Post by daughterofthedryad on Jul 10, 2009 21:29:25 GMT -5
My doll arrived wearing this outfit. At the time I thought it was a little ugly, but over the years, it's grown on me.
Hoodie: The hoodie is made from nice quality, soft cotton fabric. There are tiny blue, red, and gray stripes running throughout the fabric. The hood doesn't exactly fit over your doll's head of hair...it might work on Kit. The shirt slips over the head easily. I have three nitpicks with this shirt: the snaps don't stay together very well, they fall off easily, and the shirt itself seems too short.
Skirt: This skirt is made from rather thick, quality rip-stop fabric. It has a hidden zipper in the back which is rather hard to close all the way; but the front pockets are cute.
Vest: The vest is quilted, reversible, and made of soft, suede-like waterproof fabric (not exactly sure what it's called). The zippers are metal and easy to use. The vest doesn't really look good turned dark blue; I keep mine on the red side all the time.
Shoes: The Mary Jane shoes are dark blue suede with thick soles that make it easier to stand your doll up in them. The velcro straps work fine. These shoes have a LOT of mix-n-match potential...I've used them with tons of other outfits. The suede is not the best quality, though...after nine years, it's rubbed off in spots and now the shoes look ratty.
Socks: very good quality, will go with lots of things...I really like these. Unfortunately, I lost one of them....
Undies: The undies that come with the meet outfit are good quality cotton, nice elastic waist, and they come up to the doll's waist all the way (no bikini-style here!). Very basic.
Quality Grade: meh....B-
Cuteness/style of outfit: A
Overall Grade: B+
ETA: Four Months Later: after being taken out of the closet, the shoes have once again been played with and the suede is almost all rubbed off, which makes me sad. They're starting to leave little grayish-blue marks on my doll's feet when I put them on. The straps have not broken, though, after many years of tugging.
Proud Mommy of Mini Felicity ('06), Mini Elizabeth (05), Addy ('93), my 1950s Historical, Rosemary (2000 AGOT#19), Cécile, Neela, Elizabeth, Saba and Minuk Auntie of Mini Samantha ('04), Mini Nellie ('05), Kit ('09), Amelia (#39, '11), Ruthie (Goetz), Mini Molly ('06) Caelie ('07 AGOT#7) and Ashley & Abigail (blond Bitties)