Post by pidgetgirl on Jan 25, 2007 16:16:20 GMT -5
I have this dress, and it fits great on my Mary (aka PM Samantha). No snugness. However, I hate the headband and the shoes. The headband is impossible to get on, and I would suggest using Addy's green headband from her Striped Dress instead. The shoes ARE elfish; that's exactly what I thought when I saw them. I'm not a fan of the look. Also, I'm not a big colonial outfit collector, but aren't colonial dresses supposed to have slits on the sides for the undergarment pockets? That is what I wondered with this dress, since it has no slits.
Anyway, though, the dress is really pretty; I do like the overall design of the gown.
This review is for Molly's underwear set. This includes an undershirt, panties, slip, knee socks, and bobby pins.
Molly's underwear is okay. I don't know about the other experiences that people have had, but I thought the undershirt and panties were a bit too tight on Molly. They are very "form-fitting," I guess you could say. The panties are not as nice as her meet bloomers, but they are actually pretty good to wear with pants since they are not at all puffy. The undershirt is nothing to write home about, but it would be good to wear under Molly's aviator jacket (since the aviator outfit comes with no shirt).
The slip is the best part of this underwear ensemble, in my opinion. It is simple and sweet, and I think it has sort of an A-line shape to it. There is a little red bow in the front, and I love the ruffles on the bottom hem. There is an opening in the back that is held together by Velcro. My only complaint about the slip is that since it IS underwear, I've tried to make Molly wear it under her school outfit, and I think having the slip underneath made the outfit a bit too tight on her.
The undershirt, panties, and slip are also edged by small lace.
This set also comes with knee-length red and white argyle bobby socks. They are cute, but I'm not sure if they would look good with any outfit because they are very bright and therefore kind of distracting, but that's just my own opinion.
Last are the bobby pins. They small and doll-sized and are made of metal. I really don't like them, though. I've tried putting Molly's braids up in them and they wouldn't hold, and when I tried pulling them out, they caught on her hair and made some strands frizzy. Maybe some people have had better luck?
Overall, I would say that you should get this outfit just for the slip, and maybe the panties/undershirt if you happen to need extra underwear for needy dolls.
Post by pidgetgirl on Jun 23, 2006 19:16:57 GMT -5
*This outfit was worn by Molly in the book Meet Molly as well as the short story "Molly's A+ Partner". It can also be seen in the movie Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front*
This is a review for Molly's meet outfit.
The grade for this is a B+, but I truly love this outfit. I'll explain the grade below (it mostly has to do with her sweater).
Molly's meet outfit consists of a sweater, collar*, skirt, bloomers, hair ribbons, glasses, glasses case, socks, and shoes. Her sweater is very nice. It is mostly navy blue in color, but it has a blue, red and green plaid pattern in the front. The skirt is flared and is made of navy blue wool, I think. It stops right above her knees. It has a Velcro attachment on the back.
The ensemble comes with a detachable collar. It goes around Molly's neck and fastens in back with Velcro. The collar itself is white, but it is trimmed with dark blue ric-rac.
This outfit also has smaller items, such as Molly's white bloomers, red hair ribbons, silver-rimmed glasses, a red felt glasses case, white socks, and black plastic Mary Janes.
I'm giving this ensemble a B+ because the sweater is a little hard to pull over Molly's head. It doesn't open up with Velcro or snaps, so pulling it over Molly usually causes her hair to become mussed up. This can also cause the sweater to stretch along the bottom, but the stretch marks are not noticeable once Molly is wearing the sweater. The skirt is also beautiful, but you have to be careful because it catches lint easily. Also, I don't like the plasticky Mary Janes--they work fine but they just seem so cheap. (Still, though, you could always buy patent Mary Janes separately.)
I hope a B+ doesn't seem like too harsh of a grade, because this is still one of my absolute favorite Molly outfits. It has such a simple, clean and patriotic look--very nice for the 1940s. I just wish the manufacturers had decided to include snaps at the back of Molly's sweater so it would be much easier to pull on and off.
* = I can't even say the real name of the detachable collar because of the censors on this board. LOL!
Post by pidgetgirl on Jun 23, 2006 18:50:42 GMT -5
* This outfit was worn by Molly in the book Molly Learns a Lesson. It can also be seen in Changes for Molly, the short story "Molly's A+ Partner," and in the book Brave Emily.*
(The name of this outfit changed to School Outfit in January, 2009)
Here's a review for Molly's plaid jumper and blouse, which is her school outfit.
This is a very simple but classic school ensemble. First, there is Molly's blouse, which has small lace trim and two little buttons in the front. It also has a Peter Pan collar. It fastens with Velcro in the back of the shirt and also around the wrists.
Next, there is her jumper. It has a nice red, green, and white plaid pattern on it, and the skirt part of it has box pleats. Like the blouse, the jumper fastens in back with Velcro. I believe it is long enough to go right under Molly's kness.
Last are Molly's green hair ribbons. I think they are made of satin? The ribbons are a nice touch and complete this outfit.
I just wish the jumper were made of a slightly more stiffer material, since I think it can wrinkle easily if you're not careful. Also, I think the blouse is slightly tight around Molly's neck, but it may depend on the blouse you get or how chubby your doll is.
*Molly's pajamas can be found in the books Molly's Surprise, Happy Birthday, Molly!, and Changes for Molly, as well as the short story "Molly's A+ Partner". They are also worn by Molly in the movie Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front*
(these pajamas were replaced by the Floral Pajamas in February, 2013)
I didn't see any reviews for Molly's pajamas, so I figured I HAD to do one, since her jammies are among my very favorite Molly outfits!
Molly's pajama set is very charming. It has red and white stripes (very candy cane-like) with three white buttons down the front of the shirt. (However, Velcro closes the shirt, not the buttons.)
The shirt is slightly long (it goes right down to her rump), and you can tie the matching sash around her waist. Please note that the sash is attached to the back of the pajama top and is not detachable. The pajama top also has a wee little pocket, which is adorable.
Her pajama pants are held up by an elastic waist, and the bottom of the pants are cuffed.
The fabric feels like thin cotton, but it looks and feels very comfortable and snuggly.
I'm sorry that my picture of Molly in her jammies is truly awful and blurry, but I don't have a better photo on me right now. But don't let my bad photo deter you!
All in all: Very well-made and highly recommended. A dolly must-have if you like pajamas (like me )!
I ordered this outfit after it was put on sale online. I love this outfit. It is very nicely made and has a nice "historical" value too, since it is based on the WASP's outfits from WWII. I think it would be especially nice for children whose parents are in the military.
I think it's also great as winter wear for Molly, since the jacket is so thick, soft and warm.
This ensemble is good for Kit as well, since Kit likes Amelia Earhart!
Highly recommended. A+!
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2006 2:50:24 GMT -5 by pidgetgirl
I bought Molly's saddle shoes and had a big problem with them! They simply wouldn't fit well! I would try to force them onto Molly's feet, but the shoe fabric would warp. Either they were made too small, or my Molly's feet are simply too big... I wound up returning them.
My boyfriend just got me Kit's work boots, and we both love them. The boots are really good quality! They seem so sturdy and the little details are nice. Highly recommended.
Believe it or not, seeing the AGT logo on a historical item didn't bother me that much. (Even though I admit I am a little confused about why it's there.) Actually, I have not seen that old AGT logo on anything AG ever since my childhood, so seeing it again brought a big smile to my face!! It brought back memories, LOL.
My boyfriend is in love with all of Kit's Book 5 outfits and accessories, so he bought this for me. Kit's overalls outfit is so well-made. I was really impressed with all the little details on the overalls--the real pockets, the snaps for the shoulder snaps, and even the knee patch! I don't know if all the knee patches are the same for every overalls set, but I looked closely at mine. Apparently my patch was "cut" from a sack of granulated sugar from New Orleans, Louisiana. LOL!
The shirt that comes with the outfit is very nice too, and it would be great for mixing and matching.
Kit's meet outfit is indeed beautiful. Very nicely made, very attractive, and I'm glad the makers decided to use buttons instead of Velcro. Sometimes I just hate Velcro because it snags on fabric as well as doll hair!
Everything is adorable in this ensemble. My only complaint is that the barrette is a little flimsy, but that's not a huge problem.
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2006 2:59:00 GMT -5 by pidgetgirl
I just got the striped dress from the online sale. In pictures, it just seems a bit gaudy, but it is much better-looking in real life. I am glad I got it! I don't have an Addy as of yet, so my Molly is enjoying the dress now. :p
Also, I was surprised to see that the dress is tagged Pleasant Company. Everything else I've ever ordered from AG this year was tagged American Girl.