Abbey is very pretty. Her hair is mostly white, with glittery, pink, blue, and purple streaks/highlights in it. Her skin is a glittery blue, and her lips pretty pink. She came with earrings, a necklace, and a handbag (that doesn't seem to open :( ), and a mini dress that I have a hard time getting off and an impossible time getting on (unless I remove her hand -yes, her hands (and lower arms, and possibly legs and head as well) are removable), and shoes that I have a bit of a hard time getting on (although, I'm not complaining about the shoes. They aren't frustratingly difficult to use, and they actually stay on -unlike my experience with Barbie and her shoes...). At some point I want to figure out a way to make new earrings for her. Anyway, as soon as I got her, I started trying some of my smaller Barbie clothes, some Skipper clothes, and even a few Kelly things on her. I have determined that Barbies clothes, even the newer ones for the more realistic Barbies, are too big, and Skippers things are even a bit too big. The Kelly mini dress I tried works great as a semi-cropped top for Abbey, and the two Kelly mini-skirts I tried on work as tube tops (too small to be a skirt for Abbey, in more ways than one). Although, the Kelly shorts I tried wouldn't go over Abbey's hips, so I 're-sized' a pair of handmade Barbie (or Bratz, one or the other... they were seamstress made, and worked for my Barbies) shorts. Actually, I 'resized' a few of my Barbie clothes for Abbey. My favorite outfit for her is this:
It was originally for a Barbie of some sort, although the bodice didn't really fit my old style Barbies or my newer style Barbies.. Anyway, I had to shorten the circumference of the bodice and waist of the skirt, and I added snaps to both. The fingerless gloves have to be put on after her hands have ben removed, because they're too tight otherwise. There is another piece to this dress, it's a removable ... train.. I guess is the best way to describe it. The waistband on that is too long for Abbey, but with this skirt on, it's a bit too short to wrap around twice. Here are more ways I like this outfit:
Neat, huh? Here's my second favorite outfit for her:
There are other ways the collar can be wrapped too. I guess I don't have as many pictures of this outfit as I thought I did. This outfit I made all the pieces myself (not including the shoes... Those she came with). The shawl was a round piece of fabric someone used to decorate the top of a jar with (I added snaps to it after folding it in half), the shirt and collar were scraps that would've otherwise been thrown away, and the skirt is part of a 10" Ann Estelle dress I never finished. The lacing isn't just for decoration, it's also to help it stay on her. The mini dress was originally going to be a shirt, but I needed something to work as a slip to go under the purple skirt (the V on the skirt went lower than the shirt did), so I added another piece of fabric to the shirt to make it into a dress (it was that or make a super-mini skirt, which I wasn't keen on doing). I haven't taken pictures of all of the things I resized for her, but here are some of the other pictures I did take.
Isn't she pretty?