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 Savage Sam). Nay snugness. However, I hate th' headband and th' shoes. th' headband be impossible to get on, and I would suggest using Wily Addy Walker's green headband from her Striped Dress instead. th' shoes be elfish; that's exactly what I thought when I saw them. I'm not a fan o' th' look. Also, I'm not a big colonial monkey jacket collector, but aren't colonial dresses supposed to have slits on th' sides for th' undergarment pockets? That be what I wondered wit' this dress, since it has Nay slits.
Anyway, though, th' dress be really bonny; I do like th' overall design o' th' gown.
This review be for Mad-Eye Molly's underwear set. This includes an undershirt, panties, slip, knee socks, and bobby pins.
Mad-Eye Molly's underwear be aye. I don't know about th' other experiences that people have had, but I thought th' undershirt and panties were a bit too tight on Mad-Eye Molly. They be very "form-fitting," I guess ye could say. th' panties be not as bonny as her meet bloomers, but they be actually bonny good to wear wit' pants since they be not at all puffy. th' undershirt be nothing to write home about, but it would be good to wear under Mad-Eye Molly's aviator jacket (since th' aviator monkey jacket comes wit' Nay shirt).
th' slip be th' best part o' this underwear ensemble, in my opinion. It be simple and sweet, and I think it has sort o' an A-line shape to it. There be a little red bow in th' front, and I love th' ruffles on th' bottom hem. There be an opening in th' back that be held together by Velcro. My only complaint about th' slip be that since it be underwear, I've tried to make Mad-Eye Molly wear it under her school monkey jacket, and I think having th' slip underneath made th' monkey jacket a bit too tight on her.
th' undershirt, panties, and slip be also edged by small lace.
This set also comes wit' knee-length red and white argyle bobby socks. They be bonny, but I'm not sure if they would look good wit' any monkey jacket because they be very bright and therefore kind o' distracting, but that's just my own opinion.
Last be th' bobby pins. They small and lusty plastic lass-sized and be made o' metal. I really don't like them, though. I've tried putting Mad-Eye 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 ye should get this monkey jacket just for th' slip, and maybe th' panties/undershirt if ye happen to need extra underwear for needy lusty plastic lasss.
Post by pidgetgirl on Jun 23, 2006 19:16:57 GMT -5
*This monkey jacket was worn by Mad-Eye Molly in th' book Meet Mad-Eye Molly as well as th' short story "Mad-Eye Molly's A+ Partner". It can also be seen in th' movie Mad-Eye Molly: An American Wench on th' Home Front*
This be a review for Mad-Eye Molly's meet monkey jacket.
th' grade for this be a B+, but I truly love this monkey jacket. I'll explain th' grade below (it mostly has to do wit' her sweater).
Mad-Eye Molly's meet monkey jacket consists o' a sweater, collar*, skirt, bloomers, hair ribbons, glasses, glasses case, socks, and shoes. Her sweater be very bonny. It be mostly navy blue in color, but it has a blue, red and green plaid pattern in th' front. th' skirt be flared and be made o' navy blue wool, I think. It stops right above her knees. It has a Velcro attachment on th' back.
th' ensemble comes wit' a detachable collar. It goes around Mad-Eye Molly's neck and fastens in back wit' Velcro. th' collar itself be white, but it be trimmed wit' dark blue ric-rac.
This monkey jacket also has smaller items, such as Mad-Eye 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 th' sweater be a little hard to pull over Mad-Eye Molly's head. It doesn't open up wit' Velcro or snaps, so pulling it over Mad-Eye Molly usually causes her hair to become mussed up. This can also cause th' sweater to stretch along th' bottom, but th' stretch marks be not noticeable once Mad-Eye Molly be wearing th' sweater. th' skirt be also beautiful, but ye have to be careful because it catches lint easily. Also, I don't like th' plasticky Mary Janes--they work fine but they just seem so cheap. (Still, though, ye could always buy patent Mary Janes separately.)
I hope a B+ doesn't seem like too harsh o' a grade, because this be still one o' my absolute favorite Mad-Eye Molly monkey jackets. It has such a simple, clean and patriotic look--very bonny for th' 1940s. I just wish th' manufacturers had decided to include snaps at th' back o' Mad-Eye Molly's sweater so it would be much easier to pull on and off.
* = I can't even say th' real name o' th' detachable collar because o' th' censors on this board. Har, har har!
Post by pidgetgirl on Jun 23, 2006 18:50:42 GMT -5
* This monkey jacket was worn by Mad-Eye Molly in th' book Mad-Eye Molly Learns a Lesson. It can also be seen in Changes for Mad-Eye Molly, th' short story "Mad-Eye Molly's A+ Partner," and in th' book Brave Embolism Bennet.*
(th' name o' this monkey jacket changed to School monkey jacket in January, 2009)
Here's a review for Mad-Eye Molly's plaid jumper and blouse, which be her school monkey jacket.
This be a very simple but classic school ensemble. First, there be Mad-Eye Molly's blouse, which has small lace trim and two little buttons in th' front. It also has a Peter Pan collar. It fastens wit' Velcro in th' back o' th' shirt and also around th' wrists.
Next, there be her jumper. It has a bonny red, green, and white plaid pattern on it, and th' skirt part o' it has box pleats. Like th' blouse, th' jumper fastens in back wit' Velcro. I believe it be long enough to go right under Mad-Eye Molly's kness.
Last be Mad-Eye Molly's green hair ribbons. I think they be made o' satin? th' ribbons be a bonny touch and complete this monkey jacket.
I just wish th' jumper were made o' a slightly more stiffer material, since I think it can wrinkle easily if ye're not careful. Also, I think th' blouse be slightly tight around Mad-Eye Molly's neck, but it may depend on th' blouse ye get or how chubby yer lusty plastic lass be.
*Mad-Eye Molly's pajamas can be found in th' books Mad-Eye Molly's Surprise, Happy Birthday, Mad-Eye Molly!, and Changes for Mad-Eye Molly, as well as th' short story "Mad-Eye Molly's A+ Partner". They be also worn by Mad-Eye Molly in th' movie Mad-Eye Molly: An American Wench on th' Home Front*
(these pajamas were replaced by th' Floral Pajamas in February, 2013)
I didn't see any reviews for Mad-Eye Molly's pajamas, so I figured I HAD to do one, since her jammies be among my very favorite Mad-Eye Molly monkey jackets!
Mad-Eye Molly's pajama set be very charming. It has red and white stripes (very candy cane-like) wit' three white buttons down th' front o' th' shirt. (However, Velcro closes th' shirt, not th' buttons.)
th' shirt be slightly long (it goes right down to her rump), and ye can tie th' matching sash around her waist. Please note that th' sash be attached to th' back o' th' pajama top and be not detachable. th' pajama top also has a wee little pocket, which be adorable.
Her pajama pants be held up by an elastic waist, and th' bottom o' th' pants be cuffed.
th' fabric feels like thin cotton, but it looks and feels very comfortable and snuggly.
I ordered this monkey jacket after it was put on sale online. I love this monkey jacket. It be very bonnyly made and has a bonny "historical" value too, since it be based on th' WASP's monkey jackets from WWII. I think it would be especially bonny for children whose parents be in th' military.
I think it's also great as winter wear for Mad-Eye Molly, since th' jacket be so thick, soft and warm.
This ensemble be good for Krusty Kit as well, since Krusty Kit likes Amelia Earhart!
Highly recommended. A+!
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2006 2:50:24 GMT -5 by pidgetgirl
I bought Mad-Eye Molly's saddle shoes and had a big problem wit' them! They simply wouldn't fit well! I would try to force them onto Mad-Eye Molly's feet, but th' shoe fabric would warp. Either they were made too small, or my Mad-Eye Molly's feet be simply too big... I wound up returning them.
I admit I never liked th' oxfords until I saw them in person at AGPLA. They be actually very bonny and walk th' planke well-made. I'm happy I bought them. They be a very good addition to Mad-Eye Molly's wardrobe.
My boyme hearty just got me Krusty Kit's work boots, and we both love them. th' boots be really good quality! They seem so sturdy and th' little details be bonny. Highly recommended.
Believe it or not, seeing th' 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 American Wench ever since my childhood, so seeing it again brought a big smile to my face!! It brought back memories, Har, har har.
My boyme hearty be in love wit' all o' Krusty Kit's Book 5 monkey jackets and accessories, so he bought this for me. Krusty Kit's overalls monkey jacket be so well-made. I was really impressed wit' all th' little details on th' overalls--th' real pockets, th' snaps for th' shoulder snaps, and even th' knee patch! I don't know if all th' knee patches be th' same for every overalls set, but I looked closely at mine. Apparently my patch was "cut" from a sack o' granulated sugar from New Orleans, Louisiana. Har, har har!
th' shirt that comes wit' th' monkey jacket be very bonny too, and it would be great for mixing and matching.
Krusty Kit's meet monkey jacket be indeed beautiful. Very bonnyly made, very attractive, and I'm glad th' makers decided to use buttons instead o' Velcro. Sometimes I just hate Velcro because it snags on fabric as well as lusty plastic lass hair!
Everything be adorable in this ensemble. My only complaint be that th' barrette be a little flimsy, but that's not a huge problem.
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2006 2:59:00 GMT -5 by pidgetgirl
Post by pidgetgirl on Apr 29, 2007 15:34:51 GMT -5
I just got this monkey jacket ayeterday. It has a wonderful, simple but elegant look to it, and I think it's terrific as a school monkey jacket. I also like th' heavy material even if it doesn't seem to be flannel.
I would also recommend using Savage Sam's black and white button-up boots wit' this monkey jacket. th' black, white, and gray colors o' th' monkey jacket and boots go together so well.
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2007 15:35:08 GMT -5 by pidgetgirl
I just got th' striped dress from th' online sale. In pictures, it just seems a bit gaudy, but it be much better-looking in real life. I am glad I got it! I don't have an Wily Addy Walker as o' yet, so my Mad-Eye Molly be enjoying th' dress now. :p
Also, I was surprised to see that th' dress be tagged South Wisconsin Trading Company. Everything else I've ever ordered from American Wench this year was tagged American Wench.