Post by MangoTikiWiki on Dec 28, 2007 17:33:05 GMT -5
In general, I really like this set for the accuracy of the books, pencils and pen and the craftsmanship of the pencil case and strap. I first got the set in 1992, but since I wrote in both the notebook and report card as a child, I bought a new one this year (2007). It is interesting to note that the books on the 1992 version had rounded spines, but the newer books have square ones (looks more realistic this way, IMO). The only thing I don't like about the set is that I find the books and case tend to slide out of the strap easily, making it hard for Samantha to carry them. A- for this reason.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Sept 13, 2007 22:35:02 GMT -5
I actually don't really like this set. I have a hard time getting the cape to sit right on Samantha, it always looks kind of funny on her, and the ties used to close it are kind of weird. I also have a hard time getting her hands to sit in the hand-holes right. The gaiters are cute, but not really essential. I give it a C+.
(I might add though, I got mine second hand so maybe there's some issue with the cape I'm not aware of)
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Dec 28, 2007 17:29:12 GMT -5
I got this coat for Christmas and I love it. Its very pretty and the colors look nice on Samantha. I like that its thick, because here in Chicago its a very realistic thickness for a winter coat (as I'm sure it would have been in Mt Bedford as well). A from me!
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jan 10, 2008 23:32:28 GMT -5
This is my favorite of all my Samantha outfits. Its one of her originals, its very realistic for the time period and its very versatile- for play, but also could be worn for school if needed. I love that its so simple. I like it much better than her meet outfit, in fact I think this dress would have made a great meet outfit for Sam instead of the taffeta dress.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Dec 19, 2007 20:14:16 GMT -5
I just got this dress (along with the mob cap, noapron or kerchief) and I really like it. Its very simple and classic, but seems very accurate for the time. Its the kind of dress Felicity can wear anytime, unlike some of her fancier dresses. The only problem I have with it is that since its made for PM dolls its a little loose fitting on my mattel Felicity. A; would add a plus if it fit my doll better.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Aug 15, 2007 13:11:55 GMT -5
Josefina’s Shoes & Socks JXOA $12 (price increase to $18 January, 2012) Includes three pairs of knee socks in red, black, and tan and a pair of soft beige shoes. Released 1999
I just ordered Josefina's Shoes and Socks along with her party dress and spencer jacket. I was very disappointed open the box and find that the shoes have PLASTIC bottoms! The top of the shoes is a very nice white leather mocassin, but the soles are brown plastic. The socks are nice, thick socks in red, brown and black.
But for the plastic soles, I give the shoes and socks a B.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jan 18, 2008 13:28:51 GMT -5
This is one of my favorite of Josefina's outfits. I love the simplicity of it and its everyday wear value. The white camisa is simple, much like her meet camisa, but the skirt is a gorgeous blue color and it looks really cute on her, especially with the sash. A from me!
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Aug 20, 2007 22:52:09 GMT -5
I just got this set off ebay (along with Josefina's Christmas dress) and I just adore it. The skirt is very pretty and I love the pattern, the shirt is one of the few long sleeved camisas I've seen for Josefina and the flower embroidery at the top is beautiful, and the green ribbon and the sash are adorable as well. A+ from me!