Post by daughterofthedryad on Dec 26, 2009 14:00:30 GMT -5
My little sis got Kit for Christmas and I was impressed with her meet outfit. No qualms about quality with this one--it's super nice.
The Sweater Set: the lavender sweater is very pretty and has a nice feel, no acrylic here. It looks warm and actually buttons up the front with little white plastic buttons. The sweater blouse underneath is short-sleeved and fastens with metal snaps all the way up the back, no velcro! Yay!
The Skirt: the skirt is made from a thick weave cotton in a cute floral print. The pleats are pressed, not sewn. Our Kit's pleats were a little messed up from lying in the box, I'm going to have to re-press them. The skirt fastens with a metal zipper and a hook & eye at the top. The only thing I don't like about this skirt is that it seems too short--it hits a little above the knee, which I know was sometimes period correct to save on fabric back then--but it makes the skirt seem a little skimpy. Oh well, I can pretend Kit had a growth spurt and Mother doesn't have money for new clothes.
The Sandals: very nice canvas sandals! The soles are rubbery and have a "gravel print" on the bottoms, like non-slip stuff on human shoes. The sandals have little metal buckles that don't work--they close with velcro, which is easier and less breakable for little hands.
The Barrette: made from thick plastic, seems quite sturdy. Still afraid it might break though. I really wish it was made from metal, but it still holds hair quite well.
The Undies: very nondescript, white cotton with elastic waist. They look like mini bloomers. Not sure how period correct these are, or if she would've worn anything else under her dresses (I think she would've).
Overall: A+ from me for quality and aesthetics, as well as mix-&-match value!
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)