Saige's Tunic Outfit Item# F4691 Saige is ready for an outdoor picnic in this breezy outfit. It includes: - A blue tunic that's as bright as the New Mexico sky, featuring embroidery along the neckline, cropped sleeves, and an attached belt trimmed with beads - White denim pants - Magenta ballet-flat shoes, perfect for the warm desert air
I looked closely at this set in LA because it was one I was going back and forth on. The concept is cute, and not as "Paula Deen" as was mentioned.
The tunic is the oddest piece of this set. The embroidery is lovely, and the belt gives a bit of flair from making the top look too flat. The color of the top is a nice robin egg blue. However, the material used for the tunic feels weird - almost inbetween a polyester and stiff cotton material. I was expecting the top to be made of a much softer material.
The jeans are my favorite part of the set. They are very well made, with a white jean-like material and yellow stitching. I think these could easily be used for mixing and matching.
The shoes are just standard purple flats, nothing really exciting there. They don't really seem to go with the outfit at all, as the only other purple is a small part of embroidery on the tunic. I think the Bow-Toe Moccasins would have gone much better, but likely would have increased the price.
I bought this too, but for my Josefina. She is an older girl, and so the sleeves are quite a tight fit, It is a lovely top though, and I am glad I got it, as the coloring is perfect for a darker doll. The embroidered stitching is wonderful, and I like the attached belt, which means it will never get lost.
I did not use the pants or shoes. I paired the tunic with Kaya's purple Fancy Shawl skirt, and it looks really good with that. Her satin shoes from her birthday outfit are almost a perfect match.
The slacks are nice, but I will be giving them away to my DGD. The shoes are just plain shoes, nothing fancy or special, but I do really like the tunic, inspite of the tight sleeves. perhaps it would fit better on Saige, or a newer doll.
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.
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!