Post by simplyparticular on Feb 28, 2012 15:01:40 GMT -5
This doll was purchased as a mini me for my daughter. I'm assuming that this doll was designed to replace the #3 that they retired. She is similar, but not the exact same, which is probably why they gave her a new number. She was immediately removed from her Real Me meet outfit, as DD doesn't like it.
American Girl #51 G1996 by simplyparticular, on Flickr She has a cute classic mold face, the newer pinwheel blue eyes and strong face paint. She as the newer bangs. She came with a side ponytail, but it was quickly restyled to pig tails.
American Girl #51 G1996 by simplyparticular, on Flickr With her hair down. It differs from #3 in that it is layered at the bottom, and the front layers are a touch shorter than the back. This leads to fly-aways when styling or braiding. It is incredibly silky smooth, though. It has been very easy for DD to care for.
Post by simplyparticular on Nov 9, 2011 10:24:39 GMT -5
My Lindsey, who was usually dressed in 1950s wear, is on eBay at the moment - I've shifted my 1950s focus to my Gene collection. She looks really cute in Emily's collection, which I think is more late 1940s anyway. But apparently I don't have photos uploaded of those.
Post by simplyparticular on Apr 13, 2011 14:51:09 GMT -5
We have this outfit in Medium, with the matching tights (which are adorable). The combination of lavendar and plum is quite nice, and I don't even like purple.
It is supposed to fit size 4-5. DD was 4.5 when I gave it to her for Christmas, but it is HUGE on her. The shrug arms are unusually long, and then the shirt is short, making it look really un-proportional. Here it is pictured on her, with the shrug arms rolled up and you can see that she is actually holding up the skirt - it is sagging.
I tried pinning the sleeves and the skirt, but it was uncomfortable and I was worried a pin would pop open. I've put it away for next fall in the hopes it will fit her better. I also put away the matching doll outfit, since it was just frustrating her that she couldn't wear hers, too. Luckily, we have a lot of matching Dollie & Me outfits, which tend to run more size-appropriate.
My other comment is that it is very prone to static, especially the skirt lining.