February 24, 2020

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Journey Girls® Doll Review

We’ve put together the ultimate Resource Guide for Journey Girls® dolls. Be sure to leave a comment and tell us which of their great dolls is your favorite and why. Also check out our other Ultimate Resource Guides for A Girl For All Time®WellieWishers™, and Hearts For Hearts Girls® for more reviews and helpful tips. 

Limited Time Contest: Scroll down to enter our doll giveaway!

About Journey Girls®

As the name suggests, the Journey Girls® are a group of friends who travel the world together. Each doll has their own unique leadership skills and way that she helps her friends along their adventures. Journey Girls® were formerly the private label 18-inch doll of Toys “R” Us stores, but were moved by the company to being sold primarily on Amazon in July of 2019.

 Journey Girls® Features:

  • 18-inches tall
  • Rooted hair
  • Hand painted faces
  • Painted and applied eyelashes
  • Vinyl breastplate and cloth torso
  • Recommended for ages 6 and up

    The Ultimate Pattern Collection for Journey Girls® 

    Looking to make cute clothes designed to fit your Journey Girls® doll? Our collection of sewing patterns for these unique dolls includes all the wardrobe staples you're looking for, from classics like jeans and t-shirts, to fun skirts and fancy dresses.  

     

    Journey Girls® Measurements

    Journey Girls® Measurement Sheet

     Journey Girls® Compared to American Girl®

     

    While the Journey Girls® doll is 18-inches tall, she has different proportions and measurements compared to an 18-inch American Girl® doll. The main differences between the two dolls are that the Journey Girls® have a slimmer cloth torso than the AG dolls. This means that Journey Girls® pants and skirts are quite a bit smaller than ones made to fit 18-inch American Girl® dolls. The Journey Girls®, A Girl For All Time®, and American Girl® dolls are pictured above to show that the three dolls are different enough in size to all require different sized clothing and shoes, but are similar enough to be styled together with the same scale of props and furniture.

    Journey Girls® Free T-shirt Sewing PatternGet the PatternReady to make a t-shirt for your Journey Girls® doll? Our FREE trendy t-shirt pattern is for you. This easy to follow PDF pattern guides you through each step with illustrated step-by-step pictures! Have fun using a variety of knit fabrics or even your outgrown tees upcycled to make adorable doll clothes!  

     

    Journey Girls® Character Names And Descriptions  

    Each year the girls are rereleased with new outfits and accessories inspired by a new location they have traveled to, such as London, Paris, and Italy.

    Journey Girls® Chavonne

     

    Chavonne: Chavonne loves to be in the spotlight performing music. She comes dressed in a vibrant red-orange cape, white t-shirt, navy leggings, and cute vegetal print rain boots. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Buy Chavonne Now

     

     

    Journey Girls® Kelsey

     

    Kelsey: Kelsey loves reading and learning new things. Her auburn hair and green eyes go perfectly with her navy blue beanie, plaid button up shirt, and purple skirt with suspenders. Her look is complemented by her grey socks and black combat boots. Buy Kelsey Now

     

     

    Journey Girls® MeredithMeredith: Meredith has long blonde hair and blue eyes, and her interests are health and fitness. She comes dressed in a preppy combo of a gingham button down and knit sweater, paired with a faux leather mini skirt. She also comes with a designer-inspired yellow handbag and black loafersBuy Meredith Now

     

     

    Journey Girls® Callie

     

    Callie: Callie is a dedicated dancer with a great sense of humor. She has brown hair and brown eyes and comes dressed in a pink t-shirt and sequined gold skirt. With matching gold sandals, clutch, and headband, Callie really shinesBuy Callie Now

     

     

    Journey Girls® KylaKyla: With brown hair and brown eyes, Kyla is an artistic photographer. She comes dressed in a graphic tee and light wash jeans with decorative patches. Her red fringe bag and black ankle boots complete her chic look. Buy Kyla Now 

     

     

    Journey Girls® DanaDana: Dana loves caring for animals and showing her friends cute animal videos to make them smile. She has straight brown hair and blue eyes. She comes dressed in a long pink cardigan, monkey print t-shirt, denim skirt, and white sneakers. Her purple bucket bag and socks complete the look, along with her cute pink glasses. Buy Dana Now

     

    Journey Girls® MikaellaMikaella: Originally released in 2014 as a special holiday doll, Mikaella has since joined the Journey Girls® as a permanent part of the gang. Mikaella is interested in cooking and exploring new cultures through the foods they offer. She has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. She comes dressed in a pink chiffon romper with attached open-front skirt, paired with sandals, clutch bag, and a flower in her hair. Buy Mikaella Now

     

    Journey Girls® IleeIlee: Originally released in 2016 as a special holiday doll, Ilee has since become a permanent member of the Journey Girls®. Ilee is described as a “free-spirited nature lover,” and comes dressed in a frilly plaid dress. Her accessories include knee high socks, pink high-top sneakers, and a pink heart shaped purse. Her hair is blond with a pink streak at the front and her eyes are blue. Buy Ilee Now

     

    Journey Girls® Jordanna Holiday DollJordanna: Released only for the holiday season in 2013, Jordanna was a special edition Paris collection doll. Jordanna loves to study fashion and enjoys shopping. She came dressed in a dark blue ball gown paired with white gloves, a matching blue clutch, and silver jewelry. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. 

     

    Journey Girls® Giovanna Holiday DollGiovanna: In 2015, Giovanna was the special edition  holiday doll. Her long blonde hair and blue eyes are complimented by a masquerade-style silver mask, paired with a red ball gown and faux fur capelet. She also came with silver gloves and a matching wristlet clutch. She was the first Journey Girls® to come with pierced ears

     

     

    ENTER TO WIN A Journey Girls® Kyla Doll 

    To enter this week's contest, simply click the link below and then enter through the giveaway widget at the bottom of the blog post, there are many things you can do to earn multiple entry points!

    Contest Details: You enter through the entry form that is embedded on this page and appears just below this paragraph, if you don't see it, be sure to visit the page from your desktop or an alternate browser such as Google Chrome. It may not appear on all mobile devices. The complete rules and entry details appear on the entry form. This is not a comment contest - in other words, leaving a comment on the bottom of this page is not an official entry method. The only required entry method is to leave a comment under this post and then confirm that you did it in the contest widget. One person will receive the Kyla doll. You can enter once, or gain multiple entries by completing the other entry methods and increase your chances of winning. Please review all Terms and Conditions on the giveaway page before entering. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire. Not endorsed by or affiliated with Journey Girls®. 

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    We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - which Journey Girls® is your favorite! Commenting below and confirming your entry in the widget above gives you one entry method, the other methods are listed in the widget above, be sure to enter in as many ways as you can to receive the maximum amount of entries to win one Journey Girls® Kyla Doll!

    Thanks, everyone!

    The Pixie Faire Team

     


    63 Comments

    Anne
    Anne

    February 26, 2020

    The whole concept is truly wonderful! Kelsey would be my favorite. She shares interests with my granddaughter 😍

    Debbie
    Debbie

    February 26, 2020

    I remember seeing Jordana for the first time in Toys R Us. She is my favorite and her dress contributes to that.

    Sylvia
    Sylvia

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite is Ilee. I have several of the dolls and love them all. I find them very easy to sew for and love their faces.

    Mary w
    Mary w

    February 26, 2020

    They are all very cute, buy I love the glasses on Dana, so I’d say she’s my top pick!

    Linda
    Linda

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite. She has such a beautiful personality.

    Frances
    Frances

    February 26, 2020

    I love Kelsey’s long, wavy, red hair.

    Catherine Peterson
    Catherine Peterson

    February 26, 2020

    These are beautiful dolls and I would love to own any of them! Kyla looks like one of my daughters and I love her brown eyes.

    Seanette
    Seanette

    February 26, 2020

    Kelsey is definitely my favourite with her auburn hair, green eyes and outdoors look!

    Kelly P
    Kelly P

    February 26, 2020

    I love all of the Journey Girls dolls. They have such sweet faces; and I love how they have a vinyl upper torso. They look good in every style outfit too; which is a great bonus. I think Kyla is beautiful because her hair is styled so pretty and full, and her little face looks sweet as can be. Her skin tone is rich too; which makes me sure she would be a delight to sew clothes a some special little girl to enjoy. I love these contest. Many thanks to Pixie Faire and good luck to everyone!

    Pamela
    Pamela

    February 26, 2020

    Kelsey if my favorite with her beautiful red hair and green eyes. I absolutely LOVE redheads!

    Sophie T
    Sophie T

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla and Dana are my favorites! I like the torso plate of the Journey Girls, they look great in sleeveless tops!

    Dori
    Dori

    February 26, 2020

    I like the coolring combinations of Kelsey and Dana. It would be great to wub tis doll in order to have model for sizing in sewing the outfits. Thank youl

    Maureen
    Maureen

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla is my favorite and she looks Native American to me. I sew doll wardrobes for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and would love to win her!

    Shelly Hammond
    Shelly Hammond

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite is Kyla as I love her hair and smile!

    Deborah
    Deborah

    February 26, 2020

    I actually like Kyla the most, she looks a lot like a little girl I used to know in the foster system. Not a perfect match, but close. Sadly the girl got moved on and I can’t see her anymore, but the doll just strongly reminded me of her so she’s the one I’m most drawn to.

    I love Kelsey though, I love her colouring!

    Kathy
    Kathy

    February 26, 2020

    I really like Kelsey and her red hair. It’s not to often that dolls have red hair and it makes them cute and different.

    Margaret I.
    Margaret I.

    February 26, 2020

    Wow! I have a little cousin whose name is Kayla and I know she would love to have this doll. I know she has a blond one but to have this one would be very special to her…I love these dolls, and alter the patterns just a bit to make them fit these dolls…they are a tiny bit slimmer and their feet are narrower, so it makes a bit more work but my little cousin appreciates the doll clothes I make for her…she takes them to school for show and tell….makes me proud !!! Her little friends are jealous. Thanks for all you do for us and thanks for the pictures and descriptions and Names of the Journey Girls…. Much appreciated.

    Randi
    Randi

    February 26, 2020

    We really like Dana. Animals are always a favourite with us, so she “wins” hands down!

    William
    William

    February 26, 2020

    I would have to choose the Kyla doll.

    Margaret I.
    Margaret I.

    February 26, 2020

    Wow! I have a little cousin whose name is Kayla and I know she would love to have this doll. I know she has a blond one but to have this one would be very special to her…I love these dolls, and alter the patterns just a bit to make them fit these dolls…they are a tiny bit slimmer and their feet are narrower, so it makes a bit more work but my little cousin appreciates the doll clothes I make for her…she takes them to school for show and tell….makes me proud !!! Her little friends are jealous. Thanks for all you do for us and thanks for the pictures and descriptions and Names of the Journey Girls…. Much appreciated.

    Kathleen
    Kathleen

    February 26, 2020

    I think I like Kelsey the most, you don’t see dolls with auburn hair and green eyes very often.

    Laurie
    Laurie

    February 26, 2020

    I like them all! They have beautiful faces.

    Patricia Shehan
    Patricia Shehan

    February 26, 2020

    I will have to choose Callie because I have a granddaughter named Callie. They are all cute though.

    Sue
    Sue

    February 26, 2020

    Dana is my favorite because she likes to take care of animals and so do I.

    sheila
    sheila

    February 26, 2020

    All are adorable; Kelsey is my favorite.

    Jeri
    Jeri

    February 26, 2020

    Kyla and Dana are my two favorites. These are all beautiful dolls. Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

    Angela
    Angela

    February 26, 2020

    I can’t decide. I would love to have them all. So would my daughter.

    Jeanette
    Jeanette

    February 26, 2020

    I think Kyla might be my favorite. Love her coloring.

    Linda A C
    Linda A C

    February 26, 2020

    I really like Ilee because she reminds me of my granddaughter and I think my granddaughter would really really like her also.

    Beth
    Beth

    February 26, 2020

    The girls are all cute, but Dana is my fav. Love the glasses! Thanks for the contest.

    Bev
    Bev

    February 26, 2020

    I am so happy to see the Journey girls are back, and happy to meet Kyla. She is beautiful and she makes my heart smile. Thank you for gifting Kyla.

    Marie
    Marie

    February 26, 2020

    I like the Kyla doll she looks like she is quiet and reserved! She also has the coloring of someone that looks great in any thing they wear!!

    Jill
    Jill

    February 26, 2020

    I like Kelsey because of her sweet face.

    Linda A C
    Linda A C

    February 26, 2020

    I really like Ilee because she makes me think of my granddaughter and I think my granddaughter would really like her also.

    Jacky
    Jacky

    February 26, 2020

    I love Kyla, she’s a beauty!

    Kristen
    Kristen

    February 26, 2020

    All very pretty dolls. I think Chavonne is gorgeous!

    Sherlene Porcelli
    Sherlene Porcelli

    February 26, 2020

    I’m speaking for my daughter here. I asked her who is her favorite and she said “Chavonne because she likes music just like me, I like her outfits and she is the doll that I have”. We hope to get her another to keep Chavonne company!

    Pamela
    Pamela

    February 26, 2020

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway. She is beautiful!

    Janet
    Janet

    February 26, 2020

    These are adorable dolls, so difficult to choose – Kelsey & Jordana are my top two.

    Melissa
    Melissa

    February 26, 2020

    Thank you for doing this!

    Louise
    Louise

    February 26, 2020

    I love kyla’s beautiful hair. My granddaughters would too!

    Andrea
    Andrea

    February 26, 2020

    I love Dana – her clothes, her glasses and her story.

    Cathy
    Cathy

    February 26, 2020

    These dolls are gorgeous. I think I like Kelsey best because I tend to go for the redheads but Kylie is gorgeous too. They all are cute Thanks for the chance!

    Janice Dufseth
    Janice Dufseth

    February 26, 2020

    Callie is my fave because of her brown hair and brown eyes

    Cheryl Markle Bomar
    Cheryl Markle Bomar

    February 26, 2020

    I love Kyla…she reminds me of my granddaughter Hayden with her beautiful brown hair and she loves to do arts and crafts!! Thanks for the chance to win it for her!!

    Carol B
    Carol B

    February 26, 2020

    My favorite is Kelsey. She’ so much like my granddaughter, with her red hair and green eyes. Her outdoorsy appearance also echos Emma’s personality.

    Tammy
    Tammy

    February 26, 2020

    Kelsey is my favorite because she looks like my granddaughter, but I love them all.

    KIM
    KIM

    February 26, 2020

    I love Dana. She reminds me of my granddaughter!

    Sharon B.
    Sharon B.

    February 26, 2020

    There are all super cute, but Kyla is beautiful!

    Joanne
    Joanne

    February 26, 2020

    I like Kyla

    Kathy
    Kathy

    February 25, 2020

    I love Jordanna’s outfit. Kyla is beautiful. She is probably my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Mardelle
    Mardelle

    February 25, 2020

    I like Ilee best. I love her hair.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    February 25, 2020

    I’m so happy to hear that the Journey girls didn’t disappear. I have Dana and love her. Kyla is the one I would love to have next. Thank you for making this available to us.

    Marge
    Marge

    February 25, 2020

    I’m particularly fond of Mikaela, as my DD and her hubby surprised me with her in 2015, but I’d really like to also add Ilee and Chavonne to my collection, which includes Kyla, Meredith, Dana, Kelsey & Callie.

    Deb S
    Deb S

    February 25, 2020

    Kelsey is my favorite. Love her red hair.

    Debby
    Debby

    February 25, 2020

    I like the fact that they have vinyl upper bodies so they look better with dresses and tops that are cut lower. They are all cute but I would have to choose Kyla because she looks like my granddaughter.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    February 25, 2020

    I think Dana is my favorite. I love her smile and with those glasses on she looks so smart as well. I also am a reader, so I think she would be so fun to dress.

    Kimberly C
    Kimberly C

    February 25, 2020

    I like Dana because I love how she looks as well as her glasses. I also like Ilee because of the pretty streak in her hair.

    John
    John

    February 25, 2020

    Kelsey..cute hat and Red hair

    Piroska
    Piroska

    February 25, 2020

    I love Kelsey, because of her red hair.

    Roben Rice
    Roben Rice

    February 25, 2020

    I love Kelsey love her red hair.

    Denise Darby
    Denise Darby

    February 25, 2020

    I like Kyla because of her brown hair and eyes.

    Sam
    Sam

    February 24, 2020

    It is hard to pick one, they are all so cute, Ilee and Kelsey are my top two.

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