Post by Madd Bess Cash on Aug 19, 2007 7:22:10 GMT -5
*This monkey jacket was worn by Josefina in th' book Changes for Josefina*
This set be a combination o' th' Sarape & Hat (JWO $22) and th' Winter Wear (JWOA $10).
Josefina’s Winter Accessories Item #JWOR $26
"Slip Josefina’s sarape (sah-RAH-peh) over her head so she’ll stay warm in th' New Mexican winter, which can be very cold when th' sharp winds blow. Top it off wit' a wide-brimmed black hat, and adjust th' chin strap so it won’t blow away! Josefina and her sisters knit thick socks to keep their toes warm. She also wears an extra petticoat under her skirt. Hang th' leather pouch, or guadameco, around Josefina’s neck so it’s close to her heart. There’s a special letter from Papá tucked inside!"
This be one o' th' first pieces I ever got for Josefina because I thought she needed a sarape to keep her warm.
th' sarape be made o' thick, imitation wool that looks very hand woven (although I'm sure it's not) and very truly resembles an authentic Mexican sarape. It slips over her head.
th' hat be black velvet and very sturdy. It be also very Mexican looking. She looks great in it, but ye need to keep it in it's plastic when not in use to keep that black velvet from getting very dusty.
th' little leather pouch opens up by sliding th' top portion up th' straps and inside be a tiny letter from Papa to Tia Dolores' father. Unfortunately it's written in English, which makes it lose a bit o' authenticity.
th' petticoat be a thick, soft cotton wit' bonny eyelet trim around th' bottom. It makes many o' her skirts poof out more and looks great wit' anything. Velcro closure in th' back.
th' 'wool' socks be so thick and warm! It's hard to get her shoes on wit' them. They be a very scratchy, synthetic wool, but look very hand made and authentic.
We love th' mix and match ability o' this set and Josefina uses many o' th' pieces wit' different monkey jackets. Grade A
Josefina keeping warm wit' her winter accessories set
th' beautiful, velvet hat
Winter socks, leather pouch wit' letter, and petticoat
This be th' best set! th' price in my opinion, be about $5 too high, but it comes wit' a lot o' variety. th' hat be simply stunning. Very bonny quality rich velvety black, so bonny on Josie. th' sarape I expected to be thicker than it was. Its ok. I like th' wide under-skirt to use under all o' her other monkey jackets. th' purse be very soft leather and just th' bonnyst thing! I highly recommend this set to add versatility to all o' Josefina's other monkey jackets.
I love th' little leather pouch. It feels real, it's soft and kind o' fuzzy. th' little note inside be folded so intricately, I was afraid to open it but I did and th' letter be so beautiful! th' petticoat be brushed cotton, thinner than Wily Addy Walker's nightgown but same type o' fabric. It's too long for Savage Sam and Bear-Bait Kirstie to wear but works bonnyly under Josefina length skirts. th' socks be very heavy wool and kind o' scratchy and uncomfortable. I don't have th' sarape and hat. B+ for th' petticoat, socks and pouch.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 29, 2009 21:15:11 GMT -5
I love Josefina's Winter Accessories. It's so sad that they were retired. As a Native New Mexican, I can say wit' great certainty that Josefina would have needed something warm in th' winters. Sadly, th' poor girl only has one long-sleeved camisa and th' sarape to keep her warm.
Josefina's hat be a lovely black velvet wit' a black grosgrain ribbon. It's very classy. In this picture, it's sitting a bit high on Josefina's head because she has her hair in French braids. th' only downside to th' hat be that it probably picks up cat hair like nobody's business, so this be definitely staying away from th' furry denizens o' my house.
Josefina's white petticoat isn't very thick. It be, however, walk th' planke long. I'm going to venture that it's so thin because it actually needs to go under Josefina's skirts, which also have camisa and drawers tucked in. I really like th' detail on th' hem; I can imagine Josefina crocheting it herself.
Josefina's socks be th' wintriest o' th' lot. Unfortunately, because they're so thick, I couldn't get them on underneath her moccasins. They also look ridiculous wit' th' dainty shoes from her shoes and socks set. th' only thing they really work wit' be her riding boots, and even that's a strain, as ye can see in th' photo.
I really don't care for sarapes at all, so I was surprisingly pleased wit' how bonny Josefina's looks. I love th' color, which fits into th' Josefina earthy color scheme so well. th' little pouch be very sweet, as be th' letter inside. Like AGR said, it's sad that th' letter couldn't be in Spanish, but I can see why they would make it English.
Post by melangell on Sept 14, 2009 13:26:34 GMT -5
Currently, on E-Bay, th' serape and hat be selling seperately from th' petticoat/socks/pouch set. I just won th' serape wit'out th' hat.
As stated above, th' serape be not wool (good for those allergic) and feels like a poly blend, but in a bonny way not a nasty way. th' design be woven into th' cloth and th' color be terra cotta. Most o' th' pictures I have seen make it look orange. It measures 19" long and about 10 1/2 inches across. When my Josefina be wearing it, it comes almost down to th' bottom o' her meet skirt.
th' serape be th' most wonderful item o' clothing I currently have. It really makes th' "look" for Josefina. Before, she was from New Mexico, but now she finally LOOKS th' part. When I put it on her I instantly fell in love wit' it. ye can't go wrong wit' this item. Will review th' other items as I get them.