Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Quinn the former Harlequin Sasha Doll

Here is my latest customized Sasha doll.
She is a limited edition Harlequin, made in 1984. Harlequins had a lovely hairstyle, with a side part and a fringe brushed to the side. But I was never very fond of the ash blonde color. So when a Harlequin crossed my path I decided to be creative with her.

This is what the original Harlequin looks like, next to the customized doll. She's interesting because I think she's the only Sasha with highlights painted on her eyes.  

 Quinn has had her hair dyed a russet or auburn color.

I made her a simple top based on the Sasha Sari blouse, but longer, and a brown print skirt with a belt made of the same fabric.

Her eyes are painted in shades of brown and ochre. I've always been fascinated with the early "yellow eye" Sashas made in Germany. 

Here is a photo by Michael  O'Brien in England of an early Sasha with ochre eyes. I love the dark line above the eye, something I've tried to interpret in this newly customized doll.

She is stamped 1984 / 1466 on the back of her neck. Please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to leave comments!