Post by ag4alison on Sept 22, 2013 23:15:33 GMT -5
I bought this outfit this weekend I hate to admit- because it reminds me exactly of outfits my grandmother used to wear in the late 70's/early 80's!! White slacks, belted tunic... She recently passed away, and the nostalgia of it was nice. I was disappointed in the tunic fabric though. I agree, it is stiff and polyester-ish; but I guess reminds me of grandma all that much more! I was hoping the belt was detached, but at least it won't get lost. The plastic beads they used could have been much better done. Shoes? Meh. I'll take some pics soon!
Here is the photo I took of them immediately after purchasing Saige. The hair and eye color are not the same, and the different hair length and straight vs. ruffled eyebrows make them different enough be be unique IMO. They are both wonderful!
I adore this outfit! If I could find it in my size, I'd wear it everyday!
This outfit consists of a grey & white printed tank shirt, black stretch tights, a geometic print shrug, and faux leather sandals.
I found all of the pieces of this outfit (minus the shrug) to fit extremely tight, and all pieces were a bit of a struggle to get on the doll. I could see a child having some difficulty. However once accomplished, the result is a lovely outfit.
The white tank has a very pretty grey, almost French-looking, floral/topiary type design screenprinted on it; with the American Girl logo stitched onto the bottom-left side. The shirt does not come apart all the way down the back, so the shirt has to be put on over the head or feet which adds to the difficulty in dressing. The shirt velcros with the old-style heavy velcro which can tend to snag clothing or hair.
The black tights are a thick stretchy fabric; almost patterned like black denim. They remind me somewhat of the tights to the old Aspri ski outfit. The tights are VERY tight, and I had difficulty getting them over the feet and pulled up the legs evenly.
The shrug top is a pretty southwestern black, yellow, pink, and red geometic pattern. The fabric is a very thin knit; not what you think of for sweater material; however I like it this way. The fabric is very soft and easy to pull over the arms. The only negative is the finishing of the fabric is poor. My shrug has at least two spots where the threads are coming out in the middle or ends of the fabric in unsightly places; not finished properly. Im afraid to cut them in case the shrug would unravel. I can see this fabric getting pulled very easily.
The sandals are a cute but sort of generic brown faux leather. I don't believe I have seen sandals that velcro in the back, but these have a small strip of velcro to hold them closed. The sandals were difficult to fit on Saige's feet. The vinyl needed a bit of stretching.
Overall though, I adore this outfit. I will be exchanging mine for one with better finishing; but it is probably one of my favorite AG outfits despite some of the issues.
Saige's Accessories include a turquoise beaded 'coin' necklace, a quadruple-strand red beaded bracelet, a canvas multi-colored tote bag, and an earring set consisting of two turquoise studs, a set of dangling feathers, and a set of dangling bear claws.
Overall this set is adorable. The tote is small, so I'm not sure it would hold much of anything. I have not attemped to fit any of her art supplies inside. The turquoise necklace is nice, but I am surprised that AG would not have placed any design on the coin as it looks very plain. Both the necklace and bracelet have the added detail of a chain lengthener and ball accent which was a nice touch. I did find the bracelet difficult to get on however. The earrings are easy to use by sliding either the feathers or bear claw cluster over the stud, then inserting the grouping into the ear. The turquoise studs have a very real appearance which I appreciated. Overall this set really brings an elegance to the doll I'm not sure we've seen before, especially when combined with Saige's ring. I do hope we see more ring and earring offerings from AG.
Last Edit: Jan 2, 2013 19:23:02 GMT -5 by ag4alison
We purchased Saige on her day of release, January 1, 2013, from the St. Louis store.
Saige is a sweet doll, but honestly not one of my favorites as she has the flavor of several other dolls.
Saige's hair is set in a twist ponytail; which appears to have been produced by parting the hair down the center, twisting both sections to the ends, then twisting both sides together. The color is a very slight reddish-brown. I have not taken the hair out of the braid, but the hair is about waist long and set in soft curls. The Saige wig has short-cut hairs under the first layer of longer hair. I originally thought this was a defect in the wig, but according to the board this is normal and also seen in the Caroline wig.
Saige's eyes are a pretty bright shade of blue called 'turquoise' by AG- a new shade; slightly lighter than Kit's, but darker than the all other current AG shades. Saige has dark brown freckles and feathered eyebrows.
Saige's meet outfit is a purple knit knee-length dress with a double tier and a multi-colored southwestern thread embroidered belt. Be very careful removing the dress- the velcro will stick in her hair. The boots are brown with wrapped straps and a single silver buckle; velcro closure. Saige wears light-blue undies.
Saige comes with a 'turquoise' ring. The ring is plastic, and the closure seems to stretch slightly to hold on the finger. The ring sort of 'clicks' into place. My doll's ring does not fall off easily. I fear if the plastic band was stretched much, it would break. Saige also comes with pierced ears and small silver flower earrings.
I knew as soon as I saw this outfit released online that I had to have it! It looks exactly like something I would actually wear.
The sweater is ultra soft, roomy, and easy to put on. The leggings look exactly like the long retired Apres Ski leggings. I think I would have preferred a more 'skinny jean' look. The boots are too cute; but somewhat difficult to get on. The hairband is just a simple stretchy ribbon.
Overall, this outfit has great mix and match potential! B+/A-.
I ADORE this table set!! It may be one of my all time favorites! In fact, I just dug it out of it's box yesterday! The table is a soft blue, and works for any occassion. I have used it for the dolls to gather at and make Christmas cards, and as an Asian dinner table with tiny asian dishes and sushi rolls, LOL! It can be used for anything, and the cushions are simply beautiful.
While I don't have pictures handy, I will give a quick review. I can say that I am not impressed with this outfit. I picked it up at the outlet sale for about $6, and even for that price, I don't think I'll keep it. The robe is made of terry cloth, but a poor grade which leave the fabric feeling somewhat stiff. The floral pattern that they attempted to apply to the terry clothes seems faded. The belt of the robe is incredibly stiff. This is not a robe that gives a fuzzy wuzzy warm and cozy just got out of the bath kinda feel. The slippers also are non-impressive. It is pretty clear why this outfit was discontinued after being on the market only 6 short months. I prefer the AGT bubble robe or even the bitty baby white and plaid robe much much better! I hope someone else has a better review!
I bought the gingerbread kit NIB from eBay just after it went sold out on the website. Luckily, I won it for $9.99!!! And truthfully, the ONLY reason I bought it was so I didn't miss a piece of Sam's collection, not because I liked it. I'm glad I didn't pay too much because two days after I got the set my dog got a hold of it and crushed many of the gingerbread pieces!!
Anyway, to be honest, I wouldn't have wanted to pay more than $9.99 for the set. There is really nothing you can do with it unless you truly intend to put it together. This whole set could be bought from any craft store or grocery store around the holidays. So really, you get the little tiny pastry bag and attachment (you have to make your own icing!) the pamphlet, and the 'how to make Sam's gingerbread house' pamphlet for collectibles. I would say there is no reason to pay more than retail price for this set unless you just have to have it to say you've completed Sam's collection. Maybe someone else has a different opinion?
The carriage looks very nice set up, but the sheer size of it is overwhelming! The carraige is made of a cheap pressboard painted wood; which is okay with me, because if the quality of the wood was any better, you wouldn't be able to lift it, LOL! You have to assemble the wheels onto the carraige (very easy). The wheels are plastic (kinda a bummer), and the lanterns that snap onto the front are also plastic. I think the top to the carraige is a thin piece of cloth, but I didn't take it out. It is somewhat dissapointing that there is no door on the sides like a real carriage would have; instead, the dolls are placed in from the top. I have only had it out once briefly, and did not set dolls in it, so I can't comment how they fit, and I did not attach a horse. I think this set would be gorgeous to take out once a year, say at Christmas or Easter, but unless you have an enormous playroom or display room, you wouldn't want it out all the time. I will try to add pics and dimensions the next time it is out. HTH! Dani