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.
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