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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Last Edit: Aug 18, 2013 21:14:23 GMT -5 by Jamirae
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2013 12:56:00 GMT -5 by Jamirae
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.
Like Kris, I did not think I would like these PJs, as I am not a fan of satin. But I now have a Ruthie Grace, and these seem to be perfect for her, from the cut to the satin fabric to the ice pink color. My MG doll with Ruthie's wig has the perfect coloring for these PJs and I don't think there is another set of night wear that suits her better. I don't like the slipper one bit. AG could have done a little better on those--they remind me of Bitty Baby shoes. PJs ---A, Slippers--- D.
I bought this outfit specifically for my Marie Grace who is modern, and it makes her eyes really stand out. It is one of my favorite modern outfits that AG released this year. McKenna's rain boots would have looked so nice with this, but I did not get them. I like the outfit with boots; the shoes are nothing special and not what I'd expect to see on a girl this age with this outfit.
The neck of the sweater does take some playing with, but does work well. Love the skirt, and the leggings are what girls are wearing these days. The pieces have some very good mix and match possibilites. So I give the outfit an A-, with the minus due to the lack luster shoes.
For those who bought this set on CyberMonday, as i did, it is absolutely worth it and and more at $13! And I'm glad that food is stuck to the plate. I had one of these that was given to me when they first came out, but couldn't really use just one. I ordered two of them during the sale, and they make cute tray tables for my dolls while they are sitting on the floor playing. No fork with the set, but some cocktail forks from a set at Party City does just fine. One of the highlights of this year's CM sale, IMO.
She is my Clementine, and my first AG doll. I've never bonded with her and can't stick a story to her. She is the doll that gets the most attention, however with those striking green eyes. I tend to dress her in greens to accentuate them. She's an older doll who came in the red vinyl jumper meet outfit and is my heftiest and palest, distinctly different from newer classic mold dolls. She's claimed Addy's Christmas dress for this holiday season and will look stunning in it; last year she took MG's special dress.
I finally got this outfit and wish I had done so sooner. I think it is more an Emily outfit than Molly, however. It's a perfect holiday sweater that can be dressed up or down, and is particularly striking on the teal (MG) and hazel and green eyed girls. I think collar or dickey would make it more formal looking. A bit of scalloped would do just fine.
I've resisted buying this dress because the white overlay was a bit much for my taste, but now that I have it in hand, I really like it. It's a very pretty dress. I'm glad this review section is here because it let me know that the wrinkles are normal for this fabric, but a minute or two with the steamer took care of that. I'm sorry I did not get this sooner. I think the red heads, brunettes as well as the raven haired girls are going to look striking in this. That the hair band would not show up as well for the dark haired girls makes me wish it were red or green instead of black. But it goes well with the dress. The tights are nothing special.
The dress is an A in my opinion. I would say it needs dressy shoes, but with all the Ruthie shoes that go on sale on Cybermondays and Last Chance Sales, there's plenty of opportunity to pick up a pair for a reasonable price.
I just bought this doll from a board member, and it completes my collection of dolls specifically made for the historical dolls. I was not crazy about this doll from the onset, and did not have a Kit, so did not get her till now. But I give my Molly most Kit things, and with her aviator jacket, the doll fits her well.
For some reason, I did not expect the doll to be as big as she is. I wish she were an inch or so shorter. Also , yes, she is a very stiff doll even though she is the older version, and I got her second hand.
I give her a B, and only because that is a rather unique doll to have, it is part of the Kit story, and it does suit Molly as well. I would not have bought this doll for any of my dolls except it is part of the AG collection, however.
My mini Caroline came today, and I am just so thrilled. The pictures of her did not do her justice at all. Those light colored eyes are difficult to photograph. She is truly a very pretty doll. To give her those aquamarine eyes, they are painted a sea green on the bottom half and a blue on the upper part with white streaks to give the irises a translucent look. She has light feathered eyebrows just like the 183 inch Caroline. Her hair is same moonlight yellow blonde as well. I think she can use a touch more color on the lower lip and she'd be perfect. .
The dress is a sweet miniature of the big doll's outfit. Pantalets, socks and shoes come with her. The sash is a tiny bit of embroidered ribbon. I am delighted with the detail right down to the trim on the skirt and sleeves and the growth pleats.
She gets a 10 score from me. One of my favorite minis. I've not been thrilled with some of the new ones, particularly MG and Cécile. This one is worht getting. She also make a wonderful period doll for any number of the 18 inch dolls. I will be making a nice bonnet for her and a cape for the cold weater. I wish AG made like clothes for the minis, because I 'd love a full wardrobe for this one.
Rebecca's settee arrived last night and I just checked it out. It has to be returned because there is a very noticeable flaw in the upholstery. I hate returns and if there were anyway I could have fixed this, I'd have kept it.
I am mentioning this because for those on the fence about getting it, not only is it slated for retirement, but if you wait until the 11th hour and get a flawed piece, exchanging it might be an issue. I really wasn't hep on getting this item right now though it's been on my list forever, but I do want it for Caroline's Parlour scene, and the retirement would have put me in the situation of looking for it on Ebay with even fewer options if it is flawed. With AG, though it is still a pain for me, they will make good on the piece with an exchange while they have the item.
This is the best table for extra chairs! If you look at the reviews, though there are only pictures with 2 chairs, you can see that there is ample room for two more chairs. My dolls fit well there without getting tangled legs. I love Molly's wooden table, but 4 dolls around it means having to position those legs v-e-r-y carefully. Not so with Kit's table.