Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Difference New Clothes Can Make

My Tonner Ultra Basic Daphne doll from 2010 came dressed in a white one-piece swimsuit, as befits a basic doll, right? Only, I've been remiss, for various reasons, in sewing many new clothes for my dolls over the years, so poor Daphne has just been wearing her white suit. I still have plans to sew, but I also happened to buy a Tonner brand doll shirt recently, that to me just makes Daphne shine.

I couldn't find Daphne's original white suit. I've made big strides in cleaning up my doll stuff, but obviously I'm not quite there yet! So here's a picture of Daphne, modeling a necklace that I bought at the Tonner convention.
And here's Daphne now, wearing the new shirt that I bought (not at the convention), with a basic black skirt.
It may be more obvious in person (and with better lighting!) but I couldn't help but love how much more Daphne is a standout in her new shirt.
And it's also nice quality, with snaps up the back instead of Velcro.
So Daphne's happy, I'm happy, and the other girls want new clothes too! I'm looking forward to making that happen.

And since I'm talking Tonner doll clothes, I read online that Tonner 16" dolls can wear some of the Teen Trends doll clothes, so I decided to try it out. It seems Ellowyne dolls are more like Teen Trends dolls in figure, but Tyler looks nice in this skirt from Teen Trend Courtney's Night Out pack.
It's big at the waist, but would look nice with a pullover top of some type to cover that. However, I was having problems with the tulle trim at the bottom of the skirt. It is supposed to show, but I was having problems making it hang properly. Oh well.

I have my eye on a table top photo studio set on Amazon. It seems to be the best way to get proper lighting for my pictures. Thanks to blogging, I've been taking pictures of my dolls again, and just enjoying my collection more, so I'd like to have proper equipment for the photography now. Something new to try out!

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  1. Lovely that you are enjoying your collection more. That blue shirt looks great, I love that colour.

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    1. Thank you! Blue is my favorite color, so I'm drawn towards it a lot!

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  2. Clothes do make a difference. Both doll look good in their new outfits. I too especially like the blue skirt that Tyler is wearing.

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    1. Thank you! I like the taffeta look of the skirt.

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  3. I absolutely love this Daphne. I like the mold in general, but the coloring on this one is perfect, so subtle and warm. I'm happy you're enjoying her even more with the new top. It really suits her.

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    1. I think Daphne is my favorite Tonner mold, but this one does have nice coloring. I buy so many dolls basic or nude that I forget how much the clothing can really add to their appeal.

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  4. They both look great. That necklace is absolutely precious! I only put a simple skirt on the bodysuit of my basic doll and it was already a major improvement. Good luck with that photography set, I'd love to see more pictures of your collection!

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    1. Thank you! The necklace has matching earrings, although I have to put them on new wires. I'd like to see more of what you're up to as well.

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  5. Nice outfits. I like every day clothes on my dolls. These are flattering.

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    1. Thank you! I've started to like every day clothes more on dolls, seeing all the great outfits people put their dolls in.

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