Her hair is quite a nice color ... a natural wheat blonde, not Barbie yellow. I actually love the dress. It's perfect for her in so many ways, and it comes with cotton panties underneath, and tiny white socks and shoes. The blue ribbon in her hair is sewn to her head, but could be removed with a couple of snips.
The dress is nicely sewn, and snaps in the back. There is no separate petticoat. The real name of this doll is Spun Sugar Patsyette ... I guess I should mention that, for the sake of Google searches. LOL.
The longer, mauve dress (below) is a Tiny Betsy dress called "Wednesday's Child." I don't like it on my little Irish girl quite so much. It's a touch too high-necked, and makes this poor little girl look like she doesn't have a neck. LOL! She looks much better in the blue plaid. I'm sorry, but I don't know the name of the blue plaid dress, only that it was made for the 8" Tonner Tiny Betsy doll.
I'm in love with their faces! They have simply beautiful faces. Being (partly) a review blog, though, I do want to mention the one flaw I feel the 2014 Patsyettes have: their arms! If you've been following this revival of the Patsyette line, you know they were put on the 8" Tiny Betsy body. It's not a terrible body, but certainly not the best the Tonner Doll Company has ever offered, either. (Technically, this is an Effanbee doll, but the same person owns both companies.) The arms are straight and have no elbow jointing, but my biggest issue with them is they seem a touch too short. This bugged me at first, until I got used to the look. Besides this, though, they have great shoulder rotation and can swing their arms out sideways, as well as up and down. If Tonner redid their arms, it would make a huge different to this doll line. Maybe I need to swamp the company with requests for better Patsyette arms. Hmmm.
I love their size! They're 8" tall (20cm). I'll have to do some size comparison photos later, but it's now rainstorming outside, and I'm not able to take any more pics today. (I was barely able to get these pictures before the storm started.) I want to compare them to the size of a Helen Kish Riley doll, but the only one I have is buried deep in a closet. I'll have to dig her out to do a size comparison.
I just did a Part 2 to this review. You can find it here.
|Full body view.|
|Random eyeball shot, just so you can see the painting up close.|
|Omigosh, the cuteness! The cuteness ... it burns!|