It looks pretty simple in photos, but it looks really beautiful in person! I had always wanted it anyways, but I was pleasantly surprised when seeing trying it on a doll.
Here it is on Nicki, and how it looks with the doll's hair down. I hate the cap so I don't use it.
The view in the mirror shows you how pretty the back looks. It's so pretty, I had to leave Nicki in front of the mirror when wearing this. I also let the blue ribbons from the hat hang in the back to add to the prettiness:
Yes, it's not made of real wood etc, but it looks great as a display piece! Although it's tall, it doesn't take up much floor/table space. This is the only AG furniture that I keep out all year round - I love it aesthetically that much!
This was the only outfit I thought of getting my Miss AG in. I wanted something classically Pleasant Company and classically Miss AG, while still having some unique spunk. I was worried it would be too girly for adult taste, but I found that Miss AG in the Soft N' Shiny Outfit has the perfect spunk for an adult AG collector.
Below is how she looks among the pink corner of my house decor:
The buttons are the type that are sewn in through a plastic loop underneath the buttonhead, so the buttons flop about. There are no buttonholes; the buttons are for looks only. The two black pieces are velour, and the top's satiny. Her headband has rhinestones of multiple colors scattered on the bow.
I guess buttonholes would be ideal, but other than that possibility, I would give this outfit on Miss AG an A+!
I was worried about her falling short of my expectations upon arrival, but I totally love her! There isn't anything coming to mind that I don't like about her, other than that she doesn't always photograph as perfectly adorable as she really is. Sometimes, her blond eyelashes even look like black Mattel ones in photos, depending on the photo!
PM Bitty Baby's coloring is very natural but still rosy in a baby way. It's enough to be evident but not too painted, and the color is completely natural for humans.
If you're hesitating about getting a Bitty Baby like I was, don't be afraid to go for one (a PM one in my opinion !
On Jess, with her hair down and the hat taken off:
I'm normally good at fluffing and plumping clothes up properly (for colonial gowns and dresses at least), but I wasn't able to get the underskirt poofed out well. It kept falling unproportionally and unevenly underneath the weight of the pink overskirt.
Here's how a combo of [hair down + mob cap framing the face] on West German Felicity, in three views (front, side, back).
If you cringe at historical inaccuracy because colonial modesty says my Lizzie should have her hair tied back for this pic, don't look I love how she looks with her hair down - I don't care about historical accuracy when it comes to showing off beautiful hair.
The second pic's the closest to her actual hair color in life. It actually glows more red than in the photos, but my camera's a free low-quality one built into the computer.
Hm, I didn't have a problem with necklace length with my later-years Nellie.
The dress did seem kind of big for my Nellie when I was putting it on, but I figured it was a PM v. Mattel thing. It still looked beautiful on her though. I always rearrange the way Felicity's dresses hang on Nellie's torso and from her hips to get it to look the way I want despite the PM/Mattel difference. I also added Felicity's undergarments; I forgot what they're called, but they're the ones that fill up the area of the hips. They made this dress look great, and definitely more Christmas ball-like!
With the white-lace stomacher, this outfit is PERFECT. Everything coordinates perfectly - so precious! A+!
With the pink stomacher though - what were they thinking? The color blending of the pink looks TIE DIE (just like in Elizabeth's meet outfit). And the pink doesn't coordinate so great with the blue. B-/C+ for the outfit worn with the pink stomacher (D for the pink stomacher itself).
Raters are right in that this blue wouldn't go with Felicity. But I didn't get Felicity, so it works for me colorwise - I love true colors and jewel tones I had my Nellie wear this because she was my only doll at the time that didn't have a white body (yay for the white undershirt look ). I know Nellie's hair isn't colonial, but she looked great in it, especially with Felicity's hoops added.
Oh, and I also don't think this cloak goes with her red gown, even though they were made for each other. I think Mattel was more on the spot with color in terms of Elizabeth's holiday gown and her quilted cloak.
I have a transition Bennet. He has a non-fabric leash, but his spots are ORANGE, and his inner ears are PUMPKIN ORANGE! Weeeird. Other than his clearly-cheap coloring he'd be awfully cute to me. His legs and tail are poseable.
I just got mine today, and I'm actually not a fan of the coat or scarf. I love the style of the hat and the pretty pattern of the scarf, but the coat snaps make it look weird (unreal) open - the coat has to be worn closed - and the scarf's too short to be as versatile as a true scarf - you can only use it to tuck under outergarments. Is it that I don't know something about period clothing? I know Sam in the book uses the coat to keep dust off her clothing when in the automobile, but she also uses it on the ocean liner... One thing I like about outergarments is versatility in looks - you can create a layered look open or close it for a more linear silhouette - but I can't do that with either the coat or scarf. The scarf isn't long enough to throw half over a shouler or to fold or knot it.