I got this set because I live in a family where everyone does karate-- except for me. My dad is an 8th degree black belt and my mom and sister both take karate classes. Naturally, I thought it would be fun to get this set. Overall, I think it is very cute and accurate. The gi (AG spelled it wrong ::)) and pants seem very similar in material and such as the ones my family wears. The colors of the belts vary from school to school, so the set includes all the colors usually used. The purple punching/kicking pad is adorable. My family got a real kick out of it, saying they could use it to practice punching with their fingers. My only complaint is that all the belts are too short to be tied correctly. Real karate belts have to be tied in a special way, tying them around twice and then knoting them in the front. The belts in this set are too short to tie twice around. However, it can still look realistic just tying it one around.
I love this outfit! It's so beautiful and looks like what someone would really wear in a ballet. My only complaint is the shoes because if they're supposed to be pointe shoes, they aren't very accurate! The ribbons are in the wrong place and are too thin. The not having tights part about it isn't a problem because I always have them wear tights anyways. The flower ponytail holder is a cute headpeice.
I really love this outfit! It's very pretty and seems accurate. I only wish the underskirt had a velcro closure on the sides like Felicity's riding outfit or her Christmas gown instead of the elastic which makes it hard to get on. Plus it has no pocket slits which annoys me. But it's the same with all the Elizabath and new Felicity stuff, unfortunatly. Overall, I give it an A-.
These are very nice but one of the buttons came off shortly after I got them and I had to sew it back on. I've since been terrified of putting them on or taking them off Samantha because I'm afraid another will fall off. The thread sewn through the pearls feels loose on a lot of them. Also, the paint chips off of the buttons really easily. But I really like these other than that because they're the only high button shoes they have for Samantha. They go well with other outfits besides the summer outfit.
This is a very cute set. It includes a petticoat, chemise, and striped socks. The petticoat has an elastic waist and a cute quilted pattern at the hem. The chemise closes in the back with a single button. The socks are pretty cute but kind of thin. Overall, I'd give this an A. It's a must have for any Kirsten collection.
The PM version of the cloak is really beautiful and very accurate. I would actually consider the quality MUCH better than Elizabeth's. Elizabeth's closes with snaps instead of real ribbons and it's really thin.
I really love the hat and slippers! They're so accutate! I think in Felicity's time, they would usually tie it under their chin but I guess it can be done either way. In the books, she always tied in under her chin and sometimes let it fall down her back. AG REALLY needs to get Elizabeth some brocade slippers!!!!!! Not these STUPID, INACCUTATE SLIPPERS THAT COME WITH EVERY OUTFIT! You can't even get them on with stockings on and in colonial times, EVERY respectable family would NEVER have their daughters not wear stockings! Sorry, cooling off now...... Maybe I should consider working in AG's design department and fix all this mattel crap! Ok, I'm done.