Polka-Dot Outfit Jan 6, 2011 20:58:17 GMT -5
Post by groveportdoll on Jan 6, 2011 20:58:17 GMT -5
*This outfit is not seen in any of Molly's books, however a "polka-dot dress" is mentioned in Changes for Molly*
Molly’s polka-dot outfit consists of blouse, skirt, socks, and shoes.
I have a chunky PM Molly so was a little concerned that the outfit would be too tight on her but it is not, and actually is an excellent fit. The pale aqua color Really is lovely with Molly’s eyes….they make her gray eyes look a soft blue. I actually think my Molly looks a little weird in the photos but that is the fault of me, the photographer, and not Molly. In person she looks really cute in this outfit. Please excuse her flyaways (we are working on that.)
The fabric is a nice quality although the skirt was wrinkled—I will iron but took photos so you could see wrinkles. Almost every dress I receive from AG these days is wrinkled due to the smaller boxes. All inside seams finish with nice overcast stitches. I love that the outfit is separates. Photobucket gave me an error on the full side view....sorry.
Blouse: Good detail with the lace trim on the collar and on the front. Cute little buttons decorate the front however they are just decoration as the blouse closes in the back with Velcro. The side panels are curved making the blouse fitted instead of “boxie” looking. A plus in my mind. However one side is a bit puckered and I if I were sewing this I would probably try again : - ) In one of the photos it looks like the ties are not evenly attached but they are. The ties fabric, not ribbon, and are sewed in the panel seams. The sleeves have just enough puff to them and are finished with a nice band. This blouse is going to look so cute with jeans or shorts.
Skirt: I like the length of the skirt as it is appropriate for the times. It is gathered slightly and much fuller than I expected. The front is a waist band with the elastic in back (see photos) which I also find a nice touch.
Socks: Standard Molly socks in that they are short with nice weight.
Shoes: These remind me of the type of shoes I wore as a little girl in the early 1950s. The plastic is shiny to be like patent leather. The differences are these shoes close with Velcro instead of a buckle and there is a little kitten heel on them (why?) Shoes were difficult to put on because Molly is PM but I was able to get them on with a little struggle. Probably a little girl will need help with them.
Overall this is one of my favorite outfits and reminds me very much of what I wore in 1950 (not long after Molly’s time). My only complaints: I wanted underpants (a standard complaint of mine), and hair ribbons to be included. I understand about the cost of adding underpants to these outfits but hair ribbons should have been included because our darling Molly has braids. But these are minor complaints of what is not included. The outfit as it is, is excellent. I give the outfit an A+ and am very happy!