Middie Monday #9

Written on February 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm by Michelle
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It’s February! The misses Kitty Brighton and Lydia Melbourne have been deeply engrossed in flipping through my copy of This is Blythe recently. They are both shocked and confused (and also concerned!) about the sheer lack of Middies in this book. This is Blythe was published pre-Takara and Ashton-Drake Galleries manufactured dolls, so it’s no wonder that my lovely Middies are not seeing images representing them in the book!


Middies, the perpetual middle-sized “sister” to Blythe, didn’t come into existence until 2010 when Macaron Q-Tea Party was released in October. Like a gangly teenager, Middie is an awkward size for some collectors. Not only can Blythe not readily share shoes, but clothing is a bit of an issue for Middies as well. Some Blythe tops can work as Middie dresses, but they do still look oversized in a way that may not always be cute. Luckily, Kelly shoes have (for the most part) remained relatively inexpensive and they fit Middies well! There’s no shortage of cute shoes there, although it’s often the same styles over and over again in different colours.

The inquiring minds of Middies want to know where you get your Middie-sized shoes, because my Middies routinely suffer from what they feel is a lack of shoes all day long.

Middie Monday is a feature that is published on the first Monday of each month! A guaranteed monthly post on Blythe’s little sister – Middie! If you have any suggestions for a future Middie Monday post, please send me an email or use my Suggestions form!

2 Responses to “Middie Monday #9”

  1. Kirsten AKA @lady_kire

    I got really lucky a couple weeks ago with a pair of pink Middie sized heels from the thrift store.

    I discovered in December that Middies can fit the clothing from Lottie dolls pretty well. Lottie dolls come with flat feet and my Middie can easily fit their shoes.

  2. Anne AKA @anneheathen

    I have a few pairs of Kelly shoes for my Middie, but that’s it! Maude is a Jackie Ramone, so even her stock boots don’t really fit her (they fit Neo Blythe quite well, which sort of makes up for that). I would love to find more Middie shoes!

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