Every so often a Bitty Baby outfit catches my eye and I think “my gosh, that would be cute on an American Girl doll!” I often wondered how well it would work, and I’ve seen where some people have done it, but I’d never bothered to try it myself. Enter the Aqua Argyle Dress and the Red Argyle Outfit. I’m a sucker for anything in an argyle pattern to begin with. Then they started marking the price down on both of them. And then they marked them down again. Last week I decided to order Kit’s Chicken Keeping outfit while it was on sale, and decided to add both of these outfits as they were marked down to $8. I figured at that price it was worth taking a chance on, and now I did have a Bitty Baby doll that could wear them if I didn’t like the results. Well, bad news Bitty Baby: unless you can sneak in to the doll wardrobe and take them yourself, you just may be out of luck.
First up: Alya in the Aqua Argyle Dress
I was super surprised at how well everything fit! The dress is a little bit short, I might be tempted to pair it with jeans, shorts or leggings, but it’s not horrible. The tights had me concerned because Bitty Baby is a good 3 inches shorter than an American Girl Doll. You can imagine how shocked I was when I pulled them up and they fit perfectly. Even the shoes fit too. They were a slight struggle to get on, but not much, I’ve had shoes that were made for AG dolls that were as much of a struggle. Overall I think it’s a cute outfit and it looks as good on an 18″ doll as it does on Bitty Baby.
Next: Rebecca in the Red Argyle Outfit
It was only natural that Rebecca try this outfit on as she is my mini me/preppy girl. I was thrilled with how cute it looked on. The jeans end up being more like capris or pedal pushers because of the height difference, but I still think they look terrific. No difficulty at all in getting them on, nor with the shoes.
Overall I would call this little experiment a complete success. There are some Bitty Baby/Bitty Twin outfits that probably wouldn’t work well on the 18″ dolls simply because of the juvenile designs, you don’t want them wearing clothing that is obviously designed for infants. But once in a while there is an outfit that would definitely work for both. I’m really glad I gave this a try, definitely worth it. Maybe I can convince the girls to let Bitty Baby wear these once in a while, pretty please?!?!