Barbie 17" and 18"

These two Barbie Types could not be more different, and yet, still Barbies.

Barbie 18 Inch 1976

I LOVE the Vintage 18" Barbie and Barbie as Pocahontas. I have a few of these and have learned to make them shoes...since not one came with shoes, and clothing. I will add more photos, ideas and information on them here soon.

Barbie 17 Inch Dreamtopia

The 17" Dreamtopia Barbie is so danged Pretty! She comes in both the Blonde and Brunette with darker skin, versions. I have both. And. Again, I will be making shoes for this doll. I bought one 'used' and of course, she came w/o shoes. I will also be making these dolls clothing and will share ideas and information on this page....very soon!

The 17 Inch Dreamtopia Barbies are very articulated. This really makes it fun to set up 'Photo Shoots' with this doll. Finding clothing for this doll, not so easy...but if you like to sew and create, THIS might be a GREAT doll for you.

Finding Clothing and Shoes for the 17" and 18" Barbies

Each of these dolls can, with Tailoring, 18" American Girl type clothing. I find it fun to Tailor and Embellish these items, mostly Dresses, for the Barbies. Many times you can find the 18" Doll Clothing at Garage Sales or on ebay for less than it would cost for the fabric to make the outfit from scratch.

You can also Tailor 18" Doll Clothing Patterns and make items for these sized Barbies.

1/4 and with a small bit of tailoring 1/3 BJD Doll Clothes many times will fit either of these Barbie sizes. With the styles they make for these BJDs, boy! Just be prepared to pay for the details.

Making Clothing for the 17" and 18" Barbie Dolls

Surprisingly, even with the two types of Barbie Bodies between the Vintage 1976 Barbie and the 2015 Dreamtopia Barbie, some of the same clothing can fit them both.

There are some very simple outfits that are really cute on these two Barbie Types.

Much more to come to this page. Photos, ideas, information and more...

The contents of this page for Barbie 17" and 18" is still under construction. Please check back later.

-- The Dolls Rescued Team
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 09:18:38 -0400

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