*This outfit is worn by Addy in the book Happy Birthday, Addy!*
I love this dress. The brown checks go nicely with her skin tone. It is made from a textured type material- not plain cotton. The blouse is nicely detailed with rick rack trim, little tiny (faux) buttons and two rows of slight puffs. The pinafore has tiny triangular pockets. The snood is very nice but tricky to get on. My mom figured out that you have to put it on Addy's head and then tuck her hair underneath. Kristen's two-tone boots look good with this dress. Grade: A
I think this dress is so cute, though it's not my favorite one on Addy, for some reason I don't like the color as much as some of her other dresses on her, but the dress itself is lovely. Overall I give this dress an A+.
Worn properly, it should drop down a bit on the bottom and cover the hairline from the back of one ear to other, but the top should be flat, and pulled off the hairline, at least a quarter of the way, but a bit more is generally fine. It is a bit stiff, so it doesn't do it easily, but some careful smooshing and fiddling should work.
Post by ♥ Bridget ♥ on Dec 26, 2008 13:14:38 GMT -5
Once again, Addy's dresses turn out to be the BEST and so practical and cute! This dress is great quality! The snood is probably one of my favorite things. It is really well made and you can put it with any of the other outfits. The socks are also really cute. I love the design with the checks, buttons, and the other little details. It's just so adorable!
My girls : Molly , Kirsten , Felicity , Samantha , Kaya , Kit, Ruthie, Addy, Elizabeth, Josefina, Donna Jo (BB), Stephanie (BB), Thomas (BT Boy), and Charlotte (BT Girl)
This is another of my favorite outfits. I love that brown plaid and think it is very practical but also flattering for a young girl. The detailing on the blouse makes me swoon with happiness. The snood is also a wonderful addition and actually, I wish that more of Addy's outfits came with snoods. Fortunately, doll wig hair nets do the job just as well. My only quibble with this dress is that the skirt is not cut generously enough to fit Addy's petticoat underneath, which is actually a fairly common problem for her wardrobe. We make do with another non-AG white petticoat.
Grade A, would buy again.
For placement reference, a photo of a girl from 1865 wearing a snood:
Post by Buckingham Alice on Apr 11, 2009 6:42:40 GMT -5
Wonderful outfit! This looks so sweet on Addy, and I think it looks even better in person than it does in pics. The colors really flatter Addy, but I could see this looking good on quite a few dolls. I like that the material the dress is made from is really good for spring... it's thick enough to protect against a little wind but not so thick that it'd be impractical on a warmer day.
My Addy's version of this dress has an uneven skirt that bugs the heck out of me. In theory I love the snood, but I can never get it to lay properly. Sigh, I still consider my relationship with this dress a work in progress...
ETA: Since the discovery of that modern marvel, the bobby pin, fitting the snood on Addy is no longer a struggle. I replaced Addy's dress with a new, evenly hemmed one, from AGPLA this summer. I was still was not happy with the length (this is one time when I want an outfit to look like the catalog! I love this dress in the catalog!) So, work continues, here is the newest incarnation. She is actually wearing 2 skirts at once:
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2009 23:36:37 GMT -5 by skukla
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jun 5, 2009 9:17:50 GMT -5
Of all the PM dresses, this is my third favorite for Addy. The cream color looks really nice on her and the textures of the pinafore and blouse are really a nice touch. I love the pattern on the socks, and the snood with the canary feathers tops it off perfectly.
Post by FelicityFan85 on Dec 29, 2009 15:53:41 GMT -5
I got this dress in August. Although I'm not a big fan of the color, I think this looks lovely on Addy. The brown checks go nicely with the cream. I like the little buttons on the blouse. The snood is a nice touch, although it can be a little tricky to get it on. This outfit goes well with Addy's Lace-up boots. Overall I give it an A.
This is one of my favorite outfits overall. I got it as a surprise gift and I was so pleased with it that I instantly regretted not asking for or buying it sooner! I don't have Addy but I think this dress is flattering on many dolls.
The shirt is adorable with or without the dress. I like the detailing on the collar, the little buttons, and the elastic to make the sleeves puffy. Overall I am really impressed with the shirt. Here's a pic of just the shirt on Sam (ignore the other doll):
And here it is on #26:
I don't have Addy's undergarments but I have a hoop skirt that came with Sam's Scarlett O'Hara outfit so that's what is pictured under the dress. I also paired it with some off-brand boots.
The number one thing I like about this outfit is the fit. It's loose enough to fit PM dolls (my outfit is Mattel) but not too loose.
Love, love, love this dress. I got it in 2007 and it is definitely one of my favorite dresses. It not only looks great on Addy but other dolls too--I love the way it looks on Felicity and Kit. It reminds of a "fall" dress. A+ from me!