Post by American Girl Rescue on Sept 22, 2008 7:58:03 GMT -5
*This dress is not seen in any of Josefina's books*
Josefina’s Fiesta Dress Item# F8467 $24 (price increase from $28 to $32 January, 2012)
When it’s time for a fiesta, or party, Josefina chooses this special outfit:
* A dress made of vibrant fabric with a ruffled collar, a raised empire waist, puffed sleeves, and ribbon accents * White cotton stockings and a pair of black shoes
This dress is very pretty on Josefina and other medium skinned dolls. It is light cotton with adorable burgundy and gold flowers and burgundy trim. The socks are the thinnest of nylon and very small and hard to put on.
The shoes are cute with their small black bows and small bit of heel, but they are also very small. I could NOT get them on Josefina with those thin nylon socks on. She can only get the shoes on if she's not wearing any socks.
Complete Fiesta Dress set
Close-up of the detailing on the bodice and collar
Back of dress
pretty, but tiny shoes
Josefina looks great in it though!
Overall grade is still an A. I'm so glad Josefina has something new to wear.
FYI- The shoes fit on my chubby older Josefina's feet over Addy's black meet socks. My Josefina is also wearing her pantalettes under the dress and the ruffles around her ankles balance the white ruffled collar rather well. I'm still not sure how to rate this dress, it is so very different then either her native or colonial Mexican garb. But I really wanted to get it because it's NEW!
Love this dress. Gor.Geous. The colors are really lovely too - they really hit some of my personal favorites here.
The collar on mine is popped up- hopefully ironing will take care of that but it looks like it'll be fun to iron. ~_~
The shoes from her current outfit and the shoes from her PM Christmas dress. Basically the same, though her new ones are stiffer. I actually found them easier to get on her for that reason. So they fit fine on my Mattel Josefina's feet, which I'm pleased about since they're seriously adorable.
The one problem with mine is that the back doesn't line up quite right - I can't get both the red ribbon and the neckline to align properly at the same time. But looking at AGR's pics, it looks as though it's a flaw with mine, not with all of them.
The fabric seems slightly thin- I noticed when I had her backlighted that it was a little see through but that shouldn't be a problem generally since it's black fabric. Other than that, lots of details, seems very sturdy. The shoes seem a little higher quality than the ones from the Christmas outfit but it could just be the age on mine.
Post by green chile supergirl on Feb 6, 2009 16:32:06 GMT -5
This outfit is very sweet, but it could do without the insect-like brételles. I was able to get the socks and shoes on my PM Josefina, but I did so with some trouble. The photo I have is from a member request to see the dress with the Christmas pantalettes.
The dress - The dress is good and bad, and I'll start with the bad first. It is quite tight! I hadn't heard of this particular outfit being tight but it is, and rather short too even with the pantalettes. The fabric also feels kind of cheapy, like a bedsheet or something and not the usual soft fabric of Josefina's other dresses. So that's a bummer. HOWEVER, I love the design, colors, and pattern! I think it is a really unique dress in Josefina's collection and I honestly prefer it to her canon Christmas dress. So I wish it was longer and different fabric but I'm still glad I got it. B+
The stockings - These are also smallish, but not like I couldn't get them on her feet. They are actually very nice and even though they are thinner than her Christmas stockings, I like to imagine they are a fancier pair Tia Dolores brought from Mexico City. A-
The shoes - I don't know why everyone seems to have trouble with these - I didn't. Yes they are small (and make Josefina's feet look very small!) but they are squishy leather which you can easily shove her foot in. Then again, I have a 2004 girl for a 2009 outfit so maybe that makes a difference. I really like these shoes - possibly better than her Christmas shoes - and the bows are nice detail that you see on a lot of real shoes from this period. A
Last Edit: Aug 25, 2009 7:22:23 GMT -5 by Wickfield
Post by Grandma Nonnie on May 1, 2010 22:58:01 GMT -5
I tried this on Josefina for the first time today. I like the dress and think all the extra touches - bows, trim and matching burgundy sleeve accents, inset upper bodice withdouble ruffled collar, black bow - make this a special dress. The socks were very hard to get on my 2002 version and struggled to get shoes on over the socks. After 10 minutes, I gave up. Where is a dolly shoehorn when you need one? I ended up with no socks. I will try it on tomorrow with her pantlettes.
Overall grade is a A, the shoes and socks fit issues are my only downgrades.
Post by fionabrigade on Dec 19, 2011 21:23:06 GMT -5
This is the first AG outfit I purchased along with Addy's Sunday Best. I really like this dress even though some of my family consider it ugly. The combination of the print and shoulder details are unique and remind me of a matador uniform. I have no problems with putting on the socks and shoes, they fit perfectly and slip on easily. A.
Honestly, I only picked this dress up because I want to be a Josefina completest and I feared this was on the way out. But I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived today. It is a pretty nice dress. However, it is nearly impossible to get the doll into said dress. Why the opening in the back is not larger I don't know. The socks were also a struggle to get on, hoping time will make it easier. Surprisingly I had no issues getting her shoes on, unlike previous reviewers. A little wiggling and they were on. While the dress is a pain to get on Josefina, I think she looks lovely wearing it. B+ for the difficulty getting the dress on.