Mam'selle A Sindy Doll Magazine Issue 14 | October 2022

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Sindy Doll Magazine ISSUE 14 | October 2022 | £6.95

A LOOK AT AUTUMN DESIGNS

FASHION: GET MORE FROM YOUR WARDROBE

FIND A NEW HOBBY THIS SEASON

SINDY SOCIAL SCENE: 1ST BIRTHDAY



COVER PHOTO @SINDYDOLLS.ETSY

Hello Dolls! Welcome to the October issue of Mam'selle! A mini magazine for Sindy doll lovers, fans and collectors. I just wanted to take this time to personally thank each and every one of you for your support, kindness and encouragement after our first (successful) year of Mam'selle. You can see all the pictures of the 1st Birthday Bash from page 4. As well as all our regulars like Dear Sindy, Travel with Sindy, #VintageSindy and so much more! Have a great month dolls.

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Mam'selle I S S U E

14 Sindy Doll Magazine: Contents 04 Sindy Social Scene 12 Autumn Designs 1984 21 Living with Sindy 23 Rule of 3: Fashion 31 Shopping with Sindy 38 Dear Sindy... 41 Travel with Sindy

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 *sp SINDY SOCIAL SCENE Top Nine: our favourite Sindy Snaps from the Mam'selle 1st Birthday Bash...

All images by @dresslikeasindy and the Mam'selle Editorial Team

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* l a i c e *sp SINDY SOCIAL SCENE Top Nine: our favourite Sindy Snaps from the Mam'selle 1st Birthday Bash...

1. @the_woodlanddollies | 2. @sharingsindy | 3. @dollsabouttown 4. @sindydockan | 5. @sewist53 | 6. @silversindyooaks 7. @sindy_dreaming | 8. @debs_sindydollscollector | 9. @sindy_therapy MAM'SELLE MAGAZINE | 5


* l a i c e *sp SINDY SOCIAL SCENE Top Nine: our favourite Sindy Snaps from the Mam'selle 1st Birthday Bash...

1. @anya_sasha | 2. @gogo_sindy | 3. @stylemysindy 4. @sindy_fun_times | 5. @action_mans_nan | 6. @sindydollpics 7. @sindydolls.etsy | 8. @sindylife2021 | 9. @jollydollyshop


* l a i c e *sp SINDY SOCIAL SCENE Top Nine: our favourite Sindy Snaps from the Mam'selle 1st Birthday Bash...

1. @ftloveofdolls | 2. @heart.of.flesh.dolls | 3. @sindy_atelier 4. @julieretroandvintagedolls | 5. @sindydollcollection | 6. @sewist53 7. @dollsarenotforlandfill | 8. @sindy_cook | 9. @the_minimalist_sindy MAM'SELLE MAGAZINE | 7


* y a d h t r i *b SINDY SOCIAL SCENE

Top Nine: our favourite Sindy Snaps featuring the September subscribers gift...

1. @sindy.couture | 2. @jollydollyshop | 3. @sharingsindy 4. @stylemysindy | 5. @dresslikeasindy | 6. @sindy.couture 7. @polly.dollydaydreams | 8. @sewist53 | 9. @gibbspaulus 8 | MAM'SELLE MAGAZINE


what a compliment! see what sindy has been crafting with the mam'selle branded card placed inside her magazine subscription packages

mam'selle picture frames

by Edwina Falls

'Simply cutting the Sindy illustrations out to fit into photo frames will brighten up any mantlepiece or sideboard.'


mam'selle lamp

by Jane Grundy

'Use a clean plastic bottle lid, make a hole and then secure three wooden dowels with plenty of hot glue to create a lamp base. Double-sided tape will secure the trimmed Mam'selle card to make a chic lampshade.' @stylemysindy


mam'selle magazine file

by Geraldine Smith

'By cleverly using the top part of the Mam'selle card to make the bottom part for the flaps of the magazine file - you can ensure you the whole of the artwork is visible. Scoring the card before folding will give a neater finish.' @gloveaknitter

*The original magazine file template was designed by @sewist53 and was a free gift with Mam'selle. Email us for further information.


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AUTUMN DESIGNS 1984

by Matthew Hadley @dollsabouttown

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These uncatalogued 'Boutique' pieces from the early eighties are a collectors must-have, says Matthew Hadley @dollabouttown "Remember 1984, readers? Sipping on a delicious 'Quatro' fizzy fruit drink as Bananarama's 'Robert De Niro's Waiting' drifted in from the radio cassette player! 1984 was a good year for Sindy too! Read on as I give you an in-depth take on 'Autumn Designs'. These were six uncatalogued outfits launched during August of that year. They were a total surprise, no fanfare, they just appeared in toy shops during the school holidays. They were part of the 'Boutique' range - of which there had already been 12 fashions released that year. I absolutely adore these sets and have managed to slowly collect them all over the years. I love how accurate they are in terms of 1980's young fashion. The details are great, the use of 'real' fabrics, and the colourful, fun trendy designs. Let's take a look..."

"They were released during August of that year - they were a total surprise, no fanfare, they just appeared in toy shops during the school holidays!" @DOLLABOUTTOWN

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A look at Autumn Designs


Autumn Designs (43035) "The ultimate '80s tracksuit. This cute set features a sweatshirt in grey jersey with a pastel pink and blue stripe, pale pink stretch-towelling sleeves cut in a gentle batwing shape, trimmed with three white 'real' buttons and a pink headband. Matching jogging bottoms were worn, along with powder blue legwarmers and white trainers. The blue leg warmers are cut slightly wider than Sindy's leg to accommodate the towelling fabric - which is quite thick. This outfit is so of its time, the stripe and grey marl fabric used was similar to millions of tshirts that were on sale around that time. Pastels were also big news in the mid 1980's. I love the button details - which makes this my favourite ever 'sporty' outfit from Sindy's vast wardrobe.'

@DOLLSABOUTTOWN


Autumn Designs (43036) 'Edwardiana meets '80s in this nautical ensemble - a cotton striped dress with a drop waist, crisp white cotton sailor style collar, a blue bow at the neck, and long sleeves with matching cuffs. These shorter drop-waist dresses were all the rage in young fashion at the time, and the sailor collar was also popular (the late Princess Diana wore them a lot). Influence came from the New Romantics, Edwardiana and Victoriana (think of all those blouses with puff selves and high collars), and this set to me, although contemporary at the time, has an air of the sailor suits worn in those times, think The Railway Children, and especially with the hat - a slightly oversized floppy beret in blue with a contrasting white band and cute bobble."

@DOLLSABOUTTOWN


Autumn Designs (43037) "Here we have a simple no-nonsense, two-piece suit in a gorgeous shade of plum, and a golden yellow top and matching tassel shoes. The suit featured straight legged, cropped 3/4 trousers, and a short waist length jacket with long sleeves and a 'wrap-over' neckline. The jacket is beautifully made - the stitched edge is beautifully done and the neckline is a lovely curved shape. Sadly, the fabric frays terribly, so can be hard to find these days without needing some repair work. The top is a simple tee shape with a round neck. I love this outfit for its pure simplicity, and the colour is divine."

@DOLLSABOUTTOWN


Autumn Designs (43038) "This charming day dress in jade green cotton with a crisp white trim echoes, again, many of the late Princess Diana's dress styles of the time; This dress features an integral white drop-waistband, short simple sleeves, and two deep pleats in the front, with the straight cut skirt finishing just at the knee. Sindy carried a white crochet style tote bag and wore classic white mules. Nice and simple - this chic ensemble looks adorable on Sindy"

@DOLLSABOUTTOWN


Autumn Designs (43039) 'A classic looking sweatshirt and jeans combo from the 1980's. A baggy style white sweatshirt with an orange and yellow graphic print - placed on the front bodice panel only - that is actually made in 'real' sweatshirt fabric and features a ribbed waistband and ribbed cuffs - just like the real thing. Teamed with trendy dark cropped denim jeans, they feature a deep turn-up and red-top stitch detailing. The detail is just amazing - there's even real functional back pockets (these jeans are often mistaken for the ones worn by "Beach Party Sindy' from the same year but, those are tapered with no turn-up.) This outfit also included cool socks and some yellow trainers! Overall a fantastic amount of value and detail, and a super fun, casual and trendy look for Sindy.'

@DOLLSABOUTTOWN


Autumn Designs (43040) 'This one seems to be a favourite with collectors - and rightly so! A red jersey 'cutway' top with a high neck, a red plastic 'Alice' band, and a full 1950s style circular skirt with an oversized graphic floral print. There was a '50s trend happening in the early eighties - bands like The Stray Cats and Shakin' Stevens were huge, and jiving and rockabilly was popular once more. Sindy had a couple of other outfits that reflected this trend - 'Jumpin' Jive' and 'Party Time", also both released in 1984. The modern print used on this skirt prevented it from looking vintage, and was very on-trend at the time. I remember Tracey Ullman singing 'They Don't Know' on 'Top of the Pops' in 1983 wearing a pink glittery top identical to this red one. One of my personal favourites and a fabulously youthful and vibrant outfit.'

@DOLLSABOUTTOWN


MAM'SELLE GIVEAWAY WINNER @PEDIGREE.SINDY

We had such a huge response to the giveaway to win a handmade 'Marilyn' inspired cardigan as featured in the August 2022 issue of Mam'selle it was really hard to pick a winner!

And the winner is... @pedigree.sindy. Both @dresslikeasindy and @action_mans_nan adored her modern take on vintage knitwear. See her entry below.

Vintage knits... ...often get a bad wrap. Be it the colours, designs, or patterns. Often they were made by crafty mothers, grandmothers and aunties as a cost effective and creative way to extend childhood dolly wardrobes. But, with a little modern styling they can look just as cool today, as well as being totally eco conscious.


TOP, PART OF 'MIX N MATCH', 1980 CARDIGAN & BERET, @ACTION_MANS_NAN

THE DOLL YOU LOVE TO DRESS

LIVING WITH.

SINDY.

FASHION. INTERIORS. BEAUTY. SHOPPING. TRAVEL.


RULE OF THREE


the 3-piece suit: deconstructed

Previous page: 3 ways to wear 'Paris in Springtime' This page: 'Paris in Springtime' (44230), 1975 & 'Springtime' (44366), 1982


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3 ways to wear 'Springtime'


L-R: 'window shopping' (44377), 1982; 'sporting life' (44317), 1978 & 'country club' (44323), 1979



triple-wear: previous page: 3 ways to wear 'country club'. This page: 3 ways to wear 'sporting life'


'sporting life' (44317), 1978 & 'window shopping' (44377, 1982


three times the style: 3 ways to wear 'window shopping'


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Sewing box from MINIMUMWORLD

Scissors from ALIEXPRESS

Dressmaker dummy from AMAZON

Buttons from ETSY

Thread box from ETSY

SEWING SCHOOL Sewing machine from SINDY

Dress patterns from LITTLE MAGGIE SHOP / ETSY

s i n d y s h op p i n g sp e c ia l


Baking trays from MINIMUM WORLD

MIxing Bowl from MINIMUM WORLD

Cookbook from BAKING IN MINIATURE / ETSY

Flour bag from ETSY

BAKING LESSON

Apron from SINDY

s i n d y s h op p i n g sp e c ia l

Cake stand from HOBBYMINI / ETSY

Food Mixer from SINDY


Books from LITTLE SNOWDROP SHOP / ETSY

Garden tool set from MINI TINY TREASURE SHOP / ETSY

Flower bulbs & wooden crates from LITTLE SNOWDROP SHOP / ETSY

Garden tools from LITTLE SNOWDROP SHOP / ETSY

Plant pots from EBAY

GARDENING SKILLS

s i n d y s h op p i n g sp e c ia l

Watering can from ALIEXPRESS


DLSR Camaera set from ETSY

Photo books from SOCIAL PRINT STUDIO

Polaroids from SMALL FUN SHOP / ETSY Books from LITTLE FISH CREATIONS / ETSY

PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION Frames from ALIEXPRESS

Studio lights from MINI GIFTS 2022 / ETSY

s i n d y s h op p i n g sp e c ia l


Paint set from ALIEXPRESS

Artist sketch book from BUDDYS TREASU BOUTIQUE / ETSY

Canvas and easel from HOBBYCRAFT

ART CLASS

Paint set from MINIMUM WORLD

Pencil set from AMAZON

s i n d y s h op p i n g sp e c ia l


Telephone from SINDY

Glasses from CREATABLE WORLD PACK

Pencil pot from MINIMUM WORLD

Diary from SINDY

Coffee Machine from ACME MAGNETS

Typewriter from ETSY

WRITING COURSE

Notepads and pencils from BROWN EYED ROSE


BY @STYLEMYSINDY

DEAR SINDY...

before Jane from @stylemysindy shows us how to up-cycle a broken oil lamp to create not one, but two new accessories for your home. Jane told us the shade was glued to the base and all the lighting components had been removed so the lamp would never work. To up-cycle the shade: Use a Bottle Top Light that will act as a new lamp base and lighting - clever right? Pull the string of lights all the way through the shade and out of the top of the shade to begin with. The battery section of the light should fit snugly into the base of the lamp - add some glue if yours doesn't. Then push the light back through into the shade to fit inside. Cover the new base and edge of the shade with double-side tape, before winding around string or twine to cover. Add some glue in areas to get the string to cover tightly - so you can't see the base. Switch on and enjoy the retro lighting effect. To up-cycle the base: Cut the top part from the lamp base and sand to smooth edges. Paint with a couple of coats of Gesso. (Gesso is similar to white acrylic paint, only thinner. It dries hard, making the surface more stiff. It helps prepare or prime the surface for painting.) Once dry age base with some watercolour paint and fill with mini paper or fake flowers.

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... what can I do with my broken lamp?

YOU WILL NEED: Bottle Top Lights String or garden twine Double-sidedTape Gesso Watercolours, glue & fake flowers

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T R A V E L w i t h

S i n d y

FLORENCE, ITALY

A city in central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region, Florence or Firenze to the locals is a must visit. Noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments, Florence is also home to numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracottatiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto.

SLEEP: Hotel Santa Maria Novella at P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 1. EAT: Osteria il Giardino di Barbano at Piazza della Indipendenza, 3. SEE: Gucci Garden at P.za della Signoria, 10.

SHOP: Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella on Via della Scala, 16. WALK: Ponte Vecchio

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#VINTAGESINDY

WALKING THE DOG 1993 Walking the Dog (18278) was a fashion collection of 'dog' themed outdoor coats, leggings, accessories and footwear. This quartet of brightly coloured outfits came in a window box pack and were released by Hasbro. The dog shown above - a West Highland Terrier - is called GoGo. He was released the same year as part of a 'Sindy & GoGo' boxed doll set which retailed for £16.75. GoGo only walks when Sindy is holding the lead (and with some battery operated movement of course!).


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