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Ruby Red Fashion Friends™Doll Review

 Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Doll Review

We’ve put together the ultimate Resource Guide for Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ dolls. Be sure to leave a comment and tell us which of these cute new dolls is your favorite and why. We love them because they are so fun to pose! Interested in other dolls, 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 Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ doll giveaway!

About Ruby Red Fashion Friends™

Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ are a newly released line of doll that offers something for everyone. Doll collectors are thrilled to see the new faces designed by doll artist Dianna Effner. These dolls are also one of the most affordable dolls in the ball-jointed-doll (BJD) category. A more novice collector, or someone shopping for the perfect doll to gift to their daughter or granddaughter, may be drawn to the Ruby Red doll because of their sweet faces, fun-to-style hair, posable limbs, and their approachable size of 14.5-inches. 

Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Doll Features

  • Approximately 14.5-inches tall (as stated on their website, but the range can be up to 15.5")
  • Hard vinyl limbs
  • High quality wigged hair
  • Posable ball jointed limbs, articulated at the head, elbow, knee, and hip
  • Painted and applied eyelashes

The Ultimate Pattern Collection for Ruby Red Fashion Friends™

Sewing Pattern Collection For Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Doll ClothesThe Pixie Faire Pattern Collection for Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ is growing nearly everyday! Some great patterns have already been released that are designed specifically to fit this great doll. The great thing about these dolls is that they can also wear the many of the clothing patterns designed for Wellies. As discussed in the section below, the RRFF is close in size to other 14-14.5-inch dolls such as WellieWishers™, so some patterns designed to fit WW are also a great fit for Ruby Red dolls as well. 

Sew Urban Ruffled Top Pattern For 14.5-inch DollsGet the Pattern: Shown above modeled by Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Bella, the Sew Urban ruffled top doll clothes PDF pattern will add a touch of femininity to her wardrobe! The cascading ruffles are the star of the show with this easy to sew design! This cute top can be made with or without sleeves and closes in the back with hook and loop tape. It can be made with a knit or woven fabric (floral top is a woven). This pattern is designed to also fit 14.5-inch dolls such as WellieWishers™ and Hearts For Hearts Girls®, and also fits Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ dolls without any alterations.

A few more patterns designed to fit Ruby Red Fashion Friends™...

Faux Button Jumper Pattern For RRFF Mackenzie Dress Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Pattern Plain Janes Shoe Pattern For Ruby Red Fashion Friends™

 Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Compared To Similar Dolls

Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Compared To Similar Dolls

 

Customers have found that RRFF dolls vary slightly in height which is likely due to variation in how tightly their joints have been strung together, as they are a BJD (Ball Jointed Doll). The official height of the Ruby Red doll is 14.5-inches tall, but may vary to around 15-inches depending on the doll. The picture above demonstrates that our Ruby Red doll is about 1/2-inch taller than our 14.5-inch WellieWishers™ doll to her left. In the photo, all three dolls are wearing Gotchies from the 123 Mulberry St. pattern designed to fit 14 to 14.5-inch dolls, which demonstrates that while the dolls are all similar in size, there are some key differences in their proportions.  

Comparing the three dolls, the RRFF has the longest legs and arms, and a slightly wider waist and hip measurement. When sewing or buying clothes for the RRFF, it is helpful to know that knit tops or dresses designed to fit WellieWishers™ generally fit the RRFF because they have a bit of stretch. The only caveat is that long sleeves designed for a WW fit the RRFF more like a 3/4-length sleeve. Skirt hems will also fall a bit shorter on the RRFF, but are generally still an appropriate length for the doll depending on the design and length preference. More fitted garments made from non-stretch woven fabrics are more likely to have fit issues unless they are designed specifically to fit a Ruby Red doll. 

Wondering What Shoes Will Fit A Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Doll?

The Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ doll has a long narrow foot, with a tiny space in between her big toe second toe, allowing her to potentially wear flip flops! Yay! Although, her foot is a tiny bit longer than a Hearts for Hearts Girls doll, she can wear the HFHG shoes. We've tried on the little plastic flats that come with a HFHG doll and they fit great. We've also tried on the Liberty Jane Janes (designed for HFHG dolls with the Shape 2 sole) and they fit nicely.

The Ruby Red Fashion Friends doll pictured above is wearing, from left to right, The Genoa Jumper over the T-shirt with HFHG flats, The Sew Urban Ruffled Tee and LJ 14.5" Dolls Jeans (made with super stretchy upcycled denim) and the LJ Janes For HFHG dolls, and finally, the Karen Lorraine Lux Cardigan over the basic t-shirt and the Sew Urban Handkerchief Skirt - coming soon (all designed originally for 14.5" WW dolls).

14.5-inch Doll Feet Shoe Size Comparison

As you can see in the photos above and below, the WellieWisher has a much shorter and wider foot so shoes designed for Wellies are very hard to get on, although we've managed to get a few on. The pink tennies in the first image of this post are sold by Sofia's and desiged to fit a Wellie. They are super snug, but work in a pinch.

The Shape 2 pre-cut shoe sole and the patterns designed to be made with that sole shape should fit the Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ doll. The sole measures 2.2" in length and the RRFF doll foot measures 2" from the heel to the tallest part.

Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Character Names and Descriptions

These dolls can be purchased at several different websites, but not all are available at the same places.

FAO Swartz 

Ruby Red Fashion Friends (US website)

Ruby Red Toys (China based website)

 

Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Hanna

Hanna -Think Happy Thoughts- believes in Rainbows, Unicorns and Joy to the World. She wants everyone to be deliriously happy. She is certain that anything is possible with a Can-Do attitude! Hanna wants to spread happiness through Dance …..When she and her Friends are dancing, they are able to rock the world in style!

Hanna features a dark wavy bob hairstyle and deep brown eyes.

She comes with her signature Think Happy Thoughts shirt, along with a cropped denim pagoda style fringed jacket, denim shorts , fishnet stockings, and pink fashion sneakers. Buy Hanna Now

Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ KaylaKayla - Be Confident- believes in always being her best and doing her best and empowering her friends to do the same. She is always on the go and has not met a sport she did not like. From soccer to tennis to gymnastics, Kayla does it all with fierceness and style. Kayla always goes for the gold. After she and her friends graduate, Kayla wants to build a fashion empire. She wants to express herself on the field and off the field as a world fashion icon.

Kayla features a long, curly pop pony tail and brown eyes.

She has a ruffly pink tunic, the latest ankle length skinny jeans and white flats. Buy Kayla Now

Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ SaraSara - Let your Light Shine- believes in kindness and helping her friends and others. She believes that by sharing her light, the world can be a better place. Sara is an aspiring Vet-shionista - She loves fashion, and she adores animals …so becoming a Vet-shionista when she graduates is perfect .

After she and her friends graduate ~ Sara will be sure to keep all animals in her care healthy and stylish !

Sara features very long blonde hair that comes well past her waist, with a long wrap around braid and she has light blue eyes.

Sara comes with her signature Let Your Light Shine shirt, along with her fabulous fashion denim jacket, the latest jeans, and floral sneakers. Buy Sara Now

Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ BellaBella - Dream Big: Dream Big Bella believes in reaching for the Stars and following her heart. She is inspired by all of the beauty around her , and in inspiring others ! Bella is an aspiring Fashion Designer. After she and her friends graduate, she hopes to attend Fashion School in London and help each and every girl express herself through the power of individual expression.

Bella features very long highlighted auburn hair with 2 long braids. Note: Customers report that some Bella dolls have green eyes as shown in the listings, while others have lighter amber colored eyes.

She comes with her signature Dream Big shirt , along with her Fab denim vest , printed lace trim skirt and leggings , lace trim pink boots. Buy Bella Now

COMING SOON: RRFF has teased on their Instagram that at least two new dolls will be released soon. 

Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ MayaMaya - Always Be Kind- believes in magical moments with big splashes of sparkles and glitter, lots and lots of glitter! Maya is authentic and kind. She is always on top of the latest trends and most of the time starts her own! After she and her friends graduate, she wants to host a fashion blog and be a huge influencer that reflects her style and individuality.

 

Maya features a long brown curly hairstyle, with highlights, and light browns eyes.

Maya comes with her signature Always Be Kind t-shirt, along with a furry pink jacket and paper bag skirt, leggings and the latest flower sneakers. Pre-Order Maya Now

ruby Red Fashion Friends™ StellaStella -Rock Star- believes in entertaining her friends and family through her electric personality and wicked sense of humor ~ She loves making people Laugh out Loud! She believes she is meant to be a star, and wants to use her imagination and creativity to bring her own style of music to the world. When she and her friends graduate, she wants to enter a reality singing contest, because she knows it is her destiny to win!

 Stella features long red hair with blonde highlights and celestial green eyes.

Stella comes with her signature Rock Star t-shirt, along with a blue star sweater, and embroidered jeans. Her boots sparkle and shine. Her double pom pom hat is all the rage! Pre-Order Stella Now

ENTER TO WIN A Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Hanna 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 Hanna 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 Ruby Red Fashion Friends™. 

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We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - which Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ doll 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 Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ Hanna Doll!

Thanks, everyone!

The Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Ekaterina
Ekaterina

May 14, 2020

Sara!!!

Wendy
Wendy

May 12, 2020

I am in love with these sweet little girls! It is so hard to pick a favorite. I purchased Sara first because she stands for kindness. I would love to have Hannah next because she stands fir happiness. Two traits I feel the world needs more of, and they certainly do light up my world and bring lots of smiles.

Rebekah
Rebekah

May 11, 2020

I think Bella is beautiful; I love her sweet smile!

S
S

May 11, 2020

Maya

fran
fran

May 11, 2020

wow cuteness!! hard to choose just one lol I don’t have many blonde dolls but this Sara is just adorable.

Mary Bailey
Mary Bailey

May 11, 2020

Sara is my favorite!

Beth
Beth

May 11, 2020

Dream Big Bella is my pick!

Krista
Krista

May 11, 2020

Sara has the sweetest face!

Lynette
Lynette

May 11, 2020

Bella is my favorite.

katy
katy

May 11, 2020

I think….Sara?? They are all so adorable!

mary
mary

May 10, 2020

I like them all!

Cassie Campbell
Cassie Campbell

May 10, 2020

Sara is my favorite, but Bella and Stella run a close second!

Carole
Carole

May 10, 2020

I love Bella’s hair!

Kathleen Pattangall
Kathleen Pattangall

May 10, 2020

I have Bella, and she is so adorable. Would love to have the dark haired, dark eyed Hanna to complement my Bella

Anna S
Anna S

May 10, 2020

They are all so cute, and it’s so much fun to have a more poseable doll. I love Hanna!

Amanda M.
Amanda M.

May 10, 2020

I’m so excited about this giveaway, thank you! Hanna is my favorite- with Sarah as a close second. I had never seen Stella, and am excited to go look for more pictures of her!

Diane
Diane

May 10, 2020

Love all the dolls. I like the size

Early Irwin
Early Irwin

May 10, 2020

The all are veery cute but Bella seems to be calling my name.

Lucia
Lucia

May 10, 2020

These dolls have the sweetest faces and are JUST THE RIGHT SIZE. Reminds me of my childhood doll.

Linda Betts
Linda Betts

May 10, 2020

Adorable dolls! Hanna and Bella are my favorites, but I would love to have any of them.

Dawn Wright
Dawn Wright

May 10, 2020

Hannah or Maya!

Rebecca Landy
Rebecca Landy

May 10, 2020

I would love to have this doll!!! Such sweet faces, Love them!

Annika Wright
Annika Wright

May 10, 2020

Sara or Bella.

Lucy W
Lucy W

May 10, 2020

She is so sweet. I love her flexibility

Nancy
Nancy

May 09, 2020

These dolls are just beautiful! I guess my favorite is Bella.

Erin
Erin

May 09, 2020

My favorite girl is Bella. I love her wig and her outfit with the pink boots is adorable.

Patricia
Patricia

May 09, 2020

Really? only one? I finally settled on Sara as her kindness to both people and animals is admirable.

Cathy
Cathy

May 09, 2020

What a sweet new doll.

Colleen
Colleen

May 09, 2020

Bella is a beauty, I would love to sew clothes for her or any.

Sandy
Sandy

May 09, 2020

Love Maya.

Deanna Grindstaff
Deanna Grindstaff

May 09, 2020

Bella is my favorite!

Bonnie
Bonnie

May 09, 2020

These dolls are all lovely. My favorite is Bella, I love her red hair.;)

DebraMiller
DebraMiller

May 09, 2020

All of the dolls are so adorable. I love Sara…her eyes have that extra sparkle and she would be perfect for my grandaughter. So excited about these new dolls.

Carrie
Carrie

May 09, 2020

I love them all but Bella speaks most to me.

Kate E
Kate E

May 09, 2020

Ooops, I forgot to name the girls I like the best: Maya and Kayla…but I’d be happy with any of them!!! Thanks!!

Kate E
Kate E

May 09, 2020

Oh, my, I love these sweet dolls!!! It would be my honor to add one to my growing family of dolls. I love to sew for them and create lovely little ensembles for them to wear and share.
Thank you!

crystle tellerday
crystle tellerday

May 09, 2020

kayla

carol reid
carol reid

May 09, 2020

i love Bella

Sandra
Sandra

May 09, 2020

I think my granddaughter would like Sara or Bella.

Brandy
Brandy

May 09, 2020

All of the dolls are gorgeous, there’s something so sweet and special them. I particularly like Bella, I love her hair color.

Sharon
Sharon

May 09, 2020

Precious dolls! They all have their individual looks that are inviting to work with and a child to play with. Hanna was the first RRFF doll I saw – then Bella. Guess they have a slight edge on the others in my thinking.

Debbie Metz
Debbie Metz

May 09, 2020

I have never seen these Ruby Red dolls before – they are adorable and unique! I LOVE Bella! I have an Etsy shop and make many unique outfits for 18 inch dolls but would like to expand with these Ruby Red patterns. Maybe meant to be … my nickname is Ruby Red – that’s what caught my eye first!

Jill Emery
Jill Emery

May 09, 2020

I love these gals and would really LOVE to win Hannah. Thank you for the contest. I don’t see or know how but these dolls have inspired me to get a very, very easy pattern and try to create something. The quality is very high in all facets if the doll. I hot Bella. The wig is particularly nice and photos do not do it jystice.nyou cannot see all of the highlights in the wig. I think anyone who gets one of these dolls will fall in love with her.

Diane Goff
Diane Goff

May 09, 2020

All of this new line of dolls are pretty, but I think my favorite is Maya, because I love the curls and I like her motto “Always be Kind.” The world can always use more kindness and doing for others.

Debbie
Debbie

May 09, 2020

Stella is my favorite

Barb M.
Barb M.

May 09, 2020

I LOVE these dolls! Those sweet happy faces and smiles plus the ball jointed bodies are such fun. My favorite is Hanna with her little elfin face and dark eyes, she would be the one I would buy if I could afford to.

Mary
Mary

May 09, 2020

I like Sara, I think she would be fun to sew for!

Joel AGDollDad
Joel AGDollDad

May 09, 2020

I have been wanting to get my daughter a doll that has articulating parts, and these dolls seem like then perfect choice! I think my daughter would like Kayla and Hanna best, but they all seem wonderful!

Kelly B
Kelly B

May 09, 2020

Kayla is my favorite! thanks for the chance

Debbie
Debbie

May 09, 2020

Oh my goodness, what beautiful dolls! I think Bella is my favorite!

Bo B
Bo B

May 09, 2020

Stella Rock Star

Char
Char

May 09, 2020

Adorable and affordable! I love them all but Bella has the sweetest look.

Jean G
Jean G

May 09, 2020

All of these dolls are so adorable and they look like they would be fun to sew for as well. I like Bella the best but they are all so sweet.

Lori
Lori

May 09, 2020

I think I’d have to say Maya is my favorite, but it is tough to choose!

Georgia Nelson
Georgia Nelson

May 09, 2020

I like Sara, but it is hard to choose as they are all beautiful.

JJ
JJ

May 08, 2020

Sara is my favorite because her light does shine.

Mary
Mary

May 08, 2020

I love all the dolls, but Bella is my favorite. She follows her heart. I love 💘 free spirits!

Linda Smith
Linda Smith

May 08, 2020

Never seen these dolls in person, but from the pictures, I might like to have Sara.

Marcia Cook
Marcia Cook

May 08, 2020

It hard to choose one doll when they all are very beautiful but I would probably pick Bella! It would be fun to sew outfits for her!

Mary R.
Mary R.

May 08, 2020

I love all of these dolls. My favorites are Stella and Bella.

Marcia Cook
Marcia Cook

May 08, 2020

It hard to choose one doll when they all are very beautiful but I would probably pick Bella! It would be fun to sew outfits for her!

Leslie
Leslie

May 08, 2020

So cute! I love sweet little Sarah. What a cutie!

LouAnn Wilson
LouAnn Wilson

May 08, 2020

I like Bella. She tugs at my heart with her sweet smile.

Shana Dahl
Shana Dahl

May 08, 2020

I have ordered Bella and Sara after receiving your email. There is something adorable about Hanna and her colouring but she was out of stock. I’m not sure I can pick of favorite as they are all gorgeous!

Trina c
Trina c

May 08, 2020

I recently purchased Bella. She has the amber eyes. I really love the faces of ALL of them! I look forward to sewing some great outfits!

Nanette
Nanette

May 08, 2020

They are all so adorable that it is hard to choose just one. Probably Hanna or Bella would be my first choices.

Debra
Debra

May 08, 2020

I love Bella! Such gorgeous eyes! Fun to have a Dianna Effner sculpt. Can’t wait to see what else is designed for her! Thanks!

Donna Deters
Donna Deters

May 08, 2020

I like the red head best. My daughter has red hair.

Eileen
Eileen

May 08, 2020

I just love Maya – they’re ALL adorable but that curly hair! So cute!

Donna Wade
Donna Wade

May 08, 2020

It is hard decision but love Sara or Bella.

Shirley
Shirley

May 08, 2020

They are all very cute. i like Bella.

Debra
Debra

May 08, 2020

I think these are the sweetest dolls ever! Hannah is definitely my favorite

Phyllis
Phyllis

May 08, 2020

Oh how I love Sara. Cant afford to buy her But would love to win her.

Wanda Whitley
Wanda Whitley

May 08, 2020

All these dolls are beautiful, but I would pick Bella as my favorite.

Deborah Sebring
Deborah Sebring

May 08, 2020

I love these dolls. I sure hope I win one because I cant afford to buy one right now.

Pauline Nissen
Pauline Nissen

May 08, 2020

Would love to win Bella. She is beauticians I would love to see for her.

lisa
lisa

May 08, 2020

I love Sara, she looks like my twin granddaughters.

Holly K
Holly K

May 08, 2020

They are all so charming but Bella is my favourite!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 08, 2020

They are all adorable. Sara is my personal favorite.

Melani
Melani

May 08, 2020

I like all three of the original dolls.

Leesa Mergens Eason
Leesa Mergens Eason

May 08, 2020

I think Bella is so cute.

Karen Hawkins
Karen Hawkins

May 08, 2020

If them all, I like Sara and Hanna the most. They’re all adorable though.

Maria
Maria

May 08, 2020

I love all these dolls! Wonderful for children with great quality and articulation that also appeals to the adult collector! They work perfectly for realistic looking doll photography! So glad that Pixie Faire carries a wide variety of patterns for them! I hope these new dolls are around for a long time for everyone to enjoy!

Kathy
Kathy

May 08, 2020

What pretty girls. I have a penchant for red haired dolls so Bella & Stella get my vote. I especially like the toe spaces for potential flip-flops!

Judy Fisch
Judy Fisch

May 08, 2020

I love Dianna Effners work and fun to see a jointed doll come forth. All are so precious and will be versatile to go with all the fun clothes patterns that you have on your site. My Granddaughters will be sure to have one on their Christmas wish list.

Bonnie
Bonnie

May 08, 2020

These little ladies are so adorable!

Carol
Carol

May 08, 2020

While they are all cute, I like Sara the best!

Shari L Kalous
Shari L Kalous

May 08, 2020

She is adorable! I just love dolls!

Nancy
Nancy

May 08, 2020

I like Sara and Bella! They remind me of a younger me.

Barbara
Barbara

May 08, 2020

Those dolls are adorable, any of them would be a delight to play with and sew clothes for.

Vicki
Vicki

May 08, 2020

I love Bella, Sara, and Hanna. They all are really beautiful dolls though.

Beth
Beth

May 08, 2020

What sweet looking dolls. They have such gentle smiles. Although they are all cute, I like Sara and Bella best. Thanks for the contest

Dottie B
Dottie B

May 08, 2020

I think Bella is the prettiest, with Sara coming in a close 2nd.
Too bad none of these ever-so -beautiful dolls want to learn about Calculus, Abstract Vector Spaces, Black Holes, Electrical Engineering, Oceanography or be Small Business Owners. They all want to be Stars, Dancers and Musicians.
Of course, fashion for the former group is much more fun than the latter.
Thank you for showing us these soooo beautiful dolls!

Judy H
Judy H

May 08, 2020

I have Ruby Red Sara. Love sewing for this doll. I like all the other Ruby Red dolls. Sara would love a Sister. I really like all the different patterns for all the dolls at Pixie Faire They have such a great collection for each doll Thanks so much for your patterns.

Anna
Anna

May 08, 2020

It’s a toss-up between Hanna and Bella for me. I think they’re all really cute, but those two really stand out for me.

Mary Cox
Mary Cox

May 08, 2020

My favorite doll is Sara, with her long blonde hair like my granddaughters. She also has a beautiful smile and a kind face.

Brittany
Brittany

May 08, 2020

I like Bella the most out of all of them. I love how fun her hair looks!
They all have a very sweet expression though. Very cute!

Cathy
Cathy

May 08, 2020

Sara is my favorite. All are adorable.

BonnieGayle
BonnieGayle

May 08, 2020

As usual, all the dolls are pretty, I would like to have any one of them (ok all of them).

Diane Hare
Diane Hare

May 08, 2020

Oh the feet! They look more real. The joints are nice too, and the not-cloth upper torso. There are so many things to like, and the mis-fit of unintended clothing is so very much like real life. If not custom-stitched, real life sleeves were always too short when I was growing up & up & up.

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