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.
Stassy's photos are phenomenal as are his creations. MG at her best! I agree with Askmkids that there is a variance in the dolls, as in many dolls, but with MG it can make a bigger difference in her look as she does have some very distinctive characters which also make her difficult to photograph as lighting, positoning and angle make a bigger difference with her due to the fact that her face is not as perfectly symmetrical as the classic dolls. Picking the right MG could be more important than with other dolls. Mine was picked by AG for me, and I feel fortunate that I got one who looks straight ahead and has the broader face that I prefer. Her hair is also lighter looking than many of the AGS with no discernable red in there. She has enough blond strands in the front to actually give her a blond look.
I did not like her from AG photos and got her simply because she has a new face mold, but now I put her right up there as one of the beauties. Looks great in modern clothes and her hair is one of the best. Long, full and though straight with a bend, very styleable Extremely versatile in looks too. She can be from any era with that center part and those side curls can easily be pinned back or styled to give her a curly look around her face. Unique in the AG line for her hair, eye color and mold.
I bought it for my niece and I think it is definitely greenish teal. I would not use turquoise as the color to describe it. It is certainly in the green family. It is really gorgeous, the most stunning of all AG swimsuits.
When i went to AGPlace while my niece was visiting, I had a chance to take a good look at some of the Cécile dolls there. It struck me immediately that there were two distinct looks, in terms of the faces. One Cécile definitely had eyes closer together than the other. I thought it was quite a striking difference. I did not look for differences in the hair curls. My Cécile has perfect well formed sausage links for curls. No neck gap at all but and a face very much like your first Cécile.
I have this dress and it really did not look as nice as the other holiday outfits that I have this past winter season. I tried it on a number of dolls and it just didn't have the pizzaz or substance that the other outfits, including Molly and Addy's holiday dresses had.
I think the color and fabric will be better for a spring dressy dress, and I am going to try it them. It just faded next to the purpley blue holiday 2010 MyAG dress, but I think will be fine with the lighter colored spring clothes.
I have wanted this outfit since I first got a peek at it. I went to AGP NYC today and bought it. I am very disappointed in it, and hope that I just got one that was returned or just not representative.
It is a cute outfit, no doubt about it. But mine was wrinkled more than I had expected. The neckline also seems to be stretched out. If it is not, then it really is too wide for the dolls. I had a lot of plans for this outfit so I hope that when I return it, that the blouse fits a lot better than this one. Right now I have to give the fit a "D", though the outfit look is an "A". All of my dolls except Addy would look so cute in this if it fit better.
I bought the dress because it was so popular especially among the target age group. I wanted it as a wardrobe piece that kids like and wear these days. It was on back order on line at the time, and there weren't all that many left at AGP in NYC.
This thread really gave me some great ideas on how to use the outfit on my dolls. As is, I felt like many,that the skirt was too short, the fabric too thin, needed tights since the hat and boots indicated that this is a cool weather outfit. I paired the outfit with the tights from the Socks and Tights set and used a lilac colored turtleneck top which I thought really pulled the outfit together. I want to get glasses to go with it. I like the long sleeved Tee but I think I'll use that for other mix and match outfits. I love Stassy's use of the gray capris without the shirt and that'll make it a nice warm weather outfit. For those who don't have meet capris, those gray capris are available at AG stores for only $5, the best deal in the place in terms of outfit pieces.
The heart shaped waffles, the 3 strawberries and the pink bowl of whipped cream are stuck to the white plate in that set. You might be able to remove them, The waffles would all be one clump if you do, and the edge of one waffle is attached to the strawberries which are also in a clump. With an exacto type knife the waffles and strawberries can be detached from each other without hurting the way they look, but the waffles cannot be separated without sacrificing some since they are not all whole. The whipped cream is glued to the bowl.
I think the dress is a true bright red not like the berry red of the Photographer;s jacket and other berry colored things that AG is selling in their souvenir ship. The silvery embroidery makes one want to make it a festive dress, but the material is truly T-shirt. It does look cute with leggings and a shell with the zipper down a bit. I pulled the waist tie a bit tighter to give it more shape. It's truly a cute outfit. The tie which is enclosed within the waistline of the dress give it a tshirt waist look and shape. The ruffles add a sweet touch. But it is truly a simple casual outfit with that zip front. I don't see it as a beach cover though it could serve as one; it would go with that ruffled two piece outfit that was on sale on Cyber Monday. But it isn't so roomy to scream housecoat, bathrobe or beach cover. I bought it though I don't think it was worth the $16 price tag. It would look cut with leggings, or on its own. It has a lot of mix and match potential with other AG store items. I have it on my doll with red shoes and head band that were in the summer set, and a pair of white tights.
I love this outfit. I bought it for full price back in spring of this year for my niece and have since bought several sets on sale for the doll sets I've donated and for my own dolls. I ordered the girl's jacket for myself as well when it was on sale on CyberMonday and is a favorite part of my own everyday wardrobe.
The color of the jacket looks wonderful with jeans, gray leggings and many of the AG Place souvenir items in that berry red. It is particularly cute with the berry/pink striped knit accessories and with the white eyelet sundress. The biggest problem with the jacket is that it is very tightly cut and short waisted, but that is also what makes it look as cute and fitted as it does. I leave it open for the dolls as well as for myself when a shirt is worn under it. I looks really sharp buttoned with no shirt but with a light scarf in the right colors. I give the jacket an A. The same with the pants and the shoes. The beret is also very nice, but I don't like it with the outfit.
As a complete outfit at full price, I have to give it a B for most people looking at it, because of the tight fit, lack of shirt or even a scarf, and because I don't think the beret goes well with the outfit. At the $15 price tag, it is a really good deal , in my opinion. One of AG's best for this year. I really like the outfit despite its faults, and it truly rates as one of my favorites for the dolls. It also looks a lot like what the young girls are all wearing around here with their jeans, leggings, boots. The color is a personal favorite. I wish I could get that exact shade for myself in other clothing items.
I went unexpectedly to AGP Manhattan today, so I did a little browsing. New at the souvenir shop is the above outfit. Very cute but pricey at $28, I believe they want. I have to go back on Tuesday and will bring a camera along to share this new item.
The hat resembles Lanie's from her Gardening set but is pink. The T shirt is a standard AG type T-shirt and the jeans look very standard. No shoes nor socks are included. It is an attractive outfit, but not a great value at that price, in my opinion. I have found that the souvenir items are pricey when they are put together as an outfit, costing about $30 and comparable to the regular, more substantial things in the catalogs, online and in the MyAG and historical sections in the store.
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If you have Kit or are thinking of ever having her, I think this is a must have piece. I picked several up today at AG Place in NYC because of it is probably going to be retired and I do not want to have to hunt it down on Ebay. I picked one up for my niece for the future too. Neither of us have a Kit.
The typewriter looks wonderful on Kit's desk It really makes a wonderful display set. As everyone else says, the typewriter is a very nice AG piece. I think it is worth every bit of the $22 it cost. The accessories are so cute.
The red ribbon really makes it a festive piece. Brings back memories of the typewriter I got one year for Christmas. Since both my brother and I used our typewriters prolifically, this item is an AG piece that is probably the most representative of either of us. I wish I had kept an old non electric typewriter for myself.
Though sold out online/phone order, some stores still are carrying it. I left 4 on the shelf at the NYC store. If you have this item on your list, it is definitely worth getting now by calling individual stores.
I have my Lindsey in the outfit and she looks just perfect. The blue in the skirt really comes out with that deep royal blue of skirt. I don't care for the headband. The tights could have been dressier,; they are a loose knit, good quality, but more something to wear to school than for festive wear, but different and more substantial than the usual tights one gets. I did not get a necklace with the outfit either. I give the outfit an A without the head band. A more substantial one and rhinestones on the shoes which are just plain cream would have given it an A+. I didn't take off for the tights even though they are not festive because of the quality and the additional versatility they have, not being dressy. The outfit stands out beautifully among my girls' in the red, green and blacks.
I wish it would fold up. I am glad that AG has one of these. It makes it more of a normal piece of furniture when a favorite doll could have one. Because it is heavy, big and doesn't fold, it doesn't get transported to Sloan Kettering's Day Clinic from the Ronald McDonald House. I see more doll sized jogging strollers instead that are foldable.
I have the Campfire Accessories. It includes a purple camping lantern that lights up with an AG insignia on it. You can get similar such lanterns, I know. There are also two thin paperback books of Campfire Songs and Ghostly Jokes. There is a can of aerosal type Bug Spray and 2 camp patches one, circular with Pine Lake Summer Camp on it and another with a squirrel with "nuts for camp" on it. There is also a red flora print square cushion that looks more like it belongs indoors, no camping motif at all included.
The actual campfire set sounds a lot more satisfying as do the sets at Wal mart and Target. The only thing I like about this set is the lantern and I am sure Michael's or some other shop would have a mini camping lantern--I know I have seen them.
Though I've heard a lot of complaints about the jacket, I can vouch that the loud yellow fleece things were popular among kids during those years. I bought one from one of the children's stores, can't remember which one that several of my then little boys wore. The same bright yellow but hoodie in style. A lot of little ones wore that color or the hot pink or bright turquoise.
I really was on the fence about this outfit because it looked like it was made out of flannel. That is the one medium I can use for doll clothes. But it was on a Spotlight Special plus another deal on top of it, so I went ahead and ordered it.
I have a lot of accessories that go with this outfit so I didn't need much. THe outfit is adorable with tights, the mix and match possibilities are great. I really like the embroidered jacket. Wish there were a shell or something under it included, but we had that covered . I also felt that tights are a necessity with this outfit as well as mittens. I had all of those things and a muff and skates as well, all off brand, so the outfit really just made it the set.
Worth the sales price. The skirt looks good with the meet sweater too. I give it a B+ for the price. With tights instead of the panties, and a pair of mittens, I would have given it a solid A. B- for the non sale price which is steep to me. At that price, there should have been a shell included too.
I got one for my niece who has used it very heavily and stretched it to the limits. She's taken it to Europe twice and and uses it all of the time to take her doll/s to friends' houses as well as to their ski condo several times a month. My brother has even commented on how sturdy the thing is and how glad he is that I gave that to her.
Talked to my little niece via Skype last night and asked about the bag. I had not really paid attention to the fact that the face part is open. According to her and my brother, the bag gets an A+. It fits a ton of stuff and even both of her dolls, though it's heavy for her when she does that. I don't like idea of the open window either, but she is fine with it . Sort of like those baby carriers to her as she likes to see her doll as she travels with it. The thing has gotten a lot of use and though my brother says he would have never bought it himself, he could not think of anything better for carrying the doll around on trips with all of her stuff. The AG reviews, which I just read, resonate with the same sentiments they have.
I bought this outfit for my niece at the same time that I bought her MyAG #28. I bought matching dresses for doll and girl, and it is my niece's absolute favorite outfit. My SIL was also thrilled with it and reports that the clothes are well made. Hefty price for the duo, but it got a lot of wear as it is versatile in wear to dressy as well as casual events.
I have two glass eyed mini Kirstens. One has black/brown eyes, the other has blue eyes. The blue eyed one is taller than the dark eyed one. Both blue eyed dolls (glass and painted eyes) are the same size.
I also have two versions of glass eyed Felicities but both have green eyes, though one is taller than the other.