Post by sheltiesweetie2007 on Mar 13, 2008 20:45:08 GMT -5
Overall Grade: A- I love all the components of this outfit and the overall look. This costume looks good on a wide variety of dolls. The poodle skirt would be easy to make out of felt so a girl can match her doll for Halloween. The minus is because of the blouse and it's fragility.
Original Description: Your American Girl’s poodle skirt, accented with a pretty pearl belt buckle, looks sweet as can be when matched with a bubblegum pink blouse that’s trimmed in rhinestones. With her saddle shoes, bobby socks, hair scarf, and cool cat-eye glasses, she’s ready to twist the night away! Fill her treat bag with yummy snacks, too. $24 GHOF
The shirt is very fragile. I have seen several of these for sale on ebay where the see through sleeves have rips or are separated from the main shirt. It is easy to snag with the velcro closure and care must be used. The cat's eye glasses are sturdy plastic and have matching rhinestones on the front and side.
The back view of the outfit. The hair tie is a square of material that is the same see through material as the sleeves. It is long enough to be a ponytail tie or a headband for your doll. This picture shows one side of the treat bag.
The treat bag is nothing special. It is similar to something that you would purchase at Hobby Lobby- paper and rope handles. It is reversible so you can choose which design to display. This is the same bag that comes with the Sparking Mermaid and Medieval Princess costumes.
The poodle on the skirt makes this costume! It is cut out of pink felt with rhinestones on the collar and a pearl leash. The same rhinestones appear on the shirt collar and glasses.
The "belt" is an elastic material at the top of the skirt. My outfit is about 9 years old and the elastic is still intact. A pearl "buckle" is attached to the front middle of the belt and is sewn on similar to a button. The pearls in the buckle match the pearls in the poodle's leash.
The shoes are durable, but are a little hard to get on a doll. The socks are similar to Molly's socks.