Monday, September 8, 2014

Another Sparkle Girls Fashion Show & Introducing the Gordons

Like so many others, I too have made the trek to Wal-Mart and purchased 2 of the Sparkle Girls fashion packs and several of the individually packaged outfits. Do you see what enablers we are of each other??? I am happy to say thanks to my fellow doll bloggers for getting me out of the house in time to get these great finds on doll fashions.  Because I think Mattel's in seriously lacking on clothes for the tweens and teens, I have focused my fashion show on the smaller dolls like Stacie & Skipper.

Here is my first group of young ladies showing off their new Sparkle Girls clothes.

 First left we have AG Mini Addy. I am not sure about the off shoulder look for her, but otherwise I really like the fit on her. She is wearing black stockings from her original outfit and shoes I found on eBay.  In the center is Stacie's friend Whitney. This dress is a little loose on her, but I still think she looks nice. On the right we have AG mini Marie Grace. This outfit is a really good fit for her.  These ladies are all set to go to school, don't you think?

Here is a closer look at the fit on Marie Grace without the denim vest. The top fits snuggly, but closes nicely in the back. She is wearing stockings from her original outfit and some black Stacie or Skipper shoes.




This next group of girls are OHC, old and new Skipper and new Stacie bodies. My tweens.

 On the left we have OHC. This outfit is a little loose in the top, but still fits her nicely.  In the center, we have an old style Skipper body. This outfit is a very nice fit for her. The young lady on the right is on a jointed new style Skipper body. This is a little looser on her than on the old style Skipper, but still it is a very nice look for her.


The doll on the left is my daughter Hannah. She is OHC I think she looks nice in this outfit. In the middle, we have an older Skipper head on a new Stacie body.  Doesn't she look cute? On the right is another old style Skipper. Another nice look and fit.


Next up we have some of my teen girls.

On the left is a young Dorothy doll on a Liv body. She is loving this look! Her friend who is a Barbie Dorothy on an Obitsu 25cm body, is loving this look on her. Take a look at her shoes. They are from Miniwoo and they have a great variety of styles that fit Liv, Obitsu, FR and other dolls with a little larger feet. 


Last, but not least, I tried some clothes on a couple of my Barbies.  

On the left is an AA jointed ballerina Barbie (skinny body). Not loving this look for her, but more on that later.  The lady on the right is on one of the jointed "I Can Be . . ." from a couple of years ago.  Her head is from a Barbie whose shirt lit up. I cannot remember exactly who she was!  Anyway, I like this on her.


As you can see, the dress on the ballerina body was not a good fit. It did not clothes in the back.  I tried another outfit on her.

I was able to close this in the back, but found it to be a very snug fit. I could't pull the suspenders all of the way up.  I also think this was too short on her.

That is it for my Sparkle Girls fashion show. Next, I want to introduce you to one of my families in Hanaly Corners. Meet the Gordons!

Here we have Sharmaine and Michael Gordon with their 10 year old son Benjamin and 3 year old daughter Zoey. The Gordons recently moved to Hanaly Corners from Chicago. Sharmaine's family is originally from Hanaly Corners and the Gordons had acted upon an opportunity to open a Sporting Goods business in Hanaly Corners so that Sharmaine could be closer to her family. Michael is a former basketball star from Chicago. They are settling into their new home which is a work in progress.  They will be sharing their home improvements with you as they are made!

Sharmaine is an AA City Shopper Barbie on the AA Pop Life body. Michael is a Michael Jordan action figure head from Enterbay on a Fashion Royalty Remi body. I had to "Mufferize" his head a bit to get it to fit on the body, but I love how tall this body is for him. He is wearing a shirt from Minibarbie on eBay and his pants are from Clear Lan. Benjamin is an AA Todd head on a Kenya Keyshia body. Zoey is from the friends of Kelly series of dolls.  I love this family!

Here are a few other shot of Michael's head fit on this FR body:


 What an awesome fit!


Lastly, below is the beginnings of a sofa I am making for the Gordons.  I was unpacking some appliance (I can't remember now) and pulled out these cardboard corners that I thought were perfect sofa bases for Barbie.  

It is funny how I now look at packaging material for it's potential as furniture!


Here, Michael demonstrates how nice this is size wise as a sofa for his family -- he can spread out on it!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Stay tuned to meet more of Sharmaine's family and how the Gordon's house progresses!

Thanks for looking!


17 comments:

  1. Oh my! I never thought about my mini AG!, thanks for the heads up on that. I think I will be adding these pieces regardless because I will always be able to find a doll it will fit, lol! Cute family too, I have been wanting a AA Todd for the longest and boy is he elusive but one day he'll be here in Dotsville. I love the couch frame. I started on a couch but never finished because I couldn't find my glue gun!

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    1. I know, some of those outfits fit the AG minis really well. I hope you find your glue gun soon. Mine is a necessity of life now!

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  2. Wow, love your collection! Michael looks amazing on that body. I think we've all learned some valuable tutorials from the Muffster. Soon, we'll all be gettin' Muffy with it. ;-)

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    1. Yes, I have learned soooo much from Muff. Most of my male dolls have articulated bodies thanks to the lessons I have learned from her. I am working on the Gordon house this week, so will be taking pictures along the way. Will be introducing Sharmaine's sisters, parents and nieces and nephews too.

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  3. Enjoyed seeing the fashions on all your different ladies, especially the mini AGs. Love your new family. Can't wait to see their home.

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    1. I can't remember who first told about the Sparkle Girlz clothes, but I am so glad they did. Should have more on the Gordon home later this week.

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  4. I too have purchased two Sparkle Girlz fashions and like them for my Skipper sized dolls. We are all such enablers.

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  5. Great post! I love seeing these fashions on different body types. These clothes just really make me happy and I hope they do extremely well with this line and produce more stuff.

    LOL @ Tracy's "Gettin' Muffy with it."

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    1. Muff, I have learned so much from you. I will have to do a "Let's Get Muffy" post as showcase all the boys I have "Mufferized" so they can have articulated bodies. One day I hope to get more daring and perform the sawing in half operation you performed to get 1 good articulated body!

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  6. Your girls all look so good in their Sparkle Girlz attire! Thanks for showing some of the smaller ones wearing these outfits. The Gordons are a very nice looking family. Michael does look really good on that tall Remi body. I can't wait to see how your couch turns out!

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    1. I have the fabric for the couch -- which is a remnant of leather look vinyl. I will take pictures of my progress. Hoping to work on it tomorrow. I had a dentist appt today which is near WalMart and there were some more of the Sparkle Girz clothes, which, of course, jumped into my shopping cart. LOL!

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  7. Hi, great post, you have lovely dolls! By the way, I was so curious after reading your "cluttered doll room" comment at Lisa Neault's blog, I just had to peek at your first entry post LOL. Yep, very recognizable, exactly like my room! Well, I'm working on it, slowly ...

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    1. I have actually made some progress on it, but so far to go. I can only do a little at a time and my daughter helps me with lifting (since I have restrictions on lifting) so the progress is very slow. Each time we get some done, though, I feel a whole lot better!

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  8. Cute doll fashion show! I especially love the way these fashions fit the Liv and High School Musical dolls. I was bummed that they don't work for most of my Barbie-size ladies, but they're still super versatile. The Gordons are a nice looking family. You're inspiring me to photograph some of my families. I can't wait to see their home. I'll keep an eye out for the posts.

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  9. Great Show! I really love these outfits! I can't wait to see the sofa!

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  10. Hi Phyllis, the Gordons are such a cute family, l'm looking forward to see the finished sofa!
    Kisses Billa

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