Post by groveportdoll on Feb 2, 2013 14:30:32 GMT -5
I love her accessories except for the bracelet. I cannot get it on her at all. It needs another link which I can do but it annoys me that I have to do so. I would give these accessories a B but since I like everything except that impossible bracelet I am giving it an A-.
Post by groveportdoll on Mar 28, 2012 12:27:44 GMT -5
I love this sweater. The colar and the collar are different from what AG has offered before. And I like the shoes being two colors an not just purple. AG has done a lot of purple shoes lately. My Elle will be wearing the sweater with white jeans on chilly nights at the beach. What I do not like is the skirt and tights are too short and I had to stand Elle on her head to get the skirt over her hips although she is thin. A snap closing in the back would be nice. I also agree with other comments that the sweater velcro has potential for snagging and I wish it closed with snaps. Having said all that, the outfit is unique and the fabric nice, so I give it an A minus.
Post by groveportdoll on Mar 1, 2012 18:08:53 GMT -5
I just received this doll, named Margo here, and I am in love with her. Her hair has black, dark brown, and blonde mingled in with the brown....just gorgeous! I immediately started trying outfits on her and she looks fabulous in each one. She is shorter than my other dolls which surprised me. Highly recommend!
Post by groveportdoll on Feb 22, 2012 18:01:51 GMT -5
I am so happy I purchased this dress for my PM Samantha. The bodice is a little tight on her but it closes. The boots are soft and slip on and off easily with the hidden velcro in the back. The hat is darling. I was worried that the elastic strap might be too tight, but it isn't. My Samantha looks like a movie star from a period piece in it. Just beautiful. I am happier with this outfit than any I have purchased from AG in a long time. I did purchase the crinoline and chemise and love how the crinoline makes the skirt stand out. Samantha loves the dress so much she won't take it off but she has let the other AG girls try on the hat and they all look precious in it. A+ from me.
Post by groveportdoll on Dec 23, 2011 23:44:30 GMT -5
I purchased the set the last time it was on sale (this past summer?) so I just opened it today. I cannot get the bracelet clasp to open and when I just held it on Lanie's wrist it was very tight. It is very pretty so I am disappointed. I am going to call AG but will probably just add another type of fastener to it. I know the magnet bracelets were unsafe but I loved them.
Post by groveportdoll on Sept 30, 2011 7:12:06 GMT -5
I purchased my Miss AG Bear when she was first released from PC. It seems I always go to Miss AG when I need some comfort. After all these years of having me rolling over on her while I was sleeping, she is in just as good condition as when I purchased her! Much Miss AG Bear love here!
Post by groveportdoll on Jun 28, 2011 22:45:34 GMT -5
The leggings were a little skimpy on my Mattel dolls. I had to really pull them up and then they just covered their behinds. I didn't even attempt on my PM dolls. Overall though I really like the outfit and am pleased it does not have a U logo on it : - ) The shoes are made of a different kind of material....kinda foam-like. They are cute and fit nicely. The skateboard is sturdy. Forgot to grade it....I give it an A.
Post by groveportdoll on Feb 25, 2011 15:41:56 GMT -5
I received this outfit today and of course love it because it is classic, however I am disappointed because the blouse only closes with one Velcro strip at the top leaving the bottom half open. I wanted her to mix and match this with her navy corduroy pants from her original play outfit.
Post by groveportdoll on Feb 25, 2011 15:10:46 GMT -5
Sea Breeze Outfit for Dolls + Charm Item# T6603 Perfect for a day at the beach! This refreshing outfit includes:
A striped romper with button details, front pockets, and turned-up cuffs A floppy red hat to shade her eyes in the sunshine Matching espadrille sandals with bows at the toes Includes a “Smart” rectangle charm for the doll’s charm-keeper necklace
You can see from the photo how cute Molly would have looked in it if only it was not too small. It is also too small for Kit however does fit Molly's and Kit's Best Friends, Ruthie and Emily.
Pluses are that it has pockets for the girls to put sunglasses or shells in while at the beach. The overall design is unique and detailed. I like the v-shaped dropped waist with the slightly gathered bottom part. The shoes are cute and the color and fabric are a perfect match for the hat. The side elastic on the shoes keep them nice and snug on doll's feet.
Negatives are that it is too skimpy for my PMs. The romper's straps slip on instead of buttoning. I can envision that after a while, because of the snug fit and the narrowness of the straps, that the straps could easily tear from the outfit. No matter what doll I put the outfit on, the left leg pulled up a bit. For $28 there should be either sunglasses or a tote bag to complete the outfit. I think the price should be $24. To me any of the charms are a negative : - )
Post by groveportdoll on Jan 27, 2011 20:17:02 GMT -5
What annoys me is that AG just removed the anklets and lowered the price without any explanation. I think they should post a note on the outfit page that simply explains the staining problem, apology, and state if they are going to keep this revised version sans the anklets or if they are going to release new anklets in the future and up the price again. The sudden disappearance with no explanation is, like I said, annoying, and I feel disrespects their customers.
Post by groveportdoll on Jan 6, 2011 22:42:58 GMT -5
Kanani Lounge Outfit consists of chair, ottoman, pillow, and diary
The chair is much smaller than I imaged. See the comparison with what I think is an old OG chair and Molly’s wooden chair. The ottoman is larger than I expected and I like that the top pops off for storage. The chair and ottoman are very sturdy. The inside of the ottoman is heavy duty plastic, as are the bottom of the chair and the legs. The fabric is a nice woven fabric on both chair and ottoman. The lid on the ottoman is covered in fabric.
The pillow is cute but machine stitched embroidery Aloha and flower is a little thin. The bound diary cover is heavy glossy cardstock. The inside is lined paper.
I really can’t grade this yet as I like the fabric and the sturdiness of it, but not the size. I think it would look cute in a bedroom setting. My Ags are going to have to live with it for a while before I know what to grade it.
Post by groveportdoll on Jan 6, 2011 20:58:17 GMT -5
*This outfit is not seen in any of Molly's books, however a "polka-dot dress" is mentioned in Changes for Molly*
Molly’s polka-dot outfit consists of blouse, skirt, socks, and shoes.
I have a chunky PM Molly so was a little concerned that the outfit would be too tight on her but it is not, and actually is an excellent fit. The pale aqua color Really is lovely with Molly’s eyes….they make her gray eyes look a soft blue. I actually think my Molly looks a little weird in the photos but that is the fault of me, the photographer, and not Molly. In person she looks really cute in this outfit. Please excuse her flyaways (we are working on that.)
The fabric is a nice quality although the skirt was wrinkled—I will iron but took photos so you could see wrinkles. Almost every dress I receive from AG these days is wrinkled due to the smaller boxes. All inside seams finish with nice overcast stitches. I love that the outfit is separates. Photobucket gave me an error on the full side view....sorry.
Blouse: Good detail with the lace trim on the collar and on the front. Cute little buttons decorate the front however they are just decoration as the blouse closes in the back with Velcro. The side panels are curved making the blouse fitted instead of “boxie” looking. A plus in my mind. However one side is a bit puckered and I if I were sewing this I would probably try again : - ) In one of the photos it looks like the ties are not evenly attached but they are. The ties fabric, not ribbon, and are sewed in the panel seams. The sleeves have just enough puff to them and are finished with a nice band. This blouse is going to look so cute with jeans or shorts.
Skirt: I like the length of the skirt as it is appropriate for the times. It is gathered slightly and much fuller than I expected. The front is a waist band with the elastic in back (see photos) which I also find a nice touch.
Socks: Standard Molly socks in that they are short with nice weight. Shoes: These remind me of the type of shoes I wore as a little girl in the early 1950s. The plastic is shiny to be like patent leather. The differences are these shoes close with Velcro instead of a buckle and there is a little kitten heel on them (why?) Shoes were difficult to put on because Molly is PM but I was able to get them on with a little struggle. Probably a little girl will need help with them.
Overall this is one of my favorite outfits and reminds me very much of what I wore in 1950 (not long after Molly’s time). My only complaints: I wanted underpants (a standard complaint of mine), and hair ribbons to be included. I understand about the cost of adding underpants to these outfits but hair ribbons should have been included because our darling Molly has braids. But these are minor complaints of what is not included. The outfit as it is, is excellent. I give the outfit an A+ and am very happy!
Post by groveportdoll on Nov 7, 2010 23:04:20 GMT -5
My dolls still wear the black velour pants and the tee shirt mixed and matched with their newer outfits. None of them are too wild about the jacket but I need to show it to Jess as the one wearing it in the photos in this thread looks so cute. The hat is really dated and none of the dolls want to wear it anymore.....think it was modeled after what the girl in the tv show, Blossom, wore.....but I may be wrong. All in all a good mix and match outfit and so much to it...hat, scrunchie, pants, tee, jacket, underwear, socks, and shoes! Sure is much more then what is being offered now! Also I think the series of blank books for you to write your doll's own story was still being offered with the American Girl of Today in this outfit.
Post by groveportdoll on Jul 20, 2010 12:10:33 GMT -5
My experience with this outfit is a little different from others. I do love the hat and love the colors and the mix and match possibilities but the dress I received is very short. I put it on my skinnest AG and even when she bends over just a little you can see her tush. Therefore my dolls will be wearing tights with this outfit. Also the dress is wrinkled because the fabric of the dress is not the best....okay, just not the best fabric. Since the velcro does not go all the way down, it would have been nice if they would have finished the seam that shows when the "flap" opens. The boots are easy to put on (unlike the new Western Riding Outfit boots which are near impossible to put on.) I really have to open a photo account so I can post photos.
Post by groveportdoll on Jul 20, 2010 11:57:15 GMT -5
I am keeping this outfit but the shoes are a nightmare to put on. I finally put a knitting needle in the back loop and pulled them on! The pants are too low but the sweatshirt hides it. Otherwise the fabric is nice and soft and I like the colors.
Post by groveportdoll on Jul 20, 2010 11:53:40 GMT -5
I am returning this outfit. The dress bodice is way too tight. I have 18 AGs and it will not even close in the back on most of them. It will close on my skinnest dolls but as you can see from Mars' photos if a doll can wear it, the arm socket parts show and it is very tight. I was the most excited about this outfit out of all the new releases so this is a big disappointment. I do not understand why AG can make some clothes that fit and others that are like this one and the Photographer Outfit that are just too small.
Post by groveportdoll on Jun 16, 2010 22:06:15 GMT -5
I just purchased this set and I agree with what everyone has said and wanted to add that the proportions are off with the seed packets....way too large. Only one of my "flower" heads has a hole in it so guess I will have to punch the others in myself if I want that crazy plant to bloom. I have put Lanie's new Nature accessories in the tote and they do fit so that is a good thing, however I wish I would have read these reviews before I purcahse this set because I would have waited until it was on sale.
Post by groveportdoll on Mar 5, 2010 19:03:54 GMT -5
While I love the fabric and all the accessories (definitely a bargain) and would recommend the outfit, I was a little disappointed in the following: 1. My PM German Molly could not wear the shoes at all so while this outfit is supposed to be part of her collection, she can't wear it completely....does look great on Gwen however. 2. Scrimpy towel. I have two towels from earlier times which are longer and wider so the dolls can actually lay on them and not have their legs hang off the edge. The fabric is nice...just wish there was more of it. 3. Bathing suit is a little long and looks more like a sun dress. I temporarily shortened the bathing suit and it look more realistic and actually like a bathing suit. So I think Gwen is going to be wearing it as a dress this summer.
Post by groveportdoll on Dec 11, 2009 20:59:14 GMT -5
Received tonight this VERY wrinkled dress. The fabric is some kind of light weight jersey that I don't think was manufactured in the 1930s so inappropriate for Ruthies era. I had to iron the bottom of the dress because honestly I have never seen anything so wrinkled in my life. There is no way I could put it on a doll as it was. I was very careful to use low heat because this is the type of fabric that would melt if iron was too hot. My Ruthie is chubby so I hope she fills out the wrinkles in the top part of the dress. The embroidery is nice.
Headband is way too tight...I tried putting on Ruthie but was struggling so hard I was afraid her head was going to pop off and even then I could not get all her hair behind the headband. I am going to replace the elastic....don't they try these accessories on the dolls before marketing them?
An AG clothes hanger was included which I thought they weren't doing anymore so that was a nice bonus.
The tights look standard...haven't tried them on her yet....hope they are not as tight as the headband!
Obviously I am keeping the outfit because it is near Christmas and I want Ruthie to have her dress for the "family Christmas portrait", but seriously I am so disappointed I am going to write AG....something in my 14 years of buying from them I never was moved to do before.
Post by groveportdoll on Nov 19, 2009 13:14:17 GMT -5
Last night I tried this party dress on my PM Samantha. The dress fit perfectly and is very pretty but could not get the shoes on her....this is the second time I have had trouble with the new JLY shoes not fitting PM dolls.
Finally tried them on Chrissa and with the help of a knitting needle used as a shoe horn I got them on Chrissa's feet. Then I tried on Sam's again using the knitting needle technique and just barely got them on. The right shoe was an 1/8" shorter than the left shoe and the left shoe just fit--doll's little toes right to end of shoe.
A child could never get these shoes on by themselves.