I have this outfit, and i think it is really pretty, however, a ballerina would never wear something this long!!!
I went to a performance of Giselle by a traveling company several years ago and the skirts for the "peasant" costumes were all tea length, just like the skirt for this costume. Actually, the entire outfit reminds me of those costumes, though it's perhaps not as "rustic" and a bit more fantasy.
I was surprised by the schoolbag as a gift today, and I absolutely love it. It's one of the items I always included on my wishlist when I was a kid (I love the school sets for all the dolls) and I'm tickled to have been given it.
There are so many fantastic things about the set, but also a few disappointing ones. I have Kit's school accessories, so when I opened the box, I immediately started to mentally compare them.
The bag is darling and large! I suppose I always thought it was a bit smaller than it is, but it's a great size. The books and everything fit in with just a little bit of room to spare, and it's probably large enough to use as an overnight bag if you don't want to put the books in. I love that the straps are actual buckles - I expected them to be false buckles with snaps or velcro underneath. Each buckle has three holes punched in so that you can strap the flaps down more loosely if needed. Also, the little pocket on the front is real and large enough for the pencil case.
The binder is maybe my favorite part. It's covered in cloth and the rings open and close. The pencil case and stack of paper were already inserted in the binder, which was pretty neat. I expected everything to come wrapped in its own plastic bag, I suppose. But one of the great things about the binder is that it's a lot like the ones I used in the 90s, which makes it versatile for modern girls, too.
The pencil case only has two pencils and an eraser, which is a bit disappointing. After all, Kit's pencil case has a fake fountain pen, a ruler, crayons, a pencil, and an eraser! But the case zips open and closed and is totally adorable, itself. I also love the shape of the eraser.
The reading book is really frigging cute. I love the books for dolls, and I was disappointed when Julie didn't get any, I have to say. I love the 40s illustrations in this one, and I'm planning to sit down and actually read it, because it's so cute. I was surprised that it's a paperback, though, because I had expected it to be a hardcover like Kit's geography book.
Finally, the report card. This was the most disappointing thing about the set, and I'm not entirely sure why. It's a stiff piece of paper with report card stuff printed on it, and I don't know what else I expected, but it totally underwhelms me. I guess I thought it'd be more like Kit's, with an envelope and stuff, instead of being all glossy.
If I hadn't seen Robin's review of the set, I wouldn't have known to look in the front pocket for the flash cards. One side has the eights times tables (8 x 0 through 8 x 12) without the answer, the other side has the equation plus the answers. All the flash cards are are one sheet of cardstock with perforations to separate them, a bit like the little cards that come with the historical things lately. There are 5 blank cards, and the entire thing is folded in half (two rows of nine cards) and folded accordion style before going into the front pocket. I guess that if you don't plan to actually use the flash cards, this will make it more difficult to lose any!
Overall, I love the set, but I'm a bit disappointed that some of the things didn't live up to my 15 year old expectations. (Yeah, that's how long it's been since I first saw and wanted it.)
Here's a close-up of the shirt detail that's in focus:
The broomstick crepe looses its look after a few years, apparently, especially when pressed flat.
Although the jeans are a nice pair for making lots of outfits, I find that the feathering is just too strong and is distracting. Also kind of ugly. I wish it weren't as heavy or more faded than it is, but I'm not a fan of feathering in general anyway. I prefer the AGP blue jeans instead.
I mentioned earlier that I really love the shoes. I do!
I compared them to the new Sweet Kitten Heels from the JLY line, and these are loads better for having the doll actually stand upright. Also, I found that the strap wasn't so tight on Beatrice's limbs as compared to Marelise's. I guess one of my dolls just has fatter ankles than the other.
Here are some photos of Beatrice wearing the shoes, so you can get an idea of how the doll stands in them:
As you can see, the hips jut forward a bit, but it's not too extreme. Compare it with the Sweet Kitten Heels:
Ruthie's shoes are really great, good quality, and a better heel design than the JLY shoes!
I like them a lot. They're a nice color and look good with jeans as well as the dress. However, because of the type of heel they have, it's almost impossible for a doll to stand in them for any length of time. I mean, you can get her to balance, but it won't last long since she'll topple easily, and there aren't many positions you can put her in, so photo stories are a loss unless you use a doll stand.
The heels are the same type as used with the Sweet Kitten Heels, but not the same as Ruthie's meet shoes or the boots from the Purple Jumper outfit. Check the Sweet Kitten Heels review for an explanation and photos.
(The natural angle created by the shoes.)
(How the doll has to be positioned to stand in the shoes.)
My pair just arrived off backorder today and I've got to agree with Cimorenegal in most of her review. I love these little shoes and they're super cute, but they're not very practical for use in displaying a doll without a stand, or for those who have a doll stand on her own while playing.
The shape of the shoe is almost identical to the red beaded shoes from the AG Club skirt and hoodie outfit and the turquoise slippers from Josefina's birthday outfit. However, these are slightly wider at the toes and heel, so they don't fit as snugly. Luckily, for play or moving them around, there is a bit of black elastic attached to the inside front of the shoes that fits around the doll's heels.
The material is really lovely. It's a satin, I think, so there's a bit of a sheen, but nothing like you get with patent leather. The flat box bow is the same fabric. I think they're quite dressy when worn with skirts, but with jeans they shift to a more casual look. So that means they're very versatile! The inside of the shoes is lined with a light, bright, turquoise blue satin. Only a little bit of the lining shows when the shoes are worn. With the red beaded shoes and the turquoise slippers, none of the lining shows at all.
The heel is the part of these shoes that negates my complete adoration. It is more similar to the heel of the shoes that come with the Springtime Sundress (released 2008) than the heel of Ruthie's meet shoes. That is to say, it narrows quite a bit from the base of the shoe, then widens a smidge. Ruthie's heels are a simple wedge shape. (See future photographs for a better understanding!)
I never have trouble balancing my dolls in Ruthie's shoes, but because of the narrower surface area of these heels, they're much more difficult to get the doll to stand in. This is why dolls with wider, flatter feet can stand more easily than dolls with narrow, molded feet can.
I did manage to get Beatrice to balance while wearing the shoes, but it required angling her torso backwards, so that her body + legs create a > shape. With her hands at her sides, it looks like she's fixing to break out into Riverdance at any second!
Basically, though, you're not going to want to use these shoes for photostories unless you have a doll stand to use, or the doll is sitting down.
The price, at $12, is definitely a bit much for these shoes because of their limited use, unless you really love them and use them with a lot of different outfits. If you really want a pair of black dress shoes, I'd recommend getting Kit's Christmas shoes, Emily's meet shoes, or Ruthie's meet shoes instead.
However, I do love these and they are worth $12 to me. I paired them with the Purple Jumper dress and a black bolero jacket, and I like them much more than the purple boots that came with the outfit. They also look really nice with jeans or with the skirt from the Pretty Print Outfit (which also had a pair of mostly-bleh boots).
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My Mia doll must be a fatty mcfatty because the jumper doesn't fit her very well at all. It looks fantastic, though, except for how it seems to be too small.
I was surprised when I got it, but I shouldn't have been, that the purple color is more of a red-purple than a blue-purple. I think that's why a lot of us have been wary of the green shirt underneath.
It matches fairly well with the purple AGB Butterfly T-shirt, though, if you have that and want to use it.
However, like I said, my Marelise is fat and the jumper barely fastens over that tee or the green one it came with:
Also, the boots seem to be a bit off in color, not quite the same as the jumper. But they look really good under khaki or denim, if you have any. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of them with my khaki cords, so you'll just have to take my word on it.
Just a warning for people who aren't sure about the color of these - different pairs will have different patterns of tortoiseshell, so some will be brighter than others. You may prefer to pick them out in person to get the ideal pattern.
(It's also possible that newer pairs have more of the yellow stripey look than older pairs.)
The pair to the right is the one I purchased this September (2008). The other pair I reviewed back in 2006.
Also, I'll reiterate that these fit the original face mold much better than the Josefina mold. With the original mold, you pretty much only have to slide them on and they're good to go. With the Josefina mold, if I do that, the lenses tend to bob around at eyebrow level!
Here are both pairs being worn by both dolls at the same time:
I love this t-shirt so much! It's absolutely my favorite AGP-exclusive ever. The stars are really quite metallic and shiny and the design is fun and sparkly without being overpowering. (I don't care much for the AGPC (?) starfield!)
It has a nice, fairly loose fit so it should fit the fatter dolls pretty well. Of course, it looks awesome with the AGP Roll Cuff Jeans, which have the red, white, and silver accents.
For those who like to know these things, the code for the shirt is F7358-MF2A and it is $7. The official name is AGPLA Star Trail Tee.
Yeah, here's a third comment on "super tight." I've never had a pair of trousers fight so tightly on Beatrice - I couldn't get them to velcro without squishing her, and even then, she's bursting at the seams and they're hanging off her butt.
The cuffs are also really tight around her calves and I could barely get the one with the star detail over her foot, for some reason.
On the plus side, these capris are super cute and you can unroll the cuffs to have full-length jeans if necessary. The red detail won't be as strong then, either, so you can perhaps match them with a few other things.
I'll try to add photos of the unrolled cuffs and some close-ups of the details when my back is better, give it a couple weeks.
ETA: If for some reason you want the item number, it's F7378-MF2B and like Farmhousegirl said, they're $12.00
Uhm, do you mean it's like if you lift her braid you can see the bits of the wig, like if you lifted a chunk of Kit's hair and you can see the wig? Because that's totally normal. The skin cap is only over a small portion of the wig, so elsewhere, if you move the hair, you'll see the wig. Just like with every other AG.
Felicity's original Rose Garden Gown has a nice dark floral print and attached ruffles. It really needs her stays underneath to fit properly. The velcro is a little too soft and skinny to stay closed.
I really have to disagree. I think the dress fits quite well with only a shift underneath. It is a bit loose without anything at all, but I think that's because it was designed for a PM-sized doll and the shift to go under.
I've also never had any trouble with the velcro staying shut.
How is this hat supposed to fit? I have to admit I'm a bit of a dunce about hats, but it seems to just perch on my dolls' heads. Granted, apparently Josefina-mold heads are bigger than the original type, and Mia dolls have tons of hair, but it doesn't seem to fit.
Anyway, I love the necklace. It's very cute and simple enough to go well with plenty of outfits. The shoes surprised me by actually being sandals - I thought they were closed on the sides! - and easier to get on than they looked.
The skirt has an elastic waist, no velcro at all. It is a nice fit and can ride low or not, depending on how you want it to go. The tank's straps fit right at the shoulder joints, which is awesome for those of us who hate seeing those things bare! Also, there are slits on the sides at the waist, dunno why, but they're there. I guess it's part of the style.
I was surprised by how well this color goes with my Mia-doll's complexion. It's a bit bolder in color than the pink from the Skateboard outfit, more orange, I suppose? and it looks quite nice on her.
Also, I'd heard that the skirt is orange with bits of pink in it. Don't believe these horrible lies. The skirt is orange and white with tiny specks of pink and green that I don't even notice unless I'm looking way close at the thing, and believe me when I say I notice details about things.
*Ruthie wore this dress in the movie/DVD Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.*
I received the dress, shoes, and hair ribbon today, thanks to a member who didn't want them.
My reactions: 1) Wow, that really is a LOT more pink-toned than I expected. 2) Wait, it velcros up the back? Lame! 3) Oh man, these shoes are absolutely adorable!
The fabric is rather thin, but it seems to me that it's a spring/summer dress, so I'm not bothered. It's a cotton and it looks like it's meant to be feedsack, so it works for me. I really am dismayed that it doesn't button up the front with all those buttons. I'm not surprised, I suppose, but I would have liked that detail.
And, yeah, the color less purple and more pink than I expected. The blue lace on the collar doesn't help much - I think it would be better in white, but I like that little touch. And the purple trim is a pretty shade. Overall, it's still a very pretty little dress and I like it on Marelise, who I wanted it for (Beatrice wears Kit's meet outfit, so it works out perfectly!).
It seems to fit a bit smaller than other historical outfits, so I wouldn't advise getting it for a PM doll to wear. The sleeves might be too tight, and the waist will probably be too tight.
The shoes, like I mentioned, really are adorable. They're what I expected Molly's shoes & socks set shoes to be like, only without the heel, until I read all the descriptions in the reviews here. I have had absolutely no trouble with Marelise standing in them - I set her up once, she's been standing ever since - but it might be because I've had practice balancing the dolls on awkward surfaces (like standing crooked on the skateboard ). The strap across the ankle seems awfully tight, though, like it'd be troublesome to get on with socks underneath. Definitely not something a PM foot could wear.
The ribbon is lackluster and grosgrain and exactly like what you can buy at any craft store. I have several spools that width in different colors. It's actually kind of short for me to do a proper bow with, so I'll probably end up knotting it at the nape of the dolls' necks if I use it much.
Do be careful when moving this around or taking it out of boxes (or packing it in!). When I was unpacking mine, I was impatient and somewhat careless and tugged too hard trying to free it from the styrofoam packing and one of the claw feet got caught and snapped straight through the thin wood. I'm sure I could reattach it with a bit of glue, and the lack of foot doesn't affect the balance or anything, but it is irritating.
So do be careful with this! It's a really cute little piece, and I use it as an extra little stand next to my rolltop desk and it works just as well there as next to the bed.
This is the purple (periwinkle?) skirt outfit that was available starting in January 2006 through the AG club. It comes with a hooded tee-shirt, purple skirt, red headband, purple purse, and red shoes.
I've loved this outfit since I first saw it, especially for the red beaded shoes. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to show up with those shoes very often for a decent price on eBay! I ended up purchasing the complete outfit for $39 and though that's probably a bit overpriced, I'm quite satisfied with what I got.
My photos show the color as a less purple than it truly is. I feel that the 'periwinkle' description is off. I'd call it lavender or something - it's definitely a LOT more purple than the periwinkle in the 2007 JLY meet outfit!
All together, I think the outfit is really cute, and it has the benefit of being good pieces for mixing and matching. (Note that I've removed most of the Club logo on the skirt - I didn't like it at all, but it hasn't been too difficult to remove.)
The t-shirt fits kind of oddly, though. It's a little long and a little tight, so it wants to have this funny rumpled look. This might be because of the zipper in the back, or the band on the bottom. At any rate, it took a bit of fighting for it to fit neatly.
The logo on the front of the shirt is printed on quite well, and the light purple rhinestones seem to be firmly attached, too. The pocket is an actual pocket where you can stick things (but obviously not the doll's hands!).
The skirt is a soft, stretchy cotton. The little ribbon at the waist is just there for show - it ties around a little hole thing, but the waistband itself has elastic in it. I love this skirt a lot more than I thought I would, especially now that I've removed most of the logo!
Here is the shirt with jeans on a medium skin tone doll, for comparison's sake. You can see how the zipper goes all the way up the hood in back. It's a nice alternative to the way the hoodie with the Adventure outfit works! I found that you can either put the hood over the doll's head, then her arms through the armholes, or do it the other way around. It's easy to get on and off.
The shoes are slides without anything behind the heel, but they fit really well. I didn't have any trouble with them falling off once I put them on, and I'd been moving Marelise around quite a bit fixing her hair and shirt and so on. In fact, she'd been moved to the floor for the photos of Beatrice and then back up again and no falling off at all. Fantastic shoes!
I love this bag. I didn't think I would, but it's so fun and the details are unique. It's made mostly of two pieces - a front and a back - and has a strap for each. It doesn't seem like it would hold a lot, but I still like it more than most of the JLY/AGT meet purses.
The headband is red fabric in a circle with elastic at the base and two tails. It's meant to look like a red ribbon or scarf or something was tied around the doll's head when worn. There's plenty of stretch in it and it fits quite well. I like the way the tails are attached - the Adventure outfit has a similar headband, but the tails are positioned differently and look kind of odd when the headband is worn.
Overall, I highly recommend trying to find this outfit complete. The pieces are really fun and somewhat unique for the JLY line. And the shoes are awesome.
-- The skirt is difficult to pull on and off easily. Either this is because my doll has a chubby bum, or the corduroy waistband causes too much friction against the muslin body. Nonetheless, I think the skirt is kind of fugly. I'm having a difficult time finding shirts in my collection that go with it very well. This is the best one so far:
-- The shirt has that thick, nasty velcro in the back. This might just be the factory, but I think it's dumb that they used the kind that snags easily with this type of sweater and Mia's hair.
-- The decoration on the shirt is liable to peel off if you're not careful. In my previous post to this thread, I said it feels really cheap. Well, apparently it's just an iron-on transfer. Way to go with the quality, AG. After barely two weeks here, I was neatening it to put it away and noticed that the edges weren't quite right and, yes indeed, the transfer was peeling up. So I removed the Skate Club logo and started on the snowflake. They both came off without any trouble at all and you can't tell that they were ever there - that is to say, removing the transfers didn't damage the shirt in any way.
If you like the decals, do not pick at them at all! If you notice them starting to peel up, just don't touch them! On the other hand, if you want to remove them, by all means peel them off if you notice they've begun to already.
Okay, I got the new skateboard outfit and took a photo of the top with this skirt. It's okay, but a bit of a stretch, especially with bright pink shoes! The bright colors overwhelm the muted tones in the skirt. Also, the white polo from the Tennis & Golf Set is too bright. You really need greys or pastels for this skirt.
ETA: I've more photos of this set in action.
First up is the top with Mia's meet skirt, for an outfit option:
Next is the skirt with two more tops. I think it's all right with Kit's sweater, but really, it needs something green or blue. An olive green or cream/ivory/offwhite/whatever would probably be best.
Finally, I've some photos of the jacket. Contrary to what Sara said, the design on the back is a combination of embroidery and printing.
I think the jacket fits quite well, and I didn't notice until I was taking it off Marelise, but the cuffs have velcro so that they fit over the hands better. Yay! :P
I wasn't sure about this outfit and kept changing my mind on it, finally deciding to pass until Genevieve shared some mix-and-match photos using this set. That totally swayed me, and I'm glad I got it!
However, I still only rate this a B- or C+, because it's so awkward.
Starting from the bottom:
The shoes are nice shoes. They're converse style and actually very very similar to the ones from the tracksuit. I like the lime green detail - it tones down the pink a bit.
They're difficult to get on, though, because the upper is sewn nearly flat at the toe, without much vertical space. Still, once you figure it out, it's not too bad.
The shorts are also nice, but not awesome. I like the fabric - it's very comfortable - and I like the L-shaped velcro (plus the elastic in the waistband!). The color is a greenish greyish hue of the blue that's common with the early spring release, but it's not quite the same. I photoed them with the crops from the Coconut Fun Outfit as an example.
Still, I think the shorts look decent with the white polo from the Tennis & Golf Outfit for Dolls. The blues are off, but it's not awful, because the detail on the shirt is minor.
However, wearing the pink tank from this set with the shorts is EW, especially without the jacket to play interference. The colors are just too different and the pink is too bold for the muted colors in the shorts.
I love the little detail at the shoulders of the shirt. It's cute and keeps the otherwise plain shirt from being too boring. The color is very bold, by the way, and can overwhelm your doll.
The velcro goes all the way up the back, but it's the thick kind, not the no-snag kind (if I'm remembering properly - I changed my dolls' outfits SO many times today doing photos for reviews!).
The shirt looks okay with the Pretty Print skirt, but not fantastic. I really like it with the plaid skirt from the Tennis & Golf Outfit, and I think it would probably look good with the trousers from the 2-in-1 Beach set, too. Also, of course, it would be great with jeans and khakis.
The skateboard is pretty cute. The elastic on the top helps keep your doll from slipping off if you want to use it as a display, and it can help her "hold" the board, too! I thought that was cool, since I don't care to put the elastic over the dolls' feet for any reason.
No hair things with this set, but the book is "A to Z Reasons to Try New Stuff," or something along those lines. Each reason is accompanied by a letter from a girl to match. It's the typical straight-from-AG-Mag faire.
(The tie on this shirt really is a self-tie, unlike the one on the 2-in-1 Beach Outfit, which is separate from the shirt itself!)
I put paperclips in the pockets so you can see that they're real.
These are the trousers from the 2-in-1 Beach Outfit.
This polo is from the Tennis & Golf Outfit for Dolls.
EDIT: I totally forgot to say! I had a hard time getting Marelise to stand up in these sandals. She kept tipping over or wobbling, and she's BRAND NEW, so it's not like there's a problem with her balance because of loose limbs. I'm not sure if it's because the sole is uneven, or what, but you may want to be careful with the shoes if you're using them for a display doll without a stand.
I figured out how to get the elastic over the heels: put the doll's toes in first, then hook the elastic over your finger and pull it up and back as you slide the foot forward. Then lift your finger over the heel as you slide it out of the elastic, and it's good!
Also, here's lots of pictures. The white skirt is from the Tennis & Golf Set for Dolls + Book, which was released at the same time.
The pants are only a teensy bit see-through! The dark bikini bottoms are worn under the trousers in this picture, but you can't tell - the dark areas are actually shadows.
These sunglasses didn't fit the Josefina mold at ALL. The arms bent outwards at the temple and they rested around the eyebrows rather than on the nose! I tried a bunch of different tricks to get them to fit like they're supposed to, to no avail.
ETA: Photograph of the sunglasses on a Josefina mold (my Beatrice, #28):
Also, the outfit on a medium-skintone doll (again, Beatrice):
Okay, here's the pictures. I have lots more that are going in other reviews but with items from this set. Mostly the 2-in-1 Beach Outfit, I think.
I think the pink sneakers from the tracksuit go really well with this skirt, if you want to boost the pinkitude of the outfit.
The tracksuit tank looks rather good with the plaid side of the skirt, I thought. Also, the polo is very classic with jeans.
Those are Mia's sneakers worn with the jeans.
I took this photo on a whim, but I think it's kind of cute, like a swimsuit thing! The blues are very close in shade, but not identical.
As you can see, it's difficult to get the visor on well! I suspect that the bulkiness of Marelise's hair (because of the Mia braid) is partly to blame. Also, I don't care much for this outfit combination. I like it better in the previous photo, with the white side of the skirt.
You can see here how the hat needs to go if you want to see your doll's eyes!
This set was revised in late 2007 or early 2008. It is mostly the same as the earlier version. These are the changes: - Whole sandwich rather than a slice - Lunchbox lid is no longer hinged - Vegetables are one piece rather than separate - The vegetables are different: rather than 1 carrot and a whole apple, you get 1 carrot, 2 sticks of celery, and half an apple
Also, instead of a little pamphlet showing off Kit's school collection, you receive a generic "Kit" pamphlet.
See? Nothing at ALL about her other school things!
This is what you get in the box. I was surprised that the items didn't come packed inside the lunchbox the way the school and hobo supplies were packed inside their bags. Those two sets came in much smaller accessory boxes, while this box was rather large (but not as large as an outfit box).
There are three different pictures on the tin. The top is an airplane, the long side is a train and the short side is a boat. The entire box is green with black and grey printing on the outside and silver on the inside. I think the green is very similar to the bed's enamel color, but I don't have the bed out to make a comparison.
As maybe you can tell, I was highly amused by the "DO NOT EAT" on each of the plastic wrappers. I mean, the food isn't all that realistic!
The sandwich bread has a nice texture. The cheese is curved, so there's a "top" and a "bottom" to the sandwich! It's also outrageously orange cheese. Though there is a line in the mold, the sandwich only looks like it is cut in half. No halves here, only one great big cheese sandwich.
The oatmeal cookie looks pretty good, too, until you turn it over - the bottom isn't really molded at all, it's just got this weird waffle pattern to it, like the bottom of some of the JLY shoes. Also, the raisins are in a star shape! I don't know if they all are, but I suspect so. By the way, the raisins aren't part of the mold: they're dabs of paint on top of the brown cookie.
The underside of the veggies is decent, except the apple has a blue cast to it and numbers and letters printed in - I guess that's the mold ID or something.
Everything fits in the box pretty well, but I'd like it better if they were wrapped in wax paper first, or something! The new shape of the veggies is just barely short enough to fit. I was afraid that it wouldn't, until it dropped in!
The napkin is too big for the box when folded into fourths, the way it arrives. You have to tuck it in for it to fit, which isn't a big deal, but I thought I'd mention it.
Here's the box (with everything inside) next to Beatrice for reference. The handles are fully functional and can rotate almost all the way around the box.
I feel that it's a bit on the small side, and the food could be better (for example, not having the sandwich or veggies attached to each other!), but overall, it's decent. The apple looks a lot like the one that came with the Horselover Outfit. If you have that one, you'll be able to have the one half as part of the solid veggie V, and another half for Kit to munch on.
Her eyes seem to be a lot more like a green than a hazel. Also, her hair is carroty blonde rather than red, in my opinion. The wig seems to be made from red, blonde, and absolutely YELLOW strands! Also, for anyone who really wonders, when the braid was done, they used a bit of hair from about an inch back in the wig to anchor it, so that it doesn't fly all over the place.
I really like the wig, though it's more blonde than I'd like (except in the sunlight this afternoon, it was rather coppery like a new penny). It's very thick and full and lies just lovely. The layering is mostly around her face, to give it a bit of style, but the back may also be, since it tends to curl a bit at the bottom (kind of like #23's hair, but not to such an extreme).
I think the jumper looks oodles better on #28 than on Mia, and the printed stuff feels really cheap. I wish it didn't have a "skate club" logo on the chest. :/
The underpants are nice, but they fit badly in the bum. Like they're always sliding around or something? I took them off after a few outfit changes and don't plan to use them again.