QOTW: How long does it take to do full outfit changes?

Written on May 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

This is a loaded question because for me it really varies. I still haven’t fully unpacked since moving last summer (I’ve been busy…), so I’m not 100% sure where all of my Middie Blythe clothes are (in which case it doesn’t take much to change their outfits because I don’t know where all their clothes are). For my Blythes, it really depends. If I’m taking them to a meet, it could take anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes depending on how many dolls I plan on taking. The more dolls I decide on, the longer it takes. And then comes the added time of getting on the tights or socks if I’m going for a completed outfit.


A lot of my dolls haven’t had a proper outfit change in a really long time (yes, feel sorry for them, I do too!) and I recently decided to change Kindred’s outfit. She’s been in this outfit for definitely more than a year. Possibly close to two. I’m terrible at times when it comes to being a Blythe owner (I’m really sorry, Kindred). And it took me about 15 minutes to come up with what I wanted to put her in and another couple of minutes to do the full outfit change. I find sometimes it really depends on my mood as that kind of determines how long I wind up sitting on the floor, pawing through drawers of tiny clothes.

How long does it take you to do full outfit changes?

Kindred was wearing: top/Joelle (swap), overalls/Nostalgic Pop stock.
Kindred is wearing: cardigan/made by me, dress/Giulia (swap).

4 Responses to “QOTW: How long does it take to do full outfit changes?”

  1. Rinntara says:

    I’ll take about 10-15 minutes on an outfit change. I like to do it when I’m not in a rush. Sometimes I leave an outfit on a doll for a long while because I’m busy, or she looks cute in it, and I’ll think she looks fine like that. But then I might change her and suddenly a new aspect of her personality is revealed! and I’ll wish I changed her clothes sooner 🙂

  2. Laura says:

    I have about 15 dolls now and even though I shouldn’t feel that it’s necessary, for some reason I tend to change them all at once. From start to finish this can literally take 2+ hours with undressing, redressing, shoes, tights and then putting all the old outfits and accessories away. It’s quite an undertaking and although enjoyable for the most part, I tend to put it off until I have quite a bit of free time.

  3. Jules AKA @glamlizards

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Kindred, she’s so pretty!

  4. blythegran says:

    i have 14 now and i also do them all at once . i try to do them every 6 weeks or so . i do them on a saturday night when hubby & i listen to a couple of hours of music radio as a change from TV [ i can never be bothered with tights !!]

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