  The jacket and skirt are made of a cotton blend fabric without any "give."  Underneath the short jacket is a light blue jersey knit top with a snap closure in back.  I was barely able to get the snaps of the top to meet and had difficulty snapping the high waist skirt.  If she were human, Tiffany would not be able to breathe.

I shared this information with the collector, but I believe finding contemporary clothing sewn especially for Super Size Christie and Tiffany Taylor is the best option. 

Finding coordinating shoes that fit the two will be a separate task.  Facets by Marcia possibly has some.

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In the first image above, Tiffany Taylor wears one of the twelve extra boxed fashions made for the doll by Ideal.  I have one additional Ideal-made Tiffany Taylor fashion shown below (it screams '70s, which is why it is still in the box).

Tiffany Taylor's multicolored, double-knit dress has beaded pink plastic straps.

Back of boxed Tiffany Taylor fashion illustrates other separately sold fashions.
The back of the boxed Tiffany Taylor fashion contains black and white illustrations of all twelve fashions that were made for Tiffany Taylor.  The green, pink, and purple dress my doll wears in the first image is the third one from the left in the first row of illustrations.   The mint in package fashion is the first fashion illustrated on the second row, far left. 


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8 comments:

  1. Awwww now come on, Debbie. Break out that psychedelic dress and get Tiffany's party on. LOL. Big time kidding. Although Basic Colin looks ready to bust some old school moves in that first photo.

    I still have my childhood Crissy, Kerry, 2 Mias, Hasbro Aimee, and back to Ideal Harmony. Alas, no updated fashions for them, but I will have an idea where I can update Aimee's look. Thanks for sharing these fashion tips for the slim 18" dolls.

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    1. You had some really nice childhood dolls, D7ana. It's wonderful that you still have them. Their original fashions capture the moments in time they represent, which is why I enjoy seeing all original vintage dolls.

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    2. Hi Debbie! Yes, I had nice childhood dolls. I don't have all of them, but I have many from then. Vintage dolls in their original fashions do evoke the period they came from. They are like bouquet snapshots bringing forth a scent of the past.

      Okay, back to silly me. I LOVED my dolls cause I could boss them around. Act out stories my younger sisters would not. Poor dollies ;-)

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    3. You've just got to love a doll's compliance.

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  2. The boxed Tiffany Taylor outfit is awesome! Tiffany does have an extremely tiny waist, but great legs doesn't she :-). I have the same Colin, she's one of my favourite dolls, I even have bought a special handmade dress, just for her :-). About the shoes: Furga Farrah Fawcett dolls wear the same shoes as Tiffany Taylor dolls, they are black and fit perfectly because Farrah has practically the same leg and foot mold as Tiffany. I hope this helps.

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    1. Thanks for the shoe tip, Nymphaea. Tiffany Taylor does have beautiful, shapely legs. I love her eyes as well.

      I had a boxed CED black sheath for Colin, but I never got around to redressing her, so I sold it a few years ago. Another boxed fashion that was made for one of the CED girls that looks rather masculine has been worn by my Russell Williams doll :-). I had to tuck the pants under. Otherwise, it fits him. I'd like to get Colin something else to wear to show off her curves. Maybe I'll purchase her a hand sewn fashion.

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  3. I had never seen a CED doll before so I had to do a net search since that articulation looked really nice. Wow, 19 1/2 inches - that's huge! They sure look good though.

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  4. At 19-1/2 inches the CED dolls are an awkward size for a fashion doll. I almost was going to write that my tallest fashion doll is 22 inches, but that would be incorrect. The tallest is 40 inches.

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