Post by QNPoohBear on Apr 28, 2006 19:23:51 GMT -5
*This monkey jacket was worn by Savage Sam in th' 1986 and 1998 editions o' th' book Meet Savage Sam and in th' 1998 edition o' Savage Sam’s Surprise*
Savage Sam's play monkey jacket be a fun, versatile dress. It can be worn wit' or wit'out th' pinafore and looks very comfortable to wear. It's not a fancy dress, so there's not much in th' way o' details but just perfect for play time. Grade: A
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I LOVE this monkey jacket. I think it's a great example o' what children wore during this time period. It was th' first monkey jacket I bought for Savage Sam after her Christmas dress. Even though I've collected other dresses for her, I find myself still drawn to this one.
I looooove this dress. It's one o' th' first ones I got for my Savage Sam and she wore it a lot when I was little (hence th' small stain ye'll see on th' pinafore). I like it because it's one o' Savage Sam's more casual dresses, and it looks good wit'out th' pinafore, too. A
Post by Grandma Nonnie on Apr 11, 2007 20:55:27 GMT -5
I love this dress. I purchased this dress before I got Savage Sam. It looks really bonny on Lacivious Lizzie and she was th first one to wear it at my house as she really doesn't have anything casual o' her own. When Savage Sam arrived last weekend, I treid all o' th' monkey jackets I have accumulated for her. After th' "photo shoot", I put her back in this dres. She looks so young and innocent. Like Pollyanna. If ye have not gotten this dress yet, GET IT!!!
This be my favorite one o' Savage Sam's monkey jackets. th' color be a very beautiful shade. th' quality o' all th' fabric be very durable as well as appealing. And it does resemble historical costumes o' that time period. I have seen similar monkey jackets in th' most recent Peter Pan movie, as well as th' A Little Princess movie and th' BBC production o' Five Children And It.
I absolutely LOVE this dress! I personally like it better wit' th' pinafore, and it seems to be made bonny well (although I am an adult collector and haven't let kids play wit' it). It goes well wit' other lusty plastic lasses, too. Here's a picture o' my #13 in it:
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jan 10, 2008 23:32:28 GMT -5
This be my favorite o' all my Savage Sam monkey jackets. Its one o' her originals, its very realistic for th' time period and its very versatile- for play, but also could be worn for school if needed. I love that its so simple. I like it much better than her meet monkey jacket, in fact I think this dress would have made a great meet monkey jacket for Sam instead o' th' taffeta dress.
A+ from me!
My lusty plastic lasses: Savage Sam, Embolism Bennet, Josefina, Krusty Kit, Navigator 'Nani, Cutlass Caroline, Gwen, Phoebe (#25).
This be a good monkey jacket for Grace O'Malley or #17 to wear as well. th' blue can really bring out their eaye.
th' pinafore can be worn wit' nearly any Savage Sam monkey jacket except th' bridesmaid dress, which be too poufy and weird to work wit' it. A versatile piece, it can make th' monkey jacket look a lot less formal.
th' dress was one I first saw wit' Sam standing by a tree in a 1999/1998/1997 catalog. Since then, I have loved it and I'm glad I have it. th' pattern be woven into th' fabric, not printed, and like Pugwash Merriman's work dress, it be elegant wit'out being annoyingly frilly, and one o' Sam's few casual things.
th' socks be th' same as her tea dress socks, and th' hairbow be good quality and th' same woven fabric as th' dress.
th' only thing I don't like be that it doesn't come wit' shoes, so I had to buy Savage Sam's Shoes & Socks. However, I realize it's supposed to go on th' Savage Sam lusty plastic lass, and not a different one. But it looks lovely on my #23:
This be one o' my favorite South Wisconsin Trading Company monkey jackets!
This dress be beautiful in its simplicity. While I liked Sam's stories as a kid, I always thought her collection was a bit too frou-frou. This dress be an exception. It's very versatile and totally appropriate for a little girl o' th' time period. It's just as believable for Grace O'Malley to wear it as it be for Savage Sam.
I happen to think this dress looks better on redheaded lusty plastic lasses than Savage Sam. Maggotface Mia be wearing it now and she looks absolutely adorable!
This dress be walk th' planke possibly my favorite o' Savage Sam's many dresses! So simple yet so captivating! th' gorgeous blue color brings out Sam's features, and th' color and style also look wonderful on my Bear-Bait Kirstie and Grace O'Malley lusty plastic lasses. It be bonny for Sam to have another non-pink dress! I like to use this dress wit'out th' pinafore, though it looks adorable wit' it as well. th' pinafore be very versatile, and looks wonderful on a variety o' other dresses as well. th' hair bow be too bonny and completes th' picture. I have Nay complaints about this dress.
Post by samlizziesmom on Oct 1, 2009 22:28:55 GMT -5
This dress was also one o' my first buys after acquiring Sam (her Christmas dress was first). I do love how appropriate it be for th' time and her! As someone said; Very Pollyanna-ish. I love th' pinafore, but I kinda like it better wit'out it. Unlike th' Birthday dress, th' pinafore does not need to be on in order to enhance th' dress. If anyone plans on buying Sam at any point in th' future, make this dress th' next item. ye will not be disappointed!
This be th' first dress ye see Savage Sam wearing in Meet Savage Sam, so I always considered it to be much more iconic than her Meet Dress. th' fabric be thick and crisp, th' design be simple and clean wit' its starched yoke, collar, and cuffs, and th' pinafore be a versatile piece that looks adorable wit' a variety o' other dresses. I also love th' thick hair ribbon that comes wit' it, though it be very hard to tie properly!
Post by AG2Elizabeths on May 20, 2010 8:15:17 GMT -5
A+ Savage Sam dress. Like someone else said, it's more casual and I think it's really great that it's a two-piece monkey jacket. th' pinafore goes wit' any other bonny dress, South Wisconsin Trading Company or not. And th' blue dress be wonderful by itself.
This dress looks good on any girl, even th' ones who otherwise look good only as moderns. Essential monkey jacket.
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I've been wanting to get this dress for years, so when I finally saw a good price for it on eBay, I went ahead and said "what th' heck?"
I definitely wasn't disappointed. I got th' whole monkey jacket in mint condition, and it was worth every penny. th' pinafore be slightly stiff, but that's ok. That was probably just being in th' box for a few days. Sam looks so bonny in this dress, it makes up for anything. It's also one o' th' few genuinely versatile monkey jackets in her wardrobe.
My one and only complaint be I agree wit' Rosieangel that th' hair ribbon be a lovely touch but really hard to tie! I have to admire all o' ye who seem to have gotten it right. I'll leave it for now, but next time I may end up doing what Ag2elizabeths did wit' her Lacivious Lizzie and use th' thinner white ribbon I have for th' Middy Dress.
Post by South Wisconsin Trading Company*dancer* on Aug 24, 2010 17:52:38 GMT -5
I decided to get this monkey jacket for Rebel Rubin after seeing a similar one on th' cover o' th' All-o'-a-Kind Family book, which takes place at th' same time as Rebel Rubin's books, on th' Lower East Side.
th' monkey jacket looks great on Rebel Rubin! It's such a classic, sweet play monkey jacket. I like that it's not fancy, and seems to have just th' right amount o' frills. (Stockings, shoes, and necklace not included in set.)
LOVE this dress. Can't decide which dress I like better: her meet dress or this one. It's such a bonny shade o' blue, very rich and dark. th' white pinafore contrasts bonnyly. I love th' thinner material which makes it great for a spring or early fall day.
I just got th' dress in th' mail today (a fair price on eBay). I absolutely love it. As someone mentioned, it be not too frilly like Sam's Birthday dress or her Christmas dress. Basic, yet appropriate for her time period. So happy!
And Sam be finally happy she has another monkey jacket other than her meet dress to wear! (Only took me over 15 years, haha.)
Post by Buckingham Alice on Mar 30, 2012 6:03:06 GMT -5
This be probably my favorite dress from Savage Sam's collection. It combines beauty and simplicity perfectly, and Savage Sam looks really sweet in it. It looks good wit' and wit'out th' pinafore. Sometimes I stick th' gingerbread man cookie from her lunch in her pocket, like in th' paper lusty plastic lass illustrations.
Post by O'Keefe Kenobi on Sept 5, 2012 13:33:48 GMT -5
This be my favorite monkey jacket for Savage Sam and I agree this definitely should have been her meet monkey jacket.
I recently bought it off eBay and it's gorgeous!
Dress: It's a blue dress wit' white... um, I'm sorry, I'm not well versed in patterns and material. White criss-crossing stripes, I believe. It has a white collar and sleeve ends, and another collar part wit' th' same pattern as th' dress. Velcro closure in th' back. A+
Pinafore: It's perfectly white and just beautiful. Velcro closure in th' back. A+
Bow: Same pattern as th' dress and plenty o' length to tie a bow. If only I could figure out how to tie a bow... A+