Post by QNPoohBear on May 27, 2006 16:42:00 GMT -5
This outfit is really great. It comes with several pieces: pants, an undershirt thing, a jacket, shoes, a hairclip and ribbons. The undershirt is made from a silk like material and is an odd shaped piece of fabric that ties around the waist and snaps around the neck. The pants and jacket are made from heavy brocade and embroidered with gold dragons. The jacket closes with "frogs" which can be difficult to fasten and easy to pull off from the jacket. The pants have an elastic waist and fit Susanna and Sam snugly. The hair ribbons are cheap,feeling and are just generic, nothing special. The hair clip is a barette with flowers glued on. It's cute but the flowers can fall off with a lot of play. The shoes are slip on "velvet" type shoes like the ones that come with the 1995 AGT Meet outfit.
Overall: this is a great outfit but it doesn't stand up to a lot of play or years in storage.
Last Edit: Nov 3, 2007 16:25:29 GMT -5 by QNPoohBear
This really is a gorgeous outfit. My stepsister told me she bought this for her #4 doll when she used her for a project on Chinese New Year. The ribbons and flower clips are long gone, but she gave me everything else, including the velvet shoes. Jessa wears this as her Christmas outfit, and she looks lovely in it. It's held up surprisingly well over the years, considering it spent a lot of that time in my stepsister's closet. The frogs are still attached; nothing is frayed or ripped.
The velvet shoes get a lot of use around here. Samantha and Molly have both worn them with their dresses. They're a bit different than the shoes my stepsister's #4 came with in her First Day Meet Outfit. Those shoes, at least the ones I have, were more silky than velvety.
I have the Pleasant Company version of this outfit, and it's a bit big on my pre-Mattel #4. I have her standing sideways so she doesn't look so wide. Mine didn't include the ribbons or hair clip. I do have the gong and firecrackers, but my poor #4 can't hold them up. Needs limb tightening.