I am sorry to say that I am running out of room for more Barbies in my home. My husband can't keep up on the shelf making so I have decided to try my hand at rerooting. I would like to take some of my "second hand" dolls that I have purchased at thrift stores and do a few makeovers. My only problem is I have never tried any reroots just repaints and that did not turn out so well. Does anyone have any tips on rerooting?
I've done a lot of reroots but not using any of those methods and they all seem really hard to me. :D I'm using the needle and thread method, where you put the rerooting needle through from inside out, and then back into the same hole, thread a plug of hair into the loop and pull it inside the head. Repeat. Repeat repeat. I find rerooting really easy but time consuming. A LOT easier than repainting, like a million times easier! I've written a tutorial with pictures here: http://www.thebdoll.com/blog/barbie-tutorials/rerooting-barbie-chan...
Hi Ada I haven't - I've done Skipper, Midge, Barbie and Fluff all from aound the same era.
The main thing would be reoving their heads - I assume they both move - one to kiss the other to wink?
I think the kissing one would probbaly OK as it would be the rod on the neck that moved the head.
I'll investigate for you if you like see if I can find one taken apart to see.
I know the newer FR dolls have more "normal" (bust to waist to hip) measurements but the older dolls have very exaggerated bodies much like the old Barbie bodies. Does anyone know if there is any specific reason for the 'special' shape of the doll?…See More
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