Tutorial: Creating a partition after rerooting Barbie

Aug 02, 12 Tutorial: Creating a partition after rerooting Barbie

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This tutorial has been a long time coming, but here it finally is! This is how you can do a partition on your Barbie doll (or other fashion doll) after rerooting. First, separate the two part lines of hair, which you see in the hole pattern as being in two tight lines in the middle of the Barbie head. This is where the partition...

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Tell people about Barbie recycling

Jul 07, 12 Tell people about Barbie recycling

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Imagine the amount of Barbie dolls created every year. Now, imagine the number of Barbie dolls binned needlessly every year. Firstly, we don’t need this plastic waste, and secondly, it pains me to see good dolls binned just because their hair hasn’t been combed for a few years. These dolls make beautiful display dolls...

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Analysing Barbie body types

These are the most common body types of Barbie, lots of variation also occurs, but you will find these helpful in choosing and fitting outfits. I stopped collecting few years back so this post isn’t up to date. The Vintage (and reproduction) body. This is the first body type created for Barbie. The same body type is used for...

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Restoring Barbie

May 31, 12 Restoring Barbie

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There are plenty of things you can do to restore a Barbie. The method you choose will depend on a) The condition of your doll b) What you want to achieve c) The value of the doll and your skills If you’re a first timer, I suggest if you have a doll that is from 1970’s or older, you teach yourself a few things with newer...

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Rerooting Barbie’s changing Barbie’s hair

Mar 18, 12 Rerooting Barbie’s changing Barbie’s hair

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This article will advice you on rerooting your Barbie’s hair. This means you will actually change the hair into new by sewing it in. In this tutorial we’re using Katsilk Saran hair from Restoredoll.com (Click on the images to view them larger.)         You will need: - Tweezers. - Bear-thread.(Or...

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Selling a played with Barbie

Jan 16, 12 Selling a played with Barbie

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The collectors often buy playline Barbies that are good for restoring. Many times over I have found awesome dolls that to the average person seem like pure junk. Most second hand market, flea market or garage sale sellers don’t take time to fix the doll up at all. I don’t mean that you should start rerooting them or...

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