I actually like the dress. It is very pretty, and the color looks nice on Ruthie. The headband is useless, it was so tight I didn't even try to get it on, but other than that, I really like this outfit.
Very cute accessories! I love the bonnet, it looks really nice with her meet dress. Not sure how much I like it with her other dresses though... The hankie is very cute, I love the design. The spoon bag and little wooden spoon are adorable! The necklace is my favorite, it is so beautiful! A must have for Kirsten. A+
I really love this set! It is very cute! I had a little trouble with the buttons and "stringy inside", but otherwise it is lovely. The sweater is great, and so are the mittens. The hat has a huge pile of fluff on the top, which I find adorable, and funny!
I'll add pictures once my winter outfit arrives (its on backorder!)
I love my Kirsten! She is perfect, absolutely perfect! I couldn't be more thrilled to have her! Her hair a lovely shade of blond, and although the bangs not be very accurate, I think she looks very nice with them. Kirsten's light blue eyes really pop, they're gorgeous! You can't go wrong with Kirsten. I really recommend getting her before she is archived!
A+ all the way!
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This is my favorite Kirsten dress! It is a lovely color, and the fabric is thick and a great pattern. Very well made, and it looks great on Kirsten, as well as other dolls. The shawl is adorable, and though it is a little small, I still like it very much. I give this dress an A+ Mia is modeling, I thought her coloring looked very nice with this dress.
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This dress is very cute! It is simple, yet very pretty, perfect for Kirsten! I love that it comes with the dress, apron, socks, and the wreath. A lot of items! Very beautiful dress, I really love it!
The Dress: So cute! Very nice facric, it's on the thing side but feels summery. Simple, but that is one of the things I like about it. The Apron: Perfect, this is very cute. Versatile too. The Socks: Just that, socks. They are thick, and Kirsten needs more than just her meet socks! The Wreath: I think this is really pretty. Fits well.
I give this outfit an A!
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I pretty much agree with what everyone has said on here. I took a chance ordering this dress, and I think it's either a hit or a miss, depending on your personal preference.
I really like the color of the dress, it is a lovely purple/blue. The paisley pattern is nice, in my opinion. The neckline is a little different than Kirsten's other dresses, and the sleeves are a little tight, but it fits my dolls fine. The apron is very pretty, I like the design. It is technically historically accurate for the apron to be screen printed, so that's fine with me. I'm not too picky about that anyways, even though the embroidered aprons look amazing!
I'm going to be real honest about the shoes. They stink. They're the most plastic, fake things ever. They're very tight on my doll's feet. They are cute though, but I don't like them very much. Could have been so much better!
I use Kirsten's spoon bag with this dress. I don't know if it's right or not, but makes sense because it's a baking outfit!
For me, this outfit is a hit! The dress and apron get an A-, the shoes get a C-.
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My friend B. went to Chicago this past week (lucky!). She was very kind, and picked up the Sparkly Plum holiday dress for me!
This dress is gorgeous! The color is very pretty, kind of a deep magenta/purple. The top/bodice is a very nice velvet like material. It's a little tight, but easy enough to get on. The skirt part of the dress is lovely. It is a nice fabric and has the pretty little sparkles! It poofs out some, which does give it a slightly weird shape (like Mars said), but overall very cute. The tights are nice, but snag easily. The shoes are super adorable, and my favorite part of the outfit. The hair tie is kind of useless, it doesn't look very nice and lays funny on the doll's head. It's pretty, but doesn't work very well.
Overall I give this outfit an A+, minus the hair tie.
I have a #12, Erin, that I got off of Ebay as well! She isn't PM, but very sweet. I love the brown/blond combo, it is so adorable! I've had no hair problems with her at all. Her hair is a lovely golden blond and very smooth and silky. I give this doll an A+, she is great!
Gorgeous dress, A+! My Felicity wears this dress, and her green eyes look stunning with the fabric. I have had no problem with snagging. I love the fabric, though it is slightly stiff. It doesn't bother me much though.
Also, since it doesn't came with stockings or another cap (to be truly historically accurate), I just use the meet stockings and Felicity school mob cap or Elizabeth's lappet night cap, both work fine.
Elizabeth is a beautiful doll! I give her and her meet outfit an A+! I wasn't too sure, since I know and love the original brown hair and eyes illustrations of Elizabeth. But once I saw this girl in person, I fell in love with her! Her blond hair is long and gorgeous, and has a little wave. Her pin curls are adorable, but you have to be careful with them. Her blue eyes are very pretty. Her meet dress is stunning, I love it! Her earrings are great. Since I didn't get her accessories, I use her lappet cap from her nightgown, and it looks very nice!
Felicity: A- I got my Felicity from QVC. Her dress is like a windbreaker material, not what I expected at all! It's very slick and synthetic/plastic feeling. Her hair isn't as red as the PM Felicity's, it's pushing it to call my Lissie's hair auburn. It's a lot browner than I thought it would be. Her eyes are great in person. I like them a lot. I think they work well with her coloring. She has a very sweet face, and she's beautiful! My Felicity's legs are very loose, and she is brand new. Her limbs also have the new knots instead of ferrules and they click/pop when you move her arm up.
Gala Gown: I would give this dress a B I like it better in person than in photographs. It is a lovely red color and has pattern going down in vertical lines. The petticoat is gold. The dress is all one piece. It comes with a lacy mob cap and it has a red ribbon on it. It is a pretty dress, but I hate the huge, plastic jewels. It would be an A+ if those weren't stuck on the front. They're not very historically accurate. They don't look too bad, but I'm not a fan of them. I'm not sure if they can be removed or not.
I have this outfit, and it is really pretty! I give it an A- .The material is great! The gold detail is really pretty. The shoes are really weird and hard to put on with all the ribbons. I can't imagine 8 year olds doing it, I can't! It should have came with tights and hair accessory. I use a red ribbon for my hair accessory and it looks good. I lost the necklace, which bums me out, since it was really pretty. The shoes can be used with other outfits too. I use them as flats and tuck in the ribbons.
I love Julie! My mom handpicked her from AGPNY. She is a beautiful doll. Her hair is very long, soft, and silky. It is great for styling. Her hair is a little thin, but not bad. her meet outfit is cute, and I use to turtleneck and shoes a lot. I give her an A.
A very pretty dress. I give it an A-. I got it on sale for $12, definitely worth it! The gold skirt is beautiful. It has a black velvet bodice. I don't really care for the fur cuffs and collar. I'm glad the collar is removable. The shoes are too cute, they have little gold bows. Ivy's gold dangle earrings look great with this. Since it isn't red/green it doesn't really scream the holidays and can be used for other occasions. When I took it off of my doll there were black fuzzies all over her body, just to note.
I got this while it was really cheap ($45 I think?) and I cannot be more happy with it! I give it an A. It was very easy to put together. The noices are cute. The lights don't do hardly anything. The backdrops are all great! The velvet curtains are a nice touch. My girls use it to put on plays:
These glasses are adorable. They look great on my #25. But she has something wrong with her wig cap and they won't go on very easily without looking crooked. I still love them on her. The glasses give a doll a lot of character and personality. A+
I love this coat! It is very cute. It seems like it would keep your doll warm on a cold day. A+ My #25 likes it too. Here it is without the cape and with a different hat (my mind is blanking, I can't think of what outfit it's from...)
I found my PM Samantha at an Antique Mall for $15, which included her night gown, robe, slippers, and meet outfit!!! Her hair feels like brand new! She has loose legs, but that's about her only flaw. Her long lashes are stunning. I already had a Samantha, but couldn't pass her up. So she is now Samantha's long lost twin, Olivia Parkington. I give her an A+
With her twin sister Samantha. Mattel Sam is on the left, PM Olivia is on the right.
#26 is stunning! I picked her out in person at AGPC. She's went through a lot of names changes, but I finally named her Jasmine. She is just beautiful! I love her curly hair, complection, and amber eyes. Everything about her is perfect! Her hair is hard to take care of, at least for me, and it makes her more of a "sit and look pretty" kind of gal. I still love to her pieces though. She looks wonderful in pink.
Sonali looks a little funny in that last picture...
Nicki is a very cute doll! I give her an A-. Her hair is curly and very adorable, but can be a pain to keep looking nice. My doll has a thin wig, and the wig cap is starting to show through in places. She looks great in blue, it really makes her eyes pop.
Mia is a gorgeous doll! I love her strawberry blond hair, hazel eyes, and freckles. It's an adorable combo. I like her meet outfit. The skirt is kind of tight. The shoes are the best part, super adorable little doll high tops. My Mia visits the 40's sometimes as well.