After reading a post over at Fashion Dolls at Van's Doll Treasures where she uses mini American Girl (AG) Cecilé as the daughter in her Morgan family, I paired the mini AGs in my collection with 11-1/2-inch fashion dolls. While I do not create doll families, I wanted to further illustrate for those of you who do that the mini dolls can work quite well as playscale children.
Because most mini AG dolls wear period costumes and have period hairstyles that date back to the 1700s (Kaya), redressing and restyling the hair will be in order for many. Original Addy's hair is wigged. All others have rooted hair. Kaya's two side braids remain a current hairstyle for young girls. A photo of the other dolls' hair from the back is shown next.
|Cecilé's hairstyle is relatively current. Christmas Addy has a pulled back and tucked under braid that is timeless. Original Addy's French braid looks a little old fashioned.|
The heads, arms, and legs are vinyl. As Cecilé illustrates above, they have cloth bodies. The dolls retail for $24, which includes a mini abridged version of one of their books.
At the time of this writing, the following minis are on sale at the American Girl website:
Caroline Mini Doll $10
Marie-Grace Mini Doll $10
Cecilé Mini Doll $10
The sale price is subject to change at AG's discretion.
If there is an American Girl store in your area, check the price there to possibly save on shipping and have fun creating your doll families or fun just enjoying the dolls.