Post by Thimbleberry on Feb 24, 2008 0:52:09 GMT -5
I'm glad I got Ivy's New Year Outfit (shown here on Jess). The red dress looks so nice with her dark hair & the silky fabric is a good quality. Her black cloth Chinese shoes are just like some I had in the 1970's & will be very useful with other outfits. The little flower hair clip is ok but you have to position it just right so the flower shows & not the clip part. I give this outfit an overall A.
I had a terrible time getting this dress on my Ivy. I've decided to sell it. I've got the 1996 outfit coming and that should probably fit her. After all, she is not pre-Mattel. I also have a #4 who would like to wear it.
I really like this outfit, and I'm glad I have it. It looks fantastic on the girls with darker hair, and the red is such a nice, cheery shade. My Jess is currently wearing it (even though she isn't Chinese- it just looks pretty on her), and I can't seem to take it off her.
The dress fits the dolls well. My only issue is that the velcro snags the material. I get much use out of the hair clip, too, and I've found it looks good with many other outfits as well. The shoes are basic black Mary Jane flats that have a velcro strap/faux buckle. These are very versatile, and they work well as dress shoes with other dressy outfits. I've actually found that I do not like them with Ivy's New Year outfit. Instead, I like to pair the gold slippers from Elizabeth's holiday gown with this outfit instead.
Overall, I'm please. I have no complaints other than the velcro.
I bought this for my PM #4 Jessa, who was adopted from China and raised in the US, shortly after AG announced Ivy's retirement. I was worried that she wouldn't fit in it. She did get into the dress with a little squeezing. The shoes were a bigger problem. They're very tight, and it took me a while to get them on. They do look nice once they're on, though. (I can't find the flower clip, so that will have to go without a review.)
I have the same concern as BeauCoeur about snagging. The brocade is lovely and silky but snags very easily - mine is already snagged in at least two places. Other than that, I also highly recommend this for Asian doll owners looking for a beautiful costume or outfit for their doll for special occasions.
Last Edit: Oct 20, 2014 19:48:18 GMT -5 by starwenn