I could not resist Cécile's Fancy Dress for my Addy. My Addy is also PM, so it is a bit snug, but still fits. Addy is wearing her own crinoline, so in case you were wondering it does fit under the dress.
This outfit is referred to as Cécile's Recitation Dress in the Play Scenes & Paper Dolls set and is the dress AG chose for the 25th Anniversary Cécile holiday edition mini doll.
The dress hits all the marks: lovely, good fit, period-appropriate, easy to get on, suits Cécile's personality with its combination of dramatic color and feminine finishes. I agree that the accompanying pearl necklace is too long and should hit at the neck seam, and have adjusted it accordingly in the first photo below. I wish that the skirt was more generously cut so the crinoline and a petticoat would fit comfortably beneath it, and so it was long enough to hit at mid-calf when wearing the appropriate undergarments. I've more or less given up on AG making skirts long enough, though because the company skimps on fabric most times.
Grade A for a beautiful dress. It looks especially nice with Cécile's white gloves from her accessory set, even if book-Cécile can't be bothered to keep her gloves on!
Last Edit: Dec 14, 2013 22:56:40 GMT -5 by PleasantMemories: Mod edit to remove link to deleted image
Harriet wears this dress for winter with the long sleeved blouse from her Parlour Dress, her crinoline, and Meet necklace. She is also sporting a black and white striped silk petticoat, slightly visible under her dress. She doesn't have the green ribbons on because I don't want to untie her Meet ribbons until I am 100% on bow tying!
Post by QNPoohBear on Dec 31, 2013 16:45:49 GMT -5
This dress is beautiful! It's a nice red color. The black and white floral print is a tiny bit big in scale but it's balanced out by the green velvet trim. The sleeves are a little small but the velcro in the back comes down far enough to get the dress on over a chubby PM girl. It fits my 1993 German Addy perfectly. It takes a bit of adjusting to get the skirt to cover the PM crinoline but it fits and enhances the dress. The dress is a bit thin. Don't expect something you would buy from Etsy but it is typical AG quality. The ribbons are of the same matching velvet as the trim of the dress. They're really long so if Kirsten wants to go fancy, she can try them to loop her braids. The necklace looks really nice. It's gone AWOL so I haven't tried it on.
Addy models with crinoline
Susanna models with her corded petticoat underneath
Last Edit: Jan 7, 2014 13:07:26 GMT -5 by QNPoohBear