These five little ladies are all wearing wide skirt gingham dresses. The girls are from left to right: Rain, Cora, Whitney, Polly, and Zayna. These dolls (beginning in 1972) were not in production when these wide skirt gingham dresses were made (1966-1968). I chose them because the post will focus on the check and skirt size of the gingham dresses but I also wanted to provide you a little of the unexpected.
Whitney, in the center, is wearing a tiny check wide skirt gingham dress. I highly recommend reading Susanna Lewis’ book ”Sasha Dolls Serie Identification” that is full of useful information about the production dolls and the outfits plus excellent photography. She explains in the book that the tiny check fabric was used in late 1968 to early 1969.
Zayna is wearing a regular check wide skirt gingham dress
Polly is wearing a regular check wide skirt gingham dress.
Whitney is wearing a tiny check wide skirt gingham dress.
Cora is wearing a regular check wide skirt gingham dress.
Rain is wearing a regular check wide skirt gingham dress. Her dress is noticeably shorter than the others and Kendal mentioned that fact on a recent Facebook post. Great eye Kendal! The hem appears to be well sewn like the other dresses so I am uncertain why it is shorter but I do like the shorter length on Sasha dolls which shows their pretty legs.
I removed two dolls from the lineup to better show the the tiny check in the center and the regular check on either side to help with comparisons.
Another closer view of the gingham check fabrics.
The tiny check is on the left and the regular check on the right.
In this photo, the regular check is on the left and the tiny check is on the right.
Polly changed into a later gingham dress that does not have the wider skirt. Notice the gathering of fabric at the bodice and the folds in the wide skirt gingham dress that the narrow skirt dress does not have.
Polly up close wearing the narrow skirt gingham dress that was made from 1969 until the end of gingham dress production.
The regular check size is the same in the wide skirt (left) as the narrow skirt (right).
This particular narrow skirt gingham dress has black snaps which are not often seen.
i hope you enjoyed this post. Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 😊 xxx
A Waterlogue image for you to see.