I bought this dress on eBay as a warm-weather replacement for the hard-to-find retired Summer Dress for my PM Felicity. While it's not my favorite of her outfits and, like many of you, I prefer the Rose Garden Gown as a "meet" outfit, it's still very nice. The fabric doesn't bother me, either. Seems like it would be fine for a hot day in Virginia! I love the little flowers, too. They're a cute touch. Can't comment on the accessories or socks, since the eBay package only came with the dress.
This is the only extra outfit that came with my sister's PM Felicity that she gave me last year besides her original "Rose Garden" meet dress. She picked a good one. The pins, socks, and ribbon are probably lost somewhere in my sister's messy room, but I love the dress and the pinner. Felicity's wearing it now, and wore it all last summer. As mentioned, it's a surprisingly cute look, despite pink not usually going well with red. I love the pretty coordinating floral fabric of the pinner and the little roses on the sleeves.
One of Molly's nicest dresses, this is one of four outfits my sister had when she gave me to her, and the only one for warmer weather. She wore this all last summer. I thought the ruffles were a bit much, but they are authentic to the time period and VERY Molly! Because my sister had the dress for years, it's yellowed a bit and the crown is likely long-gone, but it's otherwise intact.
Original Rain Slicker and Hat: This is one of four Molly outfits my sister had for her when she gave her and her things to me last year. It only came with the coat and hat, no boots or umbrella. It's such a cute, realistic set, though. I love the real working clasps!
Funny that someone mentioned this could be great for a school uniform. Apparently, my sister asked for this outfit for her Molly because it looked like her childhood Catholic School uniform! When she gave me her Molly, I got this dress, too.
It's one of my favorite Molly outfits. Like her "Meet" outfit and the red hula sweater, it's one of the most versatile AG outfits ever. It looks great on a modern doll (especially as a school uniform, as mentioned) and on any historical doll from Kit onwards. The blouse can go with most of her skirts, pants, and shorts, and probably many JLY pieces as well. I don't have any fitting problems, but both the outfit and my Molly are PM. I didn't get the ribbons (they're probably long lost in my sister's messy room) - I usually borrow white or red ones from my Samantha.
I have this, too. It came with the other items my stepsister gave me last year from her AG collection, including the Flower Trundle Bed. Mine did come with the flower pillow - my JLY doll Jessa won't sleep without it.
I thought the sheets were a little thin-seeming, but the piping was a nice touch. The pillow's soft and adorable. No wonder Jessa's so fond of it. The comforter is the big drawback - as mentioned, it is very stiff, even after at least five years in my sister's closet and a washing. Good thing I have the comforter and pillow my mother made my Samantha years ago.
Ahh, finally! When my stepsister gave me her three AG dolls last year, she also gave me a bed...and this is it.
I checked the bed itself this afternoon. The pieces themselves are good and sturdy. There's a few minor scratches on the headboard, but nothing too horrible.
The front and back boards wobble where they're connected to the bed, but that is probably due to long storage and hasty construction. (Dad's a great cruise ship captain, but he's not quite as good with tools.) They're not so wobbly that my girls can't sleep on it. The trundle was in mint condition, no wobbles or scratches.
The four girls do fit on the bed and the trundle, but the trundle does require a bit of squeezing. I've never seen anyone fall off, but the bed is also leaning against the wall.
At any rate, it's better than the 20-year-old wicker baby doll bassinet I was using for Samantha's bed.
Last Edit: May 23, 2010 20:30:15 GMT -5 by starwenn
I have Mini-Julie. A friend bought the Julie book set when it came out, but she didn't want the mini-doll that went with it. She knew I collect dolls, so she sent her to me.
Mini-Julie generally stays on top of the armoire with the collectible dolls because of her small size. She's best friends with my late 70s-era Holly Hobbie doll who is about the same size. I think she's darling, with her pretty braided hair. I can imagine that her shoes would get lost rather quickly if she were played with for very long, but other than that, she's a lovely doll.
My Rose Garden dress is one of two gowns that came with the Felicity my stepsister gave me last year before she went to college. I believe it's a pre-Mattel version. It's really my favorite of all her outfits. It's pretty without being too fancy, girly without being too ruffly, the colors looks sensational on Felicity, and the pattern is lovely and very Colonial. (The colors are favorites of mine, too, which may be why I like this so much.) My Felicity wears this as her fall/school outfit.
This is one of three outfits my stepsister had for Molly along with the "meet" outfit. Hers only came with the sweater, bracelet, and necklace lei. I agree, this is one time Mattel may have gotten things right. The historical and book accuracy is nice, but it's not very practical. My leis are still pretty yellow, but they're stretched and too fragile to use. I intend to make a crepe paper skirt and flower for her so she can wear this for Halloween.
However...either version of this is worth getting just for that red sweater. It may be one of the most versatile pieces of clothing AG ever made. It goes well with many JLY outfits and all the historical girls from Kit onwards. My Molly wore it all winter long.
I found this on eBay for Molly a few months ago, and I absolutely adore it. The color's gorgeous, and the buttons down the front are a major improvement on a dress that seemed a little plain when I was a kid. Molly can't wait for Christmas so she can wear it again!
This is the other outfit my parents bought for me along with Samantha for Christmas 1993. It's her official summer "play" outfit - she's wearing it as I type this. I've also long given up on getting the hat to fit her, nice touch though it is. She only wears it when there's company.
On the other hand, even though the elastic's stretched over the years, I still love the whistle. It emits a nice little tweet when you blow on it. Alas, I never did get the boots - she's wearing the flats from the 1996 JLY "meet" outfit and a new pair of Springfield Collection stockings (the elastic was gone on her original ones) with it now.
This is my favorite Samantha dress and my favorite of all the American Girls' Christmas outfits (along with Addy's gorgeous plaid Christmas dress). Of course, I'm a little biased, since cranberry red is my favorite color. This was one of two outfits my parents gave me when I received Samantha for Christmas 1993, and I've had it ever since. It's in perfect shape, no fraying anywhere. The lace is the flowers with stems.