Post by daughterofthedryad on Nov 12, 2009 10:56:40 GMT -5
A friend found the outfit at Goodwill and I looked it over carefully so I could review it.
The outfit includes a ski jacket, snow pants, boots, mittens, and a fleecy hat. My friend didn't have the mittens.
Ski Jacket: the ski jacket is made out of the same fabric as real ones. It's a pretty lavender color with lime green trim. It seems a little thin, but the inside of the coat is quilted (the sleeves are not). It has elastic at the wrists and a zipper that really works.
Snow Pants: I loved the pants! They are thicker than the jacket & really reminded me of the pants I used to wear in the snow as a kid. Made of good material, with an almost "suede" feel to it. They velcro shut.
Boots: The boots are absolutely adorable! They have real metal hooks over which you slip loops of lime green elastic to close. I wish I could've gotten a picture. The toe area is reinforced with vinyl, and the soles are actually rubbery. One of the elastic loops on my friend's shoes had come out, though, and I had a little trouble trying not to scratch myself on the metal hooks while fastening the shoes.
Hat: The hat is made of nice fleecy material, fits great over the doll's head of hair. It has a cute little thread tassel, too.
Overall: The outfit is adorable & really seems like the kind of thing a girl would wear in the snow. It's very versatile too, because a girl could use it not only as a snowboard outfit, but a ski outfit, playing-in-the-snow outfit, or just a jacket. The only thing I'm wary about are the shoes--the fastenings are great for adult collectors, but kids might hurt themselves on them.
Proud Mommy of Mini Felicity ('06), Mini Elizabeth (05), Addy ('93), my 1950s Historical, Rosemary (2000 AGOT#19), Cécile, Neela, Elizabeth, Saba and Minuk Auntie of Mini Samantha ('04), Mini Nellie ('05), Kit ('09), Amelia (#39, '11), Ruthie (Goetz), Mini Molly ('06) Caelie ('07 AGOT#7) and Ashley & Abigail (blond Bitties)
Since there are no pictures of this outfit, I thought I would add some!
The snowpants especially are really great, and could be used with lots of other things. The 2 negatives, the color is a little faded looking. I don't know if you can tell since I used color enhancement on the pictures, but the whole outfit is just a little faded. Also the gloves will not stay on at all, I think they would have been much better made out of the soft fleece material that the hat is made from. The snowboard itself works really well though, and the doll stands up very easily. If we ever get snow here, I will take one more picture! Grade A- due to fade and gloves, but really a very nice outfit, ready for a lot of play!
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Post by misselizabeth on Feb 20, 2012 12:01:43 GMT -5
This is such a realistic outfit, I could totally see a snowboarder wearing it and the materials used are perfect! I also like that it isn't too matchy-matchy. The pants are snug, but I was able to get them on Mia okay, though I'm not sure how they would work on a chunkier PM doll.
The hat is really cute and super soft
(note that the goggles come with the snowboard gear)