Post by American Girl Rescue on Aug 19, 2007 7:22:10 GMT -5
*This outfit was worn by Josefina in the book Changes for Josefina*
This set is a combination of the Sarape & Hat (JWO $22) and the Winter Wear (JWOA $10).
Josefina’s Winter Accessories Item #JWOR $26
"Slip Josefina’s sarape (sah-RAH-peh) over her head so she’ll stay warm in the New Mexican winter, which can be very cold when the sharp winds blow. Top it off with a wide-brimmed black hat, and adjust the chin strap so it won’t blow away! Josefina and her sisters knit thick socks to keep their toes warm. She also wears an extra petticoat under her skirt. Hang the leather pouch, or guadameco, around Josefina’s neck so it’s close to her heart. There’s a special letter from Papá tucked inside!"
This is one of the first pieces I ever got for Josefina because I thought she needed a sarape to keep her warm.
The sarape is made of thick, imitation wool that looks very hand woven (although I'm sure it's not) and very truly resembles an authentic Mexican sarape. It slips over her head.
The hat is black velvet and very sturdy. It is also very Mexican looking. She looks great in it, but you need to keep it in it's plastic when not in use to keep that black velvet from getting very dusty.
The little leather pouch opens up by sliding the top portion up the straps and inside is a tiny letter from Papa to Tia Dolores' father. Unfortunately it's written in English, which makes it lose a bit of authenticity.
The petticoat is a thick, soft cotton with pretty eyelet trim around the bottom. It makes many of her skirts poof out more and looks great with anything. Velcro closure in the back.
The 'wool' socks are so thick and warm! It's hard to get her shoes on with them. They are a very scratchy, synthetic wool, but look very hand made and authentic.
We love the mix and match ability of this set and Josefina uses many of the pieces with different outfits. Grade A
Josefina keeping warm with her winter accessories set
The beautiful, velvet hat
Winter socks, leather pouch with letter, and petticoat