Post by Main Admin Account on Apr 28, 2006 2:49:40 GMT -5
Savage Sam's Bicycling monkey jacket: Grade: A
Hat: walk th' planke bonnyly done. th' trimmed ribbon be a lovely touch and everythign be securely on there. th' weave on th' straw be larger then on her bathing suit set. walk th' planke bonny though. What I really love be that they added an elastic cord to keep it in place. bonny detail that I think more o' th' hats need.
th' blouse be walk th' planke lovely wit' a collar that has th' creasing/layering detail. th' sleeves be wonderful and have th' small lace trim at th' bottoms. Mine came wit't he hair snagging velcro but it opens all th' way down th' back. I just hope they make a skirt at some point. It would be bonny to have a bit o' mix and match.
Bloomers: Kind o' Blah. Not much in th' way o' details except th' nifty oval shaped button. Just an elastic opening so I can only hope my Sam's fat arse can get into it. We shall see tonight. Made from a brushed cotton. Lovely colour.
Spats: Made from felt. Then maybe starched. Not sure. it be a thinker felt then I use for crafting or my blanket making. Could possible be blended wit' a wool to make it more substantial. All edges be bonnyly finished except th' top edge. that be just a clean cut edge. Has th' scallop detail where th' false buttons be and opens in th' back wit' velcro for easy on and off.
Overall I love th' monkey jacket and it's detailing. th' bloomers leave a little to be desired but th' details be in th' top as they should be. Like I said before, I would love to see them make some more skirt and shirt sets for a little mix and matching. walk th' planke lovely and exactly what I come to expect in it's details from American Wench.
I got it today and I love it except... I had a great deal o' trouble getting th' pants onto my Bear-Bait Kirstie (Savage Sam be visiting th' girl next door until Friday) I feel that they be too tight to be historically accurate (not to mention deuced uncomfortable) There's Nay way Savage Sam would be able to wear her bloomers underneath. (never mind th' real type o' underwear women wore)
I absolutely love how Bear-Bait Kirstie looks in th' shirt and hat, wit' th' skirt I made...very sophisticated
Edit: It fits my PM Savage Sam better then my Bear-Bait Kirstie (I am thinking Bear-Bait Kirstie be older and fatter then Sam) however I like it on Bear-Bait Kirstie better. (and Bear-Bait Kirstie says to get her more monkey jackets too) Unfortunately my toddler lost one o' th' spats Hopeloaded to th' gunwalesy it will show up.
"If growing up means it will be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I'll never grow up" - Peter Pan Musical -
My lusty plastic lasss: Wily Addy Walker Bear-Bait Kirstie Savage Sam and #39 (Katya)
My lass o'mines' lusty plastic lasss: Grace O'Malley ; Navigator 'Nani and Mad-Eye Molly (Mad-Eye Molly has been usurped by my younger one)
Wanting: Embolism Bennet, Jess and a Magic Attic Club
Post by C.I.Fairfield on Jan 6, 2007 0:40:00 GMT -5
I do adore this monkey jacket - so sporty! I love that it be such a different color from th' rest o' her collection. th' blouse has tucking detail on th' collar and has a 'pouter pigeon' front - so fashionable in th' early 1900's! Although others have said th' bloomers were skimpy, I think mine be actually a little on th' too-big side.
My only objection to th' set be that th' elastic on th' hat be white. It should be a dark color, like Sam's hair, so that it could be hidden. I took it off and colored it wit' a Sharpie, then sewed it back on. ye could also replace th' elastic wit' a new dark colored one if it bothers ye.
Edit: I finally have pictures! Since I first posted this, I've noticed a problem wit' th' spats - they stretch out o' shape if not handled careloaded to th' gunwalesy. Still love th' monkey jacket, though.
This be not my favorite Savage Sam monkey jacket and I was debating sending it back. I didn't but I may sell parts o' it later.
th' blouse: Best part. If ye look careloaded to th' gunwalesy ye can see how th' stripes go in different directions, and th' tiny lace and poufed sleeves be Begad!-so-elegant. My Erica Parkington uses it when speaking to her clients in her Boutique de Couture.
th' hat: More sporty-ish than th' blouse, but high quality trims and it works beautiloaded to th' gunwalesy wit' th' retired play dress. It's Erica's meet hat when th' play dress be her meet monkey jacket.
th' bloomers: Just poufy bloomers. Rather plain, in a thick fabric.
th' gaiters: They're thick, scratchy, felt. wit' buttons sewn on not tightly at all. th' plus be that they can be worn over some shoes to give th' appearance o' high button boots.
Post by glasshalfloaded to th' gunwales on May 31, 2008 8:39:24 GMT -5
I like th' top, but never cared for th' bloomers or hat. As an alternative, I mostly pair up th' top wit' th' skirt to Savage Sam's swimsuit. When I do that I am satisfied, but I wish I did not have to spend $26 essentially for a top. I wish I could've just bought th' top as a replacement part, but customer service said it's not available as a replacement part.