The Leg Transplant!
I promised you guys I would post Brenda's leg transplant
once it was complete. So her it is.
When I first post Brenda last year at Christmas, She was
on her original body. She didn't have articulation. Now that
she is going to be in stories, she needs to be able to move. I
had been looking for a new body for her.
Another picture of her on her old body.
I loved the graceful hand of this doll I received in trade
form Anika at Dollz4Moi. Thanks again Anika!
They are "prettier" than the hand of the Fashionista dolls
and many of the other dolls with articulation. I swapped
Brenda's head to this body!
The only problem was that she had flat feet! This means
no high heals! She has to have heels! So I remembered a
post from Alrunia where she talked about transferring
the legs from certain types of Barbie dolls. So that is
what I did. The site Alrunia referred to no longer exists
but her comment suggests how.
Thanks Alrunia! This post is for you!
NOTE PICTURES BELOW ARE A LITTLE GRAPHIC!
It works best on dolls that have their legs attached with the
black rubber band style attachment or elastic. I checked to
see if the ballerina had that type of leg joint and she did.
Next I had a donor leg body. It was the Dancing Brandy doll.
She was the first brandy they did. The neck on this doll
was strange but the legs were what I wanted.
They too had the black rubber attachment at the legs.
I cut the legs from the body and removed all black rubber
pieces that had held the legs together on both sets of legs.
I then used elastic to re-attach the legs to the body.
I used 1/4 inch elastic. I would had preferred black but
white was the only color my local WalMark had.
I restring the legs making them tight and knotting them.
I them cut off the extra elastic from the joint.
So her she is! My new and improved Brenda!
I hope this inspires others to do the same and have the
doll of your dreams. If you try it, please let me know.
Thanks for looking!