Today’s Friday Girl is Pedigree Patch, Sindy’s Naughty Little Sister. I decided to take my 3 Patch dolls outside today to take some new photos of them as some of the original ones I posted here are not that great. A lot of photos that I used when I started the blog were from my Flickr account and these will soon be deleted unless I upgrade to a Pro account.
Patch first appeared in 1965 and I received mine for Christmas that year. Sadly I don’t have her any more because her head came off and as a teen, I had no idea how to fix her or that these dolls would become so expensive.
*Note that the Sindy Museum site gives Patch’s issue year as 1966 but I definitely got mine for Christmas 1965. I remember this well as we left for Australia on 23rd December 1965 and got our Christmas presents a few days early.
However, I was lucky to find a replacement doll at Paddy’s market in Adelaide in the late 1990s. She only cost me $8 which was cheap even for then. I thought that the seller must have made a mistake or not known who she was. Needless to say I grabbed her and ran.
This is the auburn hair version of Patch but she was also made as a brunette and a blonde. I always think that Patch has a more cheeky expression than Pepper. She is wearing an original Patch outfit but as it didn’t come with the doll it looks a little short in the legs. Patch did vary in height over the years she was made.
Patch is in pretty good condition except for a rather ragged fringe but I always think of her as a little girl who would experiment with scissors on her own hair.