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The Deluxe Doll House

Sweet Gail

Deluxe History
The Soft Bodied Betty the Bride Dolls
Terry Tea Party Doll
Gail, Amy, and Connie, Debbie
Little Red Riding Hood and Sweet Mary
Snow White
Hints for Cleaning
Deluxe Reading Warranty
Deluxe Brochure
Betty the Bride and Sweet Rosemary
Darling Debbie
Beautiful Gail
Variations of the Stuffed Version (my Cherokee Maid)
Black Cinderella, Betty the Bride and Sweet Rosemary
Faces of the 30 Inch Dolls
Hard Plastic Deluxe Reading Sweet Ann
Sweet Gail
Miss Blossom Doll
Nancy Nurse
The Eegee Brides and Bridesmaid
Eegee Debutant High Heeled Dolls and More
Eegee My Fair Lady Doll
The Ideal Revlon Dolls
Uneeda and other Multi-Jointed Dolls
The Gorgeous Horsman Girls
Fashion Parade Dolls and Outfits
24 Inch Deluxe Doll Displays
Other High-heeled 24 Inch Dolls
Polly Ponds Doll
More Beautiful 24 Inch Dolls
Candy Fashion Doll
Suzy Homemaker, Beauty Parlor Version
Eegee Susan Stroller and Suzanne
Impco Tina Toddler, Patty Lynn, and the Horsman Saucys
Sayco and Jolly Dolls and Arranbee's Taffy
Gail of the West, Little Miss Fashion, Suzy Smart, Beauty Parlor Dolls
Flat-foot Alexanders
Sweet Sues and Tonis
Flirty Eyed American Character Dolls
Betsy McCall
Mother and Children Sets
High Heeled Alexander
Coty Girl Doll and Aranbee Sister, Nanette
Bonnie Bride with Satin Dress
Bonnie Bride-Ruffled Dress
Royal and 14R Marked Dolls
The Grannykins Dolls
Mother of the Bride Doll
Jointed Valentine? Doll
Handy Hints
Shipping Hints from the Experienced
Just for Fun
Ideas for Display

Informational Site Only
This is Sweet Gail, which I acquired in what I thought was a royal purple dress. She has her original three quarter length fingerless gloves and her original necklace and earrings, but is missing her crown.

I have had a couple of ladies email me that she had one of these dolls when she was young, in a royal blue, and from looking at the dresses from a seamstress point of view, I have come to the conclusion that the purple dress that is found more often than not, is actually a fade-down from the Royal Blue dress, and that Gail should actually be blue.
If I look at the hems of the dress, they are finished in a blue bias tape, and blue stitching, and no factory that I know of is going to take a purple dress and put blue stitching and tape on it !


Evidently the fabric does not retain the dye well, and even though this doll, and my sister's doll shown above, with her original box, were not played with, the old tale of not storing things in cardboard boxes, (wedding dresses, etc) is true, you start losing colors.


But, as you can see, there is fading at the top of the dress, turning almost a purple. My royal purple Gail is beside her, and you can almost detect the remnants of the original blue in her dress.



Here is another lovely lady in the same dress as Gail and Ann. Her dress is a pale fuschia, and I added new flowers to the sides for her, the same as her sisters. I believe the mystery is solved as to her gown's name. Her gown is a Gail dress!
The reason I have come to this conclusion, is the bias tape on the dress and stitching inside the dress is BLUE ! I believe the blue dress fades down to purple and on down to the fuschia.
I have also seen the the red fade to kind of an orange color. I sure don't trust the sun to any of these dolls dresses.
But the doll herself is still a mystery


I recently acquired another of these dolls in an auction, advertised as with a blue dress. The picture used for advertising shows a really blue dress.



Also, if you look at the graphics on the boxes of these two ladies, Ann and Gail, you are seeing that they are reversed.  Ann in the red dress has a blue box, and is showing a red dress.  Gail in the red box, is showing a blue dress...not purple



Here is a picture of her a la natural...She is almost twice as heavy as the other doll, and has a twist waist.  No markings on her neck, but that is an unmistakable Deluxe face.  Here she is shown with her Ann-Gail Sister body.