Doll of the Day – Carly from Sophia’s

Sophia's Carly

Sophia’s Heritage (wholesale parent company to and a Doll Diaries sponsor) has their own line of 18″ dolls that are comparable in size to American Girl dolls.  The Sophia’s dolls have their own unique look that is most noticed in he shape of the doll’s mouth. Their mouths are slightly open and you can see the top teeth. I’m not sure if it is the mouth or not, but to me, the Sophia’s dolls look like they would be slightly younger than the American Girl dolls. Carly’s hair is long and slightly curly – not a curly as Saige – but her curls are definitely identifiable. Her hair is easy to brush and has not frizzed or become tangled.


Manufacturer Sophia’s Heritage
Size 18″
Body details Soft body with vinyl head/limbs
Face Sophia’s face mold, slightly open mouth with painted teeth
Eyes Blue sleep eyes
Hair Wavy, auburn wig
Can share clothes with American Girl and most other 18″ doll brands
Average price $68
Where to buy My Doll’s Life and authorized Sophia’s Heritage retailers
Recommended for ages Ages 6 & up

Carly, being the quiet and fashionable friend in the doll room, has put together her own outfit today (okay, Natalie put it together and Carly took credit for it 😉 ). It consists of the new Doll Diaries cami tee which started as a white cami from My Doll’s Life, McKenna’s purple leggings, a purple skirt from a Madame Alexander outfit, a Battat jean jacket and purple sparkly flats from Pen Pal Girls.  Carly can stand on her own but her feet tend to turn in, so sometimes it takes a little work to get her to cooperate.

Carly can sit nicely (in 18″ doll terms), too. One of the sweet little details about the Sophia’s doll line is that their fingernails and toenails are manicured – as in a dolly French manicure! Subtle, but such a nice little touch. Another nice touch is that where Carly’s neck strings would be, the opening has been covered – so while I am not sure whether her head is attached with strings or a zip tie, I like the covering. The Sophia’s dolls are a nice complement to your other 18″ play dolls!


Carly invites you to do a little fashion designing of your own! The dress is from the My Doll’s Life paper dolls set and the t-shirt is just a basic t-shirt design that you can give your own unique design.

Download the Printable Activity Sheet for Carly


Are you feeling creative today? I am! I am also really looking forward to seeing Sophia’s Heritage this weekend at Toy Fair.

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  1. firstie! she is a cutie

  2. Carly is adorable and I think that she has done a super job of putting her outfit together. I agree, Char, that she looks a little younger than the AG dolls. She would make a lovely addition to a doll collection.

  3. fourthie! super cute and adorable! I agree with cordelia!

  4. 5th! I love her ouflit!

  5. She’s such a cutie!

  6. i swear ive seen pic of a doll with her exact body but with black hair but when I asked they said i must have been seeing the medium skinned doll. but it was one THIS doll Not the medium skinned one! weird right?

  7. lanielover says:

    COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I luv Carly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Char,
    I have a toy line that is only available in Ireland and Enland. Can I send photos?
    :) Saoirse

  9. Ninthie! :) I don’t know why, but something about the Sophia’s face mold has never appealed to me…. At least it’s one less doll to add to my castles in the air. 😉 And I have a feeling the castle is going to have expand to fit all the dolls I’ll want after your report from the Toy Fair. XD Speaking of, where is the Toy Fair? And are any other Doll Diaries readers going?

  10. Soo cute!! Shez cute!

  11. Yes, you can email me

  12. Molly – that is the wonderful thing about dolls – not every one will appeal to you, but every one will appeal to someone! Toy Fair is Sunday-Wednesday in New York City.

  13. Probably why she looks younger Char, is because she has more fat/ baby fat in her cheeks. I took a tutorial on drawing the same person as a baby, tween and young adult (though it’s been a while since I’ve seen it ) and the guy said that when they get to be the age a tween, (and I imagine) or close to that, they’re faces look more leaner. She would make a great little sister for any of the 18” dolls! :)

  14. That’s true Char! :) That’s really cool, and I never thought of it that way…. Oh and I guess tenthie! :/

  15. She’s so cute

  16. Sweet face.

  17. @MollyW- I don’t think and other Doll Diaries readers will be at Toy Fair because Char said a while back that it was not open to the genral public. I wish I could go. *pouty face* Oh, and on a completly unrelated note, I have a girl on my basketball team named Molly.

  18. She’s so cute!!!!

  19. Oops! I meant any, not and.

  20. I’m not crazy about these dolls but she’s actually really cute! Love the outfit!