*This outfit was worn by Felicity in the books Happy Birthday, Felicity! and Felicity Saves the Day*
This dress isn't one of my favorites because of the pink color and Felicity being a red head. It is nicely made though. The sleeves are 3/4 legnth and have little roses on the ends. The apron is made from heavy fabric so it stays up even without the pins. The ponpon is really cute- it's a regular pink ribbon with a bunch of flowers. It has to be arranged a certain way so the flowers don't stick out too much and look silly. The pins come on a sheet of cardstock that tells you that safety pins weren't invented yet and how straight pins were used. Grade: A p.s It also looks cute with Kirsten's Daisy wreath
Post by FelicityFan85 on Jul 13, 2006 10:30:29 GMT -5
Here are the best pics I have of my Lissie wearing this. I don't know if the newer ones have it but mine has a small blue flower on the pompon along with pink and white flowers. I got mine in 1998.
ETA: I was looking back at this and should probably give it a more proper review This has always been one of my favorite historical outfits. It was the first extra outfit I had gotten for my Felicity (got it for her birthday in Spring 1998). The color is a nice medium dusty pink (or what I think of a dusty pink). It's not too light, not too bright, and not too dark. The gown looks lovely by itself, without the apron and pompon. Some of the book illustrations show it alone, too (with Nan having a similar purple one). Also, I don't think it really clashes with Felicity's hair (and yes, redheads can wear pink-I do. Certain pinks are clashy but others not as much-or at least no one has given me weird looks/told me I look awful in pink).
The apron's print is very pretty and the top stays up alright sometimes, without the pins. I lost the pins long ago but I think similar bigger straight pins might work, too. They might be a tad long but that's alright.
The pompon is cute and I usually can get it on fairly easily. The stockings are equally cute. They have a nice embroidery and they're not a plain white or black, which is a nice change. My Lissie wears them a lot but part of that is also because I tossed out her meet stockings years ago due to icky holes in them.
Post by supernonamegirl on Jan 19, 2008 1:49:09 GMT -5
I love this dress, any and all parts.
I like the color, it's not a traditional pink to me, and not really a salmon, but somewhere in between the two. I feel like there is an ever-so-slight orange-ish tint to it, which is nice.
i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3/supernonamegirl/doll%20review%20pics/09172006100.jpg I like the print of the apron. I also can usually get it to stay up without pins and it doesn't look awkward, when done right. (The first pic is without, I think.) But, then again, Lis is mostly display, and if for some reason she's not, like a photo story or adventure in Disney World, she gets the pins. Or doesn't wear the apron, because...
Unlike some other pink birthday/apron dresses, (Kirsten, Sam, I'm looking at you) I find this one to look very nice without the apron.
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jun 4, 2009 18:48:08 GMT -5
I didn't think I would like this gown so much because of the color, but I think it looks really good on Felicity. Both my dress and my doll are PM. The pinner stays up without the pins which is really useful. The dress works well without the pinner and with other doll's aprons, which is a total plus. But I think the flowers on the pinner really completes it by making the dress springy and cheerful! When I feel depressed, putting Lissie in this dress always lightens my mood a little bit. The socks are really darling, and it's almost a shame that it was very unladylike to wear a dress that showed any leg. I feel compelled to show onlookers the socks whenever Felicity is modeling this dress in the living room!
I was also wary of this outfit because of the color. The pictures on the AG website were NOT attractive, especially the pompon on the top of her head. Once the outfit disappeared I was kicking myself because I wanted a complete collection but had waited on this outfit. I recently found out it was available at the Minneapolis store, so I was able to get it shipped.
I was SO wrong! The color looks fantastic on Felicity, even with her red hair. The fabric is beautiful; almost feels like high-quality linen! The roses on the sleeves seem very fragile so I will have to take extra care of those. I was worried about the pinner staying up without pins, as AG doesn't include them anymore, but it stays up just fine and doesn't look weird. Also, I placed the pompon off to the side of her head rather than right in the middle and it looks very sweet.
As a quintesential piece of Felicity's wardrobe, this outfit is a must-have, and definitely worth the price.
Here's Felicity's Birthday outfit: the apron, socks, dress, and the headband. I got this around 2003, though I don't recall ever getting the apron pins.
Her socks are very lovely.
Hopefully you can see the design a little bit better in this pic.
Her apron is very nice as well. I honestly never thought as a kid that I needed any kind of pins to keep this apron up. Just smooth it out a little when putting it on and it stays on the doll just fine.
Closer look at apron design.
Now for the dress itself. I washed the skirt recently, so the bottom is a bit more crinkled then usual.
I recall one person saying she was worried about the flowers falling off, but I never worried about that. They seem pretty sturdy.
And here's the ribbon with the flowers. Nothing much else to say about this besides the flowers are kind of cute.
The socks look very cute on the doll. Shame it's always hidden by the dress.
They go up pretty high, about a B on the Zettai Ryouiki scale on TV Tropes.
I'm not sure how these socks would look on a modern, but Felicity's meet shoes go fine with it.
The dress, when non-crinkly, looks lovely on Felicity. I'm not sure how it would look on PM Felicity's and their bright red hair, but it looks great with her current darker hair.
This dress, as I presume with all of Felicity's dresses, has her little pockets that Felicity is holding onto right now.
Even if the dress looks good by itself, the apron always makes it look even better.
Felicity's hair ribbon. It's really completes the outfit, but I always had problems putting the ribbon on perfectly without it slipping out. It's not that big of a problem if it's for display only, but it's annoying if you play with your dolls.
In general, I love this outfit. I love how it looks on Felicity and I'm surprised that AG retired such a lovely outfit. Although AG's photo of the ribbon on Felicity's head made her look a bit silly.
This is the only extra outfit that came with my sister's PM Felicity that she gave me last year besides her original "Rose Garden" meet dress. She picked a good one. The pins, socks, and ribbon are probably lost somewhere in my sister's messy room, but I love the dress and the pinner. Felicity's wearing it now, and wore it all last summer. As mentioned, it's a surprisingly cute look, despite pink not usually going well with red. I love the pretty coordinating floral fabric of the pinner and the little roses on the sleeves.
Post by samlizziesmom on Jun 7, 2010 23:52:21 GMT -5
Being a red-head myself i have always avoided pink like the plague, but for some reason, I have lusted after this dress since being introduced to AG about 20yrs ago. And boy was I not mistaken!
Yes, the dress is pink, not such a shade that it clashes with her hair or washes her out. Maybe very little.
I love her little blue socks with this! Great summer stocking! I do not have the hair tie and dont wish to, or i can make one if I need. I also have her wearing her brocade slippers with it, and it looks very cool and summery!
The color of gold on the apron makes an interesting contrast to the gold piping in Fel's Town Fair cap and bottom of the dress. If I ever get a decent camera back I'll take pics and show you. overall, this dress is a MUST if you are a Felicity fan!
This is the dress that I think of when I think of Felicity. I just love this outfit! It looks fantastic on Felicity too. It's perfection - love the apron, the dress, the stockings, the hair band - pretty much everything. The reviews pretty much covered it but just wanted to say that I think this outfit is a real classic and a must have for Felicity.
My daughter's dolls (in storage): Kanani, Natalie (#55), and Rebecca
My dolls: Kit, Lanie, Felicity (PM), Kaya, Addy (PM), and Josefina (PM)
Post by Buckingham Alice on Apr 9, 2011 20:35:56 GMT -5
I love this dress. I'm going to give it a pretty dang high compliment by saying that it makes me happy every time I see her in it. I adore everything about it.
My ribbon was flower-less, so I tied on a couple of flowers I already had. I didn't get straight pins either, so I used some I already had (although they're too long... I'll probably end up taking them out). Lissie is also wearing her's with the tea lesson gown shoes, and it makes a pretty lovely and interesting combination with the dress and socks.
Post by americangirlshope on Jun 17, 2012 17:43:34 GMT -5
I love this outfit, it's such a nice pop of color! I find that it actually looks very beautiful on Felicity, despite her hair being red. After spending years of pining for it, I purchased my set second hand on eBay complete with the apron pins for around fifty dollars. Now that I have seen it first hand, I'd probably pay even more for it due to the sheer quality of the ensemble.
This gown is different from the usual birthday dresses in that it looks very elegant and understated without the apron, as opposed to looking dull without it. When paired with the apron, it's a perfect combination of color and print that looks very refreshing. If you can't find a complete set, just the salmon pink gown on it's own looks just as beautiful. The construction is what is really impressive to me. The pleating on the sleeves, the full skirt, and materials are all top notch.
The skirt on this gown is actually much more full than the Christmas gown, and when worn with a pannier or many petticoats, it still has extra fabric left to drape! Very exciting.
The Apron is a thin cotton printed in a floral motif, and just adds a little something extra to what is already a very nice outfit. It is sturdily constructed, and could definitely withstand some playtime. The pompom is a simple bouquet of silk flowers that are gathered and tied to a thin double faced satin ribbon. Although not necessary to maintain the outfits look, it does add a nice touch. It's fairly delicate.
The socks are one of my favorite parts! They have a beautifully embroidered floral pattern on them, and are a delicate blue color!
Overall, this is a high quality outfit that has many interesting pieces and lots of play value. It also displays beautifully.