Post by sailormolly on Sept 5, 2015 23:17:42 GMT -5
This outfit is perfect for Maryellen's school days! Just like many outfits for girls in the 1950s, it includes:
A purple gingham dress featuring a mock blouse with a Peter Pan collar and black necktie, three button accents, and a black sash A black headband with a bow to hold back her hair White bobby socks Black Mary Jane shoes
So cute! I knew I was buying this outfit as soon as it turned up on the gray market. It's just too cute for words.
Shoes, socks and headband Of course the headband has one honker of a tag on it. I normally don't like cutting the tags off my AG things, but that one has got to go!
Close up Notice the tag sticking out of the side of her head..... Thanks, AG.
Post by sailormolly on Sept 5, 2015 23:11:07 GMT -5
Maryellen gets a beautiful surprise for her birthday—her bridesmaid dress, all finished and ready to wear for her variety-show performance! It has a wide neckline, rows of gathered tulle, and a pleated sash with a pink corsage decoration. The outfit includes a green headband to hold her hair and shiny dark-pink shoes with white bows.
I LOVE this dress!!! It's soooooooo PRETTY! And that's coming from somebody that hates frilly things.
Headband and Shoes Of course the headband has one honker of a tag on it. I normally don't like cutting the tags off my AG things, but that one has got to go!
On Maryellen Notice the tag sticking out of the side of her head..... Thanks, AG.
Post by sailormolly on Sept 5, 2015 22:52:06 GMT -5
Poodle skirts were very popular in the 1950s, and Maryellen is thrilled when her mother buys this one for her to wear to her first day of fourth grade! This outfit includes:
A black quilted skirt featuring a pink poodle with a stitched leash A pink blouse with a cute Peter Pan collar and contrast polka dots on the sleeves A polka-dot kerchief that can be worn in her hair or around her neck White bobby socks Black-and-white saddle shoes
I do NOT own the whole outfit yet. But I do have the prototype version of the blouse that I bought off Ebay. I wanted to post a picture of that blouse on Maryellen.
Post by sailormolly on Sept 5, 2015 22:45:29 GMT -5
Imaginative Maryellen Larkin™ has hazel eyes that open and close, and her long strawberry-blond hair is worn in a high ponytail with sideswept bangs. She comes in an authentic 1950s outfit:
A striped dress with a sweetheart neckline, tailored bows, and a full skirt An aqua lacy-knit shrug monogrammed with her initial Black Mary Jane shoes White underwear An aqua ribbon bow on a ponytail holder for her hair
The 18" Maryellen doll has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. She comes with The One and Only: A Maryellen Classic 1 book.
I don't think I've ever reviewed a doll before, so let me know if I leave anything out.
Here she is fresh out of the box.
Here she is with her Meet Accessories.
Shrug close up.
Tag in the shrug. If you don't tuck it in just right, it hangs out.
Without the shrug.
And the back.
The one thing I really want to point out is her hairline. Maryellen really does have a "good side".
Maryellen's "good side" (left)
Maryellen's not so "good side" (right)
It's just the way her hairline, part and bangs come together in the same spot. It leaves this triangle void that at the wrong angle looks like a bald spot. Look at the pictures side by side.
See what I mean? It makes it harder to photograph her right side.
Eye color comparison between Maryellen and Lanie.
I agree with molly&lydia about her wig. I tried to put Maryellen's hair in pigtails, but it came out all wonky. With her part being so far to the side it really throws everything off.
Also, I curled Maryellen's hair and I wanted to add some pictures of that.
Post by sailormolly on Jul 5, 2015 20:15:04 GMT -5
WOW! I can't believe I'm the first to review this... and I'm not even using it for Rebecca.
This review is for the use of the Seashore Set with Kit. When this outfit came out there was a lot of talk about how it was inaccurate and inappropriate for Rebecca's era and culture. It was stated that this swimsuit would be more accurate for the 1920s and 30s. So I bought it for Kit! I wasn't collecting when Kit's swimsuit was out and I just flat out like purple better.
Please excuse the fact that I don't have the whole set pictured. I really expected there to be other reviews. I swapped out the purple boots and socks for Emily's sandals. And the postcard is tucked away in Kit's desk. Important Note: the postcard was just loose in the box. Not even in a plastic sleeve or anything. Check your box carefully before throwing it out!
The hat I haven't quite figured out yet. I'm not sure if I have Kit wearing it correctly or not. I'm not sure I'll use it a whole lot. I don't think it's quite right for Kit's era.
The chair is the same kind of chair that AG sold for Kit to go with her swimsuit. The biggest difference is that Kit's chair is wood, while Rebecca's is very, VERY PLASTIC! But considering that you get a complete outfit and a small piece of furniture for $48, you can't really complain.
Hopefully somebody else will review this for Rebecca.
Post by sailormolly on Jul 5, 2015 19:46:05 GMT -5
I picked these up while I was in Chicago. I bought the Large (14/16) size. The PS that was helping me pointed out that the XL is an 18/20. That's new!
This is my first piece of Beforever girl sized clothing. While I was in the store I noticed that all the girl sized clothes now include this button.
It's a plastic button/label that is sew onto all the girl sized clothes. Honestly, I do not see this lasting long on the clothes. It would have been better as a patch. Getting knocked around in the washing machine, it's going to eventually fall off. Especially on items that get heavy use like the pajamas.
Bow on the top.
Tag in the top.
Bow on the pants. Ok, this detail has me baffled. I didn't even notice it until I got home. The bow is on the front of the waist band... UNDER the shirt. You can't see it when you are wearing the pajamas. What's the point? AG could have saved a couple bucks in production costs.
Post by sailormolly on Jul 5, 2015 18:22:30 GMT -5
I picked up this outfit when I was in Chicago. I agree $48 is steep and I'm about 90% sure that it will go on sale again. Despite that I chose to buy it now anyway. My reasons... 1) I may not have the money when it goes on sale and 2) who knows if the website will be working by then.