My turn to sound a warning bell... Just now I was fooling around with the saddle bag, following a hand-washing. My fingers were only skightly damp, and the paint began sloughing off. X(. So never handle it unless your hands are THOROUGHLY dry.
I sent these back. I bought them in late 2007, thinking that by "plastic" AmericanDreams meant a soft, flexible plastic, which I was more than willing to overlook. However, when I got them, they were in fact a hard plastic, like what you would find on a barbie toy. After cramming my PM doll's foot into them I noted the beige was wrinkled in ways that it looked like in a short time it would be peeling off the faoundation fabric like paint. UUGGGGHHHH!!! As a side note, the socks were perfect, but since they came with the shoes, I sadly had to kiss them bye-bye, too. Here's hoping I'll find an older version on EBay that's a lot nicer.
Meh, I must admit it's quite blah. I give it a "B", but I dont know much about luggage from that time period, so maybe luggage really was "blah" at that time. If it was, then I guess it should get an A. I do like how roomy it is, though, so that's a big plus, especially if older versions were smaller. Mine is from 2007. I'm satisfied enough to keep it.
The stock photos are kinda Blah, so I kept holding off on buying this. But I finally caved and bought it last month, and I'm glad I did. I think this is on my top 3 fave list for Josefina's outfits. It is far more beautiful in person. And the touch of red lent by the sash, truly makes the whole ensemble "pop".
I was, however, very dissapointed by the fact that the skirt was so tight, the velcro wouldn't come together, so this particular specimen got an "F". Fortunately, I can sew, so I unstitched the velcro, moved it over, and now that it fits flawlessly, I can now award it the A+++ it deserves.
Yeah, and see I was thinking that a thinner fabric would lay better on a doll, being that a doll is smaller than a real person. A thick garment that lays nicely on a person might stick up all weird on a doll, KWIM? But again, someone just said it's made of felt. So is this a woven fabric or the traditional pressed-fiber felt?