Doll Review: Wardrobe Sharing
As promised, this is part two of my curvy, strawberry blonde, made-to-move Barbie doll review (if you missed part one, it’s right here). This time, I thought I’d go ahead and try a few outfits on the shapely new girl and see what fits – and what doesn’t. Some of this may surprise you, I know some of it surprised me.
I thought I should use at least a few generic Barbie clothes, rather than going straight to my custom stuff to give an overall, rough idea of how things fit.
This first look is a pair of leggings, flats, an adorable hat (because why not?), and a sweater dress that came from “The Barbie Look: City Chic Style”:
This outfit is curve-hugging, that’s certain, but it suits her. I love this twist on the original look; it’s comfortable and relaxed while still being stylish. What’s not to love?
I would have liked to have had a sewing pin on hand to keep the hat in place, more snugly placed than it was. Still, I’d say this look works, wouldn’t you?
This next look fit…ish. This dress is made for a fashionsita barbie, specifically, “The Barbie Look: Music Festival”.
The button around the neck posed no problems, though the second button was a bit reluctant, and the third flatly refused to cooperate. Like I said, her waist is quite a bit wider than a made-to-move Barbie, who have wider waists than fashionistas.
However, unless you’re going to take pictures of your doll from the back, it’s not like it’s unable to be hidden or masked. Her hair almost covers the gap.
This next look has pieces that fit, and pieces that don’t. This is the custom blazer I had made for Eve (I can’t raise this curvy made-to-move’s arms), the blouse is from the “Made to Move Skateboarder Barbie” (who I had repainted into Nomi), and the pants are part of a collection of clothes I purchased off of Ebay in a bundle.
As you can see, the pants clearly do not fit from the back, so much so that I wouldn’t be able to make the doll sit, or take pictures from the side without her bum poking out. Not a flattering look on the new girl, but we knew there would be some things she couldn’t share with her cousins. Here’s how they fit the Fashionista Barbie and the Made to Move Barbie (for comparison’s sake).
The custom jeans I had made for Eve are worse - they won’t even go over her thighs (a problem I myself have experienced before). That’s alright, though, I had a pair waiting for her:
From what I can see, most of the barbie clothes have enough give and stretch to fit the new girl quite nicely. One last item: a grey trench coat. It is crafted specifically for Fashion Royalty, the shop even told me they weren’t sure it would fit a made-to-move body. Imagine my surprise when it fit this curvy doll.
Granted, she’s not wearing anything underneath, which is more than a little risque, but that’ll be our little secret.
I hope you found this doll review, and the clothing swap attempts helpful.
Thanks for stopping in :)