Double-Bow Dress for Dolls + Charm Item# F8142 Your girl can dress up her doll for a warm-weather celebration in this pretty outfit! It features: A cotton sateen dress with two satin bows at the tucked bodice and a full skirt Sling-back sandals A headband featuring a mesh pinwheel with a rhinestone center A "Kind" rectangle charm for the doll's charm-keeper necklace $30
When I first saw this dress, I was very much "meh", but then the 4-year-old I nanny got the dress for her doll & the matching dress for her and it was just beyond adorable!! I purchased it so I'd always remember how adorable she looked. My McKenna claimed it and it looks lovely with her eyes!
Dress: B+ Pros: Lovely color & easy to get on Cons: A bit on the thin/cheap side
Sandals: B Pros: Same lovely color & also easy to get on Cons: Not crazy about the style
Headband: A Pros: I LOVE doll headbands! This one is no exception. It's adorable!! Cons: That dumb long tag. Mine has already been snipped off.
Overall: B+ This dress is really cute but not outstanding for me. I wouldn't have purchased it if not for the little one I nanny.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2014 16:43:40 GMT -5 by Skayh754
I received this set at the June 28th Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals game at Wrigley Field, at which the set was a free giveaway. From what I can tell, this jacket and hat set is very similar to the earlier giveaway edition from 2006 (although I don't have that set for comparison), only it has a blue hat brim instead of red, and blue buttons on the jacket instead of red. Although the jacket was a little stiff because of a quilted lining, it is nevertheless absolutely adorable, Here are some pictures of the set.
It came in a sealed plastic bag with a jacket, baseball hat, catalog subscription advertisement, and a coupon for another free set when you present the coupon after spending $50 at AGP. (Smart marketing, AG!)
Here is my Anna modeling the jacket and hat.
A better view of the hat.
Embroidery on back of both the jacket and the hat.
Overall, this is a wonderful set, and two of my new favorite pieces.
Post by Mrs. Richardson on Jun 29, 2014 0:03:03 GMT -5
Here is a quick video review I did of #61. It's a quick review, sorry for some off centered filming at times Hopefully this will help some people decide in favor of this beautiful doll.
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. - C.S. Lewis
Talk about cute! I've named my corgi "Carmel" to stick with the old food names. It's a very hard body (like the old Meatloaf, but a lot softer) but can move! Which I think it pretty neat. And has the new magnet mouth, comes with a bone and an embroidered star on the back left foot. (All of the dogs come with the same bone) I give the Corgi an A+. ETA: Please note that the "Corgi Puppy" only comes with the Corgi puppy and the bone. The Leash and Collar were bought separately for $12.
Coconut Cutie Outfit for Dolls + Charm Item# G0606 Let your girl's doll show her pet-savvy style! This outfit includes: A cute tee featuring a Coconut™ graphic with foil-print glasses, a real ribbon bow, and a glittery message A coral skirt with rosettes and a mesh overlay Shoes with crisscross straps Two bow-shaped barrettes A round "Confident" charm
I purchased this on the day after the release, June 27, 2014 at the DC store.
This outfit totally won me over, it is so cute and versatile. It contains many pieces that will work for mix and match, especially with some of the other new releases especially the Bright Stripes Outfit.
On my Saige
Back view on doll
All the items that come with the outfit minus the charm. The barrettes are a light purple and a dark pink.
The shirt is so cute because it has the 3D bow on coconuts head. It is a light blue grosgrain ribbon. The words and Coconut's glasses are metallic and catch the light and sparkle. Closes in back with the older style velcrol
The skirt is coral and has 7 flowers made out of the same material. The waist band has elastic and just slips on the doll.
The shoes are a floral print with coral ribbons that criss cross over the dolls feet. the colors in the flowers on the shoes are light blue, yellow, white and a purple/pink on a black background. These are flats.
With the jacket from the new Bright Stripes Outfit.
With the sweater from the Flower Sweater and Skirt outfit.
I give this outfit an A+. Honestly, there isn't any part of the outfit that I don't like. The only slightest complaint that I could make is the older style velcro on the tee shirt, but AG almost always uses it on tees.
Bonnet: LOVE this! Very high quality construction and flowers. Very pretty colors and ribbon. I like that you can do a big bow (hint: right over left then left over right to get it to lay flat). Grade: A+
Top: Cute idea that you (person) can play with it too. I think it's real wood. Grade: A
Bag: Pretty colors/design, thick fabric. I like that it has her name at the top, and that it's actually embroidered. Grade: A
Caroline was a bit of an impulse buy for me as I was not a fan of hers for a long time, but it was love at first sight with my particular doll, for me as well.
Doll: Her curls are amazing! I also love her eye color and I think it is the closest to mine yet. My doll has a very thick wig and her curls looked perfect right out of the box. Overall - love her. I was worried she would look too similar to some of my other dolls, butI think her curls make her stand out.
Meet Dress: Her dress is simple but pretty. It's made of a light cotton, not too thin. I like the darker pink ruffles at the neck and sleeves. However, I am still struck by how similar it is to Felicity's Summer Dress, and honestly the only reason I'm keeping it right now (since I already have the Felicity dress) is so I have something to match her Meet bonnet. Grade: C+/B- for unoriginality
Rest of Meet Outfit: The shoes are simple pink ballet flats. They are functional and match the dress, but nothing special (Grade: B). She also has socks and pantalettes which seem to have a fine quality and could be used with her other outfits (Grade: A).
I just got my chalet and I love it! It's very heavy and takes up a good chunk of space but well made. I have decided that it will be in use year round so I am making it into a "summer Chalet" for now.With the free shipping and sale price it was a very good deal! I made a little window box out of something I already had and added Molly's birthday flowers, a little grapevine wreath over the fire place, a coke machine for quick drinks and it's ready for the girls to enjoy all summer!
Post by sharayahlynn on Jun 22, 2014 17:14:15 GMT -5
What can I say about Ruthie? Well...for starters, she's FABULOUS! I am so glad that I decided to go ahead and get her. She is definitely one of my favorite dolls. I especially love those beautiful gray eyes. I'm not usually crazy about line brows, but they look good on this girl. Her hair is a lovely color, but it's a bit dry for my liking. However, it is easy enough to style, so I won't mark her down too much for the dryness. My Elena has a very sweet expression, and she looks lovely in various shades of blue and purple- my favorite colors on her so far are aqua and turquoise. Overall, she gets an A from me.
Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 19, 2014 20:03:25 GMT -5
I actually quite liked the hardness and durability of the mask...no worries about bending it or creasing it while trying to get it on the doll. The elastic could have been a bit longer as it is hard to get over the doll's head.
The gloves slide easily on and easily off...my sister was pleasantly surprised, as she expected them to be quite difficult to get on. They're made of a stretchy (maybe knit?) material with metallic threads.
The wings, I think, were the big disappointment in this set. They hook easily enough to the dress but are not big enough to really show behind the whole costume if you're looking from the front--plus they're not stiff enough to hold themselves out properly, so they end up drooping. It would be better if they were made of a harder material, like the mask. I think my sister was pretty disappointed with them.
Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 19, 2014 19:59:51 GMT -5
Blouse: nice thick cotton, although I can tell it has poly content in it (I'm picky about fabrics). The lace on the collar is good quality, and I agree with a reviewer above--the cuffs needed velcro! Good mix & match potential.
Skirt: pretty printed cotton, nice and full. Fabric holds out well even without crinoline. Definitely needs some sort of fastening in the back--it's difficult to get on the doll with just elastic especially when you're trying to get the skirt on over the blouse and keep it tucked in.
Jacket: disappointed with the fabric, as I expected it to feel thicker/of better quality (or if not that, then at least be lined). The colors are gorgeous and the trim is too. It fits excellently and I love how it fastens in front, with velcro under the two little buttons.
All in all, quite pleased with this lovely outfit. Definitely worth the $14 I paid for it on sale.
Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 19, 2014 19:54:40 GMT -5
The dress definitely feels better than it looks (silky!), and definitely looks better in person than in the AG stock photos--not as shiny. The material is admittedly very thin, and I like another reviewer would not have purchased it but for a tiny person who wanted it very badly. Luckily I was able to pick it up on sale--I think $14 is a reasonable price, especially considering the lovely heeled shoes that come with the outfit. Definitely the best part of the lot
Post by American Girl Rescue on Jun 19, 2014 16:06:46 GMT -5
Country Day Set $24 BAO Bitty Baby can have fun on the farm in her pinafore with a flower appliqué, gingham tee, bloomers, sandals, and straw hat. Includes a kerchief for Bitty Ducky and a book about the Bitty Bunch’s farm visit. Ducky’s tractor can pull the hayride toy from the Harvest Plaid Set!
What a sweet set! I just received this and am so glad I bought it! Others have mentioned how nice the fabric is and that the plaid underskirt is not just trim, but goes up to Bitty's waist.
The cornflower-blue bloomers make a nice contrast to the outfit. The orange plaid shirt is a stretch knit, not sure why that would be, but it's easy to put on. The shirt closes in the back with velcro.
The cute sandals have a strap in the back, so Bitty can actually keep them on!
The tiny plaid scarf for Bitty Bear (or Bitty Kitty in our instance) is a cute touch. I wish they still thought of Bitty Bear (Kitty) when creating Bitty Baby outfits.
The tractor is very sold and durable. I was completely surprised how sturdy it is made. The tires are rubber and it does, indeed, pull-back-and-go! What a fun piece!
The straw hat is kind of strange for a baby, but totally like farmer work. Gotta keep the hot sun off of your head and face! It seems a little big for our Bitty though.
I miss all of the fun pieces that used to come with Bitty's outfits for a reasonable price. But I suppose AG must go with the economy and make less pieces for more bucks now.
Her meet dress is really basic. Plain quality, snag velcro on back. My dress is the wings edition.
The tie belt is absolute sh!*. It barely fit when I was able to tie it closed. The holes in the belt rip. And the straps break too. To top it all off, the belt is cracking and shedding black pleather chunks!
The Lime Glasses are the same design as the Peach Glasses that were out a couple of years ago. They are sturdy but pliable plastic, and won't snap. My doll has fallen onto my hardwood floor while wearing them and they are perfect. The color is kind of a lime, but really just a yellow. I don't like Petra, who has blond hair, wearing them because it is a pale yellow and tends to drown out her color.
Post by dollydeadest on Jun 17, 2014 13:22:38 GMT -5
Here are a few photos of the two dolls sharing the bed.
As you can see, two dolls fit snugly side by side and the blanket is still able to cover both dolls. This bed is a lot bigger and heavier than I thought it would be. It is also a very solid piece and will handle rough play.
Post by Grammy Carol on Jun 14, 2014 19:46:32 GMT -5
Here are some pictures. I hope they help show some of the details. It will only hold two wicker chairs. It would be tight with the dolls in the chairs. I don't know what this kind of connector is called. There are two little "prongs" on the part on the seft. It holds together fairly well. There are 4 connectors at the leg to top junction and 2 connectors on each of the back horizontal pieces. The top does not break down an further and the three fabric casings are sewn down.