Post by PleasantMemories on Jan 30, 2008 19:13:27 GMT -5
This set has so many classic pieces and is great for ‘mix and match’. The set includes: a wool jumper, a long-sleeve shirt, tights, black boots, and a headband.
The jumper is made of real wool and comes down to the doll’s knees. The zipper in front is functional, but there’s also Velcro in the back. The jumper can be worn with a shirt or separately.
The long-sleeve shirt has muted white, pink, brown and grey stripes. It’s quite long and has a mock turtle neck. The only problem with the shirt is that the sleeves don’t reach the doll’s wrists.
The tights are quite heavy and are nicely made. Although they are nicer than most doll tights, they do tend to stretch and pill with time. The tights have colored specks woven in, which add a nice touch.
The black leather boots are also quite nice. They’re like to Kit’s boots, only brown. The bottoms of the boots have the American Girl logo. Like with any American Girl boots, you have to be careful not to tie the laces too tightly or the eyelets will pull through.
The stretchy headband is okay and is made of the same material as the shirt. Unfortunately, it tends to lose its elasticity.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jan 31, 2008 23:05:21 GMT -5
This outfit is adorable... mine came without the headband, but has everything else. Its very classic mid-late 90's, I had a shirt just like the one that goes under the jumper myself around that time! The only thing with the shirt is that it has a split in the back, so it would look akward worn alone, but under the jumper it looks great. The jumper is made of a thick wool material and is very durable and the tights and shoes are just cute. The outfit gets an A from me! *Mod edit to remove dead image link*
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jan 6, 2009 23:39:17 GMT -5
I love this outfit! It's so versatile and cute. And it doesn't appear dated at all, nearly 13 years later. I don't have the headband or boots, but I have the red vinyl jumper boots, which I think are fairly similar. This works really well on PM and Mattel dolls. This outfit is really more timeless than a lot of the other JLY school themed sets, especially the more recent ones.
Post by Dragonslovedolls on Jun 4, 2009 6:54:09 GMT -5
Love this very classic outfit! Mine came without the headband but actually I don't miss it.
The jumper fabric feels nice and 'substantial', the shirt is nice and soft. My dolls are like me, I suspect, and don't like things flapping around their wrists, so having the cuffs not quite reach doesn't bother them or me, sleeves are usually pushed up to just below the elbow anyway. The ribbed tights would definitely keep out the chill! I think the boots are great, solid but not too 'clumpy'.
I love this outfit. Maybe because I wore something similar in high school/college? The wool jumper & tights are warm and substantial and the striped turtleneck and hairband are super cute.
I wanted to add that the combat boots are my favorite part; if you're looking on ebay I'd strongly advise getting a complete set. The boots are cute as can be, and best of all - they grip the shelf/ground/whatever, and there's no way a doll can fall over while wearing them.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Feb 10, 2010 8:59:14 GMT -5
I got this outfit in a lot, from a fellow member. It came with the shirt, jumper and tights. I think it's a cute set and one I always liked, in the catalogs. It's a nice classic style and the greys look nice. The jumper and tights would work nicely in the winter, too. The pieces seem like they can be mix and matchable, too. A.
Post by Blakeney Green on Sept 3, 2010 1:53:30 GMT -5
This is one of my favourite modern outfits. The colours are nice, it has remained stylish, and the pieces are very versatile and can be worn in combination with other garments.
My favourite part is the boots. They're adorable little Doc Martens style chunky boots. If at all possible, make sure these are included when you buy; they're worth it.
The only major downside here is the fit. The yolk of the shoulders on the shirt is not cut wide enough, and the sleeves are slightly too short, so a little of the wrist is exposed. The stripes on the neck section do not perfectly line up with the body of the shirt for the whole diameter. Also, the skirt is cut a little shorter than I would prefer; a PM girl will show her bum if she bends all the way over, and on one of my taller Mattel girls the skirt actually looks slightly questionable just standing. (Pairing it with tights rather than having bare legs somewhat minimizes how noticeable the issue is.)
The points it loses for the poor cut, though, it gains back for nice design and great mix-and-match potential.
I would give the outfit as a whole an A and the boots an A+.
I just recieved mine today from a really cool board member and was in awe! I remember being a little girl when I saw this in the catalog... about a year or two after it was released and I loved it so much - just couldn't get it when it was for sale.
When I held it up against Sadie, whom I originally brought the outfit for but was thinking of Leah instead, it looked so cute! The sleeves are a bit short, but I don't mind, Sadie can show off her bracelet instead. The jumper is very close to what I wore around that time frame. It came with tights, but she didn't feel like taking off her white knee high socks; which also looks cute with the outfit. I give the outfit itself a A++ - a total favorite.
This was purchased off of Ebay for Jess. I really like it, it is high quality and made very well. The jumper is thick wool and the tights are nice and thick. I am unsure how old my outfit is, but it has held up very well by its previous owner(s). It is a classic school girl outfit and while I love pink, I am happy this is not.
This is one of the few modern outfits I had for Molly as a girl, and she was always wearing it I love everything about it, the pieces are great to mix 'n' match, but especially the little Doc Marten's style combat boots. A+ from me (and Molly, too)