I bought this dress when it first went on sale on the AG site. I don't remember why I bought it, as I don't have Felicity and like her current meet outfit better. However, this piece has come to grow on me. It is a really pretty pattern, and I really like how it fits on the dolls, with the bottom half of the dress going out. The material is not thin at all (I'm assuming all these are older Mattel pieces, as her meet outfit changed in 2005). Like with certain other historical outfits, I wish it came with shoes & socks, but it's understandable why it doesn't considering it was formerly a meet outfit. The ribbon is gorgeous IMO. The ruffles are also really cute.
I have never seen the old version except in pictures, but I am enjoying this revised piece. I bought it on sale and highly recommend it for the sale price. It is bigger than I expected, and I am greatful it's plastic. I have not let any kids play with it yet but I very well might because of it being plastic. The ribbon (which I think is a nice touch) is a little big, but it will do fine for me. I am not picky on historical accuracy for this piece, I do not know if it's historically accurate. It's definitely a great piece for kids, and I enjoy using it for display as well.
I recently got this outfit via ebay a week or so ago, and this is by far one of my favorite outfits! This set was on my dream list and I am so glad I was able to get them! The detail is amazing, the quality is awesome, and it's just so adorable. This is for my new set of Bitty Twins which I plan on ordering this fall, but until then I had my #22 Hannah try them on.
As you can see they are a little short on the 18" dolls, but I am sure they will look much better once I get the Bitty Twin boy for it.
Normally I use Bitty Twin/ Bitty baby outfits on 18" dolls, but this one I will save for the Twin girl. It's a little too loose IMO.
I just got this outfit from AG for my #13. I read here about the quality, and I have to agree with adored - it's just not that great of quality for AG. The shirt and pants keep rolling up; I'm hoping I can get it to stay down. It's really cute, but I am having such a hard time keeping the slippers on! They keep falling off, as you can see if my second picture (which I noticed after I took the pic!). Overall I give it a B+. It would be an A but quality counts, AG.
I got my Bitty Twins during the summer of 2006, right after they came out! I love the longer hair, which is one thing that really appealed to me. I love their outfits and about everything about them. The only thing I don't like is that they can't really stand on their own - they have to lean against something.
Picture comparing the BT height to the 18" girls:
Last Edit: Feb 26, 2010 8:33:57 GMT -5 by missygirl
I ordered the blond Bitty Baby online in summer 2006 when I ordered #23. I just the love the purple sleeper and the cute face! Mine has black, hard eyelashes, but I saw a girl's bitty who just got one this past Christmas, and hers has blond lashes more similar to ONB, though not exactly the same.
I ordered #13 in November 2006 with the free online shipping. She was to be a character from one of my original stories. When I got her, her bangs were flat, but now the top layer sticks up and won't lay flat. Her hair is shiny and thick, and brushes out very nicely.
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2011 13:34:47 GMT -5 by missygirl
I ordered #23 online in June 2006. Her wig is somewhat thin, as is common, and is somewhat course. Regardless, her hair can be styled in many different ways and has held up to a little girl's play. Her name is Mackenzie and she stays at my house for my second niece.
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2011 13:47:23 GMT -5 by missygirl
I got Josefina for Christmas 2007. She has some flyaway hairs that won't go back into her pony tail (too short), and has a little dry hair problem at the end of her braid. Regardless of that, she is a beautiful doll who is special to me.
This is the Felicity that we gave my mom for Mother's Day 2008. She's a beauty! Her dress is really nice; Elizabeth's is really thin but I like the texture and thickness of Felicity's, even though it's not that thick.
This is a Felicity from February 2009. Her face looks a little different than the one from about a year earlier. Her hair is extremely silky!
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2010 15:00:48 GMT -5 by missygirl
I got Julie from AGPC in June 2008. Her hair is really silky and though it is in thin pieces, there's a lot of it. Her hair is hard to keep up, so I leave it down. This might be a problem for girls who love to do hair, but the girls I know who have her are very creative. I give her an A.
Last Edit: Jan 19, 2010 11:49:30 GMT -5 by missygirl
The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't come with shoes, so I had to buy Samantha's Shoes & Socks. However, I realize it's supposed to go on the Samantha doll, and not a different one. But it looks lovely on my #23:
I did not like the previous (pinkish) one, but I got Bitty after they came out with this one! I just love the color, and the name "Bitty Baby" is embroided onto it. It's made of good quality and is like a real sleeper. Grade: A+
This outfit has so many wonderful pieces. I have not yet used the bullhorn or pom-poms, but they are adorably cute. The purple and white is really pretty, which is why I got the set. The shoes and sock are so cute. I just love them! The shirt is nice. The material is thick and definitely not for warm weather. It reminded me of winter clothes. The skirt is cute too! The hairband is cute, but I don't know how durable it is, as I have not used it. I still love this outfit, and it comes with adorable accessories. A+
Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010 10:51:52 GMT -5 by missygirl
The shirt is a little snug, but not too much. I couldn't imagine it fitting PM girls, but it does fine for Mattel dolls. The skirt is too cute; it kind of reminds me of uniform clothes, only its pink instead of green and blue. The jacket is very nice, although the real buttons seem slightly loose. I figure for an adult collector it's just fine, though I don't know how they'd hold up to a child. I don't know if this is normal or if the one I got just happened to be loose.
Overall I give it an A, because of the slightly loose buttons and the shirt is slightly snug. I also wish there were socks with the shoes.
Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010 10:46:02 GMT -5 by missygirl
At first I hated this outfit and was mad they changed it (I really loved the Ready for Fun outfit), but when I got an actual doll in this one, I fell in love with it. I think it's the pastel and pretty blue. Now I like this one a bit better than the old one. As much as I like the red and the jeans, it just looks really nice on the dolls. I like the skort; it is a nice touch. The boots are a bit tricky to get on, but surprisingly my nieces have not had much trouble when they play with it. The shirt design is not my favorite, but I think it works as a whole, and my older niece (who was 9 when they changed it) loves it.
Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010 10:41:59 GMT -5 by missygirl
I also found the dress to be a bit tight. I did not like it on my #24 but it was okay on my #23. The dress has stretchy like material, which I don't like. However, the color IMO is beautiful and the shoes, though hard to fit right, are cute. Overall I do not recommend it unless you really like the color. It doesn't fit nicely and I don't even use the jacket with it.
Here's a picture of Mackenzie in it:
Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010 10:33:59 GMT -5 by missygirl
This is a beautiful dress for those who like pink and the girly styles. I love it. I didn't expect the skirt to have the feel it did, but it is fine. I love the soft shirt and the outfit looks wonderful on the dolls.
ETA: grade A+ This is one of my favorites! Picture: I think it looks great on #24:
Last Edit: Sept 7, 2008 16:22:00 GMT -5 by missygirl
I ordered #24 in June 2007. Her hair is fairly long and wavy, and is easy for little girls to style. However, the waves can weaken through play, especially by hairstyles forcing it to go straight. Her name is Lilly and she stays at my house for my oldest niece.
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2011 13:53:12 GMT -5 by missygirl
My Samantha Mini doll has hair that stays in place. It is very soft, but her bangs came flatter than others (I've seen them in the box a mess!) and I love it. I can see how the hair can get messed up, but mine seems thick and able to stay in one place. I love the dress and everything, she is my favorite mini doll. She is also in nicer shape than most of my other mini dolls.
I absolutely LOVE this dress! I personally like it better with the pinafore, and it seems to be made pretty well (although I am an adult collector and haven't let kids play with it). It goes well with other dolls, too. Here's a picture of my #13 in it: