My Cécile was also Special Offer. I was on the fence about getting her before I heard about the sale, but I am so, so glad I did!
This is a truly lovely doll! The sausage curls, the hazel decal eyes--and the Sonali mold suits her very well. Mine has a sewn part, but that's hardly worth fussing about when you get such a beauty for that incredible SALE PRICE~
Her dress is the quality level I expected, and is absolutely gorgeous and flawless in every way. It doesn't hurt that I'm a sucker for just about every shade of blue. The black velvet accents and ribbon roses add just the right amount of detail without looking weird, and those darling little pantalettes peeking out at the bottom bring the whole ensemble that sweet schoolgirl charm. The boots are the usual faux, but well-done.
This is PC-level attention to detail here, folks. Lovely doll, lovely outfit. I'd recommend Cécile to anyone (although, she really does look much better with her accessories and crinoline). A+
I love her meet dress and I'm thankful that it's not the cheap, nasty feeling material of Felicity Traveling and Christmas gowns.
Did Felicity's Christmas gown change during the Mattel switchover? Because I have a PM gown and find it quite nice. Granted, it's showing its age (missing cap, necklace, and pearl stomacher, ribbon has mostly faded to purple), but the fabric quality is certainly worlds better than the Marie-Grace meet! I've heard this complaint a lot since I joined, and it just doesn't seem to jive with my experience.
My dolls: Felicity (1992), Laci (1996, JLY #13), Kaya, Marie-Grace and Cécile (both 2012)