Post by Main Admin Account on Apr 29, 2006 1:43:22 GMT -5
Kaya’s Winter Cape & Hood $22 WCO Grade: B
I really do like the idea of this set. I have a total bias towards fake fur. I would always rather see the real stuff. I know for kids it isn't always realistic but I always prefer it. The strings are the other reason I lower the grade on the set. The detail of that is written in the descriptions below.
The cape is nicely made and lined. They cut the fur in a zig zag in the edges so that it gives a skinned animal effect. I suggest when you put it on the doll that you put the cape on and then add the hood after. It can be a little tough to put on for kids.
The hood is made form the same faux suede that is used in the mittens. It is aslo trimmed with the same faux fur. Attached onto the front tip are two small feathers. One is red and one is spotted. I really do not like the ties for the cape or the hood. It is a stiff string that slips out of it's knots.
The mittens easily fit on the doll without any effort. They are finish trimmed with some fake fur like on the hood. the come up nice and high almost to the elbows.
The mocasins are nice too. Same suede material and faux fur. The laces are nice and long and easlity wrap enough times to hold the mocs on then be tied with little effort even for my daughter.
I find the shoes and gloves hard to put on, honestly i don't use this set often.
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This is a lovely addition to Kaya's outfits. I find it is very easy to put on and I don't have any trouble getting the cape or moccasins tied. The only problem I have is the red strings will bleed onto the dress. For this reason, I give this set a B+
Post by C.I.Fairfield on May 19, 2007 14:10:22 GMT -5
This is the second accessory I bought for Kaya. The hood and cape just make her look so cozy! I agree there are some issues with hood fitting, especially when she is wearing her hair shells. I also have never cared for AG mittens, but these fit better than some others.
And, this is a small quibble, but - the different leathers actually seem to 'clash' with Kaya's meet dress. I don't think she'd be wearing her adorned dress for Traveling. I wish they'd done a better job making things match. Although that probably wouldn't have been a real concern for Kaya!
Overall, a B.
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When Purchased: I purchased this directly from AG in 2006.
Description: This set is made from faux leather, suede, and fur. You get the cape, hood, mittens, and boots.
Durability: I think this set would be very durable, apart from the suede strings on the moccasins. They appear to be thin and easily broken with small hands.
Playability: I believe this set has a great deal of play value as you get many nice pieces for the price. It's an easy way to give two looks to any of Kaya's outfits. The only problem I found with the set is getting the hood on over Kaya's shells in her braids. You really have to work carefully not to break the seashells and yet get the hood on correctly so it will tie under her chin.
Value for the money: In this set you get many pieces for your money which can be used individually or all together, giving several looks to any outfit.
This is a very pretty set. The fur looks and feels fake but the leather parts feel real. The hood and cape look nice and snug and warm. I haven't tried the moccasins but the gloves fit just fine. Grade: A
Last Edit: Jan 4, 2010 18:07:04 GMT -5 by QNPoohBear
I bought this set on Spotlight Savings earlier this year. I don't have Kaya yet, but my pioneer/frontier girl is currently wearing the cape and hood. I found the moccasins tight and difficult to get on-they will NOT fit over socks . The mitten are nice and fit well. The cape is very cuddly, soft and nice but easy to tell it's fake. The fur feels like a stuffed animal rather than real fur. The strings for tying the hood and cape are nice and long-easy for little fingers to tie-but weird nylon feel that come undone easily. As a whole, I really like this set and I think it would add nicely to Kaya's collection-I know it looks nice on other dolls as well. A for tight moccasins and nylon ties, love the rest