I love this dress! I'm glad I finally got everything but the socks for a decent price on eBay. As mentioned, the shoes are especially cute and go with quite a few AG dresses, including modern ones. The pattern is really pretty, too. The colors are gorgeous and unique, and the ruffles on the skirt really give it some flair. The hat was slightly dented, but otherwise fine. It feels like straw and has a really nice, big grosgrain ribbon bow that matches the piping on the dress and the belt. It didn't really work on my #58 Whitney's curls, but would probably do fine with Kit or other dolls with straight hair.
Overall, not a bad choice if you can find it for a decent price for Kit, Ruthie, or other mid-20th-century dolls.
I bought this sans sash and rebozo on eBay. Given it's one of Josefina's harder-to-find outfits, I was happy to get any of it. (I'm using the sash from her Indigo Skirt set and her meet accessories rebozo.) It's really lovely. I especially like the detailed embroidery on the camisa. The colors are beautiful on her, too. The skirt has a nice, delicate lace edging that makes the skirt look quite dainty. Not a bad find if you can dig it up for a decent price on the secondary market.
My daughter wore this the Easter it was released. It was well-made and the fit ran true-to-AG size (a bit on the small side).
However, after one wearing we passed this one on. As it was knit, it was rather clingy, even though it was fully lined. And, it was an awkward weight. Although the color screams "SPRING!" there was only a short time when the weather was appropriate where we lived for a short-sleeved sweater dress. (Plus, in the spring we're ready to shed our sweaters and put on cottony tops and skirts.)
Adding a cardigan just looked awkward because of the dropped waist. It seemed the wrong thing to save for fall because of the color.
It might work as a Christmas dress in warmer climates...
I would guess that it would "pull" easily.
I'm glad we had it for Easter as she and Molly looked great in their matching dresses. But, I'm sorry I spent so incredibly much on a dress she wore once.
eta: Mods, I hope it was okay to add this review here.
Very well made and just matches Samantha's perfectly!
I don't know exactly when this is from, as I don't remember getting it, but it's definitely PC, and after so many years there is some slight yellowing. It also has two buttons on the back of the neck. But the fabric is really nice, not super comfy, but basic cotton.
Surprisingly this fits, a little snug around the shoulders. I wouldn't wear this out though, because the bust looks weird filled. But cute and nice quality. Not the greatest material, but hasn't pilled or anything. The little lace triangle at the center is starting to fray.
The girl size version of the grey hoodie from the 2008 Skateboard Outfit, this is cute and well made. Overall it's just a basic hoodie, but that's what I like about it. It's a little small on me, but otherwise it'd be fine. I really like the attention to detail in that the zipper pull is the same shape as on the doll one.
I have things that I love about this dress and things that I don't care for as much. I love the bright colors and the style of the top, with asymmetric straps. However, I feel like the dress doesn't have much shape. It fits very loosely on most of my dolls. I almost feel like the waist needs to be tucked in a bit. I like the included flower hairband/bracelet. I haven't been able to successfully use it as a hairband though. I'd rather the set have included a hair clip and this as a bracelet. That said, it could've been much worse (hot pink) or cheaper material. I don't find the dress to be see through, but with sunlight shining behind it, it could be. Grade: A-
Post by QNPoohBear on May 30, 2014 21:13:30 GMT -5
This dress is beautiful. I would have preferred a separate blouse (guimpe) but it looks nice the way it is. The current version has the new style velcro and isn't quite as tight. Everything fits just fine, except the shoes, but they squeeze on PM style feet. If your PM Samantha is lacking lawn party shoes, these are a good substitute. The heels aren't as high and there's only one bow but they actually fit a bit better. The hair ribbon is very pretty and long enough to wear as a sash with another dress or around a big head. The tights snag easily and that's the only real flaw in this outfit.
Susanna loves her new outfit so much she doesn't want to take it off!
Love this outfit! So glad I bought it. I would definitely give it an A. The fabric of the dress is quite thin but it's perfect for outdoor summer labor. The mob cap with the string and pink ribbon give the dress a nice touch. I wonder why Lissie never had a string around one of her mob caps. Anywho, my last comment is on the boots. Love the color but they were definitely hard to get on. What I learned is that you have to loosen the strings and stretch out the tongue before putting it on. It slips on so much better after you do this. I agree that the laces are much too short to tie.
Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers...-Mary Wollstonecraft
So, in light of Cécile's retirement, I had no choice but to order her. She arrived today, and I am crazy about her. I wanted to make sure to do another review in the hopes of swaying anyone else who might be on the fence.
Doll: 10/10. Cécile is my first African-American doll, and I just love the cocoa color of her skin and those piercing hazel eyes. Her face paint is so pretty! Her cheeks are blushed, but not bright pink, and her lips are a more muted raspberry color than the lighter skin tones use. I love it.
Hair: 10/10. Obviously, this is probably not who I'd choose for my 8-year-old's first doll, but for someone with experience handling doll hair, I think it's going to be really nice! My Cece came with the more loose ringlets, which I was hoping for, so I'm very, very happy with it. It's silky and soft and shot through with lots of rosy mahogany. Illustrated in Caroline's meet, just to prove how pretty she looks in anything she puts on:
Meet dress: 8/10. The fabric is soft and silky, and much more pronounced than it looked in pictures. The little pleats in her bodice are a really nice touch. The only points I could see for deduction was that it's, as others have stated, quite thin, and I'm not sure how much child's play it would hold up to.
My Cécile has the narrower face, but after much scrutiny, I've decided it's not narrow enough to bother me. She's also pigeon-toed and has a slight right-favoring head tilt. I think it makes her sweet.
And oh, my goodness, does this girl look good in everything. Absolutely everything. Here, she wandered back to 2013 and borrowed Saige's balloon dress. The gold is particularly striking with her coloring!
Overall, I would recommend this beauty 100%. If you're thinking you might want her, even a little bit, I'd say to get her. You won't be disappointed.
Last note: Cécile is really, really tall. Like, a whole head taller than my MG, Harper. She'll be modern, too, and join Harper in her world, though she'll be keeping her name. Here they are together, just a couple more pictures.
I love her! (Also, I apologize for the terrible quality. My camera died, and I'm having to make do with my cell until I can afford to replace it.)
Marie's family: Penny (#53), Annabeth (Caroline), Harper (MG), Samantha, Brielle (Saige), Kanani, Cécile, Azami (#4) Evangeline (#49), and River (Isabelle).
Post by American Girl Rescue on May 29, 2014 10:12:44 GMT -5
Beach Chair Set Item# G0446 $48 Her My American Girl® doll will be ready to reserve the best spot on the beach! This set includes:
A folding beach chair A hibiscus-printed basket to hold all of her favorite refreshing treats A pretty leaf-shaped plate Plenty of pretend snacks: shave ice with a cup, a coconut drink, two pineapple fruit wedges, and two fruit kabobs with orange, pineapple, kiwi, and more!
This set is a must have if you purchased the Store Only Beach Cabana! What a fun set!
The chair does have a plastic frame, but it seems very sturdy. The fruit kabobs are just like the ones from the Snack Cart Set.
Beach Chair set on the left / Campus Snack Cart set on the right
The foods are all separate (well, you cannot take the fruit off of the kabob!)
The chair sits the dolls very well and they don't slip out. Pretty comfy.
The wicker (yes, real wicker!) basket holds all of the goodies and the lid is hinged so that it can stay up.
Lots of pieces to play with here. Very good addition to the Cabana set.
Post by American Girl Rescue on May 29, 2014 9:45:12 GMT -5
Beginning May 22, 2014, a Store Only Beach Cabana was available for sale (while supplies last). The price is $68.
The set includes a 26" tall (17" wide by 18" deep) cloth Cabana with a plastic, snap-together frame. The cloth cabana is sewn to the poles which are mostly put together in the HUGE (17.5 x 20 x 8) box it arrives in.
As you can see, my cat fits comfortably inside!
The plastic lanterns are already put together and just loop over cute flower buttons sewn to the front of the cabana.
Also included is a straw mat and 4 seashells. Two of the shells are identical.
Jess is relaxing in the Beach Chair (sold separately) but a very sweet accessory to the Cabana!
This is a fun set and was easy to put together. The top of the frame stays together (hence the huge box) but the side poles come out easily for storage. Seems to be a winner at our house -- especially for the pets!
I'm not a huge fan of the headband with this set, so I either use both the headband & her meet hair clip or just the meet hair clip. Also, her Aloha outfit flip flops work very well with this ensemble, as does the bracelet from the 2014 PWP set!
Post by onemoredoll on May 25, 2014 23:28:10 GMT -5
I saw this in the store yesterday and LOVE IT! I love yellow so it took all I had not to get the doll and girl outfit. I had other items on my historical list and got the cabana. I will be getting this outfit July 5th when I visit my family in St. Louis. I may have to pick up #30 while I am there too. I just love this outfit on her. I think it looks great on all your girls…especially Betsy.