*This outfit was worn by Julie in the book Happy New Year, Julie* (price increase from $28 to $32 January, 2012)
I bought this outfit at the American Girl Boutique and Bistro last Tuesday.
The jumper is gorgeous. It is a good length. The belt buckle actually works- but the dress velcroes in the back. The velvet is soft- perhaps a bit too soft, but the jumper still has a shape and durability. The design on the bottom left of the skirt is beautiful and works great. The color is a gorgeous shade of cranberry- it looks beautiful on Elise (JLY 25), but I do not know how would it work on Julie since her coloring is so different. I do have to pull the skirt a bit down when I sit Elise, but the length is fine per se and you can sit down your doll- it just takes a bit of adjusting.
The shirt is absolutely beautiful. It is crisp without being stiff. The design is a classical one that would work for any time period. In fact, the blouse and jumper are timeless and not dated- they would work for Samantha, Kit, Molly, Julie, and the Girls of Today!
But while the jumper and blouse are timeless classics, I am afraid the tights and sandals are not. The tights- let's just say that shiny gold metallic stockings are not something I would put on a pre-pubescent tween. And the platform sandals- while I had a pair in high school that I wore in the warmer months, I would not put them on someone in the winter nor with that outfit. Don't know if the term for the tights and the sandals would be dated- but they do not go so well with the jumper and blouse.
A+ for the jumper and blouse Not going to grade the tights and sandals, since to me they do not go with this outfit at all.