Christmas Outfit Oct 19, 2007 14:45:14 GMT -5
Post by A Guy Named Goo on Oct 19, 2007 14:45:14 GMT -5
As always, I start with a box. Usually I also show you the pieces as they come out of the box, but this time, I needed to hunt down batteries for my camera and then it broke so I had to
Here is the outfit in its entirety as it looks on Tabby (my Jess). I promise you all if I get Rose before someone with Julie gets this outfit, I'll post pics of Julie in this outfit so you can see how well it works. I think it looks beautiful with Tabby's darker coloring, though. Well, the main parts, anyway.
The blouse is made out of a sort of scratchy linen. I expected it to be softer, really. The ruffles on the cuffs need to be ironed out, since mine got folding at odd angles in transit, but the sleeves don't appear as poofy as they do on the website in person. The jumper is a lovely burgundy color and very soft velvet with flower details stitched into the side, and the belt is removable and although it has holes in it for the spoke to hold it in place, there is no spoke on the buckle.
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The detail on the side of the skirt. Blouse: B, Jumper: B+
The tights are horribly, terribly tacky. Not only do they look terrible in person, they feel terrible and they shed little gold flakes. They are made out of a thick orange-yellow fabric, which has tinsel (yes, tinsel) woven into it, that likes to come off. The fabric is so thick, it's next to impossible to sit the doll down while wearing them, and even worse to get the shoes on over them. They really are good for nothing, and the texture is just awful. F
The shoes, which are two faux-patent leather straps looped around each other on a foam base. They are made of cheap foam and plastic "patent leather" and don't fit on my doll's feet at all. I got them on eventually, but when I changed socks, I didn't bother trying. D-
So I have to give this outfit a C+. Don't get me wrong, the blouse and jumper are adorable, but they really phoned it in in places. Considering how much it is, you'd really expect more from it.