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1975 Sindy Outfits and Separates

Moving into the mid 70s Sindy continued to reflect the fashions of the time. The Trendys and the Gauntlets were gone now replaced with new dolls with equally beautiful faces. These pretty dolls had what we call “high colour” faces, big blue eyes, red lips, lots of blusher and tanned faces. They had silky sewn-in black eyelashes and lovely silky saran hair.

The Pedigree trade catalogue described her as follows:

Why is Sindy so successful?
We think it's her lovely face. Or could it be the range of fashions – always up to date and priced for year round sales? You'll probably say it's the unequalled range of scenesetters which adds so much realism for little girls throughout the world – and keeps them coming back to your store again and again! No doubt it's the combination of all these that will keep Sindy in that cherished No. 1 position.”


Confusingly, the Sindy references changed again and were renumbered with a new five digit series starting with a “44”. Existing outfits were renumbered with the extra “44” in front but some new outfits had a completely new numbering system. With the previous years we have always tried to list the boxed outfits followed by the separates, but for ease of reference we will now start to list them in ascending numerical order.

Adding to the confusion, this is another year where the trade catalogue and the Sindy style leaflet contain different outfits and we have noted where they were shown in the descriptions below for your future reference.

Starting with the Sindys themselves:

  • Active Sindy now had posing ankles and was described as “The ultimate in posability!”. Her reference was changed to 44654 but her outfit remained the same as that sold on the 1973 doll. Pedigree now had to provide a stand for the active Sindy so that she could be posed standing 'en pointe'. (See 1974 Sindy).
  • Lovely Lively Sindy was given a new outfit, a stand, a brush, comb & mirror and a new reference.
  • Funtime Sindy, Pedigree's lowest price basic Sindy, was also sold in a new outfit with a new reference.
  • Pretty Pose Sindy was introduced – she was a poseable doll but her flexible limbs did not use the active innovations. In that regard she was quite basic in design and she was more like a Funtime Sindy with both bendy arms and legs. But she did have a lovely face and is indeed very pretty. According to the Sindy style leaflet she was a UK only doll.

We also think that as with previous years the older dolls continued to be sold until the stock ran out and we have seen a photo for a suggested shop display in the 1975 Pedigree trade catalogue which shows both the new Sindys and outfits together with some of the older models ('Funtime Sindy' in the striped swimsuit and the Lovely Lively 'Ship Ahoy' dolls).

The Sindy golden medallion charm bracelets had now been phased out completely.

The labels that we have found have been a real mixture, all are paper and included the green printed “Made in Hong Kong” in the green box, the red printed “Made in Hong Kong” and the Mego labels. All the poppers are sewn-on metal snap fasteners but we have actually found a couple that were square-shaped rather than round.

The following outfits were still available but apart from 'Bride' they were only shown in the Pedigree trade catalogue and were not shown in the Sindy style leaflet which only showed the new outfits:
'Goucho' – with a new reference 44122 and now shown as the pink variation (see 1973 Sindy)
'Bib Skirt' – new reference 44123 (see 1973 Sindy)
'Summer Party' – new reference 44128 and now shown with the white bow on the dress
'Wrap Over' now called 'Wrapover' with a new reference 44129 and the outfit was actually shown with blue Trendy shoes
'Feel Free' - with a new reference of 44130 and shown as the variation with the pink floral design with yellow panels and white scrollwork (please see the variations in 1974 Sindy)
'Summer Smock' - new reference 44131
'Bride' – new reference 44213
'Sleep Tight' – new reference 44214
'Wavy Navy' – new reference 44215 and now shown with buttons on the jacket and the orange and white sunglasses
'Check Mate' now called 'Checkmate' with a new reference 44218
'Party Date' – new reference 44224 and now shown with the white bow at the waist but without the little silver clutch bag
'Red Flares' – new reference 44225 and shown with the brown and orange flowered pattern
'Casual Day' now called 'Casual Days' with a new reference 44227.

1975 saw the release of three new boxed dolls and twenty-four outfits as shown below.

Lovely Lively Sindy (Ref 44608) (Boxed doll outfit)

This new outfit for the Lovely Lively consisted of a top and skirt. The short-sleeved top was made of a white fluffy cotton knit which was very fashionable at the time. It had a faux front opening  trimmed with a little pearlised button at the neck. The neck, front opening, sleeves and waist were edged with a multicoloured check cotton with little square in shades of white, fawn, yellow and gold edged in black. The top opened down the back and fastened with two sew-on metal snap fasteners with one at the neck and the other at the waist. The skirt was made of the same cotton check and was a pleated sun-ray skirt made up of a number of intricate knife pleats sewn to a waistband of the same material. It fastened at the back of the waist with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. This Sindy came with white Trendy shoes in 1975.

Although the Pedigree literature showed her wearing a red headband we have seen this MIB (Mint In Box) and she had a yellow headband (see photo on the left of a mint Lovely Lively). She also came with stand and a brush, comb & mirror set. They were made of white plastic and with large moulded Sindy “S” shaped handles with the “S” accentuated with gold paint (see photo right).

Pretty Pose Sindy (Ref 44617) (Boxed doll outfit)

Pretty Pose came wearing a pair of red dungarees and golden yellow top. The wide legged dungarees were made of red denim with a golden yellow felt apple and stalk motif stuck onto the bib. Similarly to the 'Ship Ahoy' pinafore the shoulder straps which went over the shoulders and were sewn onto the back of the trousers at the waist. The dungarees had two long darts at the back of the waist to shape the garment and fastened with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. The short-sleeved, skinny-ribbed top was made of a golden yellow stretch nylon. It had a turtle-neck, opened down the back and it fastened at the back of the neck with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. Pretty Pose had a red elasticated headband for her hair (not shown) and wore a pair of Trendy shoes. She was shown wearing white Trendy shoes but we have also seen this doll boxed wearing red Trendy shoes.

Funtime Sindy (Ref 44679) (Boxed doll outfit)

This Sindy wore a turquoise blue stretch-nylon swimsuit with a Sindy “S” printed in white on the right hip (rather than an embroidery “S” motif which was shown in the Pedigree literature). She came with a blue elastic headband and was shown wearing a pair of white daisy sandals, but we think she actually came wearing white Trendy shoes.

Summery Days (Ref 44001)

A pretty simple short-sleeved knee-length shift dress made of red and small white polka dot cotton (it is the same material as one of the 'Sun Suit' variations - see 1974 Sindy). The dress was decorated with two white guipure lace flowers on the front. It fastened at the back of the neck with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. This dress was shown with red Trendy shoes but we have seen it MIP (Mint In Packet) with white.

This outfit was shown in both the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Snug Winter (Ref 44050)

This long-sleeved, knee-length coat had a sewn-on collar, reverse lapels and it fastened with a tie belt made of the same material (which was attached to the waist on the back of the coat). It was made of crimplene in a stylised tartan check. Although it was shown in the style leaflet with a white scarf at the neck, we are not sure about this. We have seen one MIP (Mint In Packet) and it did not have one. The coat came with white Trendy shoes.

We know of two colour combinations. One is a pretty pastel pink, light blue and white (with a yellow line in it making it look a creamy colour) combination and the other was acid orange, royal blue and white (with a yellow line in it again making it look a creamy colour).

This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet, and the pattern of the coat shown was slightly different.

Pretty Pinny (Ref 44052)

This outfit had a dark green needlecord pinafore dress with a cross-over bodice and long wide straps which went over the shoulders and were sewn onto the back of the skirt at the waist. On the left hand side of the A-line skirt at hip height there was a patch pocket made of the same needlecord sewn on at a 45 degree angle. The pinafore fastened with one sewn-on metal snap fastener at the back of the waist. The long-sleeved, skinny-ribbed, turtle-neck top was made of white stretch nylon. It was open down the back and fastened at the back of the neck with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. This outfit came with white Trendy shoes.

This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet, and the colour of the pinafore is shown as navy blue rather than dark green. Although we have never seen the blue version some collectors say that they did have it when they were little. If you do have the blue version we would love to hear from you.

Marguerite (Ref 44053)

A thick cotton green and white polka dress decorated with white solid circles and lilac, red, peach & yellow flowers & shapes. It was knee-length, had short sleeves with sewn-on cuffs, a sewn-on collar and two shaped patch pockets. It had a delicate thin white plastic belt, with a gold coloured metal rectangular buckle, which threaded through two little cotton belt loops to hold it to the dress. The dress opened down the front and fastened with two sewn-on metal snap fasteners. Although it was not shown in the style leaflet this outfit came with a white nylon headscarf with a lace trim, see MIP (Mint In Packet) photos below. This outfit came with white trendy shoes.

Shown at the top on the right is a very rare golden yellow variation of this dress.

Sunspotter (Ref 44134)

A sun dress and matching hat made of a coarsely woven thick golden coloured cotton printed with large raspberry pink polka dots. The dress was knee-length with a smocked bodice made of four elasticated rows and it had raspberry pink ribbon shoulder straps. The dress fastened at the back with two sewn-on metal snap fasteners. The sunhat was made of four triangular sections of the same material as the dress sewn together with a wide brim of the same fabric. The brim was lined with a raspberry pink cotton. The outfit came with pink daisy sandals.

There is a variation to this outfit which has candy pink spots and is much more mustard orange in colour. In addition the pink inside the hat is a much nicer candy pink coloured cotton. To begin with, we did wonder whether the outfits had merely aged differently, but actually they have quite different labels – they are paper with red “Made in Hong Kong” print but the printing is different on each and we suspect that they were either made at different factories or were from different production runs.

This outfit was shown in both the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Polka Party (Ref 44135)

A simple but pretty halter-neck maxi-dress made of cotton with a candy pink and large white polka dot pattern (the same material as used for the trousers of the 1973 Lovely Lively jumpsuit also known as 'Fun Flares' see 1973 Sindy). The dress had a cross-over bodice and long shoulder straps which tied behind Sindy's neck. It had a stitched waistband and it fastened at the back of the waist with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. This is normally accompanied by a pair of pink daisy sandals  but we have also seen it with a white pair.

Below are two variations of this outfit, the one on the left is salmon pink with a very pale khaki polka dot and the one on the right is a very pale pink with a white polka dot.

This outfit was shown in both the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Shirt (Ref 44138)

This was a big baggy long-sleeved shirt made a pink and white multicoloured checked cotton. It had a sewn on collar with rounded lapels and cuffs made of the same material. It fastened down the front with two sewn-on metal snap fasteners and was decorated with three little pink plastic buttons. It came with a pair of white Trendy shoes.

This outfit is often mis-described as including a pair of baggy blue jeans. This is not the case the outfit was the shirt and shoes only. The jeans shown in the marketing literature were the trousers from 'Sweater & Trousers' (see 1974 Sindy).

This outfit was shown in both the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Tartan Twins (Ref 44136)

This outfit consisted of a simple white top and a tartan skirt. So far as we can see the top is almost identical to the top used for 1971's 'Jodhpurs & Sweater' (see 1971 Sindy). About the only difference we can find is in the fabric weave with the earlier top having a very, very fine ribbed pattern, but this difference could simply be from a different batch of fabric. The white, long-sleeved thick nylon top had a turtle-neck, and elasticated cuffs and waist. It had raglan sleeves and it fastened at the back with two metal snap fasteners, one at the neck and the other at the waist. The simple A-line skirt was made of a soft brushed cotton with a red, black, yellow and white 'tartan' print. It fastened at the back of the waist with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. The outfit came with red Trendy shoes.

This outfit was shown in both the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Bolero (Ref 44139)

A very pretty pastel pink nylon wrap over top and accessories. The V-necked top fastened just like a ballet cardigan and it had a long piece of pink grosgrain ribbon sewn to the waist with long ties at each end. The top was open at the front and the two sides could be crossed-over and the ribbon attached to the left side of the waist was pulled through a little gap in the right seam so that the ribbons could then be tied together at the waist. It had long sleeves with a double row of elastic at the wrist giving it little flared cuffs. To accompany this outfit there was a little pink nylon dolly bag with a double elasticated top and a pink grosgrain ribbon handle, a pearl necklace with a silver box clasp and a pair of white Trendy shoes.

This outfit is often mis-described as including a long floral skirt. This is not the case and the skirt shown in the marketing literature was the long skirt from 'Theatre Time' (see 1973 Sindy).

This outfit was shown in the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Shorty Nighty (Ref 44140)

A dainty baby doll nighty and matching pants made from white cotton decorated with pink rose sprigs. The high-waisted nighty was sleeveless and it had a V-neck front and back. The front and back of the bodice was lined with a white webbing material. It was decorated with a pink satin bow which was sewn to the waist under the V-neck and the hem was edged with white nylon lace. It was open down the back where it also fastened. The pants had high cut legs and an elasticated waist. This outfit came with slippers trimmed with pink faux fur.

We know that there are at least three variations in respect of the rose sprigged cotton material and the lace trim, and we think they may be associated with the year of manufacture as this outfit was available in 1975 and 1976. The 1975 version has a larger rose pattern and it came with white daisy sandals trimmed with pink faux fur. The nighty fastened with a sewn-on metal snap fastener (see the first photo above and also below).

In 1976 the pattern was slightly different. The pattern had much smaller roses and there were two patterns, a very pale pink and a much more deeper pink and they had different lace trims. The pale pink rose nighty fastened with a chrome coloured metal popper with the back facing and the deep pink rose nighty had a sewn-on metal popper. These outfits came with a new type of one strap sandal similarly trimmed with faux fur (see the second & third photo above and also below).

Below are two MIP (Mint In Packet) versions which clearly show the two different rose patterns and slippers. The one on the left is from 1975 (note the cut-away heart shaped backing) and the one on the right is from 1976 (with the squiggly line backing).


This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet in 1975, and the pattern of the material shown was slightly different.

Baggies (Ref 44141)

At last a new pair of trousers to replace the 1971 'Casual Cords'. Bags were so fashionable in 1975 so naturally Sindy had to have a pair. Above is a MIP (Mint In Packet) pair for reference. Her pair were made of pale blue denim, were straight-legged and very baggy. They had a wide waistband, two front hip pockets, a front fly opening, and they were stitched with a red contrasting stitch. We cannot confirm whether there was any detailing on the back of the trousers. They came with a pair of red Trendy shoes.

This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet and it is often mis-described as including a sweater. This is not the case, the outfit was the jeans and shoes only. The sweater shown in the marketing literature was from 'Sweater & Trousers' (see 1974 Sindy).

Gingham Gear (Ref 44142)

Sindy finally got a new underwear set to replace 'Flower Frillies (see 1969 Sindy). It was similar in that it still consisted of a bra, pants and half-slip. It was made from blue and white gingham cotton.  The top of the bra was trimmed with white nylon lace and it fastened at the back with a sewn-on metal snap fastener. The  pants had an elasticated waist which used a white elastic with a scalloped edge and the leg holes were trimmed with same white nylon lace as the bra. The slip shown here is different to the one shown in the style leaflet which had a 'cut-out' flower decoration. But, this version was MIP (Mint In Packet) and as yet we have not seen a slip with such a 'cut-out' pattern. As you can see the slip was plain gingham with an elasticated waist and it was trimmed with the white nylon lace around the hem. This outfit came with a pair of white daisy sandals trimmed with white faux fur.

This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet.

Pedal Pusher (Ref 44219)

This outfit was just about as fashionable as you could get as a teenager in 1975 and tastefully reflected the trademark style of the Bay City Rollers, Britain's hottest pop group. Cropped trousers, cropped jackets, tartan turn-ups and long socks were “in”.  Sindy's faux-denim outfit was made from a blue chambray cotton. The jacket was a bomber style long-sleeved denim jacket with a sewn-on collar, with sleeves and edges of the jacket trimmed with lengths of the same blue fabric. It had a breast pocket on the left hand side of the jacket. It did not have any fastenings. The knee-length pedal pushers had a sewn-on waistband and the trousers hems were decorated with pink and white gingham cotton faux turn-ups. They fastened at the back of the waist with a sewn-on metal snap fastener. Underneath the jacket Sindy wore white brushed cotton sleeveless vest top which fastened at the back with a sewn-on metal snap fastener (shown below). She wore knee-high long white cotton socks (shown below although we understand some came with nylon) and blue Trendy shoes.


This outfit was shown in both the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Checky Coat (Ref 44228)

A warm coat and hat ensemble. The knee-length, long-sleeved coat was made of a multicoloured check brushed cotton. This  coat was really fashionable, it had a sewn-on shawl collar and the back of the coat had a wide sewn-on waistband with two tucks along the top providing shape to the back bodice. Sewn into each side seam to match the sewn-on waistband were the two belt ties used to fasten the coat. The hat was made of four triangular sections of a material that is hard to describe, it feels like a stiff flannel with a brushed surface which looks like felt. This hat had a hatband made of the same check material as the coat. By way of accessories, this outfit had a triangular scarf made of silky textured nylon which was hemmed on all three sides, a white saddlebag shaped shoulder bag made of white textured vinyl with a front flap that fastened with a rectangular shaped 'gold' buckle and a pair of  plastic knee-high Trendy boots with rounded toes and flat heels.

There are two variations of this outfit. The one most commonly found is made from a yellow, brown and black check fabric with a yellow crown to the hat, a golden yellow scarf and yellow Trendy boots (shown above left). There is also a version with a red and black check fabric, a red crown to the hat and a white scarf and boots (shown above right).

This outfit was shown in the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Smarty Denims (Ref 44229)

Another outfit which was just so fashionable at the time. This outfit consisted of a faux 'button down' shirt, flared trousers and a cap. The long-sleeved shirt was made from a pretty pastel pink cotton. It had a sewn-on triangular collar made from white cotton with rows of pink dots and blue stripes in a criss-cross pattern. The same material was used to edge the sleeves, the front edges and hem of the shirt. The shirt fastened at the front with two sewn-on metal snap fasteners which were decorated with three small white “fish eye” plastic buttons. The flared trousers were made of the same pink material and the hem of each trouser leg was trimmed with the same criss-cross fabric as the shirt. There were two darts at the back of the waist to shape the trousers and they fastened with a sewn-on metal snap fastener. For her head Sindy had a beautifully crafted baker's boy cap. The crown and peak were made of the pink material and the crown was made of four triangular sections stitched together and tucked into a cap band made of the criss-cross fabric. The outfit came with white Trendy shoes.

This outfit was shown in both the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Paris in Spring (Ref 44230)

This outfit is a prized possession for many Sindy collectors because it is a very difficult outfit to find complete and in good condition. The blouse is particularly fragile, it is prone to fading and the sheer sleeves can be easily torn and they do fray badly.

This was a softly tailored skirt suit and co-ordinating blouse (shown on the left in the photo above). The stylish V-neck jacket and skirt were made of white cotton with a navy blue and red polka dot pattern. The straight cut edge-to-edge jacket had long sleeves and no collar. The sleeves had sewn-on cuffs made of the same polka dot fabric, and the neck & front edges were trimmed with the same material. The jacket had two patch pockets sewn on the bottom edge of the jacket at the front. The midi-length skirt was a beautiful piece of work made of box pleats detailed with a navy blue stitching which went all the way round the skirt. It had a sewn on waistband and fastened at the back of the waist with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. The navy blue long-sleeved, tie-necked blouse was made of nylon but the puffed sleeves and ties were made of chiffon. The sleeves were elasticated with just a row of navy blue shearing elastic at the wrists and the blouse fastened at the front with one sewn-on metal snap fastener.

 

For her waist she had a wide red plastic belt with a large round buckle. As you can see our buckle is a patterned silver colour and we know that it is correct. However, we have read descriptions that say the buckle was gold coloured and we do wonder if there is more than one version? We would be very interested to know what other collectors have.

For Sindy's feet there were matching red Trendy shoes.

We do have a variation of this outfit to show you which comes up for sale from time to time on ebay as the “hard to find variation” (see the outfit above on the right), but to be quite honest we are not sure about it. In looking at the official Sindy outfit, we think this one is poorly made in comparison. Instead of the polka dot cotton the jacket and skirt were made of a thinner cotton material with navy blue polka dots on a white background with navy blue, green, red and yellow toad stools and green foliage. There were no pleats to this skirt, it was just a plain ‘A’ line skirt with a sewn-on waistband which fastened at the back with a sewn-on metal snap fastener. The blouse to this outfit had a paper label with “Hong Kong” printed in blue. The blouse had two sewn-on metal snap fasteners poppers and they were the same as for the other blouse. But, the sleeves and neck ties are a much thinner nylon material and the body of the shirt doesn't feel as good in quality and the colour looks slightly purple to us. In addition, the shearing elastic in the cuffs is white elastic and we don't think that the overall finish of this outfit is as good. It could simply be that this was made at a different factory, or Pedigree had to cut the cost of manufacture to maintain the price point, and as a consequence it was just different. We probably need to see it in mint in its original packaging to be sure, but if you have any other information about this outfit please do let us know.

This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet, and the pattern of the suit shown was slightly different.

Mix n Match (Ref 44231)

Another of Sindy's clever and adaptable combination outfits, consisting of a jacket, vest top, skirt and trousers. The blouson-styled jacket had a co-ordinating red and navy blue criss-cross design on a white background, it had long sleeves and a sewn-on collar with rounded lapels. This jacket had sewn-on rectangular panels down each edge of the front opening but it did not have any fastenings. The cuffs and the waist were elasticated and were stitched with three rows of elastic. The sleeveless vest top was made a soft nylon jersey and it had with a low round neckline and it fastened at the back of the neck with one sewn-on metal snap fastener.  The skirt and trousers were made navy blue polyester nylon. The A-line knee-height skirt had two kick pleats at the front, a sewn-on waistband and it fastened at the back with a sewn-on metal snap fastener. The trousers had an elasticated waist stitched with three rows of elastic. Around her neck Sindy wore red, white & blue lovebeads. This outfit was shown in the Pedigree literature with white shoes but see below.


There are subtle variations to this outfit and we think it is again associated with the year of manufacture as this outfit was also available in 1975 and 1976. Below are two NFRB (Never Removed From Box) versions which clearly show the differences. The one on the left is from 1975 and the one on the right is from 1976. In 1975 the outfit came with a silky nylon blouson jacket however in the 1976 version the jacket was made of cotton. We also think the fabric of the skirt and trousers in 1976 was slightly darker as we do have both of these outfits removed from their boxes and there is a colour difference. The lovebeads were also different, the 1975 version had a gilt box clasp and the 1976 version was a just string of beads to pop over Sindy's head and the 1976 beads were also slightly larger (see inset photos above). It is worth noting that some NFRB (Never Removed From Box) outfits have been found without the lovebeads necklace, but it is unknown as to whether this was just an error of packing, a problem with stock control, whether they were removed, fell out, or were deliberately omitted to keep down the price of the outfit. Finally shoes, this NFRB 1975 version actually came with blue Trendy shoes and, as you can see, the 1976 version had white slip-on mules (again more about the new shoes in 1976).
This outfit has a Mego label in the jacket but the red vest top has the green printed “Made in Hong Kong” paper label. This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet in 1975.

Hallo Dolly (Ref 44232)


The floor-length A-line dress was made of two layers of fabric. The top layer was a vibrant big floral patterned chiffon with predominantly fuchsia pink hues. The under layer was a fuchsia pink nylon. These two layers were stitched together at the top of the neckline and hung loosely to the ankles. It was quite a wide-cut dress but because the fabrics were so light the dress flowed and it was very soft and feminine. It was sleeveless but it had a neck frill of the chiffon material folded over and stitched to the neckline. The frill was stitched into a V-shape at the front and flowed over the shoulders giving the impression of cap sleeves. The neckline and the armholes were also bound with the same chiffon fabric. It had two faux-crystal faceted beads made of transparent plastic attached to the top of front of the dress. It fastened at the back of the neck with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. For accessories Sindy was given a pair of fuchsia deep pink satin long fingerless gloves (or half-sleeves) and a matching headband. The headband was made of dark pink ribbon for approximately three quarters of its length stitched to a matching deep pink cotton elastic for the rest. A bright orange feather (we have also seen a fuchsia coloured feather) was attached to the elastic part. The elastic enabled the headband to be slipped onto Sindy's head and also kept it in place. For her feet she wore a pair of pink daisy sandals.

There are a number of beautiful variations to this outfit which are all based around the big fuchsia pink floral pattern (see photo below). There is always room for more wonderful variations of this beautiful dress and we would be pleased to show them (duly acknowledged of course).

 This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet.

Sunflower (Ref 44233)

Another glorious combination outfit consisting of a bikini, a sleeveless beach jacket or cover-up, and wraparound skirt. The bikini consisted of a bandeau bra and pants made of a fine woven printed cotton. The pattern was a sunny floral design with a bright tangerine background decorated with teal blue, yellow and white petalled flowers with teal blue or yellow centres.The petals and the centre of the flowers are picked out in an orange/red colour print. The bra had fabric straps, was edged with a mustard yellow nylon binding (made of the same material as the wraparound skirt, see below) and it fastened with one sewn-on metal snap fastener at the back. The waist and the leg holes of the pants were also bound with the same mustard yellow nylon binding and it too fastened with one sewn-on metal snap fastener at the back. The wraparound skirt (and the binding) was made of a stiff silky nylon material. It was a full skirt, floor length with two sewn-in darts at the waist. All the edges of the skirt were bound in the tangerine floral cotton with two long waist ties made of the same material. The edge-to-edge jacket was collarless and made from the tangerine floral cotton with the armholes, neck and front of the jacket bound with the mustard yellow nylon binding. This outfit came with sandals (see below).

The outfit shown above is the 1976 version as this outfit was issued in 1975 and again in 1976, and there are subtle variations between the two. Firstly there is a difference in the pattern, the 1975 version has a much more distinct petal shape and the centre of the flowers is slightly different (look at the pants). Below are two MIP (Mint In Packet) versions which clearly show the different patterns and as you can see they also have different sandals. The one on the left is from 1975 (note the cut-away heart shaped backing) and the one on the right is from 1976 (with the squiggly line backing). In 1975 this outfit came with white daisy sandals (as shown in the style leaflet) and in 1976 it came with the new type of one strap sandal, this time in yellow (more about the new shoes in 1976).

This outfit has a Mego label and a very similar outfit was shown on the back of a Maddie Mod outfit packaging from the 1970s so we think this outfit might have been a Mego adaption and adoption by Pedigree UK for Sindy. Unfortunately the photo we have seen was not detailed enough for us to identify exactly what the Maddie Mod outfit was. This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet.

Happy Days (Ref 44234)

This was a pretty midi-length dress. The short-sleeved bodice was made of a pale pink nylon lace and the front of the bodice was backed with white nylon to preserve Sindy's modesty.  It had a square-cut neckline and matching lace sleeves. The skirt was made of the same pink and white polka dot nylon fabric which was the same as the 1972 version of 'Bedtime Beauty' (see 1972 Sindy). The sleeves and hem were trimmed with the same pink and white nylon lace as 'Pleasant Dreams' (see below). It had a white silky satin ribbon sash, the ends of which were sewn to the opening at the back of the waist and tied in front in a bow. The dress fastened at the back with two sewn-on metal snap fasteners (we have found both round and square-shaped fasteners on this dress). To accompany the outfit there was a pink nylon lace shawl with elongated square-cut ends made of the same material as the bodice (see inset photo above right) and a pair of white shoes.

This outfit was issued in 1975 and again in 1976 and whilst we do not think there were any variations to the dress and shawl itself, we do think the shoes might have been updated. We know that the 1975 version came with white Trendy shoes because we have seen that MIP (Mint In Packet) however we think these shoes must have been updated for 1976 when we think the Trendy shoes were phased out. If you know which shoes came with the 1976 version of this pretty dress, please do contact us and we'll update this description.

This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet.

Jumper n Jeans (Ref 44235)

The long-sleeved jumper was made of a stretchy nylon. It had red sleeves and a red waistband. The front panel on the jumper was made of a multicoloured nylon knit fabric in a blue, red, white and yellow striped pattern. The same fabric was used on on the back of the jumper but the fabric was cut  and sewn on the diagonal giving a chevron patterned detailing to the back. The jumper had a sewn-on large white pointed collar made of thin cotton-backed vinyl. It opened down the back and fastened with two sewn-on metal snap fasteners. The jeans were made of a light printed cotton styled to look like a pair of trendy two-tone jeans with white contrasting stitching. It had a front fly opening which fastened with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. This outfit came with shoes, please see below.

There are a number of variations to the jumper which are primarily based around where the fabric was cut for the front panel thereby providing for a number of striped designs. We think there are also variations based around the year of issue as this was another 1975 and 1976 release. Above left are two zig zag patterns which we think might be 1975. Above right is a loop stitch jumper which we think is a 1976 version and we have also found this jumper sewn together inside out, providing for yet another form of variation.

Below are two MIP (Mint In Packet) versions upon which we have based our thinking. The 1975 jumper is knitted with a zig zag stitch (see below left in the packet with the cut-out heart shaped backing) whereas the 1976 jumper has a much tighter knitted rows with a sort of looped stitch (see below right in the packet with the squiggly line shaped backing). Again they have different shoes, white Trendy shoes for 1975 and red slip-on mules for 1976. 


This outfit has a Mego label and a very similar outfit was shown on the back of a Maddie Mod outfit packaging from the 1970s so we think this outfit might have been a Mego adaption and adoption by Pedigree UK for Sindy. Unfortunately the photo we have seen was not detailed enough for us to identify exactly what the Maddie Mod outfit was. This outfit design was also used for an outfit for Mego's answer to Action Girl called “Dinah-mite” and it was called 'Campus Co-ed'.  This outfit was shown in both the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Window Shopper (Ref 44252)

Another outfit with trousers but this time with a stylish stylised 'buttoned up' tailored jacket. The long-sleeved jacket was made of nylon weave. It had a brown and beige diagonal striped pattern which was quite intricate as the threads were woven to form very tiny dots and stripes like a fine herringbone, giving the impression that the material was textured even though it was not. It had a sewn-on beige nylon pointed collar, and the material of the jacket was folded back to create reverse lapels. It fastened at the front with two sewn-on metal snap fasteners and it was decorated with three little gold coloured plastic buttons. The flared trousers were made of the same beige material as the collar and they fastened at the back with one sewn-on metal snap fastener. Although not shown in the trade catalogue, this outfit came with a yellow nylon cravat for Sindy's neck (two examples of which are shown below) and a pair of white Trendy shoes.

There is a nice variation to this outfit (shown above right). The jacket is woven with a golden brown rather than a beige thread, and instead of the beige collar and trousers this version has a peach collar and trousers. These differences can be most clearly seen on the two comparison photos below which also shows the cravats which came with them.

 This outfit was shown in both the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Pleasant Dreams (Ref 44254)

A beautiful shortie nightie and long negligee made from the same material as the top layer of Sindy's 1974 nightie called 'Negligee' (see 1974 Sindy). The thigh-length nightie was again made of two layers,  the top layer was made of the same white translucent netting embossed with soft pastel flowers and butterfly outlines but this time it was lined with a sugar pink nylon satin. It was sleeveless, had a V-neck, the front of the waist was elasticated and the hem was trimmed with pink and white nylon lace. It fastened at the back of the neck with one sewn-on square-shaped metal snap fastener. The sleeveless, floor-length, V-necked negligee was made of the top layer of embossed netting and all the edges were trimmed with the same pink and white nylon lace which gave the negligee the appearance of having short sleeves. It was tied with a long piece of pink silky satin ribbon (which was used in later years for the Active Sindy's pink hair bow). We think this outfit came with white daisy sandals.

The nightie has a Mego label however we have not been able to identify a similar outfit for another fashion doll. It was shown in the Pedigree trade catalogue and in the Sindy style leaflet.

Quick Change (Ref 44253)

A very cleverly designed outfit with a top and two interchangeable skirts. The long-sleeved turtle-necked top was made from bright red and sunshine yellow stretch nylon. The back, the top of the front including the turtle-neck were made of the red fabric. In addition, the waist was hemmed with a yellow cotton thread which provided a contrasting stitching detail against the red at the back. The faux-bib and the sleeves were made from the yellow fabric. To complete the bib effect there were two yellow nylon 'straps' which were sewn into the seam on the top of the yellow bib and into the shoulder seams. The top opened down the back and fastened with two sewn-on metal snap fasteners. The two knee-length skirts were made of polyester nylon and they both had sewn-on waistbands and fastened at the back of the waist with a sewn-on metal snap fastener. One was bright red trimmed with a yellow nylon band about a ½ inch above the hem. The other was sunshine yellow bound with a red nylon trim around the hem and with a length of the same red nylon sewn into the waistband on the right side of the skirt as ties. This outfit came with shoes – see below.

This outfit was also issued in 1975 and again in 1976, and whilst we do not think there were any significant variations to the outfit itself, the shoes were updated. We know that the 1975 version came with white Trendy shoes and that in 1976 it came with red slip-on mules.

This outfit was only shown in the Sindy style leaflet.

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