A cute mix and match outfit... A few comments.. Pockets are just for looks and aren't useable. The velcro on the back of the shirt is really bulky and looks a bit funny in back with jacket over it. The jacket is tight on my Kit. I wish there were hair clips instead of blue rubber band hair ties .
This is a really fun outfit and can be matched well with other times that were recently released.
I was surprised by the fabric of the jacket. I'd been thinking it was denim or canvas, but it's actually a sweatshirt knit. The length seems to be mostly to accommodate the tie detail in the t-shirt, since it ends right above that. Also surprising is that there's a Coconut embroidered on the back in pale blue! The pockets on either side of the front of the jacket are real pockets, which is awesome.
I didn't know until I got this, but the shoulders of the t-shirt are smocked. Very cute! It fits quite nicely, too.
The cropped pants are kind of long and I couldn't get them to scrunch up with the strings for that purpose because the canvas material is so heavy. Also, they didn't fit quite right in the bum, like they were too tight for Marelise, or something. The pockets at the knees of each leg are real pockets, but the flaps don't work. There's a little label on the back left of the cropped pants, which I thought was cute, because it's the same lavender of the shirt. (kinda like how the label on the jacket is blue.)
The sandals are quite cute! The soles are the same as the espadrilles with the Sweetheart Skirt set, but the uppers are a strip of elastic covered with fraying blue and lavender material. There's also a bit of elastic to go around the doll's heel. They fit well and are really cute! They remind me a lot of the sandals from Licorice's Best Friend outfit, except more casual.
I agree that the hair bands suck. They're really thin, really small elastics in pale blue and exactly like the kind you can get in the hair aisle at Walgreens. You do get a bunch of them, though, in case some are lost or something.
The book is 57 Things to Be Happy About and it's pretty cute. Some of the things are "watching the sun rise," "opening birthday presents," "having R-E-S-P-E-C-T," and "being me." Most, but not all, have an illustration and most of those include Coconut and/or Licorice. It's a cute book, one of the cuter ones, but not as nice as the short story books.
Overall, I give this set an A- for versatility, style, and color!
(The tie on this shirt really is a self-tie, unlike the one on the 2-in-1 Beach Outfit, which is separate from the shirt itself!)
I put paperclips in the pockets so you can see that they're real.
These are the trousers from the 2-in-1 Beach Outfit.
This polo is from the Tennis & Golf Outfit for Dolls.
EDIT: I totally forgot to say! I had a hard time getting Marelise to stand up in these sandals. She kept tipping over or wobbling, and she's BRAND NEW, so it's not like there's a problem with her balance because of loose limbs. I'm not sure if it's because the sole is uneven, or what, but you may want to be careful with the shoes if you're using them for a display doll without a stand.
Post by operaghost on Jun 23, 2008 13:20:23 GMT -5
I love the shirt. The jacket is okay. I like the shoes to. my only complaint is the pants. They do adjust in length, but the material is stiff, so it is hard at first. What I don't like about them is that my #25 is really skinny and they bag around her like silly clown pants. they look good on fat dolls though. I like the material of the jacket.