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.
I've downgraded this tunic to a C-/D, and only so high because the of the jeans which are nice. I just bought Julie's outfit with the orange tunic, and, oh, to see how AG has become skimpier is so sad. Julie's is the same fabric, and I still say the gauzier material is a lot better for this style, but the cut is fuller all around. extra fabric at the collar instead of just serged, extra serging with a accent fringe at the collar and sleeves. Much fuller around the waist, longer and big full sleeves. Embroiders superior. I'm glad AG used real embroidery for this top, but since they did, they could have at least made it look more real. I had to look at it closely to ascertain it. I would have guess upon first glance that this was just applique. The belt has to go, I've decided, and AG has made it a difficult propositions to do so. Can't even snip it off whole as it's stitched extra securely in a number of spots.
The tunic is overstocked, and has been reduced in price, by the way at the tail end of GOTY13 season. I guess it did not take off.
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!
Tunic - Grade: A This was a really cute top, and I love that the detailing is real embroidery. I like the bright colors. As others have mentioned, the fabric is pretty stiff, which isn't something I'm taking off for but just not what I would have expected (probably something more "flowy"). It makes the shirt a little more "dressy" in my mind. I also like the detail of the elasticised 3/4 sleeves.
Jeans - Grade: A- These are nice basic AG jeans and I like the white color. The gold stitching is a nice added detail. They got an A- from me because they were a little tight going over the doll's feet, but not enough to make them really hard to get on - just would have liked them a tad looser.
Shoes - Grade: B The shoes go on easy and I could see them going with a lot of outfits, but they are just kind-of boring. I would have liked to see some detail like a bow or contrast stitching.
Post by MollyEmily4Ever on Jan 30, 2014 23:12:19 GMT -5
I really love this outfit, and so does Abby. The color of the shirt is really pretty, and I like the pattern too. I also really like the color of the shoes. The pants are just white, but they work with the other pieces of the outfit.
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