|Afro Blythe is shown above on her original non-articulated body.|
Yet another doll project has been completed of the many I have to do. This one involved rebodying my Afro Blythe. Her sister, with the fishtail hairdo, was rebodied first, even though she arrived after Afro Blythe. I chose to rebody the other doll first because the Afro one is my favorite; and if I flubbed up, I did not want it to be on my favorite of the two.
I used the same steps to rebody Afro Blythe that were used on the other doll. What was done is illustrated in the captioned photos below.
|After loosening the screws that hold the back-of-head plate in place, the end of the eye spring (where the red arrow points) was lifted away from the bar on the back-of-head plate using tweezers.|
|Back-of-head plate has been removed. The old body has been replaced with new body, with the neck groove positioned onto its compartment in the back-of-head plate.|
|Blythe feels like a conqueror, even though I did all the work. Next, she models a couple of Sparkle Girlz fashions and various shoes.|
|The new body has more curves than the non-articulated body. The slimmer body is able to wear 9-1/2-inch Calista fashions. This is not the case with the new, articulated body. The feet are larger than those on the other body as well, but Calista's shoes will fit the articulated body. Since she can no longer wear Calista's pink hot pants, Afro Blythe tried on the above Sparkle Girlz fashion with Calista's low-top pink, Chuck-style sneakers.|
|Next she paired the same Sparkle Girlz fashion with pink boots borrowed from Amusement Park Stacie (a thrift store find). The fit is perfect. Interestingly, the mint green sneakers worn by the other thrift store doll seen at the previous link were too small for Blythe.|
|She has pulled her hair away from her face in this photo and wears a pair of pink foam sandals made by Paulette of Limbé Dolls.|