A Petite Handful

Written on May 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings


We are going to completely ignore the fact that my Petites aren’t wearing very spring-summer clothing. This is because I don’t actually have spring-summer Petite-sized clothing for them. (I’m a bad dolly owner, aren’t I?) That said, I actually got them off the doll shelf for a photo and what I did do was marvel at how small they are. Yes, they are called Petites, but still – they’re small!

Today is just a little bit of a Petite Appreciation Day. They often get over looked and ignored – partially because of their size, partially because they’ll never be quite as popular as their Neo-sized big sisters.

How many Petites do you have? Besides these three, I have one more (named Pipsqueak). She’s in an even more winter-themed outfit (complete with a toque!) so I didn’t take a photo of her as well. I have two LPS Petites (stock), one custom Takara Petite and one stock Takara Petite. I think they’re pretty cute! I wouldn’t mind getting a few more Petites in the future, since they don’t take up a lot of space. They’re handy as little travel companions, but the thing I find most difficult with Petites is finding clothes for them as not a lot of people sew for these teeny tiny dolls. While I do own a lot of pattern books and they do have Petite-sized clothes in them, I don’t have the motivation to sew that small…


Top photo (left to right): Shrimp and Chickadee.
Bottom photo: Lark (Sirenita custom).

2 Responses to “A Petite Handful”

  1. Andi B. Goode AKA @andibgoode

    Aww, these photos are so cute! 🙂 I can’t remember how many LPS petites I have – 6 or 7 maybe? Some are in their original outfits, others I found secondhand with no clothes. Takara Petites I have just 4 and I keep them all in their original outfits so I only buy ones with themes I like (two of mine are NRFB).

  2. JoAnn says:

    I have 5 LPS Blythes and just adore them! In fact I have the same little winter girl as you with the red coat–mine is missing her skates, hat and scarf though. I recently became obsessed with these little cuties and search thrift shops and yard sales for them. Non of mine came with shoes so in my online research I found out that Polly Pocket shoes fit them. When I found a bag of PP clothes and shoes in my travels I was thrilled to see that they do indeed fit the little Blythes perfectly, no more bare feet lol. I’m working on designing clothes for mine and yes, they are so small and super challenging to make but lots of fun!
    I plan on getting a 12 inch Blythe but am researching so I don’t make a mistake on a pricey purchase.
    I’m so happy to have found your blog and FB page i signed up to follow both—thanks for all the valuable info 🙂

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