Last year I bought two outfits made to fit Bitty Baby/Bitty Twins and tried them on my regular American Girl dolls. The results were excellent. (You can read that post here: https://sayhellotomylittlefriends.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/bitty-baby-outfits-on-regular-american-girl-dolls/)
I’ve looked at a number of outfits since. Nothing really jumped out at me though. As you may or may not know, with the introduction of the Wellie Wishers line, Bitty Twins were discontinued. Last week a bunch of Bitty Twin outfits went on sale at 50% off, and one caught my eye. Then another, and another, and next thing I knew, I had 6 outfits in my cart! I decided that they were inexpensive enough to go ahead and get them all, most were $10 and the most expensive $12. And experiment #2 was born.
Let me just say that I consider this to be a very successful experiment. I will show you the results in the order of worst to best. Or perhaps I should say least favorite to most favorite. Not that I dislike any of them, just a couple that I like way more than the others. Are you ready?
I think it is cute on, and fit is good. The skirt isn’t horribly short, but the shoes don’t fit. That’s okay, they look more like slippers. I will probably put those in with the stuff for the Bitty Baby I’m rehoming with my grandniece. The sweater is a little big around the middle, but not enormous. I may take it in a tiny bit to make it look a little more slender. Overall, not bad.
Next: Butterfly Dress
A bit on the short side, but some people might like it that way. I will probably pair it with some leggings. The boots were not a struggle to get on, but they have no sole, so it was a little difficult to stand her up. They remind me of some of the boots that Our Generation has included with their sets. The one thing I was a little concerned about was getting the sleeves over her hands, but the velvet trim there has a decent amount of stretch, so with a little extra effort, they did go over them. Cute, just needs some added pieces.
Next: Rainbow Plaid Outfit
I really liked this outfit for several reasons. For one, if you don’t fold the pantlegs up, they end up being full length pants on an AG doll. That really surprised me. And the sleeves can be rolled down on the shirt as well:
The fit on the shirt and shoes is good, the pants are a little loose, but they look very comfy. Another score!
Next: Fresh Picked Sundress
Let me just say that I almost missed this. The original listing had no reference to it being for dolls and because of the photo, I assumed it was for little girls. On further investigation, I realized it was for dolls, and I thought it would be very cute. It didn’t include any shoes, but $10 for a shirt and dress didn’t seem too bad so I gave it a shot. (I’ve noticed that they have since changed the way it is listed.)
I loved this once I put it on her! The fit is terrific, the length is good and the way it is designed, you could wear the dress all by itself on a very hot day. I’m so glad I took a chance on it.
Next: Sunny Fun Outfit
This outfit looks pretty much like I’d hoped it would. The shorts look a bit like Bermuda shorts with the extra length, and the top fits very well. Even the shoes fit. I think this outfit makes Rebecca look like a camp counselor or as staff at a resort.
And now for the last outfit. This is actually what started this whole thing, and I have to admit that it’s my favorite of all of the outfits. The Beachcomber Outfit.
I LOVE IT!!! The fit is perfect on everything. By not rolling the pants up, they end up being the perfect clam digger length. This outfit makes me think of the illustrations in the book “Misty of Chincoteague” in the part where the Beebe children go clamming. Rebecca looks ready to join right in. And the shoes, I can’t get over how cute they are. They fit great, I have some AG shoes that don’t fit this well. So glad I decided to get this set.
There you have it, the experiment results! I will be curious to see if any other sets show up on clearance in the coming months. There is one other outfit that I’d like to have, but I’m hoping the price on it goes down a little bit more, it was $17 and has accessories with it that are pretty much useless to me. Fingers crossed!