Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 18:54:06 GMT -5
Rebecca's school outfit is very nice! I had read the books prior to seeing the album, and based on the illustration, I was really dreading what the outfit would look like. It comes with a pair of standard issue white tights, which I didn't put on Rebecca. I think the outfit looks just as nice, if not better, with the black tights.
The attached skirt/ jumper isn't that bad, but it's kind of a letdown not to be able to mix/match with other oufits. The little brooch fits on the jumper, but it looks a bit out of place. I didn't use the hairbow, because I'm afraid that once I take out Rebecca's barette, I won't be able to get it back in.
The sweater is easy to put on. After reading that others had difficulty with the buttons, I decided to just put the sweater over Rebecca's head and eliminate fussing with the buttons. This worked rather well for me, though I wasn't able to get the sweater as smooth and nice looking as others' photos.
The black boots are very nice! Finally we get a pair of regular, black, high-button boots. While others have said they wished the buttons were functional, rather than the velcro back, I actually like the velcro back. I'm always afraid I'll pop the buttons off Samantha's white boots, so I'm relieved not to have to fuss with them.
I think Rebecca's white/black meet boots look better with this outfit than with her meet dress. Perhaps they should have been switched?
And of course, Rebecca's meet outfit looks great with the black boots. They're so versatile! It would be nice if they were sold separately so that Samantha & Nellie could have a pair too, but it really makes the outfit price more reasonable since they included shoes.