Mam'selle A Sindy Doll Magazine Issue 29 | January 2024

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Hello Dolls! Happy New Year! Welcome to the first issue of Mam'selle for 2024! A mini magazine for Sindy doll lovers, fans and collectors. Inside you’ll find some stylish NYE ideas from our regular columnist Veronique, a fabulous knitting pattern and book giveaway from Susie D Designs, and all the pictures from our annual Christmas bash - which this year was a festive PJ party. Thank you for coming along dolls. Until next month.

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29 Sindy Doll Magazine: Contents 04 Sindy Social Scene 09 Dresser Style 25 Living with Sindy 26 Knitting with Sindy

< Mam’selle Editor and Publisher at the PJ Christmas Party. Please do contact us with any submissions, ad's, or to be featured dresslikeasindy@gmail.com

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l a i c e SpSINDY SOCIAL SCENE Top Picts: our favourite Sindy Snaps from the #mamsellemagazine Pyjama Party...

All images by @dresslikeasindy


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LITTLE MISS DRESSY @LITTLE_MISS_DRESSY Hand-crafted small dolls’ clothes & accessories Margate, England

www.etsy.com/shop/littlemissdressyuk


dresser style.

Take inspiration from these #sindydresser posts to style up this classic interior piece all year round...

12 ways


january frost.

Start off the New Year with this winter inspired dresser decor.


february love.

Love is in the air with this Valentine's inspired setup. Dress to your heart’s content!


march mums.

Celebrate mothers, grandmothers & aunties on Mothering Sunday with this pretty styling.


april chicks.

Dress your dresser for Easter with eggs, chickens, bunnies, and plenty of chocolate.


may weddings.

A match made in heaven. Wedding and bridal themed accessories in pretty pastel tones.


june dads.

Let the most important man in your life shine with these Father's Day treats, gifts and hobbies.


july barbeque.

Why not honour our American friends with this patriotic Independence Day scene?


august sun.

Sand, sea & sun make the most of sunny days and add some heat to you summer displays.


september birthday.

A very special doll has a birthday this month - so why not honour this occasion with some party decor?


october spooks.

Go ghoulish and bring out the ghosts, bats, spiders and, of course, pumpkins for a Hallowe’en shocker.


november thanks.

Be thankful for friends and family with this Thanksgiving and autumnal display.


december joy.

If there is one month you can really go to town and style up your dresser, it’s for Christmas!


The love story of Doris & Buddy Part eleven

I'll see you in my dreams!

Doris Day starred in 'I'll See You in My Dreams' in 1951

Doris was almost ready to pop! The nursery was ready and Doris couldn't help going in and out to check on everything. They just couldn't wait to be parents.


Oh dear! I really am eating everything in sight!

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Oh Buddy - how can I be a week overdue? Surely it's not going to be much longer now? The heartburn and leg cramps are really taking their toll.

... to be continued


LIVING WITH.

SINDY.

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THE DOLL YOU LOVE TO DRESS

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Knitting patterns for dolls

Get Knitted! Knitted Sweaters | Coats | Cardigans | Jackets | Knitted Dress | and more Ideal for 1/6 scale dolls

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FESTIVE DRESSING ‘Bonjour Mes Amis, I’m back with you again to inspire your New Year’s Eve style. As it’s out with the old and in with the new! In this month’s column we take a nostalgic look back to the 80s and what Sindy might have worn on NYE from a selection of her stunning

STYLE WITH ...

VERONIQUE

evening fashions of the day. Of course, as always I have added some little finishing touches of my own. Happy 2024 my darlings!”

Veronique x P.S. I couldn’t resist joining in!

SOPHISTICATED LADY (1984) “They say never work with animals, but Scotty was so well behaved. Here I am in a lace trimmed off-the-shoulder black fitted gown with a split to the knee. I’m wearing my own black evening gloves, diamanté bracelet, pearl chocker and earrings. Under the studio lights it was so hot, I noticed my face was looking rather shiny. Meet Scotty, Sindy’s West Highland White Terrier.

My top tip: always have a powder compact at hand darlings to re-apply.”


PREMIERE NIGHT (1984) Here we have our model Sindy wearing a faux silk evening gown in a brown, black and cream stripe design, puffed sleeves,

a

square

neckline

and

trimmed with a gold bow at the waist. To keep warm, it's teamed with a faux fur cape lined with the same striped fabric and with a gold chain fastening. A matching evening bag finishes the ensemble perfectly.

VERONIQUE SAYS, “Using a black underskirt - I love how the layer of net is visibly showing from beneath the gown. Don’t mind how you get here, just get here if you can! Sindy rides her trusted horse Dapple."

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SUGAR CANDY (1985) “Sweet Sindy is wearing a faux silk pink and silver striped one sleeve gown with a

simple

shoulder

bow.

A

very

fashionable look for this year. I’ve mixed

this

gown

with

a

cream

patterned stitched chain bag, a faux fur collared capelet and a festive brooch. She’s ready to turn a few heads this New Year’s Eve.”

ALL IMAGES AND WORDS BY KEVIN @SHARINGSINDY

ROYAL OCCASION (1984) A ball gown consisting of a black and gold lace skirt with a gold banded waistline. This is teamed with a satin dress

trimmed

with

a

black

lace

sweetheart neckline. Completing the look with a faux fur stole.

VERONIQUE SAYS, "I have added a gold/black beaded bracelet

and

used

the

black

net

underskirt again to ensure Sindy glides around the dance floor."


MAIN ATTRACTION (1985) “Our model Sindy looks truly stunning in this faux silk jade green ruched mermaid style gown. The bow trim below the knee is such an eye-catching detail. We have teamed with the faux fur stole used previously.”

VERONIQUE SAYS, "I have accessorised this gown with a diamanté

necklace,

matching

stud

earrings and a rose gold clutch bag. This is such a superb colour on Auburn Sindy. Don’t you agree, darlings?”


Illustration: Rachel Godfroy-Scott/Pedigree


IMAGE: COPYRIGHT © 2023 UNDER LICENCE TO PEDIGREE TOYS AND BRANDS LTD

#VINTAGESINDY

SINDY REPORTER, 1979 A ‘real’ typewriter with a robust construction, die cast keys, automatic ribbon reverse, paper advance and margin return. The Sindy Reporter (44723) was touted as a major advance in typewriters. Kids today will never understand these cool features that enabled children in the late 1970s the chance to live out their journalist and future novelist dreams. Note the retro brown and beige colour combo - this would have been on every 1980 Christmas wish-list.


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