Thursday, June 4, 2015

Randall Craig Part II

I've really enjoyed trying the different Randall Craig ensembles on FR2 dolls.   This is the second part of my findings.

1)  The pants ensembles do not fit.  They are too short and will not close in the back.  Those will stay for the regular FR/NuFace/Victoire dolls.

2)  Even though the pants do not fit, it seems the capris do!  What a pleasant surprise!  Here is Rock Me Baby Rayna feeling ready for summer.
3)  The Monogram dresses fit quite well.  This one is called "Elegant" and Fashion Explorer Vanessa Perrin is modeling.  The cummerbund skirt top does not completely close in the back.  The blouse is a nice fit.
I was fortunate to win the next ensemble in a contest on Doll Divas a couple years ago.  I think Elusive Creature Natalia looks wonderful in it.  It was a Yahoo Group Exclusive that came in several different colors.  I don't know what it's called.
4)  The vintage dresses designed for FR that have the fuller skirts need the larger bust to truly look their best, especially if the dress is fitted.  Here is Renegade Dasha modeling "I Know A Place".
And I can never do a redressing post without including Agnes Von Weiss.  October Issue insisted on showing you how "Just An Impression" looks.
This one needed a slight modification in the back to look right.
So, as a summary:
  • Most skirts fit and will close in the back!
  • Fashions designed for Monogram/NuFace usually fit but may not close completely in the back
  • Short sleeve blouses, bodysuits, and sweaters fit quite well
  • Although pants aren't long enough, the capris look great!
  • Dresses with fitted bodices require pinning or threading to pull the excess cloth back.  
Randall Craig's clothing is very well made.  It is tailored beautifully, lined, and exquisitely designed.  Unfortunately, Randall Craig hasn't released anything new in the past couple of years, so it's getting increasingly difficult to find.  Some of the items bring a high secondary market price since Silkstone and other 12" doll collectors are always on the search for fashions as well.   I hope this series has been beneficial to my readers.  If anyone has "A Little Moonlight" for a reasonable price, let me know!

1 comment:

Troy said...

Randall Craig first came to my attention because someone posted one for sale in the FR/Integrity category on eBay. Intrigued, I bought "Fancy," which is sleeveless pink dress with a black shrug. The quality was very good, and I bought additional outfits and some accessory packs since then. The variety in the outfits (gowns, sheaths, knitwear, etc.) makes the line even more fun to collect.