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Tarabelle: OOAK Stacey/Skipper Hybrid

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Every now and then, when we have content we want to share with you, we will be posting a mid-week Pop Up Post. After a challenging journey to get it right with Bruni’s youngest sister Tarabelle, I’ve finally settled on the right configuration. This week is a little photo fashion shoot with my hybrid Stacey/Skipper doll.

I have been using a classic Stacey doll for Bruni’s youngest sister Tarabelle, or “Belle” (her third and final name), but have not been satisfied with her because finding cute clothes for her has been really difficult. I first swapped her head with another Stacey body with articulated legs thinking that would satisfy me, but she was still just too small to dress the way I wanted to. I wanted her to look a little bit more grown up (around 13 year old), but love the face-up on my original doll. I feel like the other Stacey dolls I have just look too cartoony.Β  I then thought I might swap her out for the new strawberry blond babysitter Skipper doll, but she just wasn’t doing it for me either. It took me a little bit to get used to her on the Skipper sized doll (articulated skateboarder), but I love it now.

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Belle with her adorable freckles and newly pierced ears.

I wanted Belle to have a sweet, but fashionable style that a fashion-crazed thirteen year-old might have (after all, her older sisters are total fashionistas). Her wardrobe consists of some Skipper clothes, MC2 doll clothes, petite Fashionista clothes, and some regular sized Barbie clothes. She loves black & white, and pastels. She’s a little sporty, but sophisticated too!

fashion shoot

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It’s so great to have her come a bit more to life and have a fun and cute wardrobe! I am totally satisfied now! I hope you like her looks and get some ideas to mix and match your dolls and clothes as well.

behind the scenes

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Thank you so much for coming by! We hope to see you back here on Sunday for some sewing tips!

A la prochaine

Rie & Bruni

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