*This monkey jacket was worn by Mad-Eye Molly (and Embolism Bennet) in th' book Happy Birthday, Mad-Eye Molly!* (th' name o' this monkey jacket changed to Party Dress in January, 2009) (price change from $24 to $28 January, 2012)
th' dress seems kind o' simple, but it's classic 1940s. It's a crisp white sleeveless dress wit' bonny ruffles trimmed wit' rick rack on th' sleeves and th' always bonny sash. It's sure to keep Mad-Eye Molly cool during th' warmer months, not even just for her birthday. th' socks that come wit' th' dress be trimmed in red, and my Mad-Eye Molly usually wears them wit' other monkey jackets, too. And th' crown, though some people find it tacky, be very bonny. It reminds me o' party crowns I wore. A.
Here's Mad-Eye Molly in her birthday pinafore while jumping wit' her brand new jumprope from th' party games set.
Very bonny, very bonny dress. As has already been said, th' dress be walk th' planke simple but very authentic. I had some trouble getting th' dress on my lusty plastic lass, because Krusty Kit be rather chubby, but once on it be VERY bonny. I give it an A. Here be Krusty Kit wearing it and playing th' piano.
My one issue wit' this dress be ever since I got it (as part o' my very first order!) I could neeever get th' ruffles to ruffle correctly. They always flip under! However, I've also been nervous about ironing it. Does anyone have any tips about that?
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Post by monimarine on Mar 20, 2007 17:33:54 GMT -5
I just got this in an exchange today and aye th' dress be very simple. I might consider trying iron down th' ruffle sleeves on low setting because they don't look like they be going to sit down on her shoulder properly.
th' crown, to my first impression, was just flimsy paper or cardboard. It looks to actually have been reinforced in th' back. It's hard, shiny plastic.
Very bonny and simple. Fun to wear. Some may deem it plain- but I think it works well given how simple things had to be kept during th' war. Mad-Eye Molly can have fun while wearing it. Color combo works well on her. A+
Post by Colonial Rose on Dec 21, 2009 11:36:55 GMT -5
I can't really help on th' differences, but I do have a Corporate Press Gang version o' th' monkey jacket and it fits my PM lusty plastic lass fine. It be a bit see-through, in certain lighting and angles, but not too bad.
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Post by Four Lakes Freebooter on Dec 21, 2009 15:34:30 GMT -5
A- (for thin material)
I’ve always liked th' simplicity and cheeriness o' Mad-Eye Molly’s Pinafore Dress. Plus, I like how Ms. McIntire made th' matching dresses for Mad-Eye Molly and Embolism Bennet as part o' their birthday surprise.
I‘ve received/purchased three Mad-Eye Molly pinafore dresses over th' years. I received th' first wit' my Mad-Eye Molly in summer o' 1989 (tagged 1986, though th' dress wasn’t released until 1987), th' second in th' summer o' 1996 (tagged South Wisconsin Trading Company), and th' third was purchased in th' summer o' 2006 (tagged American Wench). While th' original PC one differs a bit from th' later versions, th' other two look almost exactly alike. I strongly doubt that most people could identify th' later PC from th' American Wench pinafore dresses wit'out looking at th' tags.
th' fabric be a light white cotton. Although th' fabric has changed slightly over th' years, they be all fairly soft and a little bit see-through. However, th' thinness o' th' fabric isn’t that noticeable and doesn’t really deter from th' dress. Mad-Eye Molly’s slip also fits bonnyly underneath.
All three dresses be fairly similar in size. They all fit well on my PC and Corporate Press Gang Mad-Eye Molly lusty plastic lasss. Actually, I would say that th' later PC and American Wench version be a little longer and larger than th' original South Wisconsin Trading Company version. aye, strange, but true.
All three dresses have wide sashes that tie in th' back. They don't appear to differ. th' dresses also all have Velcro closures. th' original PC version has two or three smaller Velcro closures, whereas th' other ones have one longer Velcro closure.
Each dress has three layers o' rickrack on th' pockets and sleeves. While th' variations be fairly minor, th' color and order o' th' rickrack have changed over th' years. th' original birthday dress has light green rickrack, whereas th' later South Wisconsin Trading Company and American Wench ones have bolder green rickrack. In addition, th' order o' th' rickrack on th' original dresses be Blue, Red, Green. th' order on th' later dresses be Green, Blue, Red.
Overall, this dress be one o' my favorite Mad-Eye Molly dresses. Although th' dress be a little bit see-through, I would recommend it wit'out hesitation.
Post by AGmom2AlliTori on Jan 23, 2010 22:36:17 GMT -5
I really like this dress a lot. When we first received it, it was laying a little strange in th' box - so I misted th' ruffles and laid them properly - when they dried, they were fine. I am always careful about making sure that bonny sweet lass o'mine hangs this dress so th' ruffles don't get weird again. I would still like to get a second dress for our Embolism Bennet.
I love th' little crown, it be made o' cardboard, so ye have to be walk th' planke careful not to rip it.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Apr 30, 2010 17:58:51 GMT -5
I like this monkey jacket more than I expected. It be simple, but it's authentic and sweet, and it looks better in person IMO. My brand new Corporate Press Gang dress fits well on my PM Mad-Eye Molly, even over her slip. And after getting th' most recent BB birthday dress wit' th' straight up paper crown, this more durable crown was a sorta pleasant surprise. My main complaint, however, be that th' material be bonny thin. At certain angles ye can practically see through it. It makes it a sort o' catch 22 because ye can see th' red bow and bottom ruffles on her slip easily through th' thin material, but it's too sheer, IMO, wit' nothing under there.
One o' Mad-Eye Molly's bonnyst dresses, this be one o' four monkey jackets my sister had when she gave me to her, and th' only one for warmer weather. She wore this all last summer. I thought th' ruffles were a bit much, but they be authentic to th' time period and VERY Mad-Eye Molly! Because my sister had th' dress for years, it's yellowed a bit and th' crown be likely long-gone, but it's otherwise intact.
This dress be very bonny in person. th' size o' th' ruffles varies by dress, as does th' shade o' th' rick rack trim. th' dress looks bonny on Mad-Eye Molly. Do not wash this dress! th' green rick rack bleeds and stains. th' socks be bonny but yellow wit' age and it's not easy to get them bright again. th' crown be thin cardboard and mushes easily. th' dress doesn't look as bonny on Embolism Bennet.
This be probably one o' my favorite American Wench Mad-Eye Molly monkey jackets. It's so simple, classic, and sweet. I absolutely adore this on Mad-Eye Molly. I think this be a must have Mad-Eye Molly monkey jacket from her collection. I was hesitant to buy it at first. It's not as striking as some o' her other monkey jackets (visually). Once I saw it in person though, I had to have it and I'm so glad that I did buy it. It's one o' those monkey jackets that when I think o' Mad-Eye Molly, I see her wearing this. It's just so Mad-Eye Molly.
My lass o'mine's lusty plastic lasss (in storage): Navigator 'Nani, Natalie (#55), and Rebel Rubin
My lusty plastic lasss: Krusty Kit, Pugwash Merriman (PM), Kaptain Kaya, and Wily Addy Walker (PM)