Post by PleasantMemories on Jul 2, 2010 16:08:16 GMT -5
My thoughts are quite mixed on this outfit. I feel that the top is great addition to Julie’s collection, but that the jumpsuit is unimpressive. At $24, I also wish that it came with shoes, an accessory, or at least a hair tie.
Top: The long-sleeved, pullover turtleneck is fairly impressive. It’s well made, thick, and has a functioning zipper. No Velcro on this piece. Not only does this piece look like appropriate 70s wear, but it can also work for the AGoT/JLY/MyAG dolls.
Mine was folded sort of oddly in the box when I purchased it, which left the collar looking a bit wonky. However, I’m certain that it’ll straighten out with time or a bit of ironing.
Jumpsuit: I know that jumpsuits were somewhat trendy in the 70s. However, I’ve never seen pictures of anything quite like this on a 9-11 year-old. Also, they didn’t seem to be commonly worn over pullovers. Perhaps, it’s a regional thing.
The jumpsuit fits okay on many newer dolls, though it makes them look a bit shapely. I doubt it’ll fit the chubbiest PC or Mattel dolls. The polyester seems period appropriate, though it doesn’t feel the greatest. The raised leg seams and belt add some much needed detail and contrast to this outfit. However, I wish that the belt was removable. It could have been fairly versatile. Like others have noted, the jumpsuit has a Velcro closure that could snag the outfit.
Since Julie doesn’t wear this outfit in the books, Ivy has claimed it for now.
Overall, I probably wouldn't pay full-price for this set, but it could be worth getting when/if it's on sale.