My New Year's Resolution - Number 3 is enjoy each doll more. This will be a very difficult resolution to keep.
Last year, it seemed that new dolls were arriving almost weekly. I was able to get several grails from my list, purchase some older dolls at great "below retail" prices, and get most of the dolls from the 2013 line. Just from the Integrity Convention, I added 15 dolls to my collection. Most of them are still in their boxes.
I know I am beginning to sound like a broken record, but a lot stems from the fact that most of the dolls from IT this year were on the FR2 body. Trying to redress these dolls has been quite a challenge.
I started with Poppy Parker outfits. As long as they are not long sleeves or have pant legs, they seem to be a good fit. I've had to move the "loop" over for the hook to catch, but they actually look pretty good. Even the shoes fit! This is from the 2013 Convention and is called Elegant Evening.
As you can see the back of this particular dress closes nicely. Not all of the shoes fit. Unfortunately, most of the Monogram dolls were produced wearing evening attire, so redress options are limited.
I tried Vintage Barbie with the FR2 body, but it doesn't work at all. The position of the waist and smaller bust makes these items not an option. They look horrible.
I had considered putting October Issue on a regular FR body and went in search of a donor. I considered Ambitious Kesenia, but then I tried Golden Elegance from 1963 on her. Oh my!