Grade B- (because of fabric) Though I do love the coloring and dress itself, I find it's style to be a bit too grown up for a toddler. The embroidered design on the dress gets pulled by the velcro and the back of our dress looks terrible. Shoes go on and off easily because of the velcro back strap. We have lost the hair tie.
Post by American Girl Rescue on Apr 15, 2008 10:25:41 GMT -5
Pretty Plum Dress for Dolls Item# BTOJ2 $24
"She’ll be the fanciest Bitty Twin wearing everything in this dress set:
* A flowery brocade dress with shiny piping and a faux-fur hem * A pair of tights and metallic clog slides * A matching scrunchie"
I think this is definitely worth the $10 clearance price on AG on-line right now. It looks beautiful on my Lily (#4). As kimzkidz said, it looks too old for Bitty anyway, so why not use it for your AG.
I like the fabric of the dress. It is much thicker than Ivy's Chinese New Year dress and it does have the 'less abrasive' velcro, so I don't see any potential snagging problems. Looks better without the tights. The shoes fit AG feet pretty well too since they have the velcro strap in the back.
Post by minnieinsrilanka on Jul 5, 2008 10:45:37 GMT -5
I use this for my "18 dolls, because I have no bitties, and I have to say I love it. I do not have any full pictures, but have quite a few close ups.
Close up of the fur at the bottom.
Hair Scrunchie. This is adorable, but I don't use it much because I find in hard to put all of #5's hair into it, and my other two dolls both have short hair.
Close up of the fabric.
The shoes & tights. My favorite part is the shoes, but I don't like the tights much. I was suprised to find I love the shoes. I wasn't expecting to like them because of the shiney look, but these are amazingly cute shoes. I know I'm addicted when I took 27 pics of the same pair of doll shoes. ^That is my favorite picture though.
So overall I give this set a B+ for the bitty twins, and A for the "18 dolls.
I really like this dress, but for the 18" dolls and not the Bittys. As it's been mentioned, the style definitely suites older girls better, but it is a gorgeous dressy outfit. The tights have been good so far, but I am an adult collector and have not had kids play with this outfit. The shoes are one of the best parts. I have not used the hair band but it is cute. The quality of the actual dress is nice, the material has not ripped and I don't forsee it ripping or getting torn even with child's play.
We have the pretty plum outfit and the girl's outfit to match and I just bought the plum dress to complete the trio. I'm looking forward to seeing my daughter's face when she sees that I got the third piece of the set finally! However I have to say the shirt for the girl's outfit is very short waisted and my daughter couldn't even wear it anymore after only one washing. I tried to buy a bigger size but they are clearancing them and are out of the Large.
Post by JabberwockyPie on Dec 7, 2010 23:07:01 GMT -5
I owned this for a while just because it was a good price on clearance, but I really didn't like the fur around the hem at all - it just feels gross. It doesn't look like something a little kid would wear for the holidays - or at all. I've got to say that I think the co-opting the Chinese qipao style for the Christmassy/Holiday dress is kind of icky, too. The fur is really my greatest complaint.
I think I'd give it a D. The co-ordinating outfit is MUCH cuter and I'd totally recommend it.
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