Utterly adorable. It took me years to find these for a good price on eBay, but I'm so glad I finally did. Sam's wearing them under her Play Dress now, and it really makes it stand out. I love how pink and frilly it is. The buttons are a nice touch! I agree - if you can dig these up for a good price, do so. They're well worth it for Samantha, Nellie, Rebecca, and other young Edwardian ladies.
Post by ag4alison on Sept 22, 2013 23:15:33 GMT -5
I bought this outfit this weekend I hate to admit- because it reminds me exactly of outfits my grandmother used to wear in the late 70's/early 80's!! White slacks, belted tunic... She recently passed away, and the nostalgia of it was nice. I was disappointed in the tunic fabric though. I agree, it is stiff and polyester-ish; but I guess reminds me of grandma all that much more! I was hoping the belt was detached, but at least it won't get lost. The plastic beads they used could have been much better done. Shoes? Meh. I'll take some pics soon!
Kit is only the second brand new doll I've purchased from AG myself, extra special because I bought her the day before my cousin's wedding in Columbus. It was my first ever trip to an AG store, and I was very excited to bring a doll home that I had chosen myself.
I love Kit's meet story and despite being past the target age group, look forward to reading the rest of her series.
Once home however, Kit just didn't...stand out. I had her on the shelf with Molly and Lanie, but felt rather meh about her. I think, cute as it is, it's her meet outfit. I tried a few different shirts with the skirt but just didn't like any of them.
So I switched her into Lanie's meet dress since it matched and barrette, and BAM! More tomboyish looking, adorable Kit is now a permanent fixture in my apartment. I can't believe I ever considered returning her!
Her meet outfit is very well made, with snaps in the back of the undersweater shirt and buttons on the front of the cardigan. Her skirt comes up high as was appropriate for her time, and her underwear are just...well, underwear.
Her shoes have small buckles that look like they really function-but in fact it's just clever velcro placement.
The doll herself has very short, soft blonde hair. It tends to get flyaways and I'm being very careful not to disturb her original style or barrette. I like her much, much better in Lanie's outfit.
Post by OneGirlManyDolls on Sept 22, 2013 11:40:20 GMT -5
Got my #4 from ebay and I am amazed by two things:
How absolutely beautiful AND cute she is in person
That I ever thought against getting her in the first place
I have no idea how many people owned my #4 before me but her wig (very thick though it is very matted and dry) is amazing, her coloring makes her look good in some very striking ensembles, and facial structuring is unique without looking weird in any way.
I have owned and known quite a few dolls that are meant to be Asian - from Barbie to Corolle to some off brands - and it takes a lot to sell me on one because of this. I am of Asian descent myself and when I was girl (I am now in my mid 30s) Asian dolls were very hard to come by and they have come so far with this #4 as being one of the best examples of one ever.
A lot of Asian face molds can look either alien or too western with their facial features (their noses are too sharp or up-turned, their jawlines look off) but this one that was sadly retired by AG and replaced by the Jess mold? She very much looks Asian and in every good way that that could be. Her hair is also such a good color because it's black without it being too dark that it would otherwise wash out her skin tone. I have heard that some people have #4s that have a grey cast to them but my Jillian does not have that.
Her body is a little bit overstuffed but I can appreciate that because I would rather her be younger (5-7 years old) rather than older (9-12 years old) and for the younger range to be more believable, her proportions should be that her body shape should be a little heavier. You can't tell but her vest in this picture is a bit snug on her and I could barely snap the closure on her denim skirt. I had to actually dress her sans undies so that I could get her outfit to lay in a way that was more neat and tidy. Her feet and calves might be on the wider side (or I guess the boots that are nonAG could be on the small side) so I could not put socks under her boots.
All in all, I am very happy with my sweet #4, Jillian. She's a beautiful doll that adds a nice bit of diversity to any collection and if you are specifically looking for an Asian doll, this one is much better than a Jess mold I think.
My daughter's dolls: McKenna, Josefina, Saige, "Curly doll" (Bitty twin girl), Max (Bitty twin boy), Mollie (nonAG Asian 18" from Wal-mart's 2008 line), Kanani (for Christmas 2013 *shhhh*)
My dolls: Aleric (custom AG boy), Echo (custom #1), Jillian (JLY #4)
" Boy Twins are ready for fun in this comfy outfit:
A rainbow-plaid shirt with rolled-up sleeves and bright buttons Pull-on jeans with turned-up cuffs Loafer shoes with raw edges Includes The Bitty Twins Learn to Share book
I bought this set on Ebay, and it came without the shoes, but with the briefs.
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While dressing JD in it, I realized that the shirt sleeves and pant legs actually unroll. This outfit will fit an 18" AG doll. With the sleeves and legs unrolled, it still fits Bitty dolls quite well.
Here, we see it with socks that I already had and the hat from the 2006 meet outfit.
The "jeans" are actually knit pants and closer to sweatpants in feel and movement. They pair nicely with t-shirts, but I don't like them with this plaid shirt. The shirt itself is very nice, with a real pocket, but faux buttons covering a long velcro strip up the front. The briefs are one piece, pull on design, with white elastic at the leg cuffs and waist. the "fly" is printed on and not functioning.
I just found a Miss AG in this outfit for a dollar at a yard sale! It's very mid-90s - I remember seeing shirts with floppy buttons like that when I was in high school. I especially love the cozy velvet jumper (though I sort of wish it came without the AG of Today logo). The velvet bow is cute, fits the bear right, and the sequins seem to be glued on well enough - my bow had all of them. Very recommended for any Miss AG collector.
This originally came with my stepsister's dolls, but it was so stained, I got rid of it. Big mistake! That left my modern doll as the only one without a nice springtime outfit, so I found this on eBay again. The shirt's a little stained, but it could probably be washed, and the eBay lot didn't come with the scrunchie. I remember wearing outfits like this in the mid-late 90s and seeing other girls in them at the time, too, up to and including the jelly sandals, so it does win points for at-the-time accuracy. (In fact, I had a few scrunchies like the original one that came with this outfit in different colors.)
This is highly recommended as one of the few modern outfits that look good on and fit just about every doll out there, from the plumpest PM to the thinnest Mattel. The shoes and shirt allow for some versatility, and while the style is kind of dated all together, it's not so dated that it doesn't still look cute.
Post by mercytiara on Sept 12, 2013 16:32:21 GMT -5
This is a lilac tote bag with white stars that is designed to carry two 18 inch dolls. It has a pink faux-leather bottom that is easy to wipe down if it gets dirty from setting your bag down on the floor or ground. It also has sturdy red and pink handles that fit easily over a child's or adult's shoulder.
I wasn't sure how comfortable it would be to carry a bag with a doll's head sticking out of either end, but it is well designed to both accommodate the doll and also keep her out of the way so your arm can still function while carrying this tote (I was able to carry the tote and shop in a gift store using both hands to look at items, and my kids carried their totes with 2 dolls each on a day of sight-seeing and the dolls were never in the way).
The inside is lined in a silvery grey nylon fabric and has 2 open pouches to store things in, and a little pocket that's covered by a flap as well.
I would give this bag a solid A. It's durable and well-designed. My only precaution is that since the doll's hair hangs out of the bag, the carrier of the bag needs to be careful that the hair doesn't get snagged on anything while out and about. This is easier to be mindful of when carrying one doll, as you can place the doll so it is in front of you. When a doll is dangling behind you (and you are a child) it is easy to forget it's their and allow it to brush up against something. I recommend putting a long-haired doll's hair in pony tail or braid when carrying her in the tote.
Note on a potential problem with this bag: I also noticed that one elastic on one of our 2 totes is fraying already (we've had them a month and only used them for a 3 day-day trip). I'm going to contact AG and see if they will do anything for us, because this seems like unreasonable wear on a new item. I'm not letting this affect my grade for this item at this point, because I haven't contacted AG yet about this issue, but I will update this review and let you know how it worked out.
I started writing this review and almost put it in the Accessories section. Good thing I looked here first.
Boot your American Girl’s Apple Macintosh computer with the flip of a switch. Use the keyboard to scroll through her field trip report about the planetarium. Scoot the mouse along the mousepad to add stars to the constellation on the screen.
$32 GSAC discontinued 1999
A very nice and highly detailed piece. The keys are labeled and the keyboard can actually be pressed (all the letter keys are actually one large key) and the mouse can be pressed or clicked as well. My version, bought from a member, did not come with a mousepad. In a pinch, a piece of paper or foam board can be used as a mousepad.
The on/off switch is located on the back of the monitor. I did not try to turn on the computer and because the battery compartment (located on the bottom of the CPU/Monitor) had a broken tab, I could not access the battery compartment. Still, even as a display piece, it looks great.
As others have mentioned about the size, I thought it seemed a bit small when I held it in my hands, and I felt it was small, even as a child's computer. I checked it against my 1:6 dolls and their hands fit perfectly on the keyboard for touch typing. I would say that this accessory was closer to 1:5 scale than truly 1:3 scale. it is still a wonderful piece and I'm really glad to have it.
Post by siriusisdead on Sept 10, 2013 20:50:47 GMT -5
Both of my True Spirit Outfits are good quality and make the dolls look MUCH better than they did in the grey-lavender. Pink is their color! Anyway, the outfit itself seems to be solid. Shirt: I actually like the sleeve detailing. It differentiates the outfit from just plain T-shirt and skirt. Overall, cute shirt. A. Skirt: I love the feel of it and the way it looks on the doll! My only issue is the belt detail: it looks weird when a shirt is covering it. I would have preferred that the pink was an accent at the bottom of the skirt rather than the top, however, it is a nice mix-and-match item. A-. Boots: These boots are adorable! I think that they match the outfit well: you don't need to just have the same color scheme to match! They do reflect the trend of tan boots very well, and I'm sure that many girls are glad to have a pair of boots for her first doll. But I would rather AG give sneakers as the meet outfit's shoes. They did that with Mia, but I don't believe that they've done it since. A. Underwear: I don't like them. They definitely seem thinner and flimsier than past underwear. All of my other dolls briefs seem much thicker and more lasting (with the exception of Chrissa's). C-.
My dolls: Marie Grace, Cécile, Rebecca, Kit, Molly, Emily, Julie, Ivy, Marisol, Jess, Mia, Chrissa, Sonali, Gwen, Lanie, Kanani, McKenna, Saige, Lily (#35), Caitlyn (#31), Violet (#25), Alex (#55), and Lydia (#4)!
Post by siriusisdead on Sept 10, 2013 16:22:26 GMT -5
My Caitlyn Elise is a gorgeous doll! I've had her for one year and her hair is easily some of the most (maybe even THE most) maintainable of all my dolls. It only requires brushing every few months and the texturing is very light, so still very easy to style. Caitlyn was the doll that I learned to French braid on: her hair was the most suited for the task. I have noticed that her hair looks great in half-braids as well as almost any other style. Overall, A+! I highly recommend this doll.
My dolls: Marie Grace, Cécile, Rebecca, Kit, Molly, Emily, Julie, Ivy, Marisol, Jess, Mia, Chrissa, Sonali, Gwen, Lanie, Kanani, McKenna, Saige, Lily (#35), Caitlyn (#31), Violet (#25), Alex (#55), and Lydia (#4)!
I just received the set I ordered on eBay. I'm guessing it's a pre-2007 Mattel set. The rebozo is the diamond pattern, but the pouch is definitely fake leather. The chain on the necklace is losing color, but the pendant is fine and very pretty. While I was expecting the rebozo to be a tad brighter, that might come from the weaving. It's a good length and can be wrapped in many ways. (I'll experiment more later - my set didn't come with the pamphlet.) The coin is a good size, and I'm hoping won't be lost as quickly as some of the smaller coins in other accessories sets. The hanky is kind of skimpy, but the embroidery is cute. Recommended for Josefina owners for the rebozo and necklace alone.
I want to add my review of #31. She is an absolute gorgeous doll! Her hair is the best part. It is what I would describe as mildly textured. It is thick and shiny and so much fun to play with. She does have the side part. She has a beautiful color vinyl. It is a warm tone. I just love her to pieces. Mine's name is Berkley.
My dolls: Samantha, Kit, Rebecca, Felicity, Marie Grace, Ruby (#5), Lily Rose(#24),Berkley(#31), Marigold(custom #33), Eden(custom #41), Paisley(#48), Eliza(#60) and Saige
Wishlist: Caroline, #20, Addy
We got our #41 Betsy Warrington Ray yesterday from the AG store. She's named after the Betsy in Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy series. She's gorgeous! Is it normal for some of her hair to come out as I was finger-curling it? Her limbs seems kind of loose too, not sure if that also is normal because she's our first AG doll!
She's wearing Felicity's gown until she gets some period-appropriate Victorian clothes!
I just acquired the pm version of these for dd's Felicity. It is a darling set. We have the leather mitts and they are beautiful. I tied the pattens around Felicity's ankles so they would stay on better for dd's play. It may not be historically accurate, but it works. The most frustrating thing for dd is the muff. She kept trying to get both of Felicity's hands in, but it just won't work as others have noted. It is a very pretty and high quality piece.
Post by gdking1965 on Aug 30, 2013 22:01:44 GMT -5
Sorry I don't know how to post pics so I can't share that with you. But I had to write a review for this fabulous outfit. The sweater is to die for - extremely soft, beautiful color and design. The leggings are thicker and more suitable for "cold weather." The boots are soft and a lovely shade, which is a cross between pink and lavendar I would say. It pairs extremely well with the puffy jacket and fingerless gloves, which match in color to the boots. The headband is wider than most and is also a nice soft quality and matches the color of the boots. Without a doubt I give this outfit an A++. You'll love it!
Im reviewing the new Witch Costume, it is very cute, the material is a little bit thin but still nice, it has the new smooth Velcro (not sure what its called) The boots are very easy to put on, the broom is super cute and is sturdier/heavier than I expected. I just wish this either had tights or the dress was longer because if she was really trick or treating her poor legs would freeze! I give this an A- simply because of the amount of bare leg.
I got The Brocade Holiday Dress in the mail today, it is meant to be for my #30 but I tried it on Grace instead and it looks beautiful! The fabric is a very nice quality and I didn't realize it had little stars in the design, its cute! I tried to Get pics in some different lighting, its really hard to properly show the color of this dress. Definitely Give the whole outfit an A+
My #31 was an Ebay purchase. This doll has some of the nicest and easiest hair to manage, especially if you aren't great at styling. It stays in place easily, and is a nice length and thickness. Her hair is not difficult at all and is nothing like Addy's if that is a concern to anyone considering this doll. She is the only doll I have where I don't have to worry about flyaways! She has a very innocent and child-like face; sometimes she photographs a bit too wide-eyed though. Overall, she is a very nice doll to have. A+
She is one of the prettiest dolls, I think. I bought my Daphne at the MCM sale. I love her hair: the thickness, length, and amount of curl are just right for playing without being too difficult. Her face looks very assertive to me, she looks like a smart and brave girl. I love her to bits. A+ doll!
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 29, 2013 9:43:21 GMT -5
I chose not to get Saige, but I wanted the meet outfit. It did not disappoint. This is probably my favorite of all of the GOTY outfits. The style and color of the dress, the wonderful detailing and color of the boots as well as the style give it a big A+ from me.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 29, 2013 9:39:43 GMT -5
One of the best outfits AG has put together for a GOTY. The sweater is just perfect for an artsy, southwestern girl, and it looks very much like similar wear I've seen in boutiques this year. It feels so soft. Not my style to wear, but I'd love something that feels that way and is my style and size. I'm not surprised that AG has just come out with a girl version of it. Want to add that with my Casey wearing this outfit now, one thing that I think it could use is one snap so that it can look a little better when worn closed, as it flops loosely, when one tries to have a doll wear it that way. Ample fabric to close it, it just won't stay in place.
The leggings are well made and of a substantial material. Wish they weren't so skin tight, but they do work with the outfit. I'm glad that they are ankle length too. And I am thrilled that sandals were included, and I do love the style of them. I think flats could have just as easily been used, and that they were not make the outfit worth the premium price ($34) charged.
I wasn't as crazy about the shirt. But I'm glad one was included. A little old ladyish, IMO but maybe that is what the kids are wearing. I wouldn't know. But that is a piece that I would have in my wardrobe and not what I see my niece wearing. Makes for a nice mix and match with the Coconut Fun outfit and adds a bit of pizazz to any other leggings or pants that are matched with it, and one can get white shells and tees anywhere, so it's just fine. Just a bit puzzling to me and not what I would have chosen for the outfit.
An A for this outfit.
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2013 21:49:16 GMT -5 by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses: Doll has worn outfit for while. Notice sweater flops when trying to close it.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 29, 2013 9:30:29 GMT -5
I can't believe I bought this dress, as my first impression of it was not good at all. I could not believe that AG was even contemplating it. I first saw it as a sneak peek from a gray market site, and I would have bet money that it wasn't going to be a an AG piece.
And now I've bought the danged thing.
The dress can look very pretty if positioned properly on a doll, but it does expose what I feel are the weak parts of AG doll construction. With the wrinkles carefully smoothed out, and a doll decked out for a party, it looks very nice. The bright pink is so nice with so many dolls. I don't have a Saige, but all of the dolls seem to be great candidateds for the dress. With a stole, or short jacket, it makes a luscious special occasion dress. I felt I had to get it as a reflection of what's hot with the young girls in 2013 because this dress is selling well. That it's lines is nice and though I don't like the way the darker sash sits, not on the waist line, it can look very nice on a doll. But if it's not on smooth and set just right, it really looks terrible. It's a dress that has to be positioned just right to look good.
The boots. Not my style, but a change from those pumps, I guess. I 'm giving them to my niece who will be thrilled to have them. Not the style of any of my dolls. The necklace is very nice, and I like it a lot but not with the dress. I'll get a sparkly gold or clear glass necklace that I think will look a lot better than this plain silver piece, but I'm glad to get have it.
I thought $30 was a little high for this price wise, and I would not have bought it had it been in the MyAG line at this price, but waited for it to go on sale. Being a GOTY item, I didn't think the odds were good I'd get it this way, so I coughed up the full price on it.
I give the dress a B. Not my personal taste, don't like the boots, necklace is not so great but a nice piece to have, the dress is not that great on its own merits, but it is something very different and I like that AG does go that way and also, the ones who count, the little girls seem to like it just fine.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 29, 2013 9:18:17 GMT -5
This could have been a much nicer outfit, IMO. The tunic top fabric should have been what was used in the Sparkly Tunic or Caroline's birthday dress. I would not want a top of this design in this fabric,nor have I seen any. That the embroidery is stitched is a plus, unlike the transfers used on Caroline's dress. But the use of this fabric gives the tunic a flat look. A bit skimpy on the fabric too.
The belt should have been one that could be taken off Ok, stitch it on for the younger kids at key points but make it easy to snip off for those who want a loose belt. You're stuck the way it's sewed on. Tan or brown would lhave looked better. The bright white detracts from the style IMO.
The jeans are very nice. I just wish they'd been real stonewashed looking jeans or of another color since AG already has the white and off white store specials that I own and I think they look better with this tunic than these jeans,but still these are nicely made with pretty stitcing. I'll find plenty of use for them. The shoes--well, I wish AG had gone with sandals instead. Enough of those plain pumps. The moccasins that AG sells separately would have really been nice, but why do that when they can get $14 for them alone? AG is becoming too like OG with the shoes they are including with the outfits. I have so many of those flat pumps now. Is that really what little girls are wearing? I'd have loved a pair of more realistic ballet flats that I see women/girls wearing, not these things that I'm just throwing in a drawer.
I give the outfit a B-/C. It could have been so much nicer.
I've downgraded this tunic to a C-/D, and only so high because the of the jeans which are nice. I just bought Julie's outfit with the orange tunic, and, oh, to see how AG has become skimpier is so sad. Julie's is the same fabric, and I still say the gauzier material is a lot better for this style, but the cut is fuller all around. extra fabric at the collar instead of just serged, extra serging with a accent fringe at the collar and sleeves. Much fuller around the waist, longer and big full sleeves. Embroiders superior. I'm glad AG used real embroidery for this top, but since they did, they could have at least made it look more real. I had to look at it closely to ascertain it. I would have guess upon first glance that this was just applique. The belt has to go, I've decided, and AG has made it a difficult propositions to do so. Can't even snip it off whole as it's stitched extra securely in a number of spots.
The tunic is overstocked, and has been reduced in price, by the way at the tail end of GOTY13 season. I guess it did not take off.
I picked this one up along with the Pink Striped Birthday Pinafore outfit on eBay earlier this summer. While yes, it is quite thin, that's my only real complaint. Even more than her Birthday Pinafore dress, this is pretty and elegant without being too fussy, and the removable collar gives it a bit more versatility than many of her outfits. It pairs rather nicely with the white heels from Rebecca's Lace Dress.