Posted by helen on December 20, 2016
Blush Beauty Doll is one of the last year’s Barbie Fan Club exclusives, its not a surprise she has stayed in the shop for 2 years.
The Doll was $100, I know she wouldn’t meet my $100 standard, so I waited long enough for an acceptable price. she finally arrived on last Saturday.
I like her facial makeup, but I am not a fan of her straight hairline, it makes her forehead look square & wide–“broader than Broadway”
Her coatdress is nice, although its made of low quality satin, its neatly sewn, half-lined (bodice is lined, sleeves are not)
The dress is not a smart design based on the nature of the fabric.
the bust & waist darts should be cut/sewn straight along the grain line and pressed toward center(or in the opposite direction), but they are slanted and pressed toward right, so the dress is lopsided, a $100 doll deserves better craftsmanship. I believe it doesn’t bother most of the Barbie collectors, 3 months ago, I saw one eBay seller sold 4 dresses for $46 each and these sold dresses looked worse than mine.
These darts really bothered me, I had to take it apart and make them straight. lol
there is another thing I have to mention, the bottom hem of the dress is unsewn, but glued. –its almost certain the glue will make the fabric turn into yellow in the future.
adding a layer of lace: