Post by nararabbit on Sept 1, 2012 17:36:57 GMT -5
Caroline's coat is a deep sapphire color, with velvet accents and tiny metal-look (but made of plastic) buttons. The top straps and belt close with velcro in addition to the coat itself. The only thing that bugs me is that the buttons used have a fairly "deep" back on them, and thus tend to wiggle or hang down like a loose tooth. There's also a bit of black thread holding them onto their straps, and it protrudes on the back side and looks messy. Otherwise it's so, so darling! I had a hard time getting the coat over another outfit, so shamefully, my doll went commando underneath! The coat is long though, so no one will ever know.
The hat is also cute, with a miniature velvet box surrounding the faux fur brim. It actually fits ONTO the doll's head, unlike Rebecca's funky hat!
Rosalie with nothing under coat:
Quilla with MyAG angora sweater and skirt Hanukkah set underneath (could barely close it):
Post by Mad Celtic Midwife on Sept 2, 2012 17:16:25 GMT -5
I have not put this on a doll yet, so see the above review for fit. I think the color is just stunning, and would look good on any doll. The coat and hat are made of a thick wool. The hat has velvet and faux fur trim, and the coat has velvet trim. I am very impressed with the quality of both pieces.
My girls: Caroline, Kit, Molly (pm), Lilo (pm #11), Haddix (pm original #6), Marie Grace, WB Samantha, Emmalina (Gotz)
DD: Elizabeth(custom), Rebecca, Kaya, JLY3,and first edition Josefina!
This set is lovely. I had zero problems getting it over Caroline's meet and travel dresses. It feels very warm, but it looks like it will become a lint trap very quickly. The hat goes on easily without smushing her curls. A for the set.
This coat and hat set is simply special. It immediately reminded me of Samantha's white hat and muff, which I always drooled over as a kid because it was so elegant. Well, this set has gone above and beyond. The thick wool will keep Caroline toasty, and the sumptuous velvet accents and brass-colored buttons are just perfect. The fur on the collar and hat is white and soft, but short enough where it won't get matted or ratty with age. I appreciate the fact that the band isn't too tight, so it can fit over curls and hairstyles with minimal damage. The hat and coat paired with the Ice Skating Set is absolute magic! A++ again. Sorry to be boring, but I can't say anything bad about anything in Caroline's wardrobe! Annie in Winter Coat (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr Beautiful Annie in Cozy Winter Warmies! (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr Curly Girl Winter Coat From The Back (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr
Caroline's Winter Coat and Cap is top on my list of "must haves" for her (or any AG doll for that matter). The coat and cap are a rich, deep sapphire color that is just stunning. I love the military inspired design on the coat. I do agree the buttons and velvet velcro closure is a wee bit flimsy, but the detail on it is enough for me to overlook it. I dressed Caroline in just her pantalettes and socks underneath and it fits her just fine, I have not tried the coat over her other outfits just yet. The hat fits her head perfectly as well without being too snug or too loose. Gorgeous set, Grade A.
(Mittens available in Ice Skating set)
(Mittens, Boots and Ice Skates from Ice Skating set)
Last Edit: Dec 21, 2013 21:10:29 GMT -5 by avsmace
I don't really have anything bad to say about this either! It's a beautiful color, and I love that it is made out of real wool. The hat fits (!) and the faux-fur is a cute accent. Real buttons would have been nice, but mine doesn't look droopy or anything so I am not taking off for that. Overall Grade: A+
Post by Wickfield on Sept 19, 2014 15:19:31 GMT -5
More pics of the set on Caroline:
This is a very beautiful and accurate set. This actually wouldn't have been called a coat in 1812, it is a pelisse. I love the military styling, especially since the story takes place during war times!
The coat is very nice wool material, the color is delicious and vibrant. It isn't lined like on the book cover but it is still very thick and nicely made. I don't mind the velcro, it makes it easier to fasten. The buttons are brass-toned versions of the buttons on her spencer, oddly enough.
I don't like how the straps on her coat don't match the belt. The top two straps (and the one on her hat) are blue velvet ribbon, while the belt is blue velveteen that is a different shade, enough to be annoying. IDK why they did that (honestly, the belt isn't even really necessary). I don't like that the buttons are in a different position either.
The hat was odd to me out of the box because the brim is uneven, but it looks much better on Caroline's head. It fits perfectly and doesn't smush her hair.
I had no problem getting this over Caroline's holiday and travel dresses, though I haven't tried it over anything else. I have on her elbow-length gloves in this pic so I can't imagine it wouldn't fit over sleeves. I also agree with the other posters who don't think this set matches her mittens and boots, since this is such a bright blue and those are shades of brown/black that clash.
I definitely give this set an A, with the + deducted for the weird belt, and I certainly recommend it!