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. 

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 (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 (Hong Kong based website)

You can find a complete list of "Where to buy" links throughout the world on the Rubyredtoys.com 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

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. Buy 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! Buy Stella Now

MORE NEW DOLLS COMING SOON: Be sure to follow the RRFF for updates on their Instagram account. They post cute pictures of new dolls and limited edition dolls frequently!

 

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

Thanks, everyone!

The Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Christine
Christine

May 08, 2020

All are beautiful, but Sara win my heart. Reminds me so much of my own daughter.

Jan Polander
Jan Polander

May 08, 2020

Stella looks like she be fun to dress

Terry Landis
Terry Landis

May 08, 2020

I choose Bella, however, it was a tough choice. All are adorable. Thank you for the contest.

Joan Kern
Joan Kern

May 08, 2020

That a treat it would be to make clothes for such beautiful dolls. My favs are Sara and Bella. I haven’t sewn in 35 years and am hooked on Pixie Faire patterns and tutorials. They are so easy to follow along!

julie Wolf
julie Wolf

May 08, 2020

they all are lovely, but Bella just grabs me. :) I would love to have one of these sweet dolls. :)

Cristy
Cristy

May 08, 2020

Such a hard decision but I think it’s a toss up between Sara and Bella!

Françoise Baud
Françoise Baud

May 08, 2020

My favourite doll is Bella.
I actually have one an I really enjoy it.
Thanks for your post which is very complete and instuctive!

Deb S
Deb S

May 08, 2020

I love Sara and Bella, but if I had to choose I’d say Bella. Love the Auburn hair!

Lauretta Lingle
Lauretta Lingle

May 08, 2020

I have Bella, but I love Sara as well. The Information you gave was very interesting about the different dolls. I haven’t sewed for Bella yet, but will be getting some of your patterns for her.

Janet Fenton
Janet Fenton

May 08, 2020

This is a beautiful doll.

sheila
sheila

May 08, 2020

they are all so cute I can’t decide who is my favorite-maybe Sara as what she does reminds me of my grandaughter.

Jennifer Park
Jennifer Park

May 08, 2020

We can’t decide on a favorite as Bella, Stella and Sara have caught our eye and stolen our hearts.

Ruth
Ruth

May 08, 2020

I love all of these dolls!! How does one choose a favorite??

Karen Carroll
Karen Carroll

May 08, 2020

Maya captures my heart.

Krissie Ohlrogge
Krissie Ohlrogge

May 08, 2020

They’re gorgeous!

Cindy
Cindy

May 08, 2020

These dolls are all truly lovely but my favorite is Hanna. : )

Chantal
Chantal

May 08, 2020

Beautiful dolls. Would be hard to pick just one, but Bella stands out to me most.
Helene Dahl
Helene Dahl

May 08, 2020

Bella is my favorite, but they are all very sweet.

Susan
Susan

May 08, 2020

I think Bella is cute as a bug’s ear!

Sherril
Sherril

May 08, 2020

I think Hanna is my favorite pick because of her upbeat attitude.

Patricia S
Patricia S

May 08, 2020

I think they are all so cute, but I love Hanna the most.

Peggy
Peggy

May 08, 2020

I think Bella is really pretty!

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

May 08, 2020

I love em all but Bella stands out just a tad more than the rest! The body design looks much like the old AG Hopscotch Hill dolls or the Teen Trends dolls whom shared the same body mold. Fun dolls to sew for and pose, so I’m sure these girls would be great friends for them and be able to share clothes. :o)

Shara Smith
Shara Smith

May 08, 2020

Bella or Sara.. they both have such sweet faces.. I’m intrigued by Stella though.. green eyes, red hair and a rock star??!
Can’t wait to see what designs come out for her!

Cathy F.
Cathy F.

May 08, 2020

Simply beautiful dolls! Would love to own any one of them. Love the fact that they are ball jointed as well, all the more fun for the granddaughters to be creative with.

KarenVA
KarenVA

May 08, 2020

These are really cute dolls!!

Michelle
Michelle

May 08, 2020

Definitely love Bella! love her expression!

Ronel Coetzer
Ronel Coetzer

May 08, 2020

Bella gets my vote.

Linda
Linda

May 08, 2020

I am in love with Bella! Thanks for the chance!

Mary Ann Barrett
Mary Ann Barrett

May 08, 2020

These new dolls are extremely beautiful! I can’t wait to get one or two😆!
Thank you PixieFaire!

Patricia Peterson
Patricia Peterson

May 08, 2020

The Ruby Red Fashion Friends have sweet faces with lots of character, and they are posable. For me it was love at first sight. I like Sara because I had blond hair at her age.

Monica Zacher
Monica Zacher

May 08, 2020

I love Bella. I think she is very pretty

Sho Landis
Sho Landis

May 08, 2020

These are the cutest dolls and I love that they are articulated!

Trudy
Trudy

May 08, 2020

Luv them all but I think Bella could be my favorite!

Debi
Debi

May 08, 2020

Beautiful dolls!!!

Me
Me

May 08, 2020

They are all beautiful dolls with there very own characteristic which make them so special
Bella got my eye I would have to say she could easily be my favorite

donna
donna

May 08, 2020

All of these dolls are so adorable. I must say the one that caught my eye a bit more is Sara only because she looks like my niece of whom I would gift this precious doll.

Sue
Sue

May 07, 2020

Have fallen in love with these gorgeous dolls !

Leslie
Leslie

May 07, 2020

These dolls are so, so sweet!

Lyn
Lyn

May 07, 2020

These locally look like great dolls, but Bella has my heart.

Sue
Sue

May 07, 2020

How adorable! Love Bella!

Rebecca Vidal
Rebecca Vidal

May 07, 2020

I love Hannah’s story, and my daughter would too! Thanks for the opportunity to win 😁

Teresa
Teresa

May 07, 2020

These dolls are beautiful! It is difficult to pick a favorite. Hanna would be my choice if I had to pick just one. She reminds me of my granddaughter. Making clothes for these dolls with my granddaughter would be so much fun.

Peggy
Peggy

May 07, 2020

Bella is my choice for favorite. She has a really sweet expression and beautiful green eyes (I hope ).I would love to add her to my collection. Thanks for running this contest 😊

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

May 07, 2020

I like beautiful little Bella.

Charisse
Charisse

May 07, 2020

I love these dolls. I think Hanna is so cute with her dark hair and eyes.

Linda Davis
Linda Davis

May 07, 2020

It is hard to decide but Hanna is adorable

Sue
Sue

May 07, 2020

I think they are all very cute I like Hanna, Bella and Sara

barbara
barbara

May 07, 2020

These dolls all have sweet faces. I love the size of them and they would fit well with my Hearts for Hearts dolls. So hard to pick one particular doll, but Bella seems to be a favorite .

Melodie Hess
Melodie Hess

May 07, 2020

These dolls are so wonderful to sew for and pose! I have the first 3.

lisa
lisa

May 07, 2020

Sara is my favorite. I like the Blond hair and Blue eyes like my twin granddaughters.

Deanna
Deanna

May 07, 2020

Love skin tone and green eyes of Bella

Nancyb
Nancyb

May 07, 2020

I love the Stella doll, she has beautiful red hair and I love music. What adorable new dolls these are. My other favorite doll is Bella, I would love either one. Thanks for having this giveaway.

Mardelle J.
Mardelle J.

May 07, 2020

Sara is my favorite..love her hair!

Johnnie
Johnnie

May 07, 2020

Hanna is great. Her attitude is just the thing our world needs now. Her face just shows her happiness.

Penny Kline
Penny Kline

May 07, 2020

They are all such sweet dolls but I love Sara best because she looks like me when I was little!

Penny Kline
Penny Kline

May 07, 2020

They are all such sweet dolls but I really love Sara as she looks like me when I was little!

Sandy S
Sandy S

May 07, 2020

They are all so pretty with such sweet faces, but I like Sara best.

Marcy Mahle
Marcy Mahle

May 07, 2020

I love Bella. I love her hair with bangs and so very long. Actually I love all the dolls from Ruby Red. I was honored to meet Ruby Red at last years UFDC in Nashville. She is a wonderful person as is her son.

Cindy
Cindy

May 07, 2020

Hanna is so very cute ! Thank you pixie faire for the giveaways!

Bridgette
Bridgette

May 07, 2020

Hanna is very cute! Thank you for the chance of winning this doll!

Bridgette Shippy
Bridgette Shippy

May 07, 2020

Sara and Bella are my favorites! They are very beautiful! Thank you so much for the chance to win this doll!

Stephanie
Stephanie

May 07, 2020

Wow! I love them all. I think that Bella is my favorite but its so hard to choose. It may just be the adorable way that she is posed that makes her stand out.

Deb K
Deb K

May 07, 2020

All of thes dolls are beautifully made. My favorite is Bella. A lot of thought
Was put into the making of these dolls. The toe separation for sandals, the bendable bodies etc.

Johanna
Johanna

May 07, 2020

I have yet to see one in person, but I love how their faces tell a story. I’m currently attempting to put together a “Marabelle” doll from “Fancy Nancy” for my daughter. These dolls are one I’m debating about.

Nancy
Nancy

May 07, 2020

I really like Hanna because of her cute hairstyle and facial features

Donna
Donna

May 07, 2020

I love Sarah and Bella.. all are really cute dolls

Diana Stout
Diana Stout

May 07, 2020

Bella is the one for me! She has such a sweet face!

Kristen
Kristen

May 07, 2020

Bella is really pretty!

Nancy Markell
Nancy Markell

May 07, 2020

I just love Bella!!! Then again they ALL are beautiful!!!

Debra Williams
Debra Williams

May 07, 2020

These dolls are so precious! I love Ella best but I always find the auburn hair most attractive but in this case that face is just darling! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

Sally
Sally

May 07, 2020

Sara or Bella or -?

Dana
Dana

May 07, 2020

I love my Bella doll! These dolls are absolutely adorable and fun to dress & pose.

Bev
Bev

May 07, 2020

I love the look of these little dolls with their sweet smiling faces! Hana is my favorite!

Charity
Charity

May 07, 2020

Bella & Sara remind me of my sister and I when we were little, so I daresay they would be my favourites because of the memories I get when I see them. I would be happy to own any of these dolls though.

Margaret
Margaret

May 07, 2020

I love Bella as she reminds me of one of my granddaughters.

Cheiry
Cheiry

May 07, 2020

I love Hanna’s philosophy….it’s perfect. I want hat attitude

Pattie
Pattie

May 07, 2020

It would be Sara or Bella for me

Karen
Karen

May 07, 2020

Wish I could buy one right now. It would be Sara or Bella.

Karen L
Karen L

May 07, 2020

It’s a toss up for me between Sara and Stella, but they are all cute!

Connie
Connie

May 07, 2020

I love Bella. She has such a sweet face.

Toni M
Toni M

May 07, 2020

Not interested in buying new dolls, I saw the stunning beauty of Sara and Bella and couldn’t stand it until I had one of each of them.
Originally only planned to buy one but simply could not decide between the two so I bought them both!
Then I needed clothing for them so they could always be stylish and fun!
I’ve made a few and bought a few and the girls always stand so nicely and pose so easily that they are a focal point in my home all the time!

Jean Sollars
Jean Sollars

May 07, 2020

I love this doll. I like the space between the toes to be able to wear flip flops. Very sweet face and she seems to be very well made.

Kari
Kari

May 07, 2020

I love the detailed hands and feet on these dolls!

Kristie L.
Kristie L.

May 07, 2020

I love hanna and her cute bob

Diana Miller
Diana Miller

May 07, 2020

I like Bella, Sara, and Hannah the best. Being jointed so that you can do more realistic poses is a definite plus.

Etta Hart
Etta Hart

May 07, 2020

I love the cute little Effner designed faces!

Teresa C
Teresa C

May 07, 2020

My favorite is Sara, with Bella as a close 2nd. They are all so beautiful!

Sharon B.
Sharon B.

May 07, 2020

Sara gets my vote – love the blonde hair!

Beth Watness
Beth Watness

May 07, 2020

I can’t decide between Hannah or Bella, which doll I like better. Hannah shares a name with one of my grandaughters and has a cute hair style, but Bella wants to be a fashion designer, like me.

Lita
Lita

May 07, 2020

These dolls are real dolls!! Love’m!

Isabelle LC
Isabelle LC

May 07, 2020

They are all so cute, but Bella is my favorite.

Norma Taylor
Norma Taylor

May 07, 2020

They are all beautiful but if I could only pick one it would be a toss up between Sara and Bella. I think they have such beautiful, kind eyes and look like sisters.

Judy
Judy

May 07, 2020

If I had to pick one, it would be Bella! But, the are all BEAUTIFUL!
P.S. love your site

Betty
Betty

May 07, 2020

I love them all, but my favorites are Bella and Sara.

leticia
leticia

May 07, 2020

I have two favorites: Bella and Maya. Thanks for this fun opportunity and contest!

Sharon
Sharon

May 07, 2020

A coin toss between Hanna and Bella.

Laura
Laura

May 07, 2020

I would love to have her so much and have always wanted a bjd and the Ruby Red FF dolls are perfect. Hanna and Sara are my favorites. I love the WW size but not the sprawling legs.I have around 150 pixie faire patterns for ag and love them. If I could win her, I’d have a great reason to buy lots more patterns. You and your designs are the best.

Linda W
Linda W

May 07, 2020

I love all these girls…but Hanna is my favorite because of her sassy bob! It gives her a cute elfin look that I can’t resist!

Laura
Laura

May 07, 2020

I would love to have her so much and have always wanted a bjd and the Ruby Red FF dolls are perfect. Hanna and Sara are my favorites. I love the WW size but not the sprawling legs.I have around 150 pixie faire patterns for ag and love them. If I could win her, I’d have a great reason to buy lots more patterns. You and your designs are the best.

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