I am reposting my comments from another thread in regards to the mini Julie doll. I do not have the capability to post pics- but there are some in this thread (but sandals not shown well):
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We got mini-Julie yesterday at our local Barnes & Noble. I was surprised she was out, but we *had* to get her.
Once we got her home and out, my daughter instantly renamed her Hannah, feeling she looks like Hannah Montanna. (I have to agree).
When I got my hands on Julie/Hannah, I was not necessarily pleased. Her shoes are slip on sandals, clear rubber banded on. I see a big market for replacement shoes for her in the future! (They are so simply made, they'd be nothing to approximate!) The shirts both come off and my daughter put the tunic on the mini doll without the turtleneck underneath- it really looked weird- you could see that Julie/Hannah's torso/belly is darker than her arms and face (the fabric tone was darker) and it showed thru the thin blouse fabric. The tie on belt is a another replacement part in the making- very thin and seemed cheaply made (seemed like the leather/pleather might stretch and then beads would be lost)
This is our first experience with a mini- I'd have to give it a D compared to the quality of other AG items we've bought. However- a D in AG is about an B in every other doll line I can think of. Take it as you will.
When my daughter saw this in NYC for her birthday, she REALLY wanted it- but funds were tight.
I've been socking away for it and it came very recently. I am not taking it out for her until school ends and her girls (Molly & Em; Kaya- plus two non AG friends) can start summer camp. Divajayne went to overnight church camp for a week last year and LOVES it- so I think it will be a good fit for her.
In the meantime, I am making 5 Camp Gowonagin uniforms (red shorts from an easy McCall pattern, short sleeve blouses from a modified Morrissey pattern, and bandanas- well, just making them) and pulling together inexpensive shoes for her gang. I am infamous for setting up tableaus in her room of the gang in newly sewn outfits for holidays, birthdays, whatever. (I think the best was when I put them all in "work clothes" and gave them small brooms- with a note that said- help us clean the room!)
I have roughtly two months to get things ready to have it set up for her when she comes home on the last day of school.