Post by C.I.Fairfield on Jan 9, 2010 20:14:58 GMT -5
I have loved this set since it debuted, but I didn't get it until this Christmas. It goes incredibly well with Kit's coat, and I think the colors look so nice on my Emily.
Here's the beret:
I didn't have any trouble getting this onto Emily's head the way I wanted. I pulled it onto her forehead straight, then moved it around until it had the angle I wanted. It stayed on pretty well, too, when I took her out to get sledding pictures. The yarn is a nice shade of dark red, with flecks of blue, yellow, peach and green in it, very small. The beret is a definite A from me.
Here's the beret and the mittens:
The mittens are dark blue with red and grey cuffs. The red is the same shade as the beret, which is nice, and the cuffs coordinate with the coat. But there is one thing about these mittens that is weird: they are HUGE. I put the 2009 PWP mitten in the picture so you can see it.
The huge size isn't that noticeable on the doll's hands, but it does make getting them on a little tricky. You have to keep pulling them on until they're all the way on, or they fall off.
The mittens are so huge because they are made of cotton thread as far as I can tell, not acrylic, and lack stretch. So, plus one on historical accuracy and quality, but minus half a point for functionality. Overall, I give the mittens and beret an A.
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