Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Nov 14, 2013 11:20:43 GMT -5
I like the set, but found it expensive for what it contained. An extra water bottle and another piece of something so that it could be for two, would have made me feel it was almost worth the price. I bought it to support AG accessories for the dolls which seem to be dwindling and also because I love the food sets and baskets. I have the Fiesta Set for the MyAGs and it can work well with that, I think. I also did not want to regret not getting this LE item.
Actually if you found a basket somewhere similar in size and had the Fiesta set, with a few home made napkins, you would be in good shape for a similar set up for far less. I kind of wish I'd done that. I give this set a C, solid.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Nov 6, 2013 8:20:02 GMT -5
I passed on this dress when Kanani was the GOTY and again when it was on sale. Should have gotten it them. Decided I wanted it for Lindsey or Mirielle Grayson for Hanukkah this year (Lindsey gets it) when I was able to grab it on Ebay for a price in between full market when it was new and sale price. It was NIB .
Right now I'm trying to let the wrinkles shake out It 's not as bright or as deep of a color as I had anticipated, and I did not notice the island theme in the subtle print in the skirt of the dress. I didn't get because it appeared "flat" to me, very 2 dimensional, and the effect is definitely that. I give it a C because it is so average. Had the color been a bit deeper, if it didn't have such a flat effect and if the skirt were a little fuller, I'd have given it a full grade higher.
It was a leftover from Kanani's stock, and I can see why. My niece who has Kanani and got the year she was released, did not want the dress. It just didn't excite her, in part because Kanani's meet outfit and PJs were already that color, and because the dress just didn't have the wow factor for her. The same goes for me.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Oct 19, 2013 22:31:03 GMT -5
This 2013 release of winter PJs includes a faded blue tunic top with darker blue lace trim, and dark blue with white polar bears print leggings. The knit blue slippers have a white fur cuff to them. Two fuzzy pony tail bands and a charm also come with this outfit for $24.
The idea of wearing leggings as PJ bottoms gives me chilblains as I prefer loose nightwear,but these PJs are so cute, are a fresh new color in the last few years and are flattering in style on nearly any doll. The neckline comes right to the point that reduces neck gap issues. The top is cute enough to be worn as a day tunic, IMO, and I might just be doing that with my dolls. Would go well with jeans or the blue pants in the new mix and match set. My favorite of the new night wear. I give it an A though I would have preferred flannel loose pants to the legging style.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Oct 19, 2013 21:54:29 GMT -5
I bought this because it fits with a doll character I am putting together. . It is a fresh, bright looking bed with some old fashioned charm, yet would work with modern dolls.
However, I probably should have gotten Kit's bed instead. Checking the measurements, it's 8 1/2 x10 x 21 1/4 vs the 9 x 10 1/2 x20 that Kit's bed is. That extra half inch in height and width I think gives Kit's bed a more balanced look. This is just feels a bit low to the ground and narrow. On top of that Kit has a trundle feature that this does not have for the same price, plus a throw pillow. I don't know if I would have gotten this right now had it not been part of Molly's archival, and am still mulling about exchanging it for Kit's.
I don't know if Kit's bed had to be assembled; this one does need to be put together. Did not take me long, but I;ve done years of Ikea type of assembly.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Oct 13, 2013 15:33:03 GMT -5
This dress is gorgeous on my MG too. I heartily recommend to anyone looking for something like this for their 18 inch dolls. I think the dress looks far better on those dolls than for the Bittys that it is intended. I think Saige's turquoise eyes would just sparkle with this dress, and it really enhances MG's aquamarine ones. That was her holiday dress last year. It was pretty enough to be used for special occaisions, IMO. This dress has shown up on sale a number of times already, and I'll bet it does again, so it's likely to be obtainable at a bargain price. I give it a full 10, given the value for the price.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 29, 2013 9:43:21 GMT -5
I chose not to get Saige, but I wanted the meet outfit. It did not disappoint. This is probably my favorite of all of the GOTY outfits. The style and color of the dress, the wonderful detailing and color of the boots as well as the style give it a big A+ from me.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 29, 2013 9:39:43 GMT -5
One of the best outfits AG has put together for a GOTY. The sweater is just perfect for an artsy, southwestern girl, and it looks very much like similar wear I've seen in boutiques this year. It feels so soft. Not my style to wear, but I'd love something that feels that way and is my style and size. I'm not surprised that AG has just come out with a girl version of it. Want to add that with my Casey wearing this outfit now, one thing that I think it could use is one snap so that it can look a little better when worn closed, as it flops loosely, when one tries to have a doll wear it that way. Ample fabric to close it, it just won't stay in place.
The leggings are well made and of a substantial material. Wish they weren't so skin tight, but they do work with the outfit. I'm glad that they are ankle length too. And I am thrilled that sandals were included, and I do love the style of them. I think flats could have just as easily been used, and that they were not make the outfit worth the premium price ($34) charged.
I wasn't as crazy about the shirt. But I'm glad one was included. A little old ladyish, IMO but maybe that is what the kids are wearing. I wouldn't know. But that is a piece that I would have in my wardrobe and not what I see my niece wearing. Makes for a nice mix and match with the Coconut Fun outfit and adds a bit of pizazz to any other leggings or pants that are matched with it, and one can get white shells and tees anywhere, so it's just fine. Just a bit puzzling to me and not what I would have chosen for the outfit.
An A for this outfit.
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2013 21:49:16 GMT -5 by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses: Doll has worn outfit for while. Notice sweater flops when trying to close it.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 29, 2013 9:30:29 GMT -5
I can't believe I bought this dress, as my first impression of it was not good at all. I could not believe that AG was even contemplating it. I first saw it as a sneak peek from a gray market site, and I would have bet money that it wasn't going to be a an AG piece.
And now I've bought the danged thing.
The dress can look very pretty if positioned properly on a doll, but it does expose what I feel are the weak parts of AG doll construction. With the wrinkles carefully smoothed out, and a doll decked out for a party, it looks very nice. The bright pink is so nice with so many dolls. I don't have a Saige, but all of the dolls seem to be great candidateds for the dress. With a stole, or short jacket, it makes a luscious special occasion dress. I felt I had to get it as a reflection of what's hot with the young girls in 2013 because this dress is selling well. That it's lines is nice and though I don't like the way the darker sash sits, not on the waist line, it can look very nice on a doll. But if it's not on smooth and set just right, it really looks terrible. It's a dress that has to be positioned just right to look good.
The boots. Not my style, but a change from those pumps, I guess. I 'm giving them to my niece who will be thrilled to have them. Not the style of any of my dolls. The necklace is very nice, and I like it a lot but not with the dress. I'll get a sparkly gold or clear glass necklace that I think will look a lot better than this plain silver piece, but I'm glad to get have it.
I thought $30 was a little high for this price wise, and I would not have bought it had it been in the MyAG line at this price, but waited for it to go on sale. Being a GOTY item, I didn't think the odds were good I'd get it this way, so I coughed up the full price on it.
I give the dress a B. Not my personal taste, don't like the boots, necklace is not so great but a nice piece to have, the dress is not that great on its own merits, but it is something very different and I like that AG does go that way and also, the ones who count, the little girls seem to like it just fine.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 29, 2013 9:18:17 GMT -5
This could have been a much nicer outfit, IMO. The tunic top fabric should have been what was used in the Sparkly Tunic or Caroline's birthday dress. I would not want a top of this design in this fabric,nor have I seen any. That the embroidery is stitched is a plus, unlike the transfers used on Caroline's dress. But the use of this fabric gives the tunic a flat look. A bit skimpy on the fabric too.
The belt should have been one that could be taken off Ok, stitch it on for the younger kids at key points but make it easy to snip off for those who want a loose belt. You're stuck the way it's sewed on. Tan or brown would lhave looked better. The bright white detracts from the style IMO.
The jeans are very nice. I just wish they'd been real stonewashed looking jeans or of another color since AG already has the white and off white store specials that I own and I think they look better with this tunic than these jeans,but still these are nicely made with pretty stitcing. I'll find plenty of use for them. The shoes--well, I wish AG had gone with sandals instead. Enough of those plain pumps. The moccasins that AG sells separately would have really been nice, but why do that when they can get $14 for them alone? AG is becoming too like OG with the shoes they are including with the outfits. I have so many of those flat pumps now. Is that really what little girls are wearing? I'd have loved a pair of more realistic ballet flats that I see women/girls wearing, not these things that I'm just throwing in a drawer.
I give the outfit a B-/C. It could have been so much nicer.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 28, 2013 19:20:39 GMT -5
I would think AG could have come up with a different name for this outfit, given it's already been used. But that's about the only thing I have to say that isn't wildly positive about this new AG release.
I though about just piecing a similar outfit together, but the instant I saw it, I wanted it all. And the "all" is a lot. For the $28 you get a pear of well made twill pink short with pockets and belt loops, and cuff, a pair of nice quality gray leggings, and a navy blue long sleeve tee that fits the doll just perfectly, even getting that neck/body transition to perfection , a nice plastic head band in a pink plaid with teeth that actually is easy to use and stays on the doll holding her hair back nicely, and a pair of navy blue simple pumps/ballet type shoes. Nothing really special, but it all works together, quality is good and it looks great on the doll. Oh, there is a charm as well, as always with the clothes.
I give this an A+. Worth every bit of the price to me. Lots of mix and match, but best of all it all looks so good on the doll. One of the few pieces I'm buying at full price.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 20, 2013 22:03:31 GMT -5
I don't have a Bitty Baby and my Bitty Twin is an old fashioned girl, so this was purchased for my 18 inch dolls. This is the second year I've purchased a Bitty holiday dress for the 18 inchers. I guess AG did learn from the major fail of the burgundy Snowflake dress that did not sell anywhere near to expectation for the Bitty Baby. Like that dress, which is a favorite of mine for the 18 inch dolls, this one just didn't do well for Bitty again! There were tons of this left at AG Place and it's been lingering on final sale on the website at rock bottom prices.
I bought the dress at the NYC AG Place during the post holiday sale when I was really hoping to snag one of the 18 inch holiday dresses which were sold out there. I really wanted the red dress, but, this was Bitty version of the purple was all that was left, but lots of them. So I bought one, and have to say, I was delighted as to how it looked on my younger aged dolls, and then Ruthie Grace (MG with a Ruthie wig) tried it on, and it was just perfect for her. A little short waisted but then it's not made for the 18 inch dolls. I think the bow is a little funky and too big. I may snip and resew it on so it lies straight. The up and down tie just doesn't do it for me. And the skirt is a smidgeon short and a bit too full to be perfect, but it works and looks cute, and at this price, I won't complain, just making note. The head band fits well enough and the tights were a bonus. Shoes..ok, nothing to write about. Black would have been better, but AG did the same purple with the 18 inch version too.
I give this a 6 for a holiday dress for the 18 inch dolls due to fit, but it does look cuter than the purple version for the big dolls for some of the dolls. And for the discounted price it gets a full 10. So I'm rating it as an 18 inch doll's $34 holiday outfit. Would't buy it at that price or at the full Bitty price even, but at 25% off which is what I paid, I'm good. For some great comparison photos of this next to the Big Doll version, check out nevergrowupdollguideblogspot.com which did a great write up on both dresses. The 18 inch dress is not much shorter than this dress, by the way, in fact nearly the same, but the fit and the flow of that dress is very much calibrated for the 18 inch dolls and it is more of a tailored look.
For a Bitty Baby, I say this dress is a fail despite the trend for some of these darker holiday dresses for babies,and the market agrees with me. It didn't sell. Nor did the dark dress last year. Hopefully AG is getting the message But this meant a bargain for those of us with the 18 inch dolls, as both last year and this year's holiday Bitty dresses work well for the bigger dolls and the price points are so much better.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 20, 2013 21:43:03 GMT -5
This was the dress I didn't so much want of the two 2012 releases, and I only bought it because it went on sale as well as the velvet jacket so it made for a nicely priced outfit. I am glad that I did. I'd already bought the companion Bitty outfit that worked well for my younger aged 18 inch dolls, so I nearly let this outfit pass.
The dress is classic, and at first look nothing that special. Upon having it in hand, I'll say it's well made, but not spectacularly so. Fabric and fit good, but nothing awe inspiring. But as mentioned, it is a change from the red, and it is very much a holiday, fancy dress. It fits the dolls well, the hem line is perfect on it IMO and it's exactly what it should be. It's better made, IMO than the Bitty counterpart and the bow is a much better size and the waist line works a lot better. On sale it is a good deal. Full price, I would not have bought it having seen it and I so chose not to spend that much on it upon first seeing it. Works very well with the velvet jacket, and I do like the headband a lot. Still a little tricky to get it to stay on, but much better than the Rosy Red head band that was just about impossible to place so it looked nice and stayed put. The shoes, I did not like at all. The purple was just not realistic to me. Reminded me of OG shoes which I despise, though the quality is much better. Did not match the dress well; maybe if it were darker, I would have liked it. Black patent leather look with purple or jewel garnish would have been much preferable.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 20, 2013 21:29:59 GMT -5
I wanted this dress over the purple one that was released with it for Holiday Season 2012, but thought it was just too pricey. So I looked for it at the NYC store during their post Holiday sale. Both holiday dresses were sold out, and so I just bought the Bitty version of the purple one at 25% off. But I hoped it would surface in some sale in the next year.
And it did. I picked up this dress at the MCM sale at $20 which was a great price for it. But unlike the prior year's Merry & Bright red dress, that I thought was beautifully made and just plain scrumptious, this one was a disappointment.
I knew up front that it was a dress more for the "older" group of my dolls as it is more sophisticated than a lot of dresses and holiday fare and wear, but if really seems too old even for my older dolls. Maybe if the length were not so long and the skirt a bit fuller, it would have a fresher airier look to it that the shoulders and accent rose does lend. Instead, I feel like it's got a stodgy feel to it.
The color is lovely. Give that a 10 and the asymmetrical sleeve is something that is very 2012, another plus. But the whole look left me not thrilled with this dress. Merry and Bright is a 10, this is really more a 5-6. The whole effect just doesn't make me say, "gorgeous". I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this; I would have been glad to have done so with the 2011 red dress.
The head band does not stay on the doll's hair well at all. If I can't get on there right, I don't think little girls are going to have a lot of luck with it. Shame on quality control at AG for not catching this. Especially at the price point of this outfit. The shoes are cute. The little flower does add a nice touch.
Since all the good stuff about this dress is the top around the sleeves and neck, when the holiday jacket or any other cover up is worn, the dress is really very plain other than that lovely color. Downright dowdy when the flower and straps are covered up.
So for $20, I'm glad I got it. Full price, I would have been a bit perturbed.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 18, 2013 21:56:19 GMT -5
I bought this outfit as soon as it came out for my 18 inch dolls, and I love it on any number of them. YOu would not know it's made for a Bitty, it fits so well, right down to the sandals. I particularly like that the tee shirt has the slightly puffed sleeves and more defined neck than simple tees do. I'm surprised I like the print on the dress as I don't generally like fruit prints. but I highly recommend this outfit for Bitty Twin and 18 inch dolls alike. For the bigger dolls the price is a bargain given what a similar outfit would cost for them.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 18, 2013 21:49:48 GMT -5
I don't like the cut of the top of this outfit. It shows the most unflattering parts of the AG doll, namely the vinyl to cloth transition, not just in at the neck line but around the arms too, not to mention the back with drawstring so exposed. But it's just so darned cute, that I have to give it a thumbs up. It's one of the few full priced outfits I picked up for the dolls in this release, and I'm glad that I did. It was difficult to decide who got to wear it this summer as it looks good on most all of the dolls. The shorts are very well made with more detailing like real pockets and fly front and waistband than it needs to have with the long top that covers most of it. But great for mix and match. ti's a very nice piece and the top is just adorable. The plaid and floral print work so well together and is representative of a lot of clothes on the market for girls this year. I suggest putting the top on the doll first, starting at the feet since the shorts are bulky with all of the detail it has.
Pricey, yes, but hard to find anything that hits the mark as well for these dolls.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 18, 2013 21:28:04 GMT -5
She wasnt' on my list, but now that I have her, she is a beauty, and I want to keep her. As close to a mini me as the MyAG line has. This doll can be any number of nationalities.
I found one with thick hair, and the sweetest face, wonderful coloring, so she is way up there in terms of being a gorgeous doll,but is a little older looking than some of them with that hair, and if one isn't careful in picking one with a sweet expression, I think that straight dark hair can give her a harsher look than some of the dolls. I have hair like that and as a result am not crazy about it. Wore it that way too, when I was young. I also prefer to put her clothes that do emphasize prettiness rather than the plainer lines.
I'm glad I have her, but I give her a 7-8 overall. But I do prefer her straight even hair to the ones with straight layered hair. This is one of the MyAGs that I would recommend one hand picks.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 18, 2013 21:19:34 GMT -5
Didn't intend to get this doll. Got the last one at the MCM sale practically snatched out of my hand before I could get hold of her box by a reseller, but it was going to be for an auction donation anyways. But then I asked for the display doll there, and the volunteer found a box and gave her to me. Then I found another one that was returned from the check out, so I got two of them.
55 is a beauty. The dark tortoiseshell hazel eyes are very different from the light green that seems to be the hazel that my Rebecca and other hazel eyed dolls have. Her hair is magnificent. She's one of the standouts in the MyAG line, IMO and I give her a 10.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 18, 2013 21:05:06 GMT -5
The beautiful photos on this thread made me ever so curious about this doll. I bought her at the MCM sale to donate to an auction, but I wanted to check her out as well. I had taken a lot of time to pick this doll, and she was perfect in terms of nice wig,good facial coloring, eyes that were level and matched, no neck gap.
Sorry to say, she just didn't do anything for me. The layered hair bothered me and if I handled her could fall in an unattractive shaggy way IMO and also I guess I didn't do a great job picking a doll with that right expression. Perfect as she is, she just didn't have the spark that any of the other dolls did. Which is good because I can easily donate her.
I find that the straight layered hair just makes her face look too severe. The 25 I got as well, sort of has that issue, but I managed to find one with a little extra sweetness in expression which makes a difference and I just don't like layered straight hair.
I thought she looked very nice in Julie's 2011 Spring/summer mini skirt with the peasant. Probably the best of all of my dolls. But she is not a keeper for me. There were quite a few of these dolls left on Sunday of the MCM sale, so there must have be a lot of overstock of her. She was one of the few light haired, light complexioned dolls left for the second day of the sale.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 18, 2013 20:50:33 GMT -5
I was intrigued with this doll when she was first released, but did not care much for her when I saw her in person at the store in the displays and in her box. But my niece is beginning to look more and more like her, and when I saw her without her usual tan and now growing out her bangs, I realized that is now her mini me, rather than the #28 I got her 4 years ago. So when I went to the MCM sale, I decided to get one of these dolls as a memento of how she looks at age 10.
I picked through quite a few of these dolls, and there were quite a few left on Sunday of the sale, so my guess is that AG has had an overstock of these dolls. I wanted one with a heavy piece of the sideswept bangs, as there were a lot of these doll with hardly any bangs at all.
I don't know if I will give her up. I pulled back some of her longer hair on the side that has the sideswept bangs and stuck a barrette to keep the hair back there, emphasizing these bangs rather than blending them in with the rest of her hair, and she has a whole other look than any of the other AG dolls. She is adorable. I have to give this cutie a 10 out of 10 in cuteness, a new look and just looking like a sweet little girl. I put her in the Easy Breezy outfit which suits her . She'll be one of my younger aged dolls. I think a lot of Kit and Molly dresses are going to look so precious on her.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Aug 1, 2013 8:36:30 GMT -5
I picked up my not-Sonali at the MCM sale, knowing that both 46 and 47 have wigs I don't like. I was going for the face I liked the best out of the two doll lines there, and disregarded the wig, hair completely with plans to rewig her with a RRG black brown long wavy wig I have. I'd gotten a Sonali mold doll without hair whose face was not one I liked with eyes too close together, something that crops up often in that mold.
Well, I got my beauty, and though her hair is on the thin side, and yes,it super straight and cut in layers so that the short pieces stick out in many styles, including a simple single pony tail, she really looks good in it,and I wish I'd given the wig a little more attention and gotten a thicker one. I'm actually loathe to scalp her because she looks so darned cute.
I actually got three of them, and the board member for whom I shopped, seems to have also "lost" her rewigging candidate as her daughter has scooped this beautiful doll up as is too. The third one is also just as gorgeous in the face, and has a similar wig--she's being donated in the fall to a charity function.
What can I say? I deliberately ignored the wig, so it's thin. I don't like the layers and the super straightness of her hair but she looks fantastic, adorable, etc just the way she is. Also, she brings s whole fresh new look to my collection. Yes, the actual GOTY friend, Sonali, has a terrific wig, one of my favorites, but then I do have other dolls with the same style whereas this wig that 47 sports is one of a kind in my collection and, yes, she is just absolutely a cutie and I don't think rewigging her is going to improve the way she looks.
I give this doll a 9 out of 10, and only because of the thin wig that I deliberately did not check out when choosing her when I could have. If she had thicker hair, I'd give her the full 10 even though the hair style is not one I like, because clearly it suits her. Also, the darker skin tone over the medium version that AG offers in the dolls without hair line, is much prettier on this doll. She and Cécile are stunners in my collection.
I want to add that her cloth body is very much NOT a peachy or orangey color at all. It 's a beige that is identical to a medium complexioned doll I have, and it's really a bit too light for her, but I prefer it to the orange shade.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Jul 31, 2013 20:58:51 GMT -5
I bought this recently after Molly's archival notice because I was eyeing the outfit as sundress for Marisol, and I didn't want to be hunting it down on Ebay. To me, it was no bargain because though it has a lot of things that come with it, I had no interest in the towel or the beach ball.
I was pleasantly surprised with it, despite what I felt was a high price. Yes, the neck, shoulder and back does expose more than what is attractive on these AG dolls, the necklace does provide enough distraction. Throw the towel over the shoulder,and it looks mighty good as a sundress. I don't think my niece's Kanani is going to want to give this outfit up. She really looks good in it.
I think the peach color looks particularly nice on the medium complexioned dolls.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Jun 29, 2013 14:13:48 GMT -5
I only bought this because it was on sale and was a little sorry I did, the minute I pushed the "done" button. But now that I have the item in hand, I'm feeling better about it . It is a cute outfit. The jeans are very well made and look real. The sweater--well, I could have done without the embroidered Sugar, but it's cute. And the bonus for me were the shoes and head band that match the Party Plaid dress that I have in ind to use. Perfect colors and the flats have a cute bow on the back of them.
That it's June is partly what's affecting how I feel about the sweater too, I'm sure. It looks like a substantial, warm cozy piece to wear, come winter, and I'll see how I feel about it then.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Jun 29, 2013 14:07:06 GMT -5
I got pulled into the buying mode by the AG sale which is why I bought these PJS. My dolls really did not need these and they do not serve dual play clothes purposes that a lot of the AG PJs do, so I was feeling a bit of buyer's remorse with these. But the cupcake slippers made it all good. I have a pair of those myself and the doll's are true miniature of them. Soooo cute.
The top is embroidered rather than being a screen print which shocked me. Wish AG took that kind of care with some of the day wear outfits. Would't have minded these PJs being screen painted. The sale wasn't that incredible on this, but took a little edge off the cost which was sweet too.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Jun 29, 2013 14:02:21 GMT -5
This outfit never made any sense to me with those thick warm slipper sockboots paired with a thin tee shirt and shorts, but I guess one does have air conditioning in the summers and heat in the winter that can make PJs a mix in terms of seasonal wear.
But I just stripped the "boots" from the outfit that I think makes a perfectly cute summer play outfit. I see lots of little girls in short shorts and tee, so it works for me. The shirt also works well under the Party Plaid dress. The color is just fine. I was thrilled to get this on sale. Makes a nice companion set with Saige's PJs which are also the short shorts type.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Jun 29, 2013 12:07:28 GMT -5
I didn't like this enough to buy it when it first came out or until now, when it has gone on sale. I chose the Perfect Plaid instead, that is now a PWP at some stores. I put together outfits similar to this one with the Bitty Baby cape and Like Yours Style Skort.
But now I have it Out of season and it feels "dated" to me. The boots are made of fabric, a little too stylized i the day when the Saige leather high boots are the in things. The cape, nice, but I think I like the knit ones better. This one is very nice wooly material and lined. Real buttons too. Nice versatile cream colord shirt and the skirt is twill which makes it all season. A surprise since I thought it would be a wool type fabric like the cape.
Mix and match potential is high. I'm not crazy about the boots and cape. Probably shouldn't have bought it, even on sale, but I did.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Jun 29, 2013 10:31:30 GMT -5
I'm being a hypocrite saying this dress isn't worth full price since I just paid that for it because I have a specific purpose for it. I am so saying because the pattern is very much the same as many sleeveless dresses out ther, and nothing special about the fabric either. Which I don't think is very festive, just plain old cotton blend that most every day dresses are. The embroidered ric rac is a bit of a special touch, but really, it's one of those dresses one sees by the hundreds on Ebay and on sale by off brand and homemade sellers. For $30, I wish AG had given it a little bit of something else.
Mine also had some threads that showed on the front placket, there is no attmept to match up the plaids, and the sash is sewed on. Shoes are navey sandals with a bow and a back strap, nothing that special but they do look nice. The barrette is nothing special either.
So why did I buy this dress? I wanted it for a specific doll and the colors are exactly what I wanted. I have a wrap sweater (Marisol's) that will go with it and a woven basket bag as well. So I bought it at full price with the sale items this month, and it will work well. The Sweet Heart PJs that I got on sale at the same time, have a top that is exactly the right shade of magenta to wear under the dress, and it is thin enough that it works. So the dress meets my wants precisely which is why I ordered it. Otherwise, I would wait for it to go on sale, and I think it will.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Jun 29, 2013 10:20:31 GMT -5
I want to make it clear that I bought these ONLY because I think they will be hard to find and expensive in the future. I don't care for them, I don't have a Molly or Emily. But I'm doing this review since I know some folks may be considering this purchase now that Molly's archival has been announced, and these are the PJS at AG for her.
First of all, they are truly 1940s style. AG does the homework for authenticity and it really shows in this piece. My MIL's reaction was that she had both PJS and slippers like those, very similar ones, and the whole look of the outfit old timey, in my opinion, unlike Emily's timeless PJs. They have a flat look to them that really bothers me and that is going to make it an issue in using the top as a modern day summer top, but that's the way they were made. Still can find some like this in some of the inexpensive stores here in NY, but not the comfy night wear I want personally.
Still, the PJs I got were not as coarse as the ones I had examined at AGPlace when they were first release.
If I had a Molly, I would have gotten them for certain. For collectors, it's a piece to get. For versatile use with other dolls, Ummm, I don't know, though I've seen them paired with the Bitty sailor looking short set and they do match, and They probably will work with the new blue pants that come with the green top.
One thing that I do NOT like about them is that I think AG was skimpy on fabric when making that top. You can see from the photos, that some of the amply stuffed Molly's have a tight fit in the top. Which for PJs makes no sense. It think just a wee bit more fabric t let the top look just a bit more smockish owuld have upped the quality of this piece tremendously. A fail on the part of AG , but given the timing and who it is for, it's not going to hurt the sales. It is very much a square wardrope piec. Well made, I have ot say in that there isn't a stray thread there and the stitching is as good as I've seen. They just should have cut the top with more allowance, and they chose not to do so.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Mar 10, 2013 12:54:03 GMT -5
I finally got these after passing them up a number of times last year as an add on item that doesn't increase the shipping. They went up $2 in price on 12/31/2012, and became unavailable at the AG-NYC, and were on back order when I finally decided I had to get them.
The pluses: They are a high rising boot as many are wearing this year, and are the perfect height for leggings. They go on easily with the velcro on the back making that task easier. A nice feature is that they are not black in color through and through with a whitish gray on the inside, which may help with staining issues, a concern when one puts on black boots. I did not use socks with them, though the fit would have still been there with thin ones, so they will be fine with tights.
The drawback with that light lining is that it does show on the seams of the boot and the boot does have a lot of seams. In fact, I considered coloring them in , and may still do so along some of them, but decided against it, particularly on the top rim, due the the fact that it may and likely would add to staining possiblities. Aaryana's photos show this very clearly. Also, for $16, I would have liked a differed material, something more like what was used for Saige's boots. These are made out of foam, .like the Bitty shoes and boots often are. For $16, I expected a better faux leather, something softer, and more realisitic. I'm going to look at what EBay has in this area and compare.
The Shoe Box that boots come in are cute.
I give this a C+. Fashionwise, the dolls needed black boots and that these are constructed to minimize staining chances, and the fit is good. I think AG could have used a better material for them, especially at that price and having seen what they have done with Caroline's red boots and Saige's Meet boots.
Post by Jami's Lusty Plastic Lasses on Feb 16, 2013 16:50:56 GMT -5
I,too, bought a pair of these, in fact two pairs. Though, it will take work, and the ends are unfinished, there is enough fabric at the end to make these into full length pants if one wishes. I 'm going to do that with one of mine. As opposed to the cream colored capris that are still being sold at the store, the ones that have the red and white sash, these are a snow white. I think they will make a nice mix and match item for my dolls.