Special Day Dress Feb 27, 2015 16:13:15 GMT -5
Post by Linounettematha on Feb 27, 2015 16:13:15 GMT -5
I love this outfit. I bought for my 1905 Grace and it does no disappoint at all.
The dress is a minty green that to me is more on the bluer side, with a nice flowery pattern. I really love these springy colors. They bring out the blue eyes and rosy cheeks of my doll and are naturally fresh and cheery. The front bodice is pleated, as well as the sash. Collar, skirt hem and bell sleeves are trimmed with two rows of pretty white lace and the sleeves' end is trimmed with a narrower little white gallon. I will probably have to tack the sash so that it covers the skirt's gathers on the front. It is tied in the back in a nice big bow. I like that the skirt "fluffs" out with just enough generosity, and that it is possible to arrange the bodice to make it more pooffy in the 1905 way, if wanted. I haven't ironed the dress on these pictures because I was too impatient,but it doesn't seem like it would be very difficult to make the pleated bodice and the bow fall perfectly with a little steam. A+.
The headband can be posed as cascading petals, like I did here, or like a classic bow. It has a little elastic in the back, but not centered, so you'll have to angle to bow to hide the elastic portion under your doll's hair. As others have said, it is a little too tight. As a human, I put my whole head into a headband, then takes off the length of my hair and then put the head band back on the the hair is trapped under. It was hard to do on Grace, even with her short side bangs, so I'm guessing it would be even harder en Samantha. I am also not convinced that in 1904, this would have been a headband, and think I would have preferred to have just the bow on a clip. Still, it is pretty and I like that you can position it in a slightly more original manner than a traditional bow. it is made with the same pink ribbon material as the dress's sash. B
The shoes are darling, with cute little bows and velcro hidden under the straps. They were easy to put on, my doll can stand well in them. They bring a new color to the outfit, so make the darker part of the flowers on the dress's fabric pop and add interest instead of being too matchy-matchy. A
The tights are white and very simple. These are my frist AG tights so I don't have any comparison point. I was very glad that they fit well, going up almost to her waist. They will be useful with a variety of outfits, which is great. A