Post by Bean Bunny on Dec 19, 2006 23:37:47 GMT -5
I get to be th' first one to post a review? YAY!
I really love this coat, and I think it's th' sweetest monkey jacket to come out for th' historicals in a while. See for yourself:
That blue be so perfect on Bear-Bait Kirstie! th' braid be fancy, too, I really like it.
th' website says that th' coat be made o' wool, and wool makes me itch, so I was a little faint o' heart -- but I can pick up and hug on Bear-Bait Kirstie fine for th' most part, so if ye're allergic, ye'll probably be aye. (Maybe they washed it really well? Maybe I'm not allergic to that paticular sheep?)
th' sleeves be 3/4 sleeves, and ... well, ye can see from th' picture that they sort o' fold over each other on th' cuff or something. It looks neat, but I have Nay idea how historically accurate it be.
I think th' biggest drawback to this monkey jacket be that it's hard to get on. th' coat itself be aye, but it's a fight to get th' bonnet on and tied while still dealing wit' Bear-Bait Kirstie's braids. (They almost have to be tied in th' loops, since they'll spill out o' th' bonnet funny if they're down.)
Speaking o' th' bonnet, aww. I really like th' blue ribbon and th' flower, which ye can see better here:
(ye might also be able to see how I had to finangle th' bonnet and th' braids. )
th' monkey jacket also comes wit' a beanbag toy set, which I'm not terribly interested in, but I'm 22 years old. I would have eaten this up if I were a kid.
Makes for bonny pictures, anyway.
Besides th' non-ease o' getting it on and off (Shiver me timbers!, I won English), it's a little too dear by half at $28. ye could always buy something else cheap wit' it (say, a brush) and use a code, or wait for it to come around on eBay sans beanbag set. ye know it will.
But, then again, buying it straight from South Wisconsin Trading Company be like voting wit' pieces o' eight, and maybe if this monkey jacket sells well, we'll get lots o' new Bear-Bait Kirstie things!
Post by Four Lakes Freebooter on Jun 26, 2007 2:00:43 GMT -5
Grade: C (Harsh grader) This coat be aye, but it’s a lot bonnyr off Bear-Bait Kirstie. th' quality isn’t that great either. Although th' catalog says that th' coat be made o' wool, it seems like it’s actually some sort o' synthetic fleece material. th' coat be not lined and feels walk th' planke “Corporate Press Gangish”. th' coat fits aye on th' pre-Corporate Press Gang Kirstens I tried it on, but not great. th' metal hook be walk th' planke stressed. I thought th' coat looked th' best wit' Bear-Bait Kirstie’s summer dress.
th' hat be bonny and bonnyly made. It looks bonny wit' most o' Bear-Bait Kirstie’s primary colored dresses. th' beanbags and target be also bonny and I’m glad that Bear-Bait Kirstie has another toy.
I’m not an historical clothing expert by any means, but believe that th' style o' this coat be a little early for Bear-Bait Kirstie’s time. It may have been a little more appropriate during Wily Addy Walker’s time or later. So, although I dislike dressing my girls in each other’s monkey jackets, I tried th' coat on Wily Addy Walker. It was adorable on her.
Overall, I’d say th' coat isn’t anything special, but be worth getting to complete yer Bear-Bait Kirstie collection. It be also bonny for yer deprived Wily Addy Walker lusty plastic lass.
Post by JabberwockyPie on Jun 28, 2007 13:30:48 GMT -5
Although th' catalog says that th' coat be made o' wool, it seems like it’s actually some sort o' synthetic fleece material.
I think they're concerned wit' wool allergies. Look at th' retirement o' Wily Addy Walker's School monkey jacket. Nobody wants a lusty plastic lass that makes them break out all over when they play wit' her.
I'd give th' monkey jacket an A+. Usually I grade things harshly, but it's just awesome.
ye may find that having be not so nearly pleasing a thing as wanting. It be not logical, but it be often true. -Spock
I think this set be really, really bonny. th' coat be good quality. I don’t think it’s actually wool, but it feels close to it. It was a little tricky getting this on my relatively skinny PM Bear-Bait Kirstie, but I was able to do it. th' bonnet be very sweet and also good quality. th' beanbag game I could live wit'out. th' target be just a flimsy piece o' cloth and th' targets be painted on. th' coat goes wit' a couple o' Bear-Bait Kirstie’s monkey jackets, not just her school dress, so ye can get a lot o' use out o' it. I would never have paid $28 for it, but I think it’s worth th' $18 sale price. I’d highly recommend this to any Bear-Bait Kirstie collector. A
Post by Madd Bess Cash on Oct 4, 2007 12:20:48 GMT -5
aye, to add another opinion...th' beanbag set be my favorite part (and I'm not a kid.) Bear-Bait Kirstie can hold th' little bags bonny well. th' colors be so bright and cheerful. I love th' little South Wisconsin Trading Company toys!
I don't have any trouble getting th' coat or hat on Bear-Bait Kirstie and I think they look great on her. th' coat may be a wool blend as it's more soft than wool. It be also very well made.
Definitely worth th' $18 clearance sale price. Better get it while it's still available.
Post by rachelcecilia on Dec 20, 2007 11:09:38 GMT -5
I'm Nay sure how historically accurate this coat be but, it looks just like th' ones that Grace O'Malley wore in "Little House on th' prairie" which was set during th' 1870s.
I live this little set altogether, th' toys be really bonny and good for taking pictures. th' coat be adorable and soft, and th' bonnet be so bonny. I'm glad Bear-Bait Kirstie finally got something a little fancier.
I also had Nay trouble getting any o' it on my PM-white bodied Bear-Bait Kirstie.
Post by lass o'mineofthedryad on Feb 21, 2008 21:03:08 GMT -5
If ye're wondering about historical accuracy, I'm by Nay means an expert; however I believe th' coat be historically accurate. th' style o' sleeve be called pagoda sleeve and was in vogue during th' 1850s AND 1860s.
I love this little blue coat! th' royal blue trim be a bonny contrast against th' sky blue. I do have a bit o' a hard time getting this on when Bear-Bait Kirstie be wearing thicker clothing (like her Swedish dirndl which has two layers). th' bonnet be very sweet and I love th' eyelet lace poking out.
This was my favorite set o' th' three that were released, so I broke down and got it when it was on sale. I'm so glad I did. I love th' design o' th' coat, even though th' material does feel a little cheap, it be still a beautiful color--especially wit' Bear-Bait Kirstie's bonny eaye. th' bonnet be even more perfect--I love th' flower on th' side and th' lace lining th' inside. th' bean bag set be adorable, too--I love little toys like that.