Crinoline & Chemise Item# BKH96 "In Addy’s day, girls wore these undergarments under their dresses: -A double-hoop crinoline to add fullness to skirts -A ruffled chemise, worn under the crinoline for comfort" $24
This set was also used originally for the Cécile and Marie-Grace line, but transferred to Addy's BeForever collection shortly after the NOLA girls' archival in 2014. Here are some pictures of the crinoline under a few of Addy's outfits to demonstrate the fit. It definitely works better on some more than others.
Addy's Flower Picking/Kite Flying Dress: The light material of this dress makes the pink crinoline slightly visible through it, and the lumps are very defined. However, the length of this dress covers the crinoline very well.
Addy's Summer Dress: Another outfit that works well with the crinoline. Enough length to clear it with material to spare, and wide enough to be fanned out beautifully.
Addy's (retired) School Outfit: The skirt is a little short to clear the bottom hoop of the crinoline, so pink ruffles may show. However, YMMV depending on your doll's body type. This is an older Addy with a chubby body, so the crinoline may work on a slimmer doll that can wear the skirt lower on the waist. No issues with the skirt width-wise.
I don't have much to add. I love this outfit. The bright color works well with the texture of the fabric--I would call the jacket tweed, but I'm not a fabric expert by any means. The weave has a mixture of pink and purple thread, the bow is a luxurious deep purple velvet, and the buttons are pink with gold settings. They seem to push it a little over the top; I think a pretty antiqued gold button would have looked nicer and more authentic.
PLEASE BE WARNED! The jacket has a front velcro closure that tends to stick to the wooly texture of the jacket very easily. It will pull on the fabric and make it fuzzy.
Overall, a B. I would like it more if the skirt and under blouse weren't attached. Making the outfit into 3 separates would have added a lot more mix and match play value. And I really don't like that velcro. It's going to make me super nervous all the time.
I too think that the old meet hat looks nice with this and helps to desaturate it a little:
Uh-oh, I'm not sure if the new version of this needs it's own thread, but for now I'll just add it here. This is the blue version of Addy's Hairstyling Set from August 28, 2014. The new accent color matches Addy's new blue Meet dress. Otherwise, it is exactly the same. Included is the snood, cameo (in blue) and black braided hair band (unchanged).
Notice the description says the snood fits perfectly over Addy's "dark curls."
Hairband and Cameo:
It's hard to capture the cameo in detail without it looking like a white blob, but the design is two doves with flowers. Same as the pink version.
The price for this set is still $22, but I think it's worth it. Overall, A+
Bonus Photos: I just realized that the snood also looks very nice with Addy's old school outfit, for anyone who has that.
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2014 18:45:41 GMT -5 by Scarlett
I usually am not interested in modern AG clothing, but when I went to get Scout and the Corgi, I just HAD to get this dress. The colors are amazing, so happy and summery. I love that it comes with a flowery elastic band, too. I think it might be a hair tie, but I just use it as a Hawaiian-style bracelet. Francisca (Jess) has been rocking this outfit since it came home. I think it looks especially good on dolls with dark hair/complexions.
The Corgi Puppy is adorable! LGZLuvzAG's review is very thorough, but I'll just add some more of my own pics. The puppy has a hard body, and I find that the "pose-ability" factor is rather limited; you can move the front and hind legs back and forth a little. You can feel that the mold underneath has the legs connected separately, but they can only move so far once constrained by the outer "skin." Don't let that deter you, though! This is one of the cutest pets AG has ever made! The fur is very soft, the expression is adorable, and I love that they brought back the magnetic toy. I was not into AG when they first did this with Coconut and the pets, but when I saw it in Meg's guide I always thought it was such a cute concept.
I couldn't resist this set! It is so very colorful, and well made, too. It reminded me a lot of last year's Easy Breezy outfit, which I also love, but I feel there is even more value to this outfit for what you pay ($28 retail as of June 2014). I love the flow-y ruffles on the lovely yellow shirt, and also appreciate that the design at the neckline is embroidered and incorporates little faceted plastic turquoise "stones" that are sewn into the pattern. The shorts have a great, colorful print, and open at the fly with velcro. There are two side pockets. The melon orange flip flops are my favorite, with foam bottoms and textured straps that look like miniatures of the real things. Three round yellow beads embellish each strap, and they are sewed to the plastic with heavy duty thread, so they're not going to come off easily. There is an elastic band that goes across the doll's foot to hold each flip flop on, and they stay on very well (rough play will cause them to fall off eventually, thought.)
Bottom Line: A+. This is a great modern outfit, and makes me smile every time I see Cat wearing it this summer. I only wish that maybe they could have brought the price up to $34 and thrown in the matching accessories that currently sell separately for $24; almost the same price as the outfit itself. I love the hat and bag, but can't bring myself to go for it all. The Sunny Isle definitely can stand well on it's own.
This coat and hat set is simply special. It immediately reminded me of Samantha's white hat and muff, which I always drooled over as a kid because it was so elegant. Well, this set has gone above and beyond. The thick wool will keep Caroline toasty, and the sumptuous velvet accents and brass-colored buttons are just perfect. The fur on the collar and hat is white and soft, but short enough where it won't get matted or ratty with age. I appreciate the fact that the band isn't too tight, so it can fit over curls and hairstyles with minimal damage. The hat and coat paired with the Ice Skating Set is absolute magic! A++ again. Sorry to be boring, but I can't say anything bad about anything in Caroline's wardrobe! Annie in Winter Coat (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr Beautiful Annie in Cozy Winter Warmies! (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr Curly Girl Winter Coat From The Back (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr
I must agree that the fabric of this dress is different, but it is lightweight and textured, and kind of a nice change from plain cotton. The decals are what they are, but I don't find them too distracting. The bottom border of the design does extend around the back as well, which was something I was concerned about. That helps it to be a bit more believable, at least. Overall, I appreciate the look of this dress for it's realism. It's perfect for a special occasion, but it isn't over the top, and could be used as a practical every day dress, too. I love the fichu detail on the neckline. The two-toned shoes are very well made and have a laced look to them, as if the bow were really functional. Another grade A from me! Annie in Federalist Birthday Blue! (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr Caroline's Birthday Dress Fabric Close-Up (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr
This dress is such a pretty shade. I appreciate the fact that, while sticking to the safe color of pink, in this outfit they did it with pizzazz. The print is just so pretty, and I love the gathered bodice. The red boots are my favorite, though. The material is very soft, and reminds me of real, very fine leather. I don't think I would let a young girl "travel" in such a pretty outfit, but I digress...
Oh my goodness, GET these SKATES! They are so gracefully shaped, just like in the book illustrations, but have a nice weightiness to them that allows the wearer to actually stand up with them on. The boots were pretty easy to get on, and the skates just secure right over them with velcro straps. As soon as I opened these skates, I immediately felt a sense of nostalgia taking me back to the days of beautiful, detailed Pleasant Company merchandise. These would definitely be the thing I would circle in the catalog as a child and hope to see under the Christmas tree. It is easy to imagine that the skates were in fact made with the utmost care by Joseph and Hosea. I love the mittens, too. So soft, and they remind me of Addy's purple mittens. Doll mittens are the cutest. A++ for superior, heirloom quality! Beckie with Fi's Party Dress and Crln's Skates (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr Caroline's Skates Detail (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr
I have to agree with everyone else that this dress is fabulous. I love how thick and detailed the material is, and the shape is just so flattering. The silky light purple material of the neckline and sleeve ruffles can get a little picky/stringy if you aren't careful with it...so just be careful with it! The long gloves have a much nicer aesthetic effect than shorter ones like Cécile's. The shoes are very lovely and were actually my favorite part of the ensemble, but alas, the ones in my box ended up being a little bit too small to fit on over stockings (and barely big enough to fit over bare feet), so I'll be calling for replacements soon. Overall, an A from me! Emma Purple Sideways Glance (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr Emma Holiday Close-Up (wm) by scarlett1854, on Flickr