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.
Post by onemoredoll on May 25, 2014 11:50:54 GMT -5
The turtleneck is right on with something I would have worn as a kid in the 70's. My mother used to crochet me jumpers like this but I don't recall ever having a polyester jumper. I think its very cute though.
This was a gift to me from my mother when she bought me Julie and it was my favorite outfit in her entire collection at the time because I just love flower pants.
I don't like that there are no shoes in the box. So glad I didn't pay for it. It seems like most of Julie's line has no shoes and Julie just wears her meets shoes with everything. Don't like that.
It fits my Julie just fine. I have used her turtleneck with so many other outfits and many times with her meet pants. I like that.
Like others have said: needed shoes and another accessory like a ribbon for her hair or a clip or SOMETHING.
Post by onemoredoll on May 25, 2014 11:40:58 GMT -5
Julie was the first doll my mother bought me…for my 46th birthday! She will always be special to me. She is my JLY doll. I love her silky straight hair. It is so easy to take care of. Since I like her hair straight I really don't try to do anything with it except braid it in different ways. She looks "older" to me than all of our other dolls. So, she is always the oldest of all the girls.
I was a child of the 70's (8 in 76) so I really like the bell bottoms and the flower jumper - squeel! I don't care for her Meet outfit at all and wouldn't have worn what she has on other than the fact she has bell bottoms and the purple crochet hat. It has mix match possibilities but I just don't care for her two-tone pants. Bleh.
I love her face mold. It is my favorite. I am so glad my mother bought her for me because I would have never bought Julie on my own. I am more attached to DOC and more of an 1800's historical vibe. But, Julie has added lots of modern fun to our group of girls.
Overall she is an A+. She is made well, I love her eyes, her face mold, her hair….sigh.
I am a child of the 70s... In grade school, I ate Wonder Bread, Hostess Cupcakes, and had Kool-Aid in my thermos!! I LOVE Julie's lunch! VERY accurate and appropriate! I also love that my DD loves Julie's things!! I give this lunch an A+ for play value and A+ for accuracy!
I just got this for Julie yesterday. It is so adorable and I am thrilled that I got this! It is "totally" 70's.
I was a child of the 70's (8 in 76) and her lunchbox looks exactly like the one I have, including the thermos. I just wish it wasn't made out of plastic. My father ate Pringles like crazy and I would find them in my lunchbox. Also, I loved Hostess cupcakes and ate them all the time. My mother always bought Wonderbread so this entire set is "right on" with the era and what my parents would have put in my lunch box. A+ for accuracy!
I wish the lunch box was a bit bigger. It is difficult to put all the "puzzle pieces" in there. I have to put the thermos in first, then the sandwich, then the pringles and then the cupcake….in that order to get it to fit. The other thing that I wish is that the Pringles weren't stuck together.
Other than the minor things I give this lunch box an A. My daughter and I are so thrilled with it. Brings back memories!
The Sunny Isle Outfit comes with blue tropical print shorts, a yellow knit tank top with double spaghetti straps and both beading and embroidery on the neckline, orange sherbet flip flops with yellow beads on them and a pink flower hair clip. This outfit would look cute on dolls with many different skin tones and hair/eye combinations. I feel like the outfit is worth the price of $28.00 as the bright summery colors make it pop and there is enough detail to make it interesting. It will get a lot of use at our house this summer. Here is my #24, Katie, wearing it:
Here is #60, Betsy, wearing it:
And here is modern MG in the outfit:
Last Edit: May 24, 2014 20:06:23 GMT -5 by nicolel
This apple green maxi dress has nice embroidery on the bodice and is a fresh and summery color. The flower bracelet can also be used as an anklet or a hair accessory. The flowers are attached around a white elastic. I think this dress is super cute and give it an A! Here is Jess modeling the dress:
And here is Caroline:
Last Edit: May 24, 2014 20:03:52 GMT -5 by nicolel
Post by La P'tite Pionnière on May 23, 2014 22:32:53 GMT -5
I've had Rebecca since 2010. I have only used her as a model for product photos and photo shoots (I love her nonetheless), but her hair has become brittle and dry though she has never undergone intensive play. I don't think I am quite desperate enough to do a downy dunk, perhaps I will re-wig her. Her hair color is lovely, but I'd love to see her in a darker wig (#30's or straightened Ruthie's?). Her eyes are just beautiful, they have sweet avocado-green and dark brownish specks that look absolutely fabulous. <3
Post by SaltySeaDogFarley on May 21, 2014 0:41:27 GMT -5
Rebecca's hairstyling set is superb, mostly because of the curling iron. The blue bow is attractive, fairly large, and and will hold its shape in a doll's hair. The 'jeweled' comb is plastic and looks pretty.
The curling iron is wonderful, made of metal with silver surfaces and lots of detailing. It opens up by a spring, just like the real thing. I have shown a comparison with a real silver curling iron that has been in my family. It can be held by a doll even though it's rather heavy. I give this an A +.
I just received my #4 in the mail today. I bought her new for a great price and OH MY GOSH. She's beautiful. I LOVE HER SO MUCH!! She's Korean and I named her Yuna <3 Her hair is silky, thick, and soft. (She has pie bangs too) A++++++++
1. Josefina Mary Montoya
2. Elizabeth Anne Cole
3. Samantha Hannah Parkington
4. Felicity Independence Merriman
5. Margaret Mildred Kittredge "Kit"
6. Kanani Kaiulani Akina
7. Addy Jane Walker
8. Jess Akiko McConnell
9. Marie-Grace Rousseau Gardner
11. Lanie Bay Holland
12. Yuna Kim (MAG #4)
13. Nellie Cora O'Malley
14. Emily Rita Bennet
15. Molly Sue McIntire
16. Kirsten Ruth Larson
17. Cécile Amélie Rey
Post by ingeborgslilly on May 19, 2014 18:49:38 GMT -5
I think this set is great. I recommend putting Caroline's hair up in at least a half ponytail to help the comb stay in. I painted the "pearls" on the comb a little with a shimmer nail polish to make them look a little pearly but I think I'm going to repaint them with a pearl polish soon to match the shell comb. I also stuck the shell comb in her hair as an added decoration.
Pretty pics! She may be growing on me.... I usually don't like PM bodies or bangs but her body seems smaller than my PM Felicity and her bangs are pretty cute. Now I just need to find a really cute outfit and see if we bond...idk...
Just got Kaya to give to myself, next month!!!! ....and I must say, right now she is my favorite....that pensive look, I just love. Also, she is a clone one of my granddaughters!!!! Can't wait to start making outfits for her. I gave myself Kit for Mother's Day, adn need to get sewing for her!!!