Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 1, 2011 19:05:51 GMT -5
The skirt and sweater are sold separately. I'm lumping them in the same post.
Kit's Sweater Set for Girls: I got this on sale for $25, almost half off. It's a decent sweater set, the quality is much better than stuff you can buy in stores, it doesn't look as if it will pill and the fabric is thick, but not too thick. I still wouldn't pay $45 for it. The undershirt is sleeveless, rather than being short-sleeved as Kit's are in the books (and on the doll). I don't know why AG did this but it doesn't matter that much. The undershirt slips over the head, no fastenings.The sweater is nice quality, it has several shiny white buttons down the front and looks just like Kit's.
Kit's Skirt for Girls: I adore this skirt! It's just like Kit's, I think the print is the same size on both but I'll have to eye-to-eye compare. The pleats are nice and swingy, it seems a bit fuller than the doll's, and it fastens with a zipper and large hook&eye in the back. It's also lined, which is nice. At $12 on sale, I got a great deal. You can buy an extremely less-quality skirt for the same amount at Wal-Mart.
Together, the entire outfit would have cost me $77. I got it for $37 (not including shipping). I say if it's on sale, go for it! Or if you're willing to pay a bit more, still go for it! Check the size chart carefully and measure your child before buying--we all know how AG runs big.
All in all, a very nice, good-quality set that mimics the doll's outfit very well. I give it an A (no + because it's too expensive, and the undershirt is sleeveless).
Proud Mommy of Mini Felicity ('06), Mini Elizabeth (05), Addy ('93), my 1950s Historical, Rosemary (2000 AGOT#19), Cécile, Neela, Elizabeth, Saba and Minuk Auntie of Mini Samantha ('04), Mini Nellie ('05), Kit ('09), Amelia (#39, '11), Ruthie (Goetz), Mini Molly ('06) Caelie ('07 AGOT#7) and Ashley & Abigail (blond Bitties)
I got the sweater set on sale (I don't think they had the skirt in my size, and I already have an imitation skirt that my grandmother made). I wear the sweater all the time with other outfits. It's a classic silhouette. The shell is a little short, though, but I always had that problem with AG tops even when I was in the target age range. The fabric is thick and hasn't pilled, but I think I would have liked a slightly softer fabric.