I guess my post didn't go through! Can someone tell me the story of the cape island dress? Is it from a short story or something?
It is from the short story Addy's Summer Place and is her first "Grown up" dress made by Momma.
The fabric on this dress is thick, but the trim on the bottom doesn't go all the way around. The sleeves are very tight and the first dress I ordered didn't fit my 1993 German Addy at all! I exchanged it for another one and that one fit a little better, but she really needs to wear Felicity's stays to make the dress fit better.
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2011 14:32:37 GMT -5 by QNPoohBear
I have this outfit and like it. I love the colors. My only issue is with the pleats, which seem to have been messed up with mine. It is like the pleat panel of fabric is too long for the bodice piece. Pressing might fix it, but I have to wait to get a new iron to try that. But honestly, pulling the skirt down doesn't help, and the bodice is fully extended, and I feel like it is a flaw on my particular dress.
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This dress is beautiful! I'm not a "pink" person, but this dress is a gorgeous shade of pink. Love the colors on the hairbow.
The only thing is that this dress is a wee bit snug, especially in the arms (as qnpoohbear noted). I managed to put it on my Josefina (of unknown vintage, but I believe she is PM) and had to very carefully shimmy the sleeves up her arms. I'm not sure this would fit on my sister's PM Addy.
I've been collecting Addy stuff to complete my sister's collection, which she hopes to pass down to a future daughter, but I like this dress so much I may keep just this one for myself.
I have this outfit and like it. I love the colors. My only issue is with the pleats, which seem to have been messed up with mine. It is like the pleat eanel of fabric is too long for the bodice piece. Pressing might fix it, but I have to wait to get a new iron to try that. But honestly, pulling the skirt down doesn't help, and the bodice is fully extended, and I feel like it is a flaw on my particular dress.
I've tried ironing it, but it only helps a little. I think the pleat panel is too long for the bodice. Aside from that, and the trim which I didn't really think about before now, its is on of my favorite dresses for Addy. Grade: A
Absolutely stunning , easily the prettiest outfit for addy ag ever created. Me personally , i like the bunching of the pleats , i think its cute and it makes addy look a teensy bit fuller in the chest area , which to me makes her seem more real . My addy is pm , so the sleeves are a bit tight , but otherwise its perfect , and the tightness isnt too bad. I'd grade this a easy A+
Post by kirstenandrosie on Mar 8, 2013 12:54:21 GMT -5
I don't have images of it, but when I put Addy in these, I usually curl her hair like mentioned in the story so it resembles Cécile's. It really brings out the beautiful dress color, making it one of my Addy favorites.
I have always wanted this dress but it the secondary market prices have kept it out of my price range. I found it today at a local antique store for $20! I love the dress! The weight of the cotton is really nice, heavy without being too heavy. The black accents are wonderful. Like others mentioned above, I wish the pattern on the skirt went all the way around. Addy looks wonderful in this dress.
My PM Addy's arms almost didn't go into the sleeves. That would have been a big disappointment. They just barely fit and it's a good thing she isn't real or else her circulation would be cut off.
I hate to give this grade but I'll put it at an A. I took off for sleeve tightness and the unfortunate decision to not have the design go all the way around the skirt. It should really have been a B, but I gave it an A because I have wanted it for years and to get it at below retail price was amazing (of course, no hair bow, but I can live without that).