I just got this today, and the bracelet is twisted. It appears that everyone else's is 4 distinct strands, while mine is 1 straight strand and 3 twisted (or I can make all 4 twisted). This kinda bugs me, and I am wondering if it's a defect and I should call CS. When I have a chance, I will try to get a picture up.
Post by theaggoodlife on Feb 28, 2013 11:07:52 GMT -5
I love the pants that come with this outfit. Our Emma (#7) is PM and has a big bottom and can usually only wear leggings or stretchy pants (I can certainly relate!) but these khaki cargo capri pants fit her so well! I wish I could get long pants and jeans for her that fit like these!!!
On the flip side, they are really too large on our brand new Marie-Grace doll who has a slimmer and hippy figure.
Livin' The American Girl Good Life!!
Our Girls: Elizabeth, Felicity, Marie-Grace, Emily, Samantha, Kailey, Emma (#7), Erin (custom #27), Melia (custom Kaya), bitty babies (2), Megan (MA), Belle (AuG), plus lots of pets!
Caroline chooses this outfit when she helps Uncle Aaron on the farm:
A stylish-yet-practical cotton dress printed with chains of flowers and featuring puffed sleeves, lace on the bodice, and pink trim peeking out at the hem
A cap tied at the chin with white ribbon and trimmed at the top with pink ribbon
Tan boots that are just right for lending a hand in the vegetable garden
As I am collecting for Caroline, this was a new addition, and a lower priced item to easily add to my collection. Prior to this, I was mostly neutral on many of Caroline's outfits. I always felt that there was not one outfit that stood out to me as being "Caroline". With AG's release of this outfit, I was thrilled.
Dress Dress is all one piece, sewn together to look like it is layered. Material is your standard thin sturdy cotton. No difficulty in putting it on, even with an extra slip underneath. The pattern is pretty, and complements Caroline's eye color/hair color combo well. Grade: A-
Cap Cap features a pink ribbon adornment and side white ribbons to tie underneath Caroline's chin. The cap, as Catlin mentioned, fits well enough to not warrant the additional bow to keep the cap on. I almost find my cap too tight, and there is no way it is going anyway even if I swing Caroline around. Made again of the standard sturdier cotton that Felicity and Elizabeth's caps were made from. Grade: A-
Shoes The shoes are a nice sturdy material, and a nice shade of grey-brown that I can see blending well with the mud Caroline would accumulate on her boots when working on the farm. They were easy to get on. My one complaint, which may just be with my pair of boots, is that the lace is too short to tie a bow. I will recheck it again tonight and try tightening the laces, but this is a disappointment. Grade: B
Overall, I like the look of this outfit, and feel it fits Caroline's character the best of all of her outfits. It would have been nice if the pieces were actually separates to layer on, but I am guessing it would have bumped up the price of the outfit to more than people would be comfortable paying. I would recommend this outfit if you are collecting for Caroline or have a regency girl.
Sweet Spring Dress for Dolls + Charm Item# F3621 Price: $30
My American Girl® dolls make every occasion sweeter in this charming outfit.
A cream-and-gold knit dress with crochet lace pattern on the skirt and pretty flutter sleeves.
A pink ribbon is woven into the drop waist, and a pink fabric rosette accents the neckline.
Pink espadrille shoes have satin elastic crisscross straps
A translucent pink oval barrette for her hair
Includes a "Smart" round charm for the doll's charm-keeper necklace.
I was immediately attracted to this dress due to the lack of dresses for my modern girls, and the nice neutral colors.
Dress The dress is made from a knit material, slightly off-white with metallic threads. There is a satiny slip under the dress, though not very opaque. As a result, if the doll is wearing any colored underwear, it will definitely show through. The knit material has a bit of stretch, which is nice. The metallic thread is not overdone, and adds a bit of zip. The dress also has a pink flower attached to the left shoulder, which adds a bit of spring/romance to the dress. Grade: A-
Shoes The shoes are a light pink matching the color of the flower on the dress. The shoes have a bit of platform to them, featuring the canvas-like material as the sole. They also have crisscrosed pink elastic with a bow on the outer side of the ankle. The shoes may be a bit confusing for younger girls, and I found it worked best to put on the elastic first over the foot, then slip the shoe on. I like the overall look of the shoe, but they seem a bit tight to me, as my doll's toes are clearly showing underneath, much like someone whose shoes are getting a bit too small for their growing feet. Grade: B+
Barrette The barrette is a translucent pink meant to match the pink accents of the rest of the outfit. Cute, but just a standard hair accessory. Grade: A-
Overall, I like this outfit a lot. I usually do not spring for MyAG oufits for my modern girls and rely on seamstresses, but this one stood out to me as a must have. I think it would have been better priced at $28, but it is still cute.
Here are both Spring dresses on #13 (I'll save you from having to hunt around for the one post).
As you can see the ribbon is on the inside ankle on the left shoe ... AG has already sent me a replacement (Great customer service). I really think the bow on this dress would have been a nice size for the BB hat, but as I've noticed lately there are people who love to put those big flowers on their little baby's head.
I'm with Jami'sdolls, I think leggings would be adorable on a MAG along with the BB dress.
Fresh-Picked Sundress Item# F2389 She'll be all set for sunny days in this yummy dress! Your girl can dress her Bitty Twins® doll in this outfit: A dress with a colorful fruity print, ruffles along the top, and a smocked waistband A lemon-yellow tee Bright blue sandals to match Includes The Bitty Twins' Lemonade Stand book for girls $24
This sweet little dress was released in February 2013. I love the pattern on the fabric, and the bright, spring colors. And yet, the dress doesn't hurt your eyes with brightness. The dress fits really well and is made of high quality materials. The shoes go on and stay on easily, so far. It also seems to fit fairly well on the 18 inch dolls. I'm not usually fond of Bitty outfits on them, but it looks quite cute on my Cara, who is one of my younger girls. The shoes are a bit small for the 18 inchers though.
ETA: The shirt alone works okay as a mix and match tee. It's a bit short for my tastes, but I think it could work depending on what it's paired with. I put it with the jeans from the Sparkly Tunic set.
Post by dancerskater212 on Feb 24, 2013 20:12:06 GMT -5
I got Garnet right when he came out, and he is so cute! He is unlike the other AG pets because he does not have a hard body like Coconut, Honey, etc. His legs are stiffer, but his body is soft and squishy. I love him to pieces!
I just got Garnet today and I decided I don't like the name Garnet so I changed it to Darcy. She is soft unlike the cats and dogs and very cute! She looks either sleepy or drunk or maybe both because she has very droopy eyelids! She will be sleeping with me tonight though because of her softness! She has a long tag right on her butt and her rope looks like it could unravel easily. It takes a bit of work to get her to stand up. I give her an A just because of the rope and how hard it is to stand her up. I hope it's ok to post these links but if you want to see pictures of her go to: www.flickr.com/photos/samloveag/ And if you want to see me opening her go to: www.youtube.com/user/samloveag
My lovely girls are.. Mary (JLY #30 8/11/10), Lanie (12/24/10), Elizabeth (12/25/10), Felicity (12/25/10), Kanani (4/4/11), Kaylee (light skin, Brown hair and eyes BB 6/11/11), Samantha (PC 12/25/11), Molly (PC 12/25/11), Kaya (6/2/11), Mckenna (8/21/12), Skylar (JLY #49 8/21/12), Primrose ( doll w/o hair #1 w\ dark green eyes 12/25/12), and Saige (1/4/13), Ester (jly #44 3/9/13)
My YouTube channel is: samloveag
Post by PleasantMemories on Feb 24, 2013 2:12:37 GMT -5
When I took these pictures, I couldn't remember if you wanted to see Samantha's bedding on Rebecca's bed or vice versa.
Samantha's Bedding on Rebecca's Bed:
I really like this look in person, and the bedding fits well. However, after I took the picture, I realized that I should have used my daughter's Samantha bedding. The bows on her bedspread and pillow, purchased in 2008, almost match Rebecca's bed perfectly. The bows on my mid-1990s bedding are significantly brighter and darker, and the ones on my 1988 bedding are more vibrant still.
Rebecca's Bedding on Samantha's Bed:
Unfortunately, I think Rebecca's bedding is a tiny bit too small for Samantha's bed. Also, because Rebecca's bedspread is significantly thinner than Samantha's, I didn't think it was quite plush enough.
I'm not sure why, but here's one with both Samantha and Rebecca's Bedding on Samantha's Bed:
Beret: The beret is a nice size and appears to be made out of the same woolen material as Molly's skirt,if maybe a little lighter. I was concerned at first when I couldn't stretch the opening and put it over Molly's head AT ALL, but then I thought that maybe it's just not supposed to be worn that way. I had a beret I used to wear when I was younger and it was more the kind of hat you sit on top of your head, not really pull over your head. The opening does at least tend to keep it from sliding around on Molly's head too much when you have it situated just right. It's quite stylish. A
Purse: This little purse is just awesome!It's made of red pleather and has a nice luster to it, and it actually snaps closed as opposed to having a velcro closure. I love its rather large size, I supposed I was expecting something smaller.I don't know why. It is only about an inch smaller in perimeter compared to Molly's schoolbag from her school supplies set. I just tried putting an American Girl mini magazine in the purse and it fits down inside almost perfectly so I imagine it might even fit other mini books inside too; a dolly sized ID card and money, as you could imagine, would be a cinch to fit in. I plan to use the pattern for Molly's purse on the AG Playthings main website to make one for Emily since her Meet accessories don't have a purse. A+
Hankie: Awwww,how cute is this little handkerchief? I just love monogrammed or embroidered hankies. I haven't quite figured out how to make it hangout of the purse yet but I will. It appears to be a decent size for American Girl hands. A+
Reproduction penny: Very cool. I have an actual penny that dates back to 1944 and it has the details perfectly copied, down to the wheat stalks and "ONE CENT" printed on the back. The wheat stalks were what caused these pennies to often be called wheat pennies. A+
Locket: At first I thought the locket part of the necklace would be a little bit bigger; I compared it to a locket I have from another doll line (more specifically Elsie's locket, from the Life of Faith line). Thinking about it though, Molly's locket was scaled to be a smaller version of the lockets a young girl would typically wear today; most lockets from the 1840s were quite a bit larger and so for that locket, an actual girl's sized locket from today was put on a shorter chain, at least I'm sure. I was disappointed that Molly's locket no longer comes with her dad's picture to paste in, but as a piece of doll jewelry it's very pretty. The clasp is easy to open and close. A
Overall grade: A
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2013 10:19:40 GMT -5 by beadoll
These are super cute! Nice white pants for mix and match with only one small star logo. It's an iron on, and I think could be removed very easily. They are $12 and were released February 2013. They seem to fit new dolls well. They are on my Stephanie, who was purchased in summer 2012. They fit her the way I like to wear cargo pants, slightly loose but not falling off. I haven't tried them on a PM doll yet, but I think the legs may be a tight fit on some of the older dolls. There are two spots of no-snag velcro, at the fly and the waist. The pockets are real. Grade A.
I love these pajamas! Mine don't feel as stiff as some others have said theirs did. They are a nice, thick material and really well made! I give the top and pants an A+. The slippers are a hard pleather material, with bottoms similar to the Sweet Kitten Heels from a few years ago. I'm not sure that I like that type of material for a slipper. It doesn't seem cozy or comfy to me. I also don't really like the seam at the top of them, B-. Overall, I give the set a solid A. Since there aren't any photos, I decided to take some. They are on my Vika, since Molly only wears her red striped pajamas around here.
Post by green chile supergirl on Feb 21, 2013 15:01:41 GMT -5
Plaid Party Dress:
Item# F3615 My American Girl® dolls will look party-perfect in this pretty plaid dress!
A sleeveless plaid dress with a gathered sash at the waist, button details, and a ruffle on the bodice Sandals with a bow accent, plus an elastic strap to keep them in place A plastic diamond-shaped barrette for her hair Includes a "Confident" heart charm for the doll's charm-keeper necklace.
I bought this outfit for my doll Coral and it's really lovely!
The dress is really spring-like and the shoes are adorable. The fabric is nice and smooth, not too stiff at all.
I found that the shoes fit very well. There is a strap in the back to keep them on that does its job. The shoes are a navy purplish color.
My only real frustration with the dress is the sash. It's not separate from the dress, though it looks like it in the front, where it runs through belt loops. In the back, it is stitched down for ease of dressing. I can understand why AG chose to do it that way, but it would be nice to have a separate sash.
What surprised me most about the dress is the trim- it looks like ric rack in the online photos, but is really very nice crocheted trim!
Overall, I really like this dress and I'm very glad to have purchased it.
Post by Talky Tina on Feb 21, 2013 11:16:57 GMT -5
This outfit is SO stinking cute, and it's wonderful to see AG put out another outfit for under $30. It looks a little skimpy on the website, but it looks great in person and I love the mix and match potential. The shorts are cut wide enough that you could layer tights underneath and transition them into a winter piece.
I love the way the saturated turquoise looks against the medium skin tones. It is probably my favorite summer casual outfit release for MyAGs in awhile; it's really accurate to what little girls wear to go out and play in the summertime.
View from the front
From the back
If you are buying this for a child, the tabs on the backs of the sneakers make pulling them on really easy! There's enough leftover room in there for a pair of tights. Maaaaybe a thin pair of socks; I didn't try, though.
The pockets work, and they're deep enough that a doll could stash some to-scale coins or something in there if you really wanted to.
Close-up of the print on the halter.
I think a couple years ago, this would have been a $24 or $26 outfit, but the times, they are a-changin' for AG pricing. I give this a solid A.
Ready for her pedi... but she can't reach her feet!
Dolls: Kirsten (PC), Molly (PC), Trudy (#42), Ingrid (modern Marie-Grace), and Kit
Post by 18inchesoflove on Feb 21, 2013 7:32:53 GMT -5
My #41 arrived in this outfit in August, and I was overall satisfied by it.
The Shirt- I love this shirt! The shirt is light pink, with slightly darker designs on it. It has capped sleeves, and a rather straight neckline. It gets a lot of use in my dollhouse, and is excellent for mixing and matching. A
The Skirt- I'm indifferent to the skirt. This skirt is made out of a weird stretch material, that although it's soft, isn't very nice, it feels really cheap. I don't like this weird half belt, it's very weird when I take a photo from the side and you only see half of it. Also the AG logo is in a very strange place, and is quite hard, it prevents me from properly folding it(for storage). B
Boots- I love these boots with other outfits, but not with the meet. Why on Earth would AG pair brown boots with green butterflies with gray and pink?! It is so weird and mismatched that they were the first thing I took off my doll. B+
Post by filleamericaine on Feb 21, 2013 0:17:43 GMT -5
School Lunch Set for Dolls Item# G0020 $28
At lunchtime, American Girl dolls can enjoy everything here: A pretend croissant sandwich, raisin box, and container of applesauce A sheet of allergy stickers your girl can use to help her doll stay safe while she snacks Healthy lunch tips, plus a sturdy lunch bag with a zippered compartment to hold it all
Well I was looking for reviews on this set to see what others had done with the stickers and it appears no one has done a review. I don't have pictures because I just got it today but I will try to take some and post them later.
The sandwich is cute but does not have the realistic look of some of the polymer food you can get on Etsy. The bottom is flat and white. I find it to be a bit strange, but perhaps if you made a sandwich with a croissant the bottom would look like that?
The raisin box is just that an empty box. It is cute.
Since this set came out I always thought the little applesauce cup was orange juice so I was a little disappointed when I realized it was applesauce. This does not seem like a realistic lunch to me. A sandwich raisins and applesauce!? Where is the drink and a more filling snack like pretzels or a bag of chips or cookies? While I like the set I just can't help but feel like something is missing.
The bag is nylon, and poor quality honestly it seems like something you could get in a dollar store. It does have 2 compartments similar to a real lunch bag so that is a nice feature.
It comes with a sheet of stickers but I am not sure where you would put them. There are 4 circular stickers a little smaller than a penny.
There is also a little pamphlet with some lunch ideas for girls. It includes a list of 7 sandwiches.
Overall I do like the set and think it is cute and has some good playability but I feel the quality could have been a little better and they could have included one more piece to the lunch. So I give it a B.
Post by filleamericaine on Feb 20, 2013 23:10:32 GMT -5
Easy Breezy Outfit A woven halter top with a fresh plaid-and-floral print Turquoise canvas shorts have cuffed leg hems and baggy pockets Pink sneakers with elastic turquoise laces $28 Above is the AG description, personally I think the shorts are a dark teal colour and the laces are the same colour. The shorts are a thick canvas type material and feel like amazing quality. The halter is a light cotton poly fabric.
The fit is beautiful but I did have a hard time getting the halter on. I tried over the head but had to opt for feet in first. Once it is on it looks really cute! The shoes just slide on. I have never had AG shoes that were so easy to get on and yet they don't slip off.