|With the exception of the shoes and "nude" tights, Angelica wears her original fashion.|
Her first shoes deteriorated with time as blogged about here and were replaced with the black stud-accented sandals shown above, which (without soliciting her opinion) my daughter advised, do not match her original fashion. I already knew this, but these and a couple of other shoes were the only ones I found while shopping for replacement shoes for her size 7 child's foot. So they had to do.
I have longed to redress Angelica for years. This, I knew, would pose difficulty because of her partial vinyl limbs, her 38-inch height, and slender body. The new outfit would require long sleeves and new leggings or a dress length that would extend below her knees. During Zulily.com's recent Dollie and Me event, I found two fashions that are perfect for Angelica. I guessed at her size, girls 4/5.
|Each fashion comes with a matching dress designed to fit an 18-inch (American Girl-size) doll.|
Even though they were ordered together, the fashions were shipped separately with the one on the left in the above image arriving first. Angelica tried it on and wore it for about a week before the dress arrived. She models both below with and without the dolls chosen to wear the accompanying dresses:
|I was surprised at how well this two-piece fashion fits Angelica and how great she looks wearing it. (The tutu is attached to the leggings.)|
|Her little doll companion is a reproduction Patty-Jo by Terri Lee. The extra dress fits her well.|
|To provide a better look at the smaller dress, Angelica holds Patty-Jo.|
|The second dress worn with black suede T-straps creates a dressier look.|
|Angelica is joined by her dress-like me doll, Bonnie Lou by Terri Lee and Patty Jo tags along.|