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Thursday, August 18, 2016

DOLLY STYLE ON A BUDGET

Let’s be honest - most dolls can’t afford designer wardrobes. Luckily, there are budget friendly options for them, and thanks to Muff, whose blog featured Sparkle Girlz fashions in July, I went shopping. 

Timber (formerly Pirate Barbie) has combined a Mattel fashion pack skirt ($3.00) with a Sparkle Girlz top ($2.50).


The skirt has a high low hem. The top had a particularly thick Velcro closure so I took the quality up a notch by replacing it with snaps for a better fit and also to avoid snags.

Timber cheated by adding high-end IT shoes, as well as accessorizing with IT bracelets, but I am sure she kept an eye on her expenses and bought them deeply discounted. Ha!

˙·٠•●♥` Cheers! `♥●•٠·˙

25 comments:

  1. I buy a lot of sparkle girls clothes for my dolls too, I used to get some from the dollar store but the quality was very low.

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Did you find the quality different between your Dollar Store purchases and that of, say Walmart? The items I purchased were not great quality, the thick Velcro is particularly disappointing, but as a line SG reminds of brands we see in the 1:1 world where focus is on current design with a competitive price. Zara, Joe Fresh and H&M come to mind. The idea being, you buy cheaply for the season knowing you will throw it out when it is no longer in fashion. That was my approach to buying SG fashions. I have to say, though, I hate the effort it takes to replace Velcro with snaps. Ugh! I am all thumbs and it takes me ages.

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  2. Sabra is beautiful. She looks good in her budget conscious outfit.

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    1. Thanks, Jaye. It was a lot of playtime fun for little money.

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  3. She is working that outfit! Love how you arranged the flowers to match the clothing.

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    1. Thanks again for your lead, Muff. Also for noticing my obvious enjoyment of color palette. *giggles*

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  4. I love to mix and match my other doll clothes with sparkle girlz outfits! I detached that blue top you have hanging from the skirt so that it's more useful. Love it!

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    1. What a great idea! It’s a stunning color and I can see it being useful as a separate piece.

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  5. She looks great! I noticed some new outfits in the store the other day.

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    1. I hope they keep them coming. There is cuteness to be had. :D

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  6. Sabra looks great in that outfit. I LOVE that bracelet. Amazing how accessories can upscale a look, lol.

    With all the dolls I have - in spite of some of them still in storage - I understand how we can't afford designer fashions for them all. Not that some of them understand that, hmmm?

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    1. My trick is not to tell them. Not that all of them believe me. :(

      Good to have you back, D. Rooting for you.

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    2. Ha ha. Good thinking!

      Thanks for the rooting.

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  7. What an awesome idea to remove the velcro and add snaps.I sew and crochet and had not even thought of that. Thank you.I see some more clothing for my dolls in the future.

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    1. I envy you your crochet and sewing skills. Even snaps test my abilities. But worth doing to avoid the potential of snags. I hope your dollies enjoy their new clothing. :)

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  8. Hi Ro!
    I've seen some of those Sparkle Girlz fashions at my local Wally World. I've gotten a few of them. Some fit my Barbie dolls, others fit Skipper. The Moreville gals do like to save money whenever and wherever they can! LOL :-)

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  9. The fit does seem better for shorter dolls but it appears Moreville gals are like Roville gals and will try anything that is budget conscious. Aren't we lucky doll guardians? LOL

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  10. Oh, velcro... I should replace it, but it's a lot of work. Occasionally it does work better than snaps, but it's rare.

    I wonder if I could petition my local nation-wide toy store chain to start selling the Sparkle Girls fashions? I don't think I'd be the only one who would buy them. They have much more variation than most options in that price range.

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    1. I agree. It's kinda staggering how many options there are and how they manage to keep the price down.

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  11. As much as I used to sew 1:1 I hated snaps and button holes. You really did a great job putting that outfit together...as usual! :-)

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    1. Thanks, GM. I hated every fumbling minute I spent sewing those darn snaps. LOL

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  12. this girl looks so amazing! who is she btw?

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    1. Thank you! She is Pirate Babs. :D

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  13. Hi Rovile
    Sabra looks amazing on this outfit,like you i dont like velcro closure,
    but sew the tiny snaps are a nightmare lols
    I am laughing with your reply to Grandmommy ( ...fumbling minutes...)
    ;-)

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