|From left: Prettie Girls Tween Scene dolls Dhara, Hana, Valencia, Lena and Alexie.|
I thought it would be interesting to point out a few things I noticed about the Prettie Girls Tween Scene dolls. I got five out of the six characters. The only one I'm missing is Kimani, who is dark-skinned like Dhara, but with brown eyes and curly hair. I might pick her up later.
|From left: Hana and Alexie.|
The five I have are actually five different skin tones. That surprised me, because I would have expected Hana to have the same skin color as Alexie. Although you might not be able to see it in my photo, their skin colors are different. Hana is veeeeerrrry slightly darker, with more of a pink tone. I think it would be lovely to see another variation of Hana one day that used Valencia's tan skin tone, to represent people from places like Indonesia. Anyway. ...
|From left: Dhara and Lena.|
Lena and Dhara have different skin tones as well. Lena's is subtly lighter, and a whole different tone than Dhara's. (Dhara is the one with the tiny braids.) I love this, because it makes it easy to tell the dolls apart in person. ... Good news if you have two daughters who both like dolls. I have no idea whether Kimani has the same skin tone as one of these ladies, or yet a sixth skin color. Lena has hazel eyes (a mix of green and brown), and Dhara's eyes are more pure green.
|Dhara in her arrival outfit.|
I have to mention Dhara's outfit. She was one of the three I'd ordered from the Walmart.com web site, so I didn't get to see her before she was shipped. When she arrived, there was a bit of a surprise. The photo that's on the Walmart web site shows her wearing a flower-printed dress, yet this is what she arrived in! This outfit is cute, but not what I was expecting. I'm wondering if there are some other versions of Dhara out there that have the flower-print dress. Crazy, huh?
I noticed the promo pics on the One World Doll Project web site show the correct outfit. Anyway, if you order this doll, be aware this will probably be the outfit you get. It comes with red sneakers, by the way, and an extra shirt made from the same floral fabric as the pants. All the dolls come with an extra shirt, which is so awesome.
Another thing I noticed is they aren't all the same face sculpt! When I first heard about this line, I assumed they'd all be the same sculpt, but I was wrong. I'm seeing several differences between the sculpts on a few of them. I don't know how many head sculpts are in this line total, but I aim to find out one of these days. I think that's great news, because it means that going forward, the dolls won't end up all looking like clones of each other with different hair and eye colors. It helps each have their own unique personalities.
|Prettie Girls Tween Scene dolls Dhara, Hana and Alexie in their arrival outfits.|
I think they look so cute all sitting together. I made all the dresses you see in that first photo. The shirt-and-jumper outfit on Lena (below) was made from the Maudlynne Macabre-sized "Autumn Stroll" pattern by Designs by Jude. Maudlynne uses the same body as the Tween Scenes, so the fit is perfect. Any Maudlynne Macabre patterns will work for the Tweens.
You can read Part 1 of my look at the Prettie Girls Tween Scenes at this link here.
And a post about shoes that fit them here.
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