Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Wearing of the Christmas Sweaters from Brini

Happy New Year!

Before we discuss 2015 plans and themes, let us check those lovely Christmas sweaters Brini sent. Now the sweaters are not one-size fits all: I think of them as being small, large, and extra large. The blue ones are small, the button-trimmed one is large and the pom-pom tie one is extra large. The bodies modeling the sweaters are a Disney Mattel adult male, a YNU Group, Incorporated female, a Spin Master Liv female, and a Mattel young male teen. Or Kocoum, Emerald, Snow, and Harry.

YNU Group Emerald, Disney Kocoum, Disney Snow White and Mattel Harry Potter
Emerald, Kocoum, Snow, and Harry

Here are two closer photos of the Disney duo: Kocoum from Pocahontas and Snow from Snow White. If you have bent armed Kens from the late 1970s-2000s, you can use Kocoum's fit for how your bent-arm era Kens (or Ken buddy) would fit this size of the sweaters. The sweater fits over his head without the need to remove his head, but the torso is a little short. (The back view exposes more of Kocoum's waist than we think looks "nice." Fortunately, he has a toned torso.) It might be possible to stretch the sweater longer. The sweater arms are a perfect fit for this Mattel body.

Snow's head is on a Liv body. She is wearing the large sweater. The arms are a little long; the body, wider than needed. But I think it looks becoming on her. (Plus: it balances her head.)

Mattel Disney Kocoum and Mattel Disney Snow White on Spin Master Liv body
Kocoum and Snow heads and torsos

Kocoum and Snow back view

Here are Emerald and Harry in the extra large and small sweaters. The small sweater fits Harry fine. It is just a little wide for him. You can expect a similar fit for your other 10 3/4", straight-armed young male teen bodies - think Teen Skipper's boyfriend Kevin. 

Emerald is slightly swamped. The sleeves are a little long and the body a little wide. Still, she can wear it well. The sweater looks like a sweater-coat on her because she has a heavier build than the Liv body or basic Barbie bodies.

YNU Group Emerald and Mattel Harry Potter
YNU Group Emerald and Mattel Harry Potter

Emerald and Harry show the back view of their sweaters
I had so much fun placing these sweaters on various dolls that I've decided to create a separate page, possibly a video showing them. I'll leave the link on this blog, of course.

If you have any requests, let me know. Please note, some dolls and action figures refused to wear the sweaters. More on that with the follow up. 

Thanks, Brini, for making this holiday and post-holiday fun possible.


Jewell said...

I love Emerald in the sweater coat! That style was sold out by the time I made it to Michael's. I did get two others, though.

D7ana said...

Hi Jewel! I agree. Glad you got some of the sweaters. They're fun!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sweaters, your dolls look great in them!

billa's dolls and fashions said...

Hi D7ana, they may not be perfect fits, but they all look warm and happy with them!

jSarie said...


I love seeing the differences in fit between doll types, so thanks for sharing this!

Cindi Mortensen said...

Hi D7ana!
Those sweaters are cute aren't they? Thanks for showing them to us on different dolls. My girls liked them, but my guys didn't like the sleeves being too short. :-)

Smaller Places said...

So cute! I just assumed "sweater coat" on Emerald, and it looks great that way.

Bring on the detailed video...!

Muff said...

I like Snow's the best. That fur around her neck sets off nicely with her hair style.

D7ana said...

Hi Night Owl, Billa's Dolls and Fashions, jSarie, Cindi Mortensen, Smaller Places, and Muff!

Yes, the sweaters are festive and fun to try on. I'm getting other dolls to model them.

RoxanneRoxanne said...

Your dolls look really cute in these sweaters!

D7ana said...

Hi Roxanne! Thanks - from me and them. I agrre. Yay, Brini!

Carrickters said...

Your dolls look great especially Snow. I think Kocoum might be a bit cold given what we've been hearing about your weather.

D7ana said...

Hi Carrickters! Yes, Kocoum is feeling the cold this morning. We all are ;-)

The dolls and I thank you for the compliment.